I was ready to give up on the X-Men movie franchise because the third film was bad (they killed practically everyone) and the first outing of X-Men: Origins (Wolverine) was horrible. But I don’t think I have ever seen a young Magneto and a young Professor X on the big screen, and friends are raving about this new film, so I gave it a try. I’m glad I did. It’s not flawless, but James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender give engrossing performances. They’re really good. The supporting cast is meh. I don’t get that tornado guy at all. Kevin Bacon is more jokey than villainy, and January Jones looks lovely but is bland, bland, bland! I’m not too familiar with Emma Frost, but isn’t she supposed to be seductive and powerful? January looks more angry than alluring. She doesn’t suck you in. It’s like they just turned Betty Draper into a diamond statue.
It also saddens me that the only characters of color in the film either end up dead or with the bad guys.
Now the question is: will they now continue with this new set of characters, or go back to the Origins series? So many origin stories! So many characters! This can be confusing.
10 thoughts on “x-men: first class”
Same here, I only watched it expecting mindless fun, but it turned out to be perhaps the best of the franchise yet.
BTW, I think the guy with actual angel wings is called Archangel. And that tornado guy is a real laugh trip whenever he started summoning twisters.
Oh thanks! Archangel, should remember that. AND WHO IS TORNADO GUY? The CGI tornados are distracting/laughable haha!
Just a little fyi, Warren Worthington was Angel until he had his wings torn off. Apocalypse gave him a set of mechanical wings and made him one of his four horsemen. It was after he got his mechanical wings that he was known as ‘Archangel’.
Who the girl with the fairy wings was, I have no idea.
Haha. Thanks for the info!
the girl with the wings i think was suppose to be bumblebee
Online she is actually referred to as Angel. I’m not familiar with an X-Men named Bumblebee, though. Hm.
Bumblebee is from DC…same wings and everything…also black…she is from the teen titnas
Yeah I don’t know who Bumblebee is. :(
explain to me how you think there would be a DC character in an X-Men film?
Quite a confusing issue isn’t it?