Echo Rift Podcast 080: X-Men First Class (2011) by Matthew Vaughn

Is Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men First Class the best X-Men Movie of all?

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  • 00:25 – Why doesn’t anyone talk about X-Men First Class?
  • 04:30 – It’s 1963!  The Ultimate X-Men Historical Treatment, Being in Continuity
  • 10:32 – A Mod James Bond Movie, Mystique and Beast have to hide, Xavier doesn’t get it and isn’t always right
  •  15:37 – A Great Ensemble, Magneto’s position is defensible
  • 21:50 – Sebastian Shaw/Kevin Bacon
  • 23:25 – Comparing Bryan Singer’s X-Men to X-Men: First Class, Looking forward to Days of Future Past
  • 27:26 – Great Score, Wish they made comics about this universe
  • 29:42 – Outro


X-Men First Class Trailer

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