After the disaster that was X-Men: The Last Stand, and the so-so X-Men Origins: Wolverine, my faith in Fox to deliver a quality X-Men related title without Bryan Singer at the helm was at an all time low. It was refreshing to see what was done with X-Men: First Class, however it didn’t come close to matching Singers efforts.
The story of Xavier and Lenscherr looked like something that had a hell of a lot of potential, and in the end it was a shame that the movie could not have been more about that than the actual formation of the X-Men themselves.
The mutants that were chosen as the “First Class” was a strange selection. With the exception of Beast, none of them were actual originals from the comics and some of them were bizarre, lesser known (and quite frankly less popular) choices. In fact, the kids, were downright lame. The movie took a serious downturn every time they were featured.
In hindsight that was always the strongest parts of all the X-Men movies the interaction between Xavier and Magneto. It was a good film but I kind of wish Marvel Studios could take over the X-Men franchise rather than having to endure Fox mess up what could have been rich potential for so many fantastic movies, rather than a mix bag of great to terrible films. This one kind of sits in the middle.