I’m caught up! I finally watched the first four X-Men movies! Well, the first three, and the one after X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Really, I don’t need to watch the two Wolverine spin offs, do I? Anyway, now that I’ve watched these four, I’m finally ready to watch the new movie, Days of Future Past. I don’t know how I held out this long. That movie looks awesome. But! This post is not to talk about Days of Future Past, however awesome it may look. Today, I’m talking about X-Men: First Class.
Before the X-Men, and the Brotherhood of Mutants, before Magneto, and Professor X, in the Cold War era, mutants are being discovered. Charles Xavier, a telepath, searches for them with Raven Darkholme, a shapeshifter. Erik Lensherr, a Holocaust survivor, is on a mission to find Sebastian Shaw, a dangerous mutant who killed his mother. But when Shaw puts the world on the brink of conflict, Charles and Erik must join forces with each other, and a band of young mutants struggling with their powers to avert nuclear war.
After The Last Stand, I didn’t really know what to expect from First Class. The first good sign was that a different director was attached. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do like Brett Ratner (I love all of the Rush Hour movies), but he did not work too well in the X-Men universe. Well, the second good sign was that the two leads, James McAvoy and Micheal Fassbender, worked perfectly together.
First Class was a really entertaining movie, and it had a bunch of hilarious moments, punctuating the awesome nostalgia of the storyline. Plus, it had a Hugh Jackman cameo, too! That was fun. Anyway, after watching the first three movies, it was a lot of fun to see how the whole story started, and First Class was just an awesome movie in it’s own right, which is a hard stunt to pull off for most prequels. Now if only Magneto didn’t paint that helmet pink… 9 out of 10.
X-Men: First Class is a worthy prequel to the original X-Men trilogy, and one that offers tons of awesome nostalgic moments that set up the first three films, while also standing on it’s own two, blue, furry feet. Consensus, guys?