August 28, 2011

X-Men First Class

There's a little theater near my parents home,called The Strand, where movies arrive a month or two after they've been released. The cost is $5.50 per person and they have one show on weeknights at 7pm and two shows during the weekend days. Sometimes they have comedy shows and children's shows too. The best part is, it's a "Draught House" theater! What does that mean? It means, you can get beer there. . . oh, and other drinks too. There is a full menu along with beer and wine so if you want a fun outing, it's the perfect place to hang out and watch a movie.

While we were passing by going to the park we noticed that "X-Men First Class" was going to be showing so we decided to leave the kiddie with the grandparents and check it out!

Such fun! You can't help but really love the lead characters because they have so much depth and dimension to them. The mutant powers are always fun to see and Kevin Bacon did a really fine job of playing our villain. The only lacking character,
with too many lines I think, was Emma Frost. I love Mad Men, I even love January Jones as Betty Draper, but the only thing she had going for her in X-men was her beauty and that 60's look. I never got past Betty Draper to see Emma Frost. Having said that, we still loved the movie and look forward to sequels that I'm sure will follow. . . Hollywood knows how to capitalize on a franchise if nothing else!

I give it 4.5 stars only because there were some inconsistencies with timeline. . . but you wouldn't know unless you followed the X-Men from way back when. . . Oh, and look out for Wolverine, he's always great!

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