Marvel’s mutants have returned to the big screen and they have brought the swinging sixties with them! Director Matthew Vaughn imbues the newest X-Men film with lavish sets, top notch actors, and an international feel. The special effects are convincing, the plot is character driven, and the overall effect is stunning. Setting the mutant conflict within the Cold War era serves to ground the superheroic struggle within a credible sense of reality, but is ultimately problematic in that the film never explores any of the Civil Rights aspects that it touches upon. It is a treat to see the X-Men in the time in which they were created (by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby), if only for the groovy fashions.
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An Emma Frost Update
by Ken Kneisel
Welcome back once again, gentle reader. It’s only been a couple of short weeks since the LA Times Hero Complex blog featured a revealing interview with January Jones, the actress who will portray Emma Frost as the White Queen in the upcoming X-Men: First Class film prequel, and now they’re back with more news from the set along with a few intriguing photographs of the cast of young mutants.