Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon, January Jones
Review: 4 stars (of five)
Imagine a superhero movie that puts character development ahead of action, one that cultivates a style that’s not “Louder! Faster! Stupider!” Or don’t—just go see it delivered in Matthew Vaughn’s new X-Men: First Class.
Vaughn, who also gave us last year’s strong Kick-Ass and the utterly charming and fun Stardust takes a script that passed through six credited writers (including, at the last, himself and Jane Goldman, who collaborated on the Stardust and Kick-Ass...