X-Men: First Class works. Well. X-Men is a series that has always had a lot of potential, a lot can be done with it. This movie shows the positive side of that very well. It’s just done right and stays accessible to non-comic book readers. There is a solid story line that gets us from point A to point B without a lot of extra fluff and we get a nice set up for a full trilogy of prequels that could lead right up to the start of the first X-Men movie. And most importantly, we get some nice character development. X-Men: First Class is energetic in all the right ways while still keeping a stronger focus on story and the connections between characters.
My fiancée who isn’t that into comic book movies and didn’t care to see this was surprised at how much she liked it. So yeah, check it out.