Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
It’s rare that I post a BTS image from a very recent movie. This column is about the love of all cinema, from every decade and every genre, so I don’t rule out very modern images, but when they’re too recent it feels like promotion. It doesn’t really jibe with the column in my mind.
Today’s pic is from Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class and is probably the most recent film ever covered in this history of this column… but what can I say? I love Michael Fassbender as Magneto and this image comes from a very recognizable moment in the movie.
Vaughn’s film isn’t perfect, but it’s damn close to a perfect X-Men film. I would have been fine if the whole thing was Lehnsherr hunting down Nazis, to be honest. I still find little fault with Bryan Singer’s X2 and think it might edge out Vaughn’s film if only because of Wolverine actually being Wolverine and killing fools when they attack the school. In fact, the biggest problem with Singer’s X2 is that Brett Ratner and Fox fucked up the follow-through turning one of the best story arcs in comic history into a polished, but forgettable piece of popcorny fluff.
Overall I like the casting better in Vaughn’s film (sorry Anna, you’re a lot of things but a perfect Rogue ain’t one of ‘em) and I can’t wait to see where they’re heading with the sequel.
In the meantime, let’s take a look at Fassbender being an awesome Magneto. Thanks to Pat Barnett for sending this one along. Click to enlargen!
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Tomorrow’s pic is a really nice shot of two L’s chilling out on the set of one of the best horror comedies of all time.