X-Men: First Class
Is it impossible for people in the film industry to actually watch a film? It seems to be, as X-Men: First Class looks to add even more continuality errors into the overdrawn franchise.
The main continuality problem is age. Somehow Mystique and Emma Frost are the same age as Charles Xavier and Magneto, despite this clearly not being the case in other films in the saga. Emma Frost was young when she met the professor, who was old, in X-Men Origin: Wolverine, Mystique loses her powers in number three and becomes a regular human and she was a lot younger than Magneto.
The trailer shows clips from other films in the franchise, thus establishing continuality between it and the original trilogy. Not that it was a secret; this movie was always intended to be canon. If it weren’t for all the errors, I’d be praising this movie, but we’ve been burned before, let’s face it Origins turned into a rushed mess of mistakes and wasted some great characters in small parts.
X-Men: First Class, actually looks like it has some good moments, but that doesn’t mean it looks good. I really wish that they’d tried a little harder to keep canon status, come on it’s not that hard to sit down and watch four movies before you go out to make a fifth. It makes the whole movie seem like a money making scheme, there’s x-men in it so people will come and see it.
X-Men: First Class is set to hit cinemas on the 30th of May, in Ireland and the UK, and 3rd of June, in America. It’s supposed to be the first in a new trilogy, but X-Men: Origins had big plans too and we all know how that turned out.
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