Wednesday, 10 August 2011
X-Men First Class
I like this franchise. It's pure comic book and always entertaining. Wasn't sure I was interested in yet another prequel, but then I saw the trailer....
At first glance it looked like they threw together some unknowns because the franchise would sell, regardless. I like being wrong.
McAvoy is solid. He's shown his versatility in a variety of roles and I like that. Michael Fassbender was good in Inglorious Basterds. Creepy Kevin is a damn good actor. Oliver Platt is always awesome playing a caricature of himself.
I love that it takes place during the Kennedy, Cuban missile crisis era. The Comedian shot Kennedy. The X-Men would easily beat the Watchmen in a brawl. Dr. Manhattan would make it interesting, though. I heard through the grapevine that Dr. Manhattan and Mystique were dating.
X-Men First Class looks to give context to the story in the same exciting, action packed manner as the rest of the franchise. Good enough for me.
Big screen viewing!