Movie X-Men: First Class (2011)

Released 20110603.
Watched 20110606 Theatre. Cinemark Egyptian 24 [X-MEN: FIRST CLASS] 2:10P XD $13.00
X-Men: First Class (2010) Matthew Vaughn. 132 min.

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This movie is great; I loved the story and special effects.

With that being said, I would have liked the struggle between Charles and Erik to have been more interesting. I am, however, content with the way it played out in the movie. On that note, the pace of the very ending was slow compared to the pace of the rest of the movie.

How does the movie compare to the first three X-Men movies? While I vaguely remember the first three movies, my intuition tells me this movie surpassed those movies.

The parts that amused me most were scenes when I learned who is who (e.g., which character is Professor X, which is Magneto, etc.) and when some sort of reference to the comic story line occurs (e.g., when they all give themselves code names).

Overall, if you loved any of the previous X-Men movies, then you should watch this one. One thing to keep in mind is a comic character's story changes from time to time, whether it's in the comics or the movies. As a result, it's best to be open-minded about new plots. (For a while I was close-minded about the drastic changes between Smallville and the "standard" Superman plot, but I eventually learned to accept the differences, and it makes the viewing experience much more enjoyable.)

Cast Comments:
I loved the two cameo appearances. One much more than the other.

I was wondering where I recognized the actor who played Darwin and realized that he played a character on House M.D. The actor's name is Edi Gathegi.

The actress who plays Angel is Zoe Kravitz. I saw her in It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010). While her character in First Class helped move the plot along, I found she was a little boring.