OVERRATED: 'X-Men: First Class' (2011)

Maybe there's some amount of managed expectations one should have going into superhero movies, but given the star power involved (Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender), this movie really should have been more than a simple comic franchise reboot through time travel. Fassbender offered his typical steely intensity, but otherwise the movie was seldom more than another dim, ham-handed summer blockbuster.

( 20th Century Fox / December 11, 2010 )

Maybe there's some amount of managed expectations one should have going into superhero movies, but given the star power involved (Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender), this movie really should have been more than a simple comic franchise reboot through time travel. Fassbender offered his typical steely intensity, but otherwise the movie was seldom more than another dim, ham-handed summer blockbuster.

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