Oh boy. Look, X-Men: First Class has a lot of things going for it on paper: a first-class director in Matthew Vaughn, a story conceived by original X-Men director Bryan Singer, excellent leads in James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, and an interesting silver-age setting. However, when I look at these photos of people standing around looking at something off camera, playing chess, and sitting on a couch -the power of “meh” is overwhelming. I realize it’s short-sighted to dismiss a film based on promo photos, but Good Lord, this is yawn-inducing stuff. I’m not 100% sure, but I think Kevin Bacon plays a mutant whose power is boring the shit out of people until they drop dead. (More pics after jump) Credit: LA Times.