Sneak Peek: X-Men First Class

Published on January 18th, 2011

So last week we got our first looks at Captain America and Spider-Man for their new movies. Those were some really cool pictures, they just got me really excited for those movies. Today we got our first glimpse for Fox’s X-Men: First Class. One word comes to mind, “wow.” Not “wow” as in awesome, “wow” as in you’re kidding me right? The picture below shows from left to right: Magneto, Moira MacTaggert, Emma Frost, Azazel, Beast, Havok, Angel (not Warren, but that short lived female Angel from Grant Morrison’s run, bug powers or something), Mystique, and Professor Xavier.

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X-Men has been my favorite comic book since I’ve been reading comics, X-Men was my first comic book, and I can’t stand to look at this. The picture looks like someone just did a quick photoshop job, not just quick, but bad. This movie is supposed to be released in less than five months and we’re just now getting a picture? These guys gotta be out of their minds with this one. I do like how they’re trying to incorporate the classic blue and yellow costumes, and I don’t think they look that bad, but I’ve completely lost hope with this movie. Beast looks awful, he looks like something out of a cheap original Si-Fi channel show, Emma looks like a complete whore (not much of a stretch), the Mystique make-up doesn’t even look finished to me. And honestly, who cares about Azazel or Angel? The only thing that makes me want to see this is knowing Havok is in it. From any reports we’ve heard about the production, this movie is being horribly rushed, and this picture is the proof.

I dread seeing a trailer for this.

Ken Zeider
Ken@ComicImpact.com