Michael Fassbender as Magneto. Not only was he distractingly good looking, but his performance of a tortured survivor of a brutal concentration camp, not to mention his badassery in hunting down those who had tortured him, made his "kill all humans" philosophy completely sympathetic. Also, his chemistry with James McAvoy's Charles Xavier was outstanding and
Completely unrelated to the film was the trailer for Hugh Jackman's new movie Real Steel. Is it a sign of an unhealthy obsession with Jackman that I'm totally going to see this flick, which amounts to Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots: The Movie?
Not really bad, but worth noting: I cared so little about the first class of X-Men, outside of Charles and Erik. Every time the story switched to the young recruits, I was eager to get back to the two friends destined to become enemies. They all did a fine job, but we were all there to see Professor X and Magneto.
The one glaring misstep in the movie was the character of Darwin. I won't spoil anyone who hasn't seen the movie, but considering this is a black blog and he is black character, you can imagine why I'm annoyed.
Still on the list to see this summer: Jumping the Broom, Winnie the Pooh, Captain America, Green Lantern, Harry Potter, Planet of the Apes (!), and probably some other stuff that doesn't involve superheroes or sci-fi.