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X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class
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Directed by Matthew Vaughn
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Directed by Matthew Vaughn—who was famously replaced by Brett Ratner the last time he was hired to direct an X-Men movie—First Class is dumbass, single-trick revisionist history. What if Mengele-style Nazi human experimentation was actually, like, part of a world-domination plan perpetrated by a mutant (Kevin Bacon)? What if the Cuban Missile Crisis was actually, like, part of a world-domination plan perpetrated by that same mutant? This fifth installment in the X-Men series is also the origin story of how Professor X (a puffy James McAvoy, in the role previously played by Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender, whose steely studliness doesn't exactly suggest a younger Ian McKellen) transformed from intensely bromantic collaborators into mortal enemies. Most of Vaughn's choices are inspired by the early-'60s setting, which offers ample excuse to tart up the actresses (including January Jones as evil telepath Emma Frost, Jennifer Lawrence as a barely le-gal version of the naked blue shapeshifter Mystique, and Rose Byrne as a mutant-friendly CIA agent) in go-go boots and miniskirts; allows for the appropriation of actual Bay of Pigs–related archival footage; and facilitates incredibly facile nods to the civil rights movement (when somebody says the word "enslaved," Vaughn cuts to a black guy for reaction). A cameo from an old-school X-Man only serves to remind how stylish and witty the first installment was a decade ago. Lacking a single memorable joke or striking image, First Class is as perfunc-tory and passionless as would-be franchise resurrections get.

 
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Anthony
Anthony

You have got to be kidding me.

No memorable jokes?

Magneto: "Maybe when you're older."Mystique: "How about now?"

That was absolutely classic. And passionless? Did we watch different movies? This is Kevin Bacon's most nuanced acting in a long time. And James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender turn in absolutely stellar performances, especially any scene they're in together.

Also, I'd love to hear what your definition of a "striking image" is.

****minor spoilers after this point****

Also, you totally missed the point with the "enslaved" comment. It wasn't just "somebody" who said that, it was the main antagonist of the movie, Sebastian Shaw. When Shaw (Bacon's character) said "enslaved" he looked directly at Darwin (the "black guy" you so offhandedly mentioned). There's a lot of nuance there, just as there's a lot of nuance in the scene between Magneto and the two German officers. Shaw (Bacon's character...just helping you keep things straight) is fully capable of using emotional manipulation to get people to do what he wants. When the movie is taking place, civil rights is still a HUGE issue. So naturally, he would look to "the black guy" and the "hispanic girl" as sympathizers - they are the most obvious targets for his attempt at persuasion. They would know exactly what it's like to be hated for no rational reason, and Shaw being a reasonably intelligent person would pick up on that. Also, given the fact that his two main sidekicks are an Asian-looking badass and a red guy that can teleport, I'm pretty sure that racism was not in the character design.

Also, in an aside, the entire tone of that comment tells me that you must be white. As an intelligent black person, I'm more than capable of deciding what offends me on my own, thanks.

Lastly, identifying the relationship between Erik and Charles as "bromantic" is hilariously inerudite. You may have missed it while texting or stepping out to use the bathroom, but Erik makes it clear to Charles a few times that their relationship is a friendship of convenience, and on at least two occasions their methods clearly show their differences (when they catch up with Emma Frost, for example).

Brady
Brady

I just looked it up and Karina is right, mutants were not responsible for the Cuban Missile Crisis. Thank you for writing this article. It is about time that Hollywood is exposed for its anti-mutant bias. Spread the word, Karina. And don't listen to these idiots blasting you for speaking the truth. It was homo sapiens who performed sick Nazi experiments. Not homo sapien superior! Homo sapiens shipped nukes across hemispheres. Not homo sapien superior! Jesus, people, mutants have enough problems without all of this GOT DANG revisionist history! Keep your head up, Karina. These people blasting you would blame all of humanity's problems on mutants if they could. It is racism plain and simple.

nadinethomas
nadinethomas

I really like all X-men movies and I've watched all of them. I don't know why many people criticize it negatively. But I can't blame them it is how they see it. We have different perspectives.

Nadine ThomasHow to get a girl to like you

kamakalani1
kamakalani1

This movie was great and I don't understand why so many people hate it. Yes, I understand that this isnt the true first class, that was the first thing I noticed, and yes they made some confusing choices (like how did Emma get here if wolverine supposedly saved her from the island?) but if you look at it as a movie all it's own I found it amazing with great action scenes and a very memorable cameo.

