We’re just a few days away from the world premier of X-Men: First Class, and The Blot can’t get over all the positive reviews the film’s been getting! It honestly sounds like a comic book fan’s dream come true…great acting, a great story, and it even stays true to the basic premise of the Marvel comic books! What more could we ask for? I’m also pleasantly surprised at the characters they chose to include in First Class. Never in my wildest dreams did I think FOX would ever produce an X-Men film without Wolverine. Instead we get a true hodgepodge X-Men from throughout the ages, including some of my personal favorite mutants like Havok, Banshee and Sebastian Shaw!
Now The Blot still hasn’t seen the film, so I could totally be off base on how good X-Men: First Class is going to be. But I haven’t read a single negative review yet, and it even has a 97% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes! X-Men: First Class went from being the comic book film I was looking forward to the least to the top of my Must See List for the summer of 2011. I hope everyone really enjoys it, because I would love to see a series of kitschy 60s era X-men films! Unfortunately Aly and I will be traveling this weekend for a wedding, so my X-Men: First Class viewing will be delayed by at least a week if not two.
This latest set of X-Men: First Class international character movie posters includes James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Lucas Till as Havok, January Jones as Emma Frost, Jason Flemyng as Azazel, Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore, and Alex Gonzalez as Riptide. The only question I have based off this list is how many movies will have to be made before we see a baby Nightcrawler BAMFing around!?!
X-Men: First Class premieres this Friday, June 3rd, in theaters everywhere.