Thursday, March 14, 2013
X-Men: First Class by Matthew Vaughn, 2011 (PG-13)
with James McAvoy (The Conspirator), Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, Haywire, A Dangerous Method, Shame), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone, The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook), Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), January Jones (Bandits), Jason Flemyng (Hanna), Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man, About a Boy), Kevin Bacon (Crazy Stupid Love), Zoë Kravitz
In this exciting prequel to the X-Men series, Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr -- the future Professor X and Magneto -- are best friends dedicated to harnessing their powers and promoting the education of fellow mutants during the turbulent 1960s.
I am a big fan of X-men, I remember reading them (the original Marvel slim booklets) back in the 90's (yes I am young, would have read them before if it were a matter of being born earlier), I actually remember very well, we were at this summer camp, we just finished watching Hitchcock's "The Birds" in a room with the shutters closed, went outside and kind of freaked out about all the birds flying around. To change my mind, I started reading the comic books that one of the youth leader had brought. Anyway, I really enjoyed the movie trilogy that came out in the 2000's, and was curious about the "beginning" of the x-men. The casting is really impressive, the story ok, it gives some explanations on why professor Xavier is in a wheelchair and his best friend his enemy, a look at the young Raven/Mystique, the transformation of Beast. Nothing too inspiring, but fun to watch...