X-Men: First Class

PG-13 for vague Civil Rights metaphor, expositional Nazism, black man dying first


1962. A time of upheaval, of revolution, of Kevin Bacon wearing a silly hat.

As the Civil Rights movement reaches full fervor, there appears an unsung hero: a black mutant named Mr. Expendable, endowed with the special power of dying to establish the threat. Also, another black mutant, who has not one but two super powers: stripteasing, and betraying her friends. Let it never be said that X-Men excludes African-Americans, but merely that it includes them in the most demeaning way possible. And isn’t that what Civil Rights is all about? Right? Right, guys?

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