Sunday, June 5, 2011
X-Men: First Class is a first class film! Review...
Matthew Vaughn had a tough, tough task with X-Men: First Class. He was asked to re-invent the franchise that was the catalyst to the superhero movie genre. The film is actually a prequel, which has a completely different cast and a much more complex script than seen before in the franchise. I can't wait to talk about it, so let's go!
What I liked about the film:
The Fanboy Winks
Even if you haven't seen the original franchise, this film will work for you. BUT! For those of you who have read the comics, know the characters, and have seen the original franchise, you will love the 'easter eggs'. Everything from cameos, to name dropping, to jokes about the obvious future of the character. I really like how they included the hard core fans and made it accessible to non-fans as well. FYI, the cameo in the movie is hilarious and I will not spoil the surprise like other idiots on-line.
What I didn't like about the film:
The Sequel Setup
I have to be very careful here not to give anything away. I believe, by the end of the film, they've given away too much. I wish there would have been a few open doors for future films instead of rushing to the obvious. It's like Star Wars Episodes I-III, we know what is going to happen, but George Lucas was able to stretch it out for three films. Not that I EVER want this franchise to become like that one, but the concept is what I was looking for. Watch it and then email me if you agree, don't want to discuss too much here.
A beautiful film in so many ways