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X-Men: First Class Reviews

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June 10, 2011
The great strength of the X-Men series is the way it taps into the feelings of all teenagers of being mutants. It is a natural part of that time of life to feel alienated and isolated, a bit horrified with the changes they are going through.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 10, 2011
Brings the fun back to the X-Men franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 10, 2011
This origin story abandons the coming-out-of-the-closet motif of the previous X-Men films to embed a racial metaphor within its Marvel Comics superheroics, 'alternate history' science-fiction and James Bond-esque Cold War intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2011
Cartoonish, and not always in a good way, this installment still provides a metaphor for the outsider in all of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 9, 2011
Among the year's more pleasant surprises in terms of blockbusters and would-be blockbusters is Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2011
X-Men Awkward but RIghts itself in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
June 8, 2011
I'm generally sick of remakes and relaunches and reboots, but this revamped X-Men origin story is kind of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 8, 2011
very nicely envisioned with impressive SPFX, until the climactic 1962 battle which jumps (or teleports past) the shark. Still, it is the best of the "X-Men" films
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 8, 2011
Talk about jazzing up a tired-out franchise. X-Men: First Class does that and more.
June 7, 2011
This entertaining prequel is more like James Bond meets The Dirty Dozen than a comic book story about mutants with superpowers.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 7, 2011
Take the superpowers out and you have a pretty good foundation for a Bond or Mission:Impossible. And that's a pretty revolutionary idea for the comic book niche.
June 7, 2011
Matthew Vaughn guides the film with a sure hand, allowing plenty of room for the dramatics to unfold without getting too dark or serious
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2011
by concentrating less and less on the humanity of the story as the film progresses, and more and more of cheap tricks and flat supporting roles, [it] shortchanges itself and the audience
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2011
The best "comic book" movie I have seen in some time. Good cast, good acting, good special effects - the whole production was first class.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 7, 2011
Good effects and themes overcome a glaring plot hole.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2011
The characters are well-drawn and the story is compelling. The acting is solid and the special effects and action scenes are well-done.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 7, 2011
What's next? How about a flick where the D-Day assault on the beach at Normandy is led by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 7, 2011
Reboot brings youth, wisdom, and a politically open mind to the summer action flick
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 7, 2011
This prequel offers a good deal of fun
June 6, 2011
Gruelingly antiseptic... an exercise in the ill-paced, the redundant, and the flat-out boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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