Escape to the Movies: X-Men: First Class

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Awesome. I had heard good things, but the initial trailer got me worried. Seeing it later today! :3

I'll admit it, I was pretty on the fence about it. I was still mad at The Last Stand for ruining Multiple Man (Madrox being my favorite mutant character) among other things and Wolverine for...well...just about everything except Ryan Reynolds playing a decent Wade (before they screwed up Deadpool)

I'm glad to hear this movie is good, and I'll probably head out to go see it sometime this weekend.

Thanks Movie Bob! :D

All my friends made plans to go and watch this movie right in the middle of my exam period. This glowing review has done nothing to ease my fury at them.

I'm a little suprised honestly, but I'm glad it's good.

I wasn't interested in that movie as I thought they were dragging out something they should have stopped making worse a few movies ago. But if it's good AND negated the last two movies? Hell yes I'm going to see it. Can't wait.

I was kind of lukewarm when I saw Mystique wasn't the same actress (isn't she supposed to be over 100 years old or something? Why is she still a teenager at the same time as X and Magneto?) but past the gut reaction I had to it, I think it's cool they picked a new actress. Actually, I pretty much don't know any of the actors in the movie, and I think that's a really good thing, especially if they're so good. It's nice to discover talent so I'm glad they got that opportunity and that the movie didn't go for a more traditional "let's re-use all the stars even if we have to force them into the movie" a la Hobbit.

I actually really liked the Last Stand - It had good storyline, character conflicts and it was damn fun. And oh yeah awesome EPIC battle at the end. Last Stand owned compared to the first two movies which I felt were too formulaic and devoid of any entertainment value. However I do agree about the Wolverine debacle - it was deplorable. And I must say I know very little to nil about the X-men comics, universes, whatever - which could stand behind why I enjoyed so much the Last Stand while the fans did not.

Can't wait for First Class to hit Europe, great review.

YES!!! Thank goodness it's great. Making sure to see it tonight, if not tomorrow :D

I'm still very sceptical about this film

Avistew:
I wasn't interested in that movie as I thought they were dragging out something they should have stopped making worse a few movies ago. But if it's good AND negated the last two movies? Hell yes I'm going to see it. Can't wait.

I was kind of lukewarm when I saw Mystique wasn't the same actress (isn't she supposed to be over 100 years old or something? Why is she still a teenager at the same time as X and Magneto?) but past the gut reaction I had to it, I think it's cool they picked a new actress. Actually, I pretty much don't know any of the actors in the movie, and I think that's a really good thing, especially if they're so good. It's nice to discover talent so I'm glad they got that opportunity and that the movie didn't go for a more traditional "let's re-use all the stars even if we have to force them into the movie" a la Hobbit.

About Mystique:

Well, based on the other X-men movies, (and I thought they all were horrible) I had no interest in this. Guess I should check it out now. But then again. Spiderman was in Movie-bobs top 3 superhero movies?...hmmmmm

Smokescreen:

Random Argument Man:

Roggen Bread:
Am I the only one who actually liked Origins: Wolverine?

You're not the only one. I thought it was of a "So bad it's good" movie.

I couldn't even manage that.

My problem with this film, which I haven't even seen, is that THE TRAILERS GIVE FUCKING EVERYTHING AWAY.

Jesus. I don't even need to see the goddamn film because the trailers have told me all I need to know!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zygvoOcPl8g

Watch this. After I've seen the "kid screaming", I knew that it was going to be bad. I just went with it. I didn't even think twice. I poked jokes out of it. In the end, it was a movie buff sniping competition.

The only way to have fun is to make fun out of it.

It's something that "critics like moviebob" could never accomplish because they took the source material a little too seriously. Also, it's important to point out that not everyone can do this.However, if you have some time to kill someday at a rental store, then try it out. That, or you could find other movies to pratice your "poking" skills.

Note* By the way, I always have this rule of taking trailers with a "pinch of salt". Don't take for granted with what they show you.

UnknownGunslinger:
Can't wait for First Class to hit Europe, great review.

Where are you from? It's been out since the 1st of June here (France).

Wait, Nicholas Hoult was good in something? Damn... I mean, I like Skins, but that guy showed all the acting skill of a plank of wood.

OT: Excited to see this tomorrow!

Great I even more tempted to go watch this now! By all means I want to watch it but I'm saving my cinema trips for a few films which my next one is Green Lantern which is out in a few weeks time.

I never really know what to think of a film when moviebob says it's as good as watchmen... one of his favourites.

That film was f***ing awful on every level.
so... not sure about this.

But I liked Origins and really really like X-men 3. Why all the hate.

