CBrachyrhynchos wrote:Since First Class has all the passion of a lukewarm chicken noodle and the sensibility of an after-school special...
To each their own! I thought it might have been the best X-film yet, if not for the acting. Don't get me wrong, the new guys are good, especially Fassbender! But they're not quite up to the standard of Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman and company.
Still, it tells a very clear, strong story of its two main characters finding the paths that will define their lives, interlaced with a twisty action plot, and seasoned with tons
of the minority metaphors that have always fueled the series' strongest stories. And there's the scene where Xavier is in Magneto's head guiding him to his full potential, showing him how much more than rage he has, and Magneto is weeping, and you can actually hear
a thousand slashfics being written.
I hated X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Easily the worst of the lot. Singer's absence was keenly felt. He's not directing the new one, but he was involved as a writer and producer, and it definitely has more of the vibe of the early films.
P.S.: I could probably list about three things I liked and three things I didn't about the movie's Emma Frost, but I've fanboyed about this one enough already. It's not your fault that I'm picky about my
favorites, January Jones! Thanks for not just standing there and looking pretty, like some Marvel actresses I could mention.