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This week's reviewed movie is:
X-Men: First Class




Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber


I found that X-Men: First Class has put a new lease on life by launching a prequel that is new and fresh.

This well-developed version shows the younger Professor X and Magneto as they learn unique skills and powers as very young boys.

It's"first class" all the way and a hugely enjoyable blockbuster that gets everything right.    

As prequels go, this one is one of the best.

Set in the turmoil of the 1960's, not only does it tell the origin of the X-men, but explains the relationship of the mutants.

A complex tale told in a James Bond cold-war setting (complete with cartoon villain AND a map of world domination), it is both entertaining and serious (at times a little TOO serious).

But don't despair, the pathos is severed in a hilarious cameo by Wolverine. 
The Marvel comic book sequel, X-men:First Class, is a prequel to the previous four X-men movies (If you count Wolverine).

This film resolves mysteries about the past of Professor X and his team of mutants.

It is a much younger group playing the mutants in the beginning of the X-men, when they are discovering and learning how to control the special powers that set them apart from the human race.

The flick is full of special effects and well acted, with lots of explosive action sequences.

It's a good movie to use your comic book imagination on.

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