The first thing I said when X-Men: First Class was over was, “WOW!” Matthew Vaughn does it again! He creates a film that will join the ranks of one of the best comic book movies made. It is a full experience–well written–strongly acted–beautifully directed–and with cool bad ass action!
As the photo choice above suggest, I love the character of Magneto! Always have. He is very complex and nuanced and Michael Fassbender does a fantastic job bringing that to the screen! He captures Eric Lehnsherr’s anger and hunger for vengeance perfectly, but also allows you to see his vulnerability. (His career is on the fast track now–but it started for me with his wonderful performance in Fish Tank.) My favoritism aside, all the actors are perfect. James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Bacon are a few standouts.
Setting the movie in the 1960s was a brilliant move. I love the mixture of true history with the fantasy world! It works. All of it works!
The section above was written right after watching X-Men– 🙂 Now, you will be lucky to find it still out–maybe a dollar theater? If you find it–check it out!