Skip to comments.The X-Men Get Political in “First Class”
Posted on 02/12/2011 2:39:45 PM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
For the better part of the past decade, moviegoers have gotten a new batch of comic-book adaptations every summer. The trend continues in 2011 with Captain America, Thor, Green Lantern, and the latest film in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: First Class.
Set in the 1960s, First Class goes back to the origins of the mutant team, before leader Professor Xavier and archenemy Magneto became foes. And as the just-released trailer for the film reveals, this prequel has an unexpected political twist.
It seems that the X-Men intervene in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now, there are a couple different directions this could go: a) President John F. Kennedy is, for whatever reason, unable to stop Soviet aggression himself, so its up to our heroes to save the day, or b) the X-Men have to get involved because the United States and the Soviet Union are both hell-bent on settling their differences in the most violent way possible rather than talking to each other. Either scenario could pan outwe all know how Hollywood feels about America and Communists, but we also know how much leftists revere JFK, and may be reluctant to portray the country as too evil under him.
The trailer doesnt give us much to go onwe see Magneto taking out a Soviet soldier and lifting a (American?) submarine into the air, though given that his increasing hatred of all humanity is sure to factor into the plot, these cant yet be declared representative of what the movie says the good guys should have done. We also see an unidentified character fighting a few gun-toting men in black suitsSecret Service, maybe? But again, we dont know how the action fits into the story.
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...sounds like the story is adapted from the very first X-Men comic back in the early 60’s...political agenda? Can’t tell from the trailer...
Good idea. We can ignore this piece of crap then. Why waste time ignoring it now?
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