I just finished watching the X-Men: First Class matinee at the Academy Theater and can’t stop gushing about it. Don’t get me wrong, I like comic book inspired films, but they usually slant towards campy. This one doesn’t. The film is so well crafted, the 60s styling—the wallpaper! the clothes! the end credits!—special effects and the story flow together so easily, even the cameos support the plot. And then there’s Michael Fassbender. That dude can seriously play the charming bad guy (if you haven’t seen the BBC series HEX, it’s worth a watch to see him as the somewhat creepy Azazel).
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