X-Men: First Class

Data
Title: X-Men: First Class
Year: 2011
Length: 132 minutes
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn; story by Sheldon Turner & Bryan Singer
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender
With: Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Oliver Platt, Álex González, Jason Flemyng, Zoë Kravitz, January Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Caleb Landry Jones, Edi Gathegi, Lucas Till
Music: Henry Jackman (and non-original music)
Cinematography: John Mathieson
Editing: Eddie Hamilton, Lee Smith
I saw it: in the theater, yesterday
Synopsis: super-powered “mutants” engineer the Cuban missile crisis

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent)
Story:1/4 (Bad) Recycled.
Characters:1/4 (Bad)
Dialog:1/4 (Bad)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:1/4 (Bad) I can’t help noticing that no one involved in making this movie gives a fuck that it’s supposed to be set in 1962. On the plus side, when the design is so mediocre, it’s harder to care that the special effects are bad.
Acting:2/4 (Indifferent)
Music:1/4 (Bad) Again: 1962 anyone? Anyone? No?
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4 (Indifferent)). Brainless, but fun. I’d be interested in a sequel and/or prequel, X-Men Origins: Azazel Just Drops People Out Of The Sky For Two Hours.
Objective Rating (Average):1.6/4 (Eh)

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