X-Men: First Class Reviews
Notes: X-Men done right, most comic book the X-Men have been so far, a huge step-up and terrific storyline plus soundtrack.
What I loved was the casting (for the most part). James McAvoy as Charles Xavier is perfect, his performance is believable and strong. Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr/Magneto is awesome and powerful too. The rest of the cast is also great such as Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique who surprisingly did a good job as well as Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw who is very menacing.
I also love the setting and retro feel to it. This film honestly feels like a different movie rather than this explosion extravaganza. This film has some humorous moments as well as dark ones.
My negatives is that I thought January Jones was very boring as Emma Frost, it looked like she wasn't even trying and she was just an awful choice to play the character. That's about it, the only other negative I can think of is that it was a little bit too long but considering this film is paced excellently it really doesn't matter too much.
X-Men: First Class is an awesome entry into X-Men franchise and I had an amazing time watching this movie. The characters' banter and dialogue is great, the story is well put together and the overall structure of everything was well done. Matthew Vaughn please direct another X-Men film!