X-Men: First Class – A Movie Review


Being the giant nerd that she is, Veronica could not pass up the chance to see X-Men: First Class on the big screen. The only sad part was Ashley was not available to see it with her. Having been a fan of the X-Men series and a huge fan of Hugh Jackman’s Woverine, Veronica expected great things from this fourth installment.

X-Men: First Class is a prequel to the wildly successful X-Men franchise and had everything your inner nerd looks for. James McAvoy made for a believable Professor X but

Michael Fassbender stole the show as Magneto. His screen presence and on screen struggles were, wait for it, magnetic.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique was actually much better than Rebecca RomijnStamos-O’Connell’s, not just with how she looked but you actually got to see her grow from the innocent girl struggling to fit in to the sultry temptress she would eventually be. This, of course, brings Veronica a bit of joy since Lawrence has been cast in the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen in the highly anticipated Hunger Games.

The casual nerd will only be familiar with the mutants of the previous X-Men movies and may not care for Banshee, Angel or Darwin.

It was a lot of fun to see Hank McCoy become Beast, which was one of the better parts of this prequel.

Not to complain about this movie, since it was a lot of fun to watch and just nerd out, but it was rather predictable and some parts definitely dragged on to just get to the next part with the charismatic Charles Xavier helping Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) hone his ability.

There were plenty of laughs throughout and there were a few cameos which were well received by everyone in the theatre and helped the non-nerd fans put it all into perspective.


Despite all this, or perhaps in spite, Veronica recommends that you go out and see X-Men: First Class and get your nerd on. Afterall, Green Lantern comes out on the 17th.

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