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X-Men: First Class Audience Movie Review

Film Forum: Did X-Men Restore Your Faith in the Franchise?

Blockbuster season has arrived, and it seems like everyone is hitting up the theater more often to see some new offerings. Did you make it out to the movies this weekend? New release X-Men: First Class debuted, and while critics seemed to enjoy the action prequel (me included), I want to hear from you. If you saw the movie, what did you think?

And I want to hear your opinion on any film you watched this weekend. Maybe you skipped the big-budget X-Men and saw a smaller movie like the indie drama Beginners with Ewan McGregor. Or did you finally get out to see The Hangover Part II? Speak your mind about the movies in the comments below.

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beowulfthedane beowulfthedane 6 years
I don't understand why Marvel insists on rewriting their whole x-men franchise. Changing the original x-men for a movie is like changing the relationship between Batman & Robin or Superman and Lois Lane. It is BS. I read the X-men for years. I know the first class was Scott Summers, Jean Grey, Beast, Iceman, and Angel. I realize this is not shakespeare, but to a fan it's like changing the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. It's like making a Superman movie and making Clark Kent a Cop from the planet Naboo. It's like making a Star Trek remake and making Spock chief engineer and Picard ship's counselor, and making Tuvok chief Medical Officer. Sure the story could still be entertaining but it would spit in the face of trekkers. Just my two cents. Oh BTW after seeing X-men 3 where Professor X seemingly had no idea that Juggernaut was his step Brother and suddenly was a mutant, I have no intention of paying to see another BS X-men movie.
guero guero 6 years
I've watched all the other X men movies. Read some of the comics, watched the cartoons blah blah and I must say, I really liked this movie. I don't know why people care about stuff like Emma Frosts age etc. I am tired of always knowing exactly how everything is going to turn out. What is wrong with a reboot that doesn't follow so closely with the cannon? I'd much rather see a string of movies growing out of this one that changes things up and keeps it exciting,rather than just tie in with the other, crappy ones that've already been made. Of course you can keep most of the basics but dang, let's do something that hasn't been done a million times. In the movies, it seems fitting that a main constant should be Hugh Jackman. He is widely loved as wolverine and his character is far and away the most popular of all xmen. Jackman owns it now and should always reprise the role (people actually clapped and cheered for his cameo in my theater!). That said, there is SO much they could do from this point on. I left the theater feeling pretty good about this film and with a lot of hope for any it might spawn in the future.
stone_soup stone_soup 6 years
I loved the chemistry between Erik and Charles. I also really liked the introduction of new X Men characters. I think it was so good because it was fresh. A fresh cast and fresh perspectives.
poudeez poudeez 6 years
I was so relieved at how good the movie turned out to be. I had gone in with little hopes for a successful prequel since there were new actors and the last movie (X:Men Origins) was a total fail. Although some of the stories in the movie didn't add up with storylines in other X:Men movies (a bit annoying) it was produced and directed the way all of the X:Men series should be. If you're an X:Men fan and love action, YOU MUST GO SEE! :)
gd101 gd101 6 years
I truly loved it. It was a lot better than I imagined it would be!
awesomepants awesomepants 6 years
Oh and I LOVED Wolverine's cameo but it didn't make sense either because Xavier didn't even know who he was until the first X-Men movie but I'll let it slide because that little scene made me laugh.
awesomepants awesomepants 6 years
I realized that the X-Men movies and comics can't be compared to one another. If I did compare the movies to the comics then I could think of a million more mistakes but I won't. In Wolverine, Emma Frost was a kid, so how could she be a grown up in this movie? This is something I knew going into the movie but it still bothered me. In one of the X-Men movies, I believe there was an 80's flashback where Professor X was still walking and in this movie (set in the 60's) he's in a wheelchair. I didn't care for how he got into the wheelchair as well because that was wrong as well. The first class themselves were awkward to me. I was wondering why Havok was there and not his brother Cyclops. It would have been better if they included Jean Grey and Cyclops. Some of the other characters just felt expendable to me and if they died it wouldn't have bothered me at all. They didn't address their back stories enough for me to feel anything for them. Meh..
likethedirection likethedirection 6 years
I saw XMen this weekend and liked it a lot. Wouldn't say I loved it and some parts were so cheesy and I don't like January Jones' acting, but overall I was happy.
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 6 years
Ooh awesomepants, I want to know what mistakes you caught!
awesomepants awesomepants 6 years
I don't get why people thought it was that great. It was average to me. I saw everything coming right from the beginning and their were a few mistakes that I caught. It wasn't memorable. It was a good popcorn movie though but if I didn't have food I would have been pissed.
lauren lauren 6 years
I have always been a X-men fan but I have to agree with larissa5656 that x-men origins wasn't that great. I didn't walk out but definitely left me wondering if this next one would be any good! Well, it was excellent. I loved learning the back story between Magneto and Xavier. I was a little worried that the acting wasn't going to stand a chance against Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan but the young actors both did a great job. I hope the next X-Men is just as great!
larisa5656 larisa5656 6 years
I never was a big fan of the X-Men series (In fact, I walked out of X-men: Origins), but this prequel has caused me to reconsider my previous stance. James McAvoy, Jennfier Lawrence, and Michael Fassbender bring amazing acting cred to the series and keep the story from getting lost in the special effects. Well done!
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