June 2, 2011
Critics Consensus: X-Men: First Class is Certified Fresh
This week at the movies, we've only got one wide release: the hotly-anticipated origin story of everyone's favorite mutants (X-Men: First Class, starring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender). What do the critics have to say? Sometimes, when a franchise starts drifting toward mediocrity, it's best to start again from the top. That certainly seems to be the case with X-Men: First Class; critics call this origin story a visually stunning, action-packed popcorn flick with excellent performances and a smarter-than-average script. And in indieland, Submarine, a coming-of-age dramedy about a young man trying to save his parents' marriage and find love for himself, is Certified Fresh.