x-men first class

Director Bryan Singer returns to the franchise that defined much of his career with X-Men: Days of Future Past, an ambitious blockbuster that attempts to unite the characters from the original X-Men trilogy with the 2011 movie X-Men: First Class. It’s a sizable undertaking, to be sure, and while Singer does manage to keep the [...]

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This review originally appeared on KTKA-TV and KSNT-TV, Kansas First News. The prequel of sorts “X-Men: First Class” was a return to form for the superhero series, exploring the origin of Magneto and Professor X’s friendship and putting that against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are terrific in [...]

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This review of “X-Men: First Class” appears on KTKA-49. The “X-Men” franchise has fallen on some rough times lately. A disappointing third movie and a “Wolverine” solo adventure that was all over the place may have alienated some of its fans in recent years. But with its former director Bryan Singer in the producer’s chair, [...]

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There are movies that make me wish I had the option of the split rock fist, a non-neutral symbol that says this film is as bad as it is good. That’s the way I feel about Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class,” and I only grudgingly went with the slightly positive, because I walked out of [...]

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