X-Men: First Class

(2011)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

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Roger Ebert
Competent weekend entertainment.

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X-Men First Class
The best acting in "X-Men: First Class" is by President John F. Kennedy, who in his Thanksgiving 1962 message to the nation, expresses gratitude for the successful end of the Cuban Missile Crisis while suppressing what he surely must know, that American and Soviet missiles spent a great deal of time flying back and forth while mentally controlled by the awesome powers of mutants. The movie's use of the missile crisis certainly serves the purpose of establishing this prequel in the early 1960s and answers a question I've always had: Does the real world overlap with the histories of superheroes? …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times - 06/02/2011