When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Star Wars. Then I moved on to Lord of the Rings and it became my favourite movie. I could watch them over and over. And throughout the years, I've had other movies become my obsessions... Freaky Friday, Miss Congeniality, Dodgeball, Zoolander. They were all movies I would watch over and over and never grow tired of them.
"If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball."
I now have another movie to add to that list. X-Men: First Class is awesome. I watched it in theaters with my husband, and I liked it alot. And then on Saturday night we had date night in our basement and saw it for the second time... and I still love it.
And so the story begins. We follow Erik as he hunts down the people responsible for his mother's death. And Xavier and Raven go on to university, where Xavier becomes an expert on mutation.
In 1962, the CIA agent Moira MacTaggert discovers the existence of mutants working with Shaw and the invites Professor Xavier to recruit mutants to work for the USA government. Xavier teams up with Raven, Erik and a group of young mutants. Sooner they learn that the evil Shaw has the intention of beginning a nuclear war to destroy the world and increase his power.
It is a pretty awesome movie. It has funny parts, parts that are moving and parts that are downright exciting. I loved it.
9.5/10 (they just had to throw in an F-bomb... sigh)