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X-Men = Stars Lite

Vulture has already mentioned the practice of avoiding A-list stars when casting summer blockbusters. Long story short: they're expensive, and they're not what you're coming to see, so who needs 'em? But what struck me about the relative bargains who wound up populating X-Men: First Class is how familiar they seem. Let's take a look, shall we?

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There's Rose Byrne as Agent Moira MacTaggert, looking not unlike Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly!

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Nicholas Hoult plays Beast, and bears more than a passing resemblance to two-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke!

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Caleb Landry Jones is a scream as Banshee; is it his fault he looks not unlike Harry Potter star Rupert Grint?

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And hunky Lucas Till, who plays Havoc? Hello, young Matt Damon!

The new stars: same as the old stars. But much cheaper.

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Vulture has already mentioned the practice of avoiding A-list stars when casting summer blockbusters. Long story short: they're expensive, and they're not what you're coming to see, so who needs 'em? But what struck me about the relative bargains who wound up populating X-Men: First Class is how familiar they seem. Let's take a look, shall we?

Image

There's Rose Byrne as Agent Moira MacTaggert, looking not unlike Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly!

Image

Nicholas Hoult plays Beast, and bears more than a passing resemblance to two-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke!

Image

Caleb Landry Jones is a scream as Banshee; is it his fault he looks not unlike Harry Potter star Rupert Grint?

Image

And hunky Lucas Till, who plays Havoc? Hello, young Matt Damon!

The new stars: same as the old stars. But much cheaper.

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Ah... Jennifer Connelly. How I've missed thee.

June 1, 2011

I am so afraid to see this movie.

June 1, 2011

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