This blazing "pre-boot" breathes new life into the sagging franchise.
In theaters: Friday, 3 June 2011
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Kevin Bacon
Rajasaid on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7:15:07 AMInteresting, yeah I've noticed it's very 50/50 on whhteer you read the books AND liked the movie or liked both. Personally, I don't really think we could have gotten a better film, well, not dramatically better anyway. For me I felt like the shaky cam was a way to try carry the first person style over to the film, well, I hope anyway. Well you'll probably enjoy Catching Fire more,? no shaky cam and they're changing the writers up a bit.
Georgesaid on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 3:36:03 PMOne important thing: I lvoe Matthew Vaighn, especially kick-Ass, I think the acting is exceptional (especially among the two leads and Jennifer Lawrence) while the characters are engaging and the script sharp and occasionally witty-but for a film that clocks in at over 2 hours, it all feels a bit rushed at times. It feels like we could not ahve a direct sequel to this and go straight to the original X-Men, and leave very little unanswered, because by the time it ends, it's all wrapped up-an unusual complaint that it leaves very little hanging to be explored later.
A related complaint regarding how some of the mutants can get lost in the shuffle is that I was actually starting to like the character of Darwin, so his sudden death, whilst by no means unaffecting was too quick and felt somewhat cruel to the audience-one of the most interesting mutant characters (and powers, and a doorway to exploration of the civil rights turbulence of the time) is taken away far too soon.
Other than that I think it is great, but for those reasons, I cannot give it an A-i'll settle for old moeny, and give it 4*/5
Dan Skip Allensaid on Saturday, June 11, 2011 4:46:12 AMThis is my review of X-men First Class