Monday, June 6, 2011

X-Men: First Class

To celebrate meeting my goals for the week (more on that tomorrow), the hubs and I went to see a movie last night. At first I wasn't sure if I'd like X-Men: First Class because I never read the comics or watched the TV show, but wow, was this movie good.

If you're a fan of the previous movies, you will definitely like it and if you haven't seen any of the movies and don't even know what the X-Men are, you could still appreciate the movie as a great action flick.

My only problem was January Jones. I was first introduced to her in Mad Men as the character Betty Draper. For those not familiar, this character is a housewife in the '60s. Now, I always thought January Jones played Betty very flat and unemotional - almost robotlike. But I wrote it off as the type of character that Betty Draper was. More a less a drone expected to love and obey her husband and not be suspicious of his ten billion affairs.

Fast forward to the new X-Men movie. January's delivery for the character Emma Frost was EXACTLY THE SAME even when she's supposed to be this sexy seductress. It's like she has no range at all.

Despite her terrible acting, I'd give this movie a solid A. It's made me want to go back and read the X-Men comics. Any readers have a suggestion on where to start? I found a few articles around the internet that recommended Astonishing X-Men (written by Joss Whedon!!).

So how was your weekend??


  1. Glad you enjoyed it! I definitely want to see it! Wasn't everyone making a big fuss of January Jones? I hadn't ever seen her but I remember when this movie was all talked about and being hyped up her name was everywhere. Kinda weird that she's so flat...oh well!

  2. I haven't read the comics, but "X-Men: The Animated Series" from the 90's is great. If, you know, you're into cartoons.

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