Honestly, I’m not a huge X-Men fan. I’ve never read the comics and as much as I enjoyed the first two movies, I thought the third one sucked… and I didn’t even bother to see the Wolverine movie. But for some reason, I am intrigued and quite excited about seeing X-Men: First Class.
Maybe I’m a sucker for origin stories (which is true) or just that I happen to like the cast they have assembled for this… but watch the trailer… it looks pretty damn cool. Starring James McAvoy (he’ll always be Mr. Tumnus to me) as the young Professor X, Michael Fassbender (the English guy in Inglourious Basterds) as the young Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone‘s new IT girl) as a young Mystique and a host of others including the mighty Kevin Bacon, we are treated to the origin story of not just the X-Men, but also the war between mutants.
Bottom line… it looks quite awesome. With Mr. Tumnus on board, you can’t go wrong.
Cornelius J. Blahg