|No villain is more evil... than Kevin Bacon.|
Skimming my archives I realized that somehow, I managed to never cover my thoughts about X-Men: First Class, the pseudo reboot of the X-Men franchise. I say pseudo reboot because, unlike The Amazing Spider-Man which was more or less a direct reboot of the franchise, First Class was a dramatic re-imagining of the franchise. Set in the 1960s, the movie is an origin story for the generation of superheroes before what could be considered the contemporary X-Men. Primarily, it is the origin story of Charles Xavier (aka Professor X) who is portrayed by one James McAvoy (you might remember from the not quite so terrific movie adaptation of Wanted) and also Erik Lehnsherr (you know Magneto) portrayed by Michael Fassbender (the creepy cyborg from Prometheus among other roles). The two are brought together thanks to a mutual enemy, the extremely bad news mutant Sebastian Shaw (the sinister KEVIN BACON). Charles wants at him because he is threatening the free world, but for Erik it's personal: the bastard killed his mother in front of him in a Nazi concentration camp (it is worth mentioning: Shaw does not age). Sebastian Shaw leads the mysterious Hellfire Club members including Emma Frost (in the comics also known as the White Queen) and Azazel, who like he sounds looks like a devil and has the same teleporting powers as Nightcrawler (in traditional canon Azazel is his father).
|Ooh ooh they're playing chess! Like you know, other movies!|
|I wonder how much they paid Hugh Jackman to tell these|
guys to fuck off in this like 15 second scene.
|Everdeen. Katniss Everdeen.|
So long as I'm spreading baseless rumors about X-Men movies, I should also mention that I caught wind of one that suggested that in addition to a sequel to first class, and an almost certainly shitty Wolverine movie (set in Japan I guess?) there was talk of a movie based on the Days of Future Past storyline (which you might guess involves time travel. Currently the trending rumors are that this film IS the sequel to first class, and will feature much of the same cast. I personally hope that is true, because that would be a really awesome premise for an X-Men movie. We'd love to see that right?
That's all for today folks, join me again for more movie mayhem, as I attempt to get to the theater to see Les Mis before it goes out of the box office.