X-Men: First Class 1.0 stars

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An ambitious superhero movie, one willing to invoke the Holocaust in its treatment of a feared and persecuted minority. This time it’s mutants instead of Jews, except for one mutant who is also a Jew, and who is looking to avenge his mother’s death at the hands of the Nazis, one of whom is also a mutant. Sadly, the proceedings get bogged down by the parallel story of teenage mutants struggling with their “gifts” and by sloppy execution all ’round. Not sloppy: the prequel’s fanboy devotion to setting up what we all know comes later. 2011.

Matthew Lickona

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