YourCriticSucks
YourCriticSucks

What if Mengele-style Nazi human experimentation was actually, like, part of a world-domination plan perpetrated by a mutant (Kevin Bacon)? What if the Cuban Missile Crisis was actually, like, part of a world-domination plan perpetrated by that same mutant?

Yes such a farther leap than What if there were people out there with mutant powers you ignorant fuck!

FLJ
FLJ

F U C K Y O U B I T C H

bigtingz
bigtingz

too much revealed in one film, action and information squashed into one thing, no jokes, terrible script lacking some dramatic irony eg, 'mutant and pround, lets give ourselves names i call myself mystique, we wil call u magneto and X'. overtly fictional sudden switch of sides, depicting magneto as a weak mutant yet in the sequels he is the key figure. its' too plain oversimplifying the story, the absence of william striker is a blow to the story, a sudden undebated decision by US gvt to destroy mutants doesnt explain the complicated relationship between mutants and human as well displayed in the other movies. the choice of mcAvoy for professor was not a good one.

Ulrich Masse
Ulrich Masse

Movies that have no passion (except for making money) have turned out to be the number one export product of hollywood in the last few years, so that's obsolete. But if you can't remember the one cameo joke i'm thinking of right now, you haven't watched the movie and I envy you for not having to work for your money.

Phantom Dennis
Phantom Dennis

The first installment was hardly witty. (Stylish is a very YMMV thing. Are we talking the films visuals or story.) It was rather flat and seemed to get by mostly on star power and Hugh Jackman's charisma.. The first movies idea of wit were lines like "What happens when ligtening strikes a Toad? The same thing that happens to everything else." This was the one line kept from a Joss Whedon script. Look at Joss's worst BTVS scripts, you can generally find lines better than that.

It was the second one that had the wit and style and some actual characterization. Nightcrawler for example had more depth and personality than most of the originals. The original movies did little to show why Scott Summers or Orroro Monroe are popular characters with X-Men base.

Dimitris K
Dimitris K

I bet the author used to be a nice, amiable girl, liking everything she saw.. but at one point she probably realized that bitter mindless rejection made her look sophisticated and an accomplished critic. When did they start passing such ignorant, unreasonably condescending rants as movie reviews? It doesn't bother me if miss Longworth is a wannabe twat, I'm angry that Village Voice didn't hesitate to make her poison public. Boo

Angryasheck
Angryasheck

There are several arguably "striking" images in X-Men: First Class, most of which are included in the film's trailers. Also, the movie's cameo isn't by an old school X-Man, technically speaking.

Marty
Marty

Ms. Longworth probably panned the movie without ever seeing it herself. Critics do it ALL THE TIME!

Bookid893
Bookid893

Karina Longworth wouldn`t know a good action movie if it bit her in her stanky arrogant ass.Stick to writing reviews in the village voic3e that you are more equipt to.Need i say what they r.As for your review of x-man.Just like you in your own skin.Seems like even a simple action movie confused you to the pooint that you had to bad mouth it.Well i personally would expect nothing less from of your non existent talent.To put it in terms your simple mind can understand.you suck.

Prevail41
Prevail41

This critic has never been laid

Matt Libby
Matt Libby

This movie sucked so hard, it extracted I.Q. from my body.

Tallulah Alice Mae
Tallulah Alice Mae

And by grouchy negativity, I mean such like that of 'magnetic eye' below.

Tallulah Alice Mae
Tallulah Alice Mae

This movie was great. Neither of us are puritan comic book lovers to back up some grouchy negativity, so I don't know what your problem is.

Lolo_asa
Lolo_asa

I'm a comicbook-turned-movie fanatic but I do get what you're saying. When you said that there was no memorable moment in this installment, I couldn't agree more. Maybe we just expected more from this. Everything was good but not necessarily great. I also liked the first installment better than this one. I don't hate this prequel at all though, I think it was just okay. It think it should have been more of a 68% in rotten tomatoes than 87%

Magnetic Eye
Magnetic Eye

"First Class is dumbass, single-trick revisionist history". Karina, great line love it.

As an avid comic book collector over the last 35 years, I always use the comic books as a bench mark to measure these so called adaptations up against and XFC falls extremely short of being a genuine X-Men film.

