Excerpt: It’s no secret that films based on comic books and graphic novels are a dime a dozen these days, but back in 2000 that wasn’t necessarily the case. I had the opportunity to see the original “X-Men” movie in Las Vegas while at the VSDA convention and, suffice it to say, we were all blown away.
Excerpt: Directed by Matthew Vaughn, he of Kick-Ass fame, and based on a script credited to a half dozen writers (!), X-Men: First Class begins during the Second World War where a Nazi scientist named Dr.
Summary: Matthew Vaughn might appear to be an odd choice to direct this feature. You might remember that he left production of the third film and many fans had thought he bailed on the project. Bringing back Bryan Singer was a stroke of genius but many have questioned Vaughn’s participation.
Excerpt: The Movie Prequels are an especially vexing challenge for filmmakers, as we already know the futures of the characters we are revisiting, The cinematic X-Men universe has tried its adamantium-clawed hand at prequels once before , but X-Men: First Class is a truly grand, rousing reboot of the...
Excerpt: X-Men: First Class will produce grandly scaled summer movie entertainment, partially to keep a billion dollar franchise cranking, and to appease mainstream buffs with high energy visuals. Straight to the point, it’s what we expect.
Conclusion: X-Men: First Class was definitely better than I expected, and although it's not a perfect comic book film, it's miles and miles beyond the last two entries in the franchise. So yes, First Class is a return to form, one that should leave all but the most persnickety and discriminating Marvel fans...
Conclusion: 'First Class' was one of the best summer blockbusters, because it was smart and wasn't afraid to go places few superhero movies fear to tread. It's an engaging origin story, but it stands on its own as a great film.
Conclusion: The one thing I do see about having this film come before the trilogy that we all know and not necessarily love is that the the time frames of those events don’t match up with the events of First Class.