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Posted on 6/06/11 10:34 AM
Personally, I love this movie. It rivals X2 as the best of the bunch. The tone was breathtakingly perfect. Setting it in the early 60's was brilliant. This gives the film something no one really has seen before in these type of films and certainly elevates it from the X-Trilogy. As a fan of that trilogy, it is everything I was hoping for and maybe a bit more. This is the Xavier and Magneto story everyone has wanted to see since X1 and it's done remarkably well. It's easy to see why this movie has surprised the doubters and seems to frustrate the few haters. It's solid all the way through. The first half features a set up with characterization so clever and so engaging that it's shear perfection. That perfection seems to stumble a bit under the weight of the villain's master plan. Things get a bit too grandiose and certain military action boarders on the crazy but the film never loses the fun factor throughout. First Class is moving, funny and fun and maybe not technically better than X2, it's certainly as entertaining.