Spoiler-free X-MEN: FIRST CLASS review
It’s an X-Men story on the big screen, directed well, acted well, and treated with the maturity, craft and respect that has been missing from recent X-Men movies. It is pretty great, and as a lifelong (since 3rd grade, that’s life, right?) fan who is obsessed with the X-Men, who knows their origins and personalities better than I do any President’s, as someone who hated Grant Morrison’s run because it wasn’t respectful enough, I give this movie a huge thumbs up.
But let me warn you. If you are a comic book fan who gets mad at silly little things not being the EXACT same as they were in the comics, and you let things like Wolverine’s height, Heimdall’s race and organic web-shooters ruin films for you, then do NOT see this movie and spare us your annoying nerd rage. Turn off the fanboy and just enjoy this movie. Enjoy the fact that we are seeing Banshee fly, that Sebastian Shaw and Emma Frost are on the big screen together, just enjoy that we are getting a film that speaks to what the X-Men are TRULY about. It’s not about Wolverine, or Gambit, or Cyclops. It’s about acceptance, tolerance and the means with which minorities have to use to get it. And this movie handles that subject matter brilliantly…with some really cool mutants in it, too.
So, I’m bracing myself for the legion of hateful reviews from nerdiots who will write off the entire film because “MRAFASAF WASN’T ALIVE IN MERFENBERGEN AND SCHNAPPLER CAN’T DO FLINGINFLANG AND THEY DON’T KRASNARF EACH OTHER!” Shut up. You sound like the comic book guy, and that’s not a compliment. Just enjoy a well crafted movie.
And like I said a couple days ago, go read the old X-Men comics where Magneto and Professor X met and bonded and then parted ways. They suck. They are boring. I love the X-Men more than any other form of entertainment, and I can’t even tolerate that time period. This movie makes it all work. And it works well.
See it, if you are prepared to turn off your nit pick brain and have fun.
Saves me writing a review.