"Best. Comic Book Movie. Evah!” So my inner fangirl is screaming at the moment as she does a little happy Snoopy dance. “X-Men: First Class is totally awesome!” The cooler, more rational part of my brain is looking upon that inner fangirl with something like indulgent, affectionate pity.
Sometime in the future, the lucky humans of Metro City live in a floating paradise above the post-apocalyptic surface of the Earth, slaved over by armies of sentient, emotional robots who present happily subservient faces while grumbling to themselves about how they "hate" their jobs. I'm not familiar with the 1960s Japanese cartoon that's the basis for this American retread, but I'm guessing it wasn’t this icky. Grade: D.
Will 'The Time Traveler's Wife' turn out to be the loveliest adaptation of a novel to get boos from diehard fans of the book? Could be. The ending, for one, is different. Not a lot different, but some will scream, "Ohmygod, they ruined the book!" They didn't ruin the movie, I promise. Grade: A-.