Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Woes of Writing and X-Men: First Class Review

Hello guys! I feel like I've been cheating on my blog by not posting my thoughts on a few movies I have just seen. I also read a post on Karsten Knight's blog in which he talks about experiencing "writers guilt" for spending time writing on his blog and not on his then unpublished novel "Wildfire." I actually like what I have heard about the book and it seems right up my alley with mystical powers based on Roman or Greek Mythology (not sure which). Any who, what I am getting at here is that I often feel guilty if I spend "too much" time on other activities when I can be wrapping up my first book, which I am really excited about, but I promise I will have more to share by the end of July!

So, X-Men: First Class...I loved it and so did the reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie takes place before Charles Xavier becomes Professor X and before Erik Lehnsherr becomes Magneto. It definitely was worth watching in the theaters and it should even be worth it for the diehard fans.

Diehard fans will notice some discrepancies compared to the original comic book storyline, for example, Havoc is actually Scott Summers (Cyclops) younger brother, but he appears in the prequel. Also some of the first class members that appeared in the comics are MIA such as Jean Grey (Marvel Girl aka Phoenix).

X-Men: First Class Movie Trailer

In summary, regardless of the variants from the original story, X-Men:First Class is an excellent summer movie! Now back to my book!


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