X-Men: First Class Reviews
The movie goes up and downward spiraling to something emotional, but cut's itself short with scenes that would have been ideal to be placed early in the film. This can make you feel like the movie is dragging with scenes that don't seem to matter by the time you arrive to it.
Keven bacon was a great pick for a part in the X-men world, but it looked to cliché to make him into a mutant which didn't seem to follow threw. The teleporting act of Azazel wasn't any better then the mindblowing feel of X2's Nightcrawler and the rest of the mutants never really shined, but then again, what X-men movie ever did?
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Sadly it does also fall slightly into the usual prequel traps as the film's script is generally far more concerned with establishing and explaining everything than telling its own emotionally engaging story. This tick-box approach means we get well-established characters and themes, but it also means we get very little time with each scene - and thus less engagement than one might expect.
VERDICT: First Class delivers a lot, but I'd rather it delivered a little less with a whole lot more emotion and heart.