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X-Men: First Class

Best Superhero movie ever? Hell no, that title belongs to one of the Christopher Nolan Batman flicks. One of the best? Oh, you betchya.

Going into this movie, I had my expectations set high. A good director, a phenomenal ensemble cast, and what appear, in the trailers, to be fantastic shots. Well, needless to say, my expectations were COMPLETELY met. The film’s acting and shots were phenomenal, and the writing was fantastic. I’d recommend a theater visit for this one. Not only were the graphics great, but the story was gripping, as well. Sure to inspire light into the failing X-Men franchise (and don’t you DARE even tell me its not, after witnessing the bomb that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine).

Erik (Magneto) (Michael Fassbender), Charles Xavier (Professor X.) (James McAvoy), and many other mutants are chronicled in this prequel to the Bryan Singer-franchised X-Men series. It shows the development of the X-Men during the early Cold War, and allows for the audience to connect to the people in the film, mutant or not.

Best Aspects: Everything. Hardly any flaws in the movie.

Bottom Line: A. Third best superhero movie. Ever. Third best movie of the year. See it now. Do it. I can see you, you aren’t leaving. Seriously. Get up and leave and go to the theater. NOW!

About J.C. Simpson

I am a high school student who is involved in film at my school in my broadcasting/video production class. Having met up-and-coming film affiliates in my area, I have come to know many great camera techniques, good writing skills and cinematographic specialties. I have taken courses and am in the process of becoming certified to use multiple different editing equipment/software engines and cameras. I am in the process of writing over 10 Screenplays and 3 Books, and look to hopefully enter into the world of cinema as a editor, scorer, cinematographer, writer and director.

7 Responses to “X-Men: First Class”

  1. Mr. E says:

    Come on JC, Wolverine wasn’t THAT bad was it? Have you seen the Weapon X edit thats circling aroung the net? It cuts out a bunch of the junk and makes for a better film. Anyway, this X-Men was right on the money from go!

  2. J.C. Simpson says:

    It certainly was. And yes, it WAS that bad, and no, I’m gonna have to check out this Weapon X Edit then to unleash my final verdict. Surprisingly great movie though.

  3. Dr.Manhattan says:

    I compeltely agree that this movie was phenomenal. But I’m still sticking to my opinion towards Origins: Wolverine. I liked it.

  4. J.C. Simpson says:

    haha, well I can’t convert everyone hahaha.

  5. Micah Blowers says:

    I’m with you J.C. on Wolverine. Although I’m starting believe it as an “awesomely bad” movie. Where else can you see Wolverine blow up a helicopter TWICE and walk away from the explosion all nonchalantly badass as it roasts his back? :D Then there’s that old dude, “Here is my bike and this jacket. It is special AND badass. Because I said so. I’m going to die now, because I serve no purpose to this plot line other than to help you not be naked anymore.” Also you gotta love the Luke Skywalker moment when he believes that the broad has died. Fading camera shot from above: “Noooooooooooooooooo- (gasp for breath) -ooooooooooooo!!!!!”

  6. J.C. Simpson says:

    haha, this is true. It was the “The Room” of Superhero movies, because it was so terrible it was kinda good. Let down was that Tsotsi director Gavin Hood, who I had hope for, made this. Frown face.

  7. Micah Blowers says:

    Ah the Room. heh heh That’s suppose to be horribly good. I have it queued up on Netflix but haven’t gotten around to it yet.


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