Saturday, June 11, 2011

Movie Review: X-Men: First Class

Saw the new X-Men: First Class movie last night.  Summary: It was good.

It violated a few pieces of X-Men canon, some based on the comics, some from the earlier movies.  Like the Cerebro origin, which contradicts the first movie.  But these are forgivable in my opinion.

The story makes some sense.  The plot is internally consistent.  The characters are interesting.  There’s a great (very brief) bit with Wolverine.

I had to laugh at one scene, which wasn’t intended to be funny.  Xavier basically tells Magneto that “halfway between serenity and anger…” and runs a pleasure moment on him.  Dianetically, Tone 20 is just about halfway between the two, and Magneto being an OT who has picked out humanity as his randomity makes all kinds of sense.  But I’m sure the script-writers didn’t mean it that way.  Just ends up being humorous to me.

Anyway, it was fun.  I enjoyed it.  Good use of historical footage, too.

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