Wednesday, June 15, 2011

First Class

Take That - Love Love 
[featured in the credits]

Today we went to finally see X-Men First Class! Both of us have loved the previous films so we were really excited to see Charles' and Eric's past. It was fun, us being two of about 5 girls in the whole theatre, surrounded by .. well lets call them nerdy boys. That happens to us quite a lot actually, well .. we like action movies :)

via: Erik/Charles

In short, this film marks the beginning of the X-men saga by showing where both Xavier and Magneto come from. We watch them discover their powers and learn to control them. They meet, become allies, friends and in the end opponents. X-Men First Class features a lot of new muntants [Havok, Banshee, Azazel..] as well as ones we know from the original series [Beast, Mystique..]. The storyline intertwines with historical events of the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Obviously it differs from the truth when mutants intervene but it's still nice to have those fictional characters embedded into a real story. They also did a great job using original footage of JFK in the movie, as you might have seen in the trailer.

We think that this is a really good film! We liked the original series but compared to the X-men Origins, especially this one now, it seems a bit sappy and superficial. In the Origins movies you get to know the characters better and understand why they do what they do. We both really like that in a movie.
X-Men First Class is a great mix of action sequences, fun scenes and emotional elements. It seems a bit cheesy to say so but this film is a lot deeper than the first ones. The effects, camera et cetera are obviously top of the line, all the actors are well chosen and the soundtrack/score is fantastic.

All in all, definitely a film worth watching!
xo, Lizzy & Kate

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