Posted on 6/04/11 08:55 PM
Good movie. Very good balance of action and drama. January Jones is taking a beating for her dry acting but I think it suits the role of Emma Frost pretty good in this movie. McAvoy and Fassbender are pitch perfect in there roles. It was just a very good movie, but.....
I understand that this is Erik and Charles' story, but I wish they had fleshed out the other team members a little better. Banshee, Havoc, and especially Darwin, have no reason to be in this movie. Angel is only here to show how thin the ideology line is between Charles and Erik, but even that is well established with Mystique.
I will admit that I wish that the continuity between this and the other X films was more consistant. In X3 there was a flashback to Charles and Erik meeting Jean Grey for the 1st time as allies. At the end of this film they part ways and it's 1962 meaning Jean from X3 would be in her early to mid 50's. It's a very minor quibble , but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thinking about it.
I also wish that Vaughn and Singer would have had confidence that the movie they were making was good enough for a sequel and saved Erik's turn into Magneto for another film. The ending felt rushed. I don't believe that Mystique would leave Charles THAT easily or that Erik would do the same. It felt like the director didn't think he was going to get another shot at this so he closed all the loose ends to quickly.
But again, these were MINOR things. Short of The Dark Knight, and possibly X2, this is the best funny books movie ever made!