June 5, 2011 4 Comments
If you have never been to a midnight showing of a movie, you are missing out on a rather unique experience. While you could be doing better things like sleeping or socializing at a bar, I rather enjoy the midnight movie viewings. I have been to Star Wars showings, almost every major tent pole comic book movie and the Star Trek midnight showing. Now I am aware that the list I have just given is a big red flag for my general nerdiness, but fuck it. Being in a theater full of like-minded individuals, getting to partake in a cinematic experience is really this one of a kind of feeling. The anticipation, the hype, the geek aura that permeates the theater (that could be the general hygiene of the crowd), that is what I felt when getting to take part in the midnight showing of X-Men First Class.
With a hotly anticipated movie, a beginning to all things X-Men and a chance to redeem the series that went wayward in the third movie, does First Class find a way to tie the mythos of the X-Men series together or (going to use a pun here) does the latest movie flunk its First Class (groan)?