Monday, June 13, 2011

X-Men: First Class - 100 Words Just Aren't Enough!

But I'll give it a try.

Professor X and Magneto? Is the beginning all that exciting?
Umm, yesYesYES!
McAvoy’s smooth-talking Charles caught my eye, but Michael Fassbender stole my heart (and the show). From the childhood anger and pain to the grown-up glimmer of hope, Magneto shows us he’s more than a little complicated. He wants to believe the past is the past, but everything he’s ever learned has built the man to be an avenging angel. Sad and beautiful.
Kevin Bacon’s shiver-worthy, the training montage is playful and endearing, and the Cuban Missile Crisis tie-in is believable.
Go. See. This. Movie.
Then see it again!!!!

I started reading X-Men titles while still in my single digits and have three, ginormous boxes of comic books in the closet of my spare bedroom. Uncanny, Excalibur, Generation X. You name it, I probably have at least one (or seventy), but in my mid-teens, not too long after the Age of Apocalypse, I stopped collecting. That said, the movies mean a lot to me. Do I know all the characters? Nope. But I love to see the stills from those treasured pages come to life. And this one is, hands down, my favorite. Well, so far... ;)

If you're still on the fence about this movie, please remember that A) you can scope out Jennifer Lawrence a bit to make your final decision on Katniss casting, B) Hugh Jackson has a well-done cameo, and C) do I need to sing Fassbender's praises again? Seriously.

No. Seriously. He even pulls off the cape. Thank you, Google Images, for the yummy pic.

And for you gentlemen out there, January Jones does a nice job as the sassy and sexy White Queen.

If I lost you amongst my comic book memories, sorry! For those still with me, the amazing Zan Marie at In the Shade of the Cherry Tree tagged me. Check out my tag post here. Thanks, Zan!!!!!

And Crits for Water ends this month. If you haven't checked out Kat Brauer's awesome charity, follow the link. She's surpassed her goal. Yay! But there's still time for more.



Zan Marie said...

Now I HAVE to see this movie! And thanks for the shout out, Marie. Wow--I'm amazing. ; )

Christine Danek said...

This movie is on my list. Can't wait to see it. THanks!

Alicia Gregoire said...

Hubby and I saw this over the weekend. It was fantastic!

Alleged Author said...

The hubby and I will be seeing this tonight. Can't wait!

M.J. Fifield said...

It's funny you mentioned Jennifer Lawrence's casting as Katniss because that's almost the exact line I said to a friend who told me she was thinking of seeing this movie.

Carrie said...

Going tomorrow :) Can't wait!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

I was wondering if they were going to do too good a job with Magneto, thereby making him sexier than Xavier. Hmmm, I'll have to judge for myself.

Meanwhile, did you see my post yesterday? It features cheetahs!

MoiraJeanHuntly said...

He's gorgeous, isn't he? I have a thing for German guys ;)