“X-Men First Class” review [no spoilers] – Very Visual But Great Characters
Blind FIlm Critic Tommy Edison reviews “X-Men: First Class”. He says even though the majority of the film is visual, the character still very well defined. Plus, Tommy points out how a the Gnarles Barkley song “Run” appears in the film. Watch the video to find out how Tommy rates the movie!
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Platt, Morgan Lily, Zoe Kravitz, Bill Bilner
“X-Men: First Class” charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time…
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TRANSCRIPT (Tommy Edison)
To enjoy this movie, you need a couple of things. You have to be able to speak German and French, be able to read – oh, yeah, and not be blind! (laughs)
Boy, coming out of this movie, I was confused, confused, confused. It was interesting. However, I loved the characters.
James McAvoy as Charles Xavier. I love this guy. He’s got a little swagger to him. He’s charming. He’s funny.
Michael Fassbender as Erik. Fantastic. He does a very nice job being an angry character. He holds all that anger in him. It’s great. You can really feel it when he’s on screen.
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven was a nice one too. I like the way she plays the character.
(Kevin Bacon bite: “My name is Sebastian Shaw.”)
Kevin Bacon was great as Sebastian Shaw. And he knows how to play that part where you just hate him. You just root against him. He’s just such a creep.
(Sound bite: “Fire!”)
The music is really interesting in this movie. It helps to keep it moving. This movie takes place in the early 60’s. There’s one great thing! They use a Gnarles Barkley track in this one, from like 2008. (music) It’s called “Run”. It’s from the second Gnarles Barkley album. I love when that happens in a movie – a little inconsistency. It’s great and I don’t think anybody noticed.
One of the major parts of this film is completely visual. I had no idea what any of their secret powers were. Completely lost on me. And that’s fine. The only super power that I know is Charles Xavier being a telepath. (Charles Xavier sound bite: “Of the many spectacular things my mutation allow me to do is I can read your mind.”) You can clearly follow that. Now let’s go to Mystique. (sound bite: people yelling meeting) Looks good, right?! (laughs) (sound bite: yelling suddenly stops) (Charles Xavier sound bite: “How’s that for a magic trick?”) What’d she do?! (sound bite: “Best I’d ever seen.”) What?! (laughs)
So, for “X-Men: First Class”, I’m going 3 out of 4 eyes open. The characters in this were so strong. I really enjoyed it.
So be sure and follow me on Facebook or Twitter. I’m Tommy Edison, the Bind Film Critic. See, no spoilers. I didn’t know what happened?! (laughs)