I also expect some degree of realism in film adaptations as portrayed in the books. The notion of super heroes struggling with the human condition and living in our society is what drew me to comics as a kid.

Reading some quotes by well known screenwriters recently that said ( translating ) a written work to the medium of film is hard work but not impossible. It's heartening to know there are writers out there willing to translate and NOT merely adapt a work for the screen.

I find it hard to accept a brand new alternate re-imaging as paying tribute to a popular comic book series when this film neither resembles or respects the original source material. "First Class" may indeed be a super hero movie, BUT it is definitely NOT an X-Men comic book movie by any stretch of the imagination.

Matthew Vaughn & Fox Abattoirs may have succeeded with their Fox Men, but let me reiterate it is NOT the X-Men from the comic books. A faithful comic book movie adaptation should at least try to resemble and respect the books it claims it is based on. This is a terrible adaptation if one can call it an adaptation at all.

Overall X-Men:First Class / Worse Class / First Pass is a pretentious cinematic blunder and a cringeworthy experience. One can only imagine the uproar if such a disrespectful treatment was thrust upon "The Justice League", "The Avengers" or even Batman & Superman.

Maybe one day when MARVEL STUDIOS acquire the film rights to their characters, we will see a genuine and faithful adaptation of the X-Men and perhaps if they ever revisit the origins based on the comic book history, they will use the original five founding members of the FIRST CLASS.

Guest
Guest

Your reviews suck, plain and simple. You should just quit your job and go into something else. Being a movie critic is not for you.

Dfsdf
Dfsdf

ya she just bashed green lantern. lady if you dont like super hero movies, dont review them

Sarah
Sarah

Wow lady, u seem like u have a major stick up ur backside. I haven't seen this movie yet, but everyone I know who has says its awesome. It sounds like you just got dumped, and perhaps your ex liked X-Men? Lighten up. Its a freakin' comic book movie, and supposedly one of the best ones yet. I'm going to see it, and if its amazing like everyone else says, than you are seriously a sad human being. Stop being a critic if your miserable life gets in the way of your professional opinion. Jeeze!

Cynthia King
Cynthia King

I respect your opinion, but I disagree with you on a all your points. I'm not going to go over our differences, but I want to draw your attention to your last sentence. "Lacking a single memorable joke or striking image..." For me, Kevin Bacon's line, "...Adapt to this," was not only funny, but equally horrifying. That scene, if you watch Darwin, was so shocking that I couldn't even breath. Maybe you left the theater to go to the bathroom, or maybe didn't see the film at all, because I can't understand how you can claim to not remember that scene afterwards. That point, that situation, is one of the key turning points of the film. If you missed it, I highly suggest you watch the movie again and this time pay more attention.

Markwcarter5
Markwcarter5

If there really are no jokes or striking images then you have no sence of humor... The best joke and stiking image of the movie was when wolverine shows up unintetionally and blows off charles and erik. You really don't know. X-men if you did'nt catch that joke

Kittykat_87
Kittykat_87

karina logworth your review sucks! what film was you watching? was a great film as a prequeal to the first 3 films. yes none of the characters are really the same as the comic books, but if your expecting that then you'd be dissapointed in all marvel films. seems like you have a dislike for the director and the fact that he has women portrayed in a slighty sexual way. but then all female super heroes are portrayed this way. i suggest you stop reviewing these type of films if you find them so bad.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You would all be mad at the world too if you looked like Karina.

Nothin'
Nothin'

I guess I just don't really understand where this reviewer is coming from. There were jokes in previous X-Men films, but they were never the focus or, as far as I'm aware, the primary draw for anyone.

I also don't really understand why it was even necessary to mention it was "revisionist" history. The state of education in America is poor, to be sure, but there aren't members of the audience who will truly think that mutants saved the world from nuclear Armageddon. Once you start including shape shifting and dragonfly women, your belief should be appropriately suspended.

The plot is silly, even 'dumbass,' but weren't the other four movies equally silly? I am glad that the portrayal of the women in this movie was mentioned, as I found it troubling, and this would have made for an interesting paragraph or two all on its own. But there doesn't seem to be much here. Maybe this is meta, meant to reflect a movie that the reviewer feels doesn't have "much there," either?

