The more I see from X-Men: First Class, the more I am absolutely thrilled to see it. Matthew Vaughn and team seem to be embracing what was important about the first, and especially the second, X-Men films: the human drama. Fans usually cry out for all of their favorite characters to get the big-screen treatment, but the thankless task of bringing a dozen super-powered characters into a single two-hour film often goes unnoticed. The trick for the filmmakers is to feature these men and women with amazing powers, and tell a compelling story, and ground it in enough reality that we’re not grimacing over the ridiculousness of the whole affair.
There have been a host of trailers for the film that opens in about a month, both international and domestic, and each one has different wow elements interspersed with strong dramatic elements. This is what an X-Men film needs to be.
X-Men: First Class opens on June 3rd.