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X-Men: First Class Review

The X-Men films have become the Tim Burton Batman movies of the 21st century -- we remember them perhaps too fondly than we should. Sure, they had their moments, and they were a big part of the evolution of the superhero film that got us to where we are today. But if there's one thing that you take away from director Matthew Vaughn's excellent prequel/reboot X-Men: First Class, it's just how antiquated the first three films seem today. Vaughn, who was originally meant to helm the third X-picture a half decade ago before dropping out at the last minute, eventually cut his teeth in the genre with Kick-Ass. But First Class is far removed from the punkier edge of that superhero film, bringing us all the way back to the origins of Professor Xavier and his gang in the swinging sixties.  Read More...

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