Nothing says summertime like Super Hero flicks and X-Men: First Class is one of the many super hero flicks vywing for our attention this summer albeit with an interesting twist. I nervously gave it a watch at the theater today and my oh my was it almost perfectly awesome. Professor X and Magneto are the two of biggest names in the comic book world and when I learned that the next X-Men film would focus on their story and take place in the 1960’s I wasn’t sure what to expect.
In my eyes (ears and heart) X-Men: First Class is a well written, well directed, well paced adventure with just enough humor, a whole lot of action, selective character development and the perfect cast to play the myriad of characters some more well known that others that graced the screen throughout this film. James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Magneto were both exceptional with other supporting characters stepping up big-time to deliver note-worthy performances.
Lots of surprises, a hilarious cameo appearance and special effects that will burn your eyeballs, speed up your heartbeat and puncture your ears make this a definite watch. I tried my best to avoid any spoilers so what are you waiting for? Go get your tickets! After you have watched it return here to leave a comment, spoilers are allowed there so if you haven’t watched it yet don’t look!
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.