X-Men: First Class

I didn't think I was going to particularly enjoy this film, as I've never been too keen on prequels. But I was pleasantly surprised. All the young mutants are played well, and there's just enought interaction between the characters to keep the interest. The plot is reasonable too - doesn't try to cram too much in, and mixes in some actual footage of news coverage of the Cuba crisis.
   I recommend it for anyone who likes Marvel characters brought to life onscreen. Probably my only major gripe is that Magneto's evil mentor a) seemed older thirty years ago than he does at the "present time" of the film and b) he turns out to be a pretty powerful mutant in his own right, but gives absolutely no sign of it in the early parts of the film.
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