Sometimes I think that people in the blogosphere want to see films fail. You always get that “oh, this stinks” or “I would have done it like this”. Believe me, I do understand to a certain extent the need to be critical, especially when it comes to those beloved properties of our youth. Me, I’ve always tried to be more positive than negative when it comes to the big comic book films. I’m someone who can find the good in movies such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine or X-Men: Last Stand while still grudgingly admitting that neither one are as good as they should have been. And while I’ll always stand by the hopes and ambitions of the filmmakers, I do know that the big wigs at Fox, the studio behind the X-franchise and Fantastic Four have a pretty horrible reputation for meddling with the creative process. It stands to reason that fans of Marvel’s mutants should be ambivalent about X-Men: First Class. However, the more we see of this origin style film, set in the 1960’s, the more I can’t wait to see what director Matthew Vaughn will be able to achieve.
Check out this scene below, featuring a young Charles Xavier and one of our favourite shapeshifters explaining the mutant phenomenon to some sceptical government suits.
X-Men: First Class is in theaters June 3rd.