The review suggests the film is poor, but not really why it's poor. I'm not sure what purpose it serves, and I can't even imagine what kind of rabid fanboy comments it got in return (I could look, but who has the energy? Apparently I do, since I've written a silly, long comment about a piece of entertainment, to the benefit of no one. Still not reading the fanboy reactions, though. I have standards, in lieu of a life. Then again, I enjoyed this movie, so maybe one could argue about the quality of my standards).

Sarah
Sarah

That's a terrible review. Poor journalism.

Luvaldov908
Luvaldov908

Anyone that thought this film was good obviously does not know the first thing about X-Men. This film was F**&$^% atrocious, the acting was sub par, and that is a compliment. The writing for the story was terrible and they butchered every characters personality, even as younger versions of themselves they were poor interpretations. The special effects left something to be desired (every mutant flight scene), if you are going to see this film as a comic fan, expect to be disapointed; if you're going to see it for mindless actiona nd a clusterf*&^% of a story this is the film for you.

Cmkceck
Cmkceck

Karina longworth u suck. U should quit ur job as a movie critic cause u suck. This movie was amazing

Guest
Guest

Caught this last weekend and was disappointed. McAvoy and Fassbender were good; however, the female actresses were all disappointing. January Jones and Zoe Kravitz - dreck. Jennifer Lawrence - merely mediocre (I wish it had been Lindsey Lohan). Also, what's up with killing the black guy first? I thought we were in 2011.

JEL
JEL

So,.... I seldom see summer action movies, and on rare occasion find the one or two films that aren't totally mindless, If its an entertaining experience, I feel good about the couple of hours that I spent in the theatre. Criticism is subjective by nature, and I do not share the reviewer's opinion that this was "dum@#*ss revisionist" material. There were some revisionist historical elements, but they were a small part of an ACTION movie! I think this whole line of criticism came from the fact that timelines and origins of the comic characters were revised. Comic book stories do it to themselves all the time.

Perhaps I was asleep during the part where there was Bay of Pigs footage(maybe it really was there), but Bay of Pigs was not in any way shape or form related to this story. I've seen this in a couple of reviews, and maybe think a younger generation of writers need a history lesson.

Magnetic Eye
Magnetic Eye

As a Youth Worker with 74 black kids at the centre I work at, we watched "Worst Class - First Pass" on DVD and they thought it was total CRAP. They obviously are far more intelligent than you'll ever be.

You're also quite presumptuous to assume I must be white. LOL, so if someone doesn't like this movie they must be white. I know what it's like to be marginalized and in a minority situation so get off your high horse.

Fox Abattoirs does NOT know how to adapt Marvel characters in a true, faithful or genuine manner. At best they are counterfeit films not worthy of bearing the Marvel name.

A lot of the kids I work with have X-Men comic books. I have shared my 5000 + collection with them and they know the difference between the ORIGINAL and something that calls itself an "alternate", a "re-imagining" or a "what if" version that bears no resemblance to the MARVEL books.

MARVEL STUDIOS would have done a much better job, paying tribute and honor to the popular and originally published "First Class".

Bartnj
Bartnj

*****POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT******************;;****************************

The cameo character is technically as old school as is mutantly possible.

Katy Hoover
Katy Hoover

Karina Longworth wouldn`t know a good action movie if it bit her in her stanky arrogant ass.Stick to writing reviews in the village voic3e that you are more equipt to.Need i say what they r@ I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, BetaSell.com

Magnetic Eye
Magnetic Eye

Grouchy??? LOL. I prefer to think of it as being a FACTUAL comparison. The books have stood the test of time. This movie is a bastardized counterfeit. If that makes me grouchy then so be it. I'm happy with that. :-)

Freedom of speech allows me to voice my opinion whether you like it or not. The FACTS are Matthew Vaughn's Fox Men is an entire new universe NOT at all related to MARVEL'S X-Men, and that is my point. :-)

You said it yourself "Neither of us are puritan comic book lovers" - whatever that is meant to mean, so really you couldn't care less anyway.

Movies like "Hellboy", "Watchmen" and "Sin City" can certainly respect the original source material from which they were adapted, but Vaughn and Singer don't have the talent that those directors do.

A bunch of unconnected characters from varying timelines of X-Men history thrown together to make some quick summer bucks. Just a lazy, CGI dominated movie that has NO logical narrative structure at all.

Yeah I'm so grouchy I'm LMAO at how ridiculous this movie really is.

