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    Matthew Vaughn Tells Us Which Hot Potato An X-Men: First Class Follow Up Could Juggle Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

    thought weíd start with the big, headline stuff Ė something about the (pretty much inevitable) sequel because thereís nothing like a movie blogger jumping the gun for cheap thrills, eh?

    I was speaking to Vaughn about the portrayal of 60s sexism in First Class, and then swerving the topic from gender issues, to representation of race. This is how he responded:

    We talked about race issues because they say X-Men was based on Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, but I think I had enough political subtext in this movie. Weíve already discussed in the next one, does the civil rights movement become part ofÖ. But thatís a real hot potato as well, still, so we decided to stay clear. You can only put so much in one film, so, the sequelÖ

    I donít know. I donít like talking about sequels because the film could tank and then there wonít be one.

    Itís encouraging to know that discussions about a follow up are being centred on social and political ideas, subtext and subject matter and not just which new mutants could be brought into the fray. Of course, having seen First Class, I wasnít surprised at all that Vaughn was thinking like this.

    Meanwhile, Vaughn has also told Drew McWeeny today that heís got an idea for how the next film might start:

    Iíve got some ideas for the opening for the next film. I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy Assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that heís pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants werenít even mentioned. And we could go from there, and Iíve got some fun ideas about what other mutants to bring in.

    Note that he says mutants, plural, because that would appear, on the surface, to be at odds with another interview given to Movieweb:

    We will only have one more new character. I wonít say who heÖI wonít say who he or she is. But we will only be bringing one more new character in. Because, I think, as Professor X is in a wheelchair, Magneto needs to have a nemesis he can fight with. Someone that will be his equal. I know who it is. It would be nice if I could say something, but I canít, mate.

    Iím calling it now. He means Wolverine. Iím pretty well convinced of it. But forget the possibility of big claws versus the militant magnet for a moment, itís the promise of the civil rights struggle that intrigues me the most.

    Letís see how this all pans out as First Class goes on to be a smash and Fox, and audiences, start waiting for a follow up.

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    Reviews: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Review

    X-Men: First Class is a total pleasure, hitting all the action beats we've come to expect from big-budget studio productions, and adding much that makes it unique, at least among the sorry crop of sequels and prequels and mutated origin stories that have flooded the worldwide market in the past decade.

    That's not a left-handed compliment; the movie is not just "good for what it is" or "not as bad as feared" or "decent for the superhero sub-genre." On the other hand, I don't want to oversell it. X-Men: First Class is not at the top rank, up in the rarefied air of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight or the next half-step down with Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2. Its ambition is not as broad as those films, and the emotions don't run as deep.

    But, boy, I had a blast watching X-Men: First Class, knowing I was in the hands of talented, creative people who were clearly intent on delivering as much entertainment value as possible, without neglecting to develop a crowd of (probably too many) characters.

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    Review: Despite All Its Little Foibles, ‘X-Men: First Class’ Is Near First Rate > The Playlist

    For all its many little foibles, “X-Men: First Class,” is surprisingly well-handled and directed; surging forth with the drama and intensity of a global-looming threat. Crackling with high stakes intensity, yet remaining impressively light on its feet and fun, “X-Men: First Class” is the super hero movie to beat this summer. [B+]
    Wow, I fully expected this site to hate this movie.

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    X-Men First Class: Movie Review

    This is most likely one of the better if not best action films you’ll see this summer (I will see Super 8 soon and see if I have to take this back). It’s not completely perfect and loses some steam (though I’m getting picky with that) in the last act, but it has a hell of a set up and ending, the acting in it would win awards if they were in an emotional drama and not a summer blockbuster, and there is plenty of razzle dazzle to keep everyone entertained. There’s plenty for both the boys and the girls of all ages in the film — it’s really an amazingly fun, accessible piece of cinema.

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    saw it. loved it. It was good to see that Bryan Singer wrote and produced it
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