This week my wife and I decided to brave the light and burgeoning heat of Las Vegas to go see a movie at the theater. There were a number of movies we wanted to see, but it came down to the fact that we did not want to spend the cash on the others because they’ll be just as good at home. So after little deliberation and an enchanting lunch at our local Marie Callendar’s (I recommend the mushroom, swiss, and onion burger) we set off to go see “X-Men: First Class”.
First off, this review will not try and compare the actual comic book series and this movie. They are nothing alike. The only original characters that are in the movie are Professor X, Beast, and Magneto. That’s it. Not Banshee. Not Mystique. Not Havoc. So as my wife puts it, just think of this as one of the many alternate X-Men realities we have all been exposed to over the years.
(Spoilers after the jump…)