The X-Men trilogy was plagued with the ever so common trilogy disease where it starts off good and ends tragically (Spiderman I’m looking at you). I’ve done a good job at blocking X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine from my memory and I’d like to keep it that way. Thankfully, X-Men: First Class was actually good!
Back when the rumors about First Class started coming out my expectations were pretty low. Now I’m not an X-Men expert at all, but I knew enough to know that this “origin story” was a bit off… really off. First Class? As in the first team of X-Men? Where’s Angel, Cyclops, Iceman and Marvel Girl? Professor X has hair and can walk… wait what?! It was as if the writers took all the pages of X-Men comics added a few of their own, threw them all in a blender and out came the First Class plot.
Then came the cheap Photoshop 101 poster, which didn’t help with my already low expectations. However, the trailers were FC saving grace. They gave me some hope; perhaps it isn’t going to be so bad after all. But I still held my reservations; we all know trailers can be very deceiving.
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