So I went to the movies.
I originally wanted to see Bridesmaids, but it was sold out for that time period....so I opted for X-Men: First Class.
**This review is made by a person who has NOT read any of the comics, and is going completely off the movies.**
It was GOOD. Officially my favorite out of the series. Kevin Bacon starred as the bad guy, and he does evil, cold, and hell-bent on taking over the world really well. James McAvoy really nails it as a young, brilliant, and incredibly naive Charles Xavier. And Michael Fassbender also brings the rage and pain of a young Erik still reeling from the terrible things done to him and his family in Nazi Germany.
It explains so many things from the series; Erik and Charles' friend/enemy relationship and how it all got started, exactly what turned Erik into such a hardass to begin with, how Charles ended up in the wheelchair. There were also many surprising relationships that I wouldn't have guessed at based on the other movies.
There's obviously some continuity problems that might irk others. I've noted a few just watching the Wolverine Origins movie since Saturday, but I don't think they are going to bother me in the long run.
|It helps that this guy was REALLY hot as pissed off, intense Erik.|