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Spoilers for X-Men: First Class
In my movie catchup, I watched X-Men: First Class in preparation for possibly seeing Days of Future Past this week. Holy guacamole is this movie good! It did a good job of cleaning up a lot of the voluminous X-Men soap opera backstory, as well as putting a lot of depth into the histories of the characters.
I've only read the comic for the Matt Fraction run of a few years ago. Before that, I stopped reading in the early 90s so I have no idea what parts of the movie were comics canon and not. I loved the idea of Mystique having such a deep history with Xavier because that made her ultimately going with Magneto such a deep, meaningful betrayal. I loved the helmet coming from Shaw. I loved the dynamic between Xavier and Lehnsherr which leads to my most favorite trope - the antagonists that have a cordial relationship.
In acting, I liked James McAvoy as Xavier but let's be real. Michael Fassbender acted the pants off of everyone else. Jennifer Lawrence brought a lot of chops to the Mystique role, which has been a blank for most of the series to this point. I didn't love the kids playing Havok or Banshee and thought the guy playing Beast was barely adequate. The one actor I just flat hated was January Jones. Emma Frost is such a badass and she seemed like such a lightweight in the role.
Overall, it was a great movie. I'm really excited to see Days of Future Past now, as the buzz suggests it is at least as good. Rock on. 1 year ago