Now, let's get one thing straight. First Class is far from perfect. In fact, some of the flaws that plagued the most recent films are here. Notably, some questionable CGI in places, and underdeveloped/annoying side mutant characters. I suppose they can't all be as cool as Magneto, Mystique or Professor X. But...butterfly girl, a poor man's cyclops, and nightcrawler 2.0? Eh. The movie makes up for those shortcomings though with its great action, story, and how well it fleshes out it's two lead characters.
Oh and one more thing to mention. Kevin Bacon! Haha, it's been awhile since I saw him in anything and I kind of had a good chuckle seeing him here. Didn't know what to do with him as a villain, but he was fun and actually played the part very well. I do have more things to say about the film, but it'd be getting into spoiler territory or harping on continuity issues...so I think I'll just leave it at that. This is a fun movie, worth seeing, that brings the franchise back to where it should be!
Can't wait for the rest of the summer offerings! Up next: Super 8!
ETA: By request...I give this 8.5 hot Magnetos out of 10. I brand it: See it in theaters if you can...Opening Night good.
So I'll give it a number rating and I'll differentiate with: Opening Night good, matinee good, $ theater good, Redbox good, DVR on t.v. five years from now good, and avoid at all costs.