I really don’t get what the big deal is. everyone seems to be hating this image. This is the first official (though not officially released) photo from X-Men: First Class opening June 3rd this summer. I’m not a huge X-Men fan, I’ve seen all four so far but only enjoyed the first two( just like the rest of the planet). At this point with this franchise the continuity is so muddled we really have to take what we can get.
From left to right: Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert), January Jones (Emma Frost), Jason Flemyng (Azazel), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Lucas Till (Havok), Zoe Kravitz (Angel), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), and James McAvoy (Professor Charles Xavier).
Honesty I’m excited for this film. The Story is set in the swinging 60’s in true James Bond fashion, with all the Q-esque retro gadgets included. To me that concept shows balls and the director, Matthew Vaughn who also did the awesome film Kick-Ass, was also supposed to be director of the abortion known as X-Men: The Last Stand. That is before the studio pressed him to fast track the movie and he bolted instead of making a crapfest of movie, Thats where Brett Ratner comes in who as everyone knows will gladly make take a crap all over a successful franchise. Vaughn’s version of the 3rd X-Men Movie was way more daring than anything that had been done at the time, involving a cult movement in the US starting up and setting out to destroy all of the mutant population. It was also supposed to involve a mutant brothel and hookers which just sounds interesting as all hell.
So to wrap up this rant. Really we can’t judge an entire movie on one really badly photoshopped image, but thats what the internet is good for so no use in trying.