Elle
Elle

I completely agree. I didn't even understand who some of these mutants were, let alone how they fit into the story. And the cliche this is how you got your names thing made me want to vomit a little in my mouth. It was as though they wrote this movie to explain the previous movies rather than the x-men storyline. Now I'm not an avid comic book fan as I have been around for 35 years, but I know enough of the comics/storyline to know that's not where this adaptation came from. I'm sad to say I agree with the review, for what is was, the movie was ok, I especially liked Michael's portrayal of Magneto, but overall it did drag on.

Kittykat_87
Kittykat_87

what?!! green lantern looks amazing i can't wiat to see it this weekend! i wonder when her review came out about it cause previews weren't shown when reviews came out about it!

DFX
DFX

Brilliant. I can't help but notice the harshest responses are from people incapable of spelling out three letter words. And yet you've managed to take things to a completely different level. Disagreeing with a movie review without bothering to see the movie yourself? Impressive. Also, extremely stupid.

Tammi L. Coles
Tammi L. Coles

>> The state of education in America is poor, to be sure, but there aren't members of the audience who will truly think that mutants saved the world from nuclear Armageddon.

Then again . . .

Yeah, I agree that point's hardly worth mentioning. (If you want a revisionist history, Karina, how about a country mansion that has a stocked liquor cabinet, roaring fires in the fireplace, immaculate lawns, and tidy rooms without a single servant in sight.)

Still, I thought this film was a mediocre add to the franchise. As I remarked to a friend after the screening, it was as if Xavier put on Cerebro and found only the Island of Misfit Toys. I simply didn't care about most of the characters, and Magneto's revenge story (presumably for Jews everywhere) made me squirm with discomfort. (Karina, maybe this is what made you trash the whole.) The scene in which Azazel is kicking ass and the toys are just running from one side of the room to another made them seem especially worthless, who cares that the training was supposed to have redeemed them.

I went with a group of women who could have been happy with just scenes of Michael Fassbender, so who cares about the rest. ;-)

Dr Strange1
Dr Strange1

I too was less than thrilled with it. It didn't engage me emotionally, and tried to take itself too seriously. I almost laughed when they killed the Black dude off---such a cliche move. And to top it off, he was named "Darwin" because he could adapt to survive any situation, yet was killed off anyway. And the "Mutant and proud" phrase Raven? An obvious use of "Black and Proud" slogan from the sixties. Very clumsy attempt at racial politics.

DFX
DFX

JEL, maybe you should lower your expectations? Bay of Pigs / Cuban Missile Crisis? Details, details - don't you know if something happens outside US borders it's unimportant!(Disclaimer to others: that was sarcasm, save your outrage.)

I left disappointed, but with no strong criticisms. As a whole, it just seemed rather flat and uninspired. Not a particularly bad movie, but I expected better.

I will say the costume designs were absurd, even by comic book standards. In this bizarre universe women wear magical miniskirts. These amazing garments proved suitable for even the most extreme weather while still allowing the maximum amount of leg exposure. Men aren't so lucky. They're forced to don long pants and (oh the humanity!) winter coats. Perhaps by the next installment the writers can find a way to invent magical boxer-briefs for the boys.

Anthony
Anthony

Whats funny is that I Googled you, and you ARE white, which kindof exposes your fake outrage for what it is, since I was completely correct. Also, in an unsurprising move, you totally skipped over where I qualified that remark by saying " the entire tone of that comment", referring specifically to you missing the point on why Shaw looked at Darwin specifically when making his point. Given the reaction to your review, and the nearly universal acclaim from both critics and fans on this film, it seems like any rational person would just admit that maybe they missed something about the film and move on. Not so, in your case.

Also, since we're knee-deep in ad hominem attacks, I've read some of your other reviews (specifically, Another Earth and Captain America: The First Avenger) and if I'm being perfectly honest it seems like you just bash popular films to get more pageviews and comments. I agree with the commenter who said you seem like the quintessential failed writer/director who couldn't manage to pull a career together, so now you just pass lazy judgement on people that actually could.

Also, it's kindof funny that you base intelligence on whether or not people agree with you. Typical, sad to say.

I should have realized from the stance of your review exactly why you wouldn't like X-Men: First Class (which is the actual title of the film, you'll find). You seem to miss a lot of nuance and skip over details, which this movie had quite a bit of. Ditto Another Earth, actually.

