X-Men: First Class ★★½

Most of the action was pretty fun and the effects worked well overall, but it was just so hard to care about anything happening. The first 30 minutes were incredibly sloppy and only kept my attention because I knew things had to start blowing up sooner or later.

It sort of suffers from one of the problems the Star Wars prequels did, in that the viewer knows where each character will end up. That would have been a little easier to take if the script had been interesting, but all the non action bits were just boring.