OK, geez I guess I'll go see it then.

you don't have to tell me twice... WE ARE ALL GOING TO WATCH THIS ONE, it's time for a reset for the X-men! (too bad though, I like captain of the enterprise; whose name i couldn't spell, as prof. X...He's SOOOOOOO fitting for that role!!!) I was too shattered back then, with the destruction of Juggernaut (they made him a mutant, and used a You tube reference quote? it's obviously shamed of it's source material, and try to make joke out of it, but they trampled on my favorite character; Juggernaut, "it ain't mutant power, it's MAGIC!"... they could have easily fix it by him ramming to that last wall, breaking it, and fall off the building, in to the water, and the girl holding the boy, looking downward and say "looks like your power doesn't work for EVERYONE..." I HATE THAT SCENE!)

I loved First Class I thought it was brilliant I really loved the scene with Wolverine! James McAvoy was amazing in it!!!

How is a mediocre piece comic adaptation directed by the always terrible Zack Snyder like Watchmen in your Top 3, but not The Dark Knight?

I am just going to come out and say it.

I don't think a comic book movie where the superhero has actual powers can ever be as good as The Dark Knight.

OT:

I love X-men and based on reviews so far it is looking like one of the best superhero movies to date, but I wish people would stop comparing it to The Dark Knight, that movie was in a different class...it was a Nolan film for christ sakes.

Saw it on Wednesday, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Little cheesy in parts, though not in an awful way, and maybe a tad too hurried, but overall well worth watching, and likely re-watching.

TobiasFunke:
I loved First Class I thought it was brilliant

James McAvoy was amazing in it!!!

Hey dude how about using spoiler brackets for stuff like this?

Oh here let me do it for you.

Have some common courtesy please.

This is a surprising review. From some of the cheesy one liners in it's trailer, and the whole prequel/ younger characters, I was expecting more of the same with a twilight twist. Maybe I'll give this a shot after all.

Huh... Interesting. I didn't expect the movie to be good, and putting Havok in still bugs me, but if it got Bob excited, it can't be that bad.

HankMan:
Glad to hear that First Class is a higher grade of film than it's predecessors.

Thank God you're here...

Thank God also that this movie is not worse, but actually beter than X3 and Origins.

Awesome :)

I like it when both MovieBob and Spill.com agree on a good movie.
I'm going to see this thing tomorrow!

I could accept this movie is a good prequel, and that it does the heroic act of erasing Last Stand and Origins (And Dudepeel with the last one), but there's one little bit of continuity snarl that really gets under my skin. On the second X-Men movie, we see a cameo from then human Hank McCoy, future Beast. In the third movie, he's suddenly there as the Beast, with no explanation about when and how that happened, and everyone was happy and amicable with him like he's been there from the beggining despite no mention made in the previous two movies. Now, on this one, Beast is there from the very beggining, already turned into the big blue genius bruiser eveyrone loves. It's just hard for me to accept this movie while that ugly thread keeps on poking out, poking me in the eye.

Nautical Honors Society:

TobiasFunke:
I loved First Class I thought it was brilliant

James McAvoy was amazing in it!!!

Hey dude how about using spoiler brackets for stuff like this?

Oh here let me do it for you.

Have some common courtesy please.

I am sorry! I did not even think! Apologies!

Or, how about "Hangover 3" be a prequel? How the wolfpack got together, with the help of a time-traveling Zach Galifianakis? Or "Hangover 3" be a reboot with an all new cast?

Gotta admit...up until around 6pm tonight, I was all for never seeing this.

Now...not so sure.

I saw this yesterday and it's fucking brilliant. Seriously. My favourite bit is the cameo with Xavier, Magneto and xxxcensoredxxx. If you've seen it you'll know what I'm on about. It's really funny.

p.s. I liked Last Stand and Wolverine. Please don't hit me!

I just saw it last night and it was much better then 3 or Origins: Wolverine. When I left the theater I was laughing and talking enthusiastically whit friends. when I saw the last 2 movies in theaters there was nothing but silence from me and my buds as we walked to the car believing we had just watched the end of the X-men.

Awesome. I'm so taking my brother to go see this. I was hoping it'd be good.
So excited!

voidspawn:
No lame rabbit and frog skit about how this is just another cash-in sequel?

Ha!

I see what you are saying, but I also can't imagine he'd have had enough to say about the Hangover 2 without putting in some kind of filler. (And I'm willing to bet he doesn't get paid to submit two minute reviews.)

Like so many others I was going to skip this one until I saw this review. I expected Bob to hate it for whatever myriad reasons (most of them relating to it being a bad movie), but I'm surprised to see that's not the case.

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