Talk about high horses - I slog through what Marvel calls "continuity" and to be honest the level of handwaving and retconning in modern comics is jaw-dropping. At least the films are internally consistent. How's that Xorn plot thread working out for you? Though, I'm sure your young students are not at all biased by your obviously biased opinion. Not at all.

I'll give you the last word (since I know no matter how many comments I make, you'll take it anyway) but I'll leave you with two things - firstly, the suggestion to go watch (or re-watch) Ratatouille, specifically Anton Ego's review near the end. Secondly:

"By the way, what have you done that’s so great?Do you create anything, or just criticize other's work and belittle their motivations?”

-Steve Jobs

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Efjkwererfbgoie2

Who cares if it related to the original text it was a fantastic movie. This critic seems to be judging the movie based on historical relevence, somehow I don't think that was ever intended by the director

Angryasheck
Angryasheck

It's pretty much impossible for any superhero comic film adaptation to faithfully "exist" in the universe of its source material - be it Marvel or DC.

Any comic fan expecting one to do so should, in the immortal words of William Shatner, get a life.

Mark Mays
Mark Mays

This is batty. I consider myself a comic purist, old enough to have somewhere in my basement a ripped copy of the infamous "Gwen dies" Spider Man book. The movie was very good, not great, but certainly not as bad as the review given. My main problem with the review is the idea that the movie is a "facile nod" to the Civil Rights movement. That's basically what the X-Men books have been about since its inception. Could Vaughn have handled it better by leaving out the corny focus on the film's one Black (if you discount Zoe Kravitz) performer at the word slavery? Yes. Then again, that character was Shaw's target at that point. Just too bad Darwin suffered Black Guy Death in Speculative Fiction #3 (heroic sacrifice).

Sarah
Sarah

No DFX, you are impressive. I saw the movie. It was awesome, just like I knew it would be. Sounds like you're a little wound up like your friend Karina, not to mention pretty hypocritical. Her review was ridiculously harsh, and you know it. Even before I saw it, I knew it was going to be good. You think you're so freakin smart with your sinicism and your perfect spelling. I feel bad for people like you. Life is toooo short to be so freakin angry.(did I spell tooo right?) X- Men First Class didn't deserve the review Karina gave it. I stand by what I said. G.F.Y.

Adamco
Adamco

This anthony guy is a dick. Just watched First Class and that mvie is flawed in so many ways. Accusing someone of writing negative reviews to go against the mainstream is such a ridiculous claim. We need people to express differring opinions... So people like me who googled january jones is terrible in xmen can find something to read instad of just fluff. The women are terrible in this film. And seriously, it ends wth professor x repeating 3 times, " i can't feel my legs.". So many cheesy jokes playing on our knowledge of future events.

Magnetic Eye
Magnetic Eye

LOL,

Yeah okay whatever. You can play the race card all you like. I don't know who you googled but the fact is you don't know my heritage and certainly not my blood line.

Being indigenous in Australia is more than just race and skin color. Many lighter skinned persons in Australia can claim their aboriginality back to a grand-parent or great grand-parent.

But more importantly and this is something a lot of white Australians and including yourself Anthony don't understand either through ignorance and lack of education is that being Black or Aboriginal is about place, meaning and acceptance within your community.

In terms of my opinions of "First Class" whether I'm Black or White is totally irrelevant. I don't get your obsession or the need to even bring it up. I simply did not like "First Class" and am not interested in going over details.

To be fair the best acting was from James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, but other than that and again IMHO I just could not relate to it as a bona fide X-Men movie.

Maybe I'm being old school and extremely stubborn, because I love to use my comic book collection as a bench mark to measure these films by.

I don't know what "Another Earth" is and I actually didn't mind Captain America: The First Avenger.

You've asked what I have done? Well lots of things - a good part of the 80's & 90's working as a sound mixer / recording engineer on records you may or may not have heard of.

Up until a two years ago on various TV shows in the Camera Dept and on various Films in the Camera Dept and I'm pretty sure you would have seen at least one of the films I worked on. It was very successful in America.

Peace!

Magnetic Eye
Magnetic Eye

LOL, you've missed my point entirely which was about respecting the original source material, not copying it as a comic book panel by panel reconstruction for the screen.

From an earlier post

Reading some quotes by well known screenwriters recently that said (translating) a written work to the medium of film is hard work but NOT impossible.

It's heartening to know there are screenwriters out there willing to translate and NOT merely adapt a work for the screen.

 

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