Review | X-Men: First Class

Entertainment Sep. 7, 2011 AT 12:59AM
Review | X-Men: First Class Credit: courtesy Everett Collection

In Stores Now

Us Rating: ***

This stylish prequel features the backstories of the series' longtime rivals, Professor X and Magneto. In 1962, the young hotshots -- then known as Charles (James McAvoy) and Erik (a sensational Michael Fassbender) -- join forces to stop a fellow mutant from starting World War III. With brisk pacing and sly humor, it's the best comic-book movie of the year. Still, January Jones, with her wooden delivery as villain Emma Frost, fails. Only her costumes are cool! (20th Century Fox, $30)

How we use your email
X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Us Weekly and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

comments powered by Disqus

ADVERTISEMENT