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Thursday, September 22, 2011

X-Men: First Class Blu-Ray Review

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X-Men: First Class Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: X-Men: First Class is the thrilling, eye-opening chapter you’ve been waiting for...Witness the beginning of the X-Men Universe. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their superhuman powers for the first time, working together in a desperate attempt to stop the Hellfire Club and a global nuclear war.

Review:  The X-Men movie franchise changed the face and tone of comic book movies.  The original X-Men in 2000 set the bar very high with great quality acting, script and a serious tone.  After that came X2..another win.  Then...sigh...X-Men 3.  That film was riddled with issues, from multiple directors dropping out to a clearly muddled plot and misuse of characters.  Ok, so that was over..then the Wolverine movie came to mixed reviews.  Personally, I enjoyed it just fine, but it still wasn't up to par with the first two X-Men movies.  Now, we get a prequel..First Class.  

X-Men: First Class is not only a surprise, but an absolute delight!  The characters are fantastic, great actors, great script..great everything.  What an amazing film!  The X-Men are back and yet again setting the bar!   This film is so good that Kevin Bacon is awesome.   The movie, set mostly during the Cuban Missle Crisis, is another serious take on some legendary superheroes and it really does them justice.  This film is a must own.

The special features on this blu-ray include: Disc 1: Theatrical Feature Blu-ray, X Marks The Spot, Composer's Isolated Score, Cerebro: Mutant Tracker, Children of the Atom – 8 Part Featurette Series and Deleted Scenes.  Disc 2: Digital Copy

Interest Range: Action, Marvel Comics