Sunday, November 13, 2011

X-Men: First Class 2011 8 out of 10

X-Men: First Class 2011  8 out of 10

An X-Men Prequel this movie tells how Magneto and Charles Xavier became who they are in the later X-Men movies.  In the movie the U.S, government  enlists several Mutants to take on Kevin Bacon and the Kevin Bacon movie connection game gets that much easier.  The movie has some great Mutant battles as the line between good guy mutant and bad guy mutants is drawn and then crossed over without much thought at all.    Professor X and Magneto are on the same team but it is a team that is put together by a shared enemy.   The same themes from other X-Men movies are in this one as well.   Why should they help the humans when the humans treat them like freaks and threats?  Magneto is driven by personal revenge after watching his mother be killed by Nazis so it is no surprise that he ends up a villain eventually ( a fact we already know going in)   It is no surprise where Revenge leads....It is the path of the darkside.    The fun of the movie  (not being an X-Men comic book reader) is to see what new mutants are in each film and what their powers are.   And this movie had several fun ones  including the very sexy and interesting  Emma Frost.  It is a good watch and a solid addition to the X-Men films......Fun and action packed.......

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