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“X-Men: First Class” largely a hit with critics


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” opens in theaters today, rebooting Marvel and FOX’s long-running movie franchise with an installment some are calling the best of the series.

But while the film got off to a fast start with critics, boasting a 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes for its first few days, the score has leveled out and settled into a still-healthy 87% … still Certified Fresh, but not as over the moon as was initially believed.

Ann Hornaday at the Washington Post says the prequel “happily delivers on the escapism and rich narrative texture the best of its predecessors have promised.”

Lisa Schwartzbaum of Entertainment Weekly adds, “McAvoy and Fassbender are a casting triumph. These two have, yes, real star magnetism, both individually and together: They’re both cool and intense, suave and unaffected, playful and dead serious about their grand comic-book work.”

Not everyone is blown away, though. Roger Ebert Tweeted, “Not overwhelmed, not underwhelmed. Just whelmed.” He gives the movies two-and-a-half stars.

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