Been watching X Men First Class… or, why I’d join the Brotherhood

The Brotherhood of Mutants as seen in XMen: The Last Stand

The Brotherhood of Mutants as seen in XMen: The Last Stand

Okay, so, first of all I watched XMen: First Class for the first time last week, having avoided it like the plague up until then (for reasons I shall delve into in due course) and now I find myself in the slightly awkward social position of sympathising with the ‘wrong side’ here, or at least, the generally promoted ‘baddies’ of the film: The Brotherhood of Mutants. I admit this is probably a strange statement, as ‘The Brotherhood’ claim to want to end humankind as it stands (or at least the non mutant/further evolved portion thereof) – harsh! Why then, do I sympathise with these people? Let me explain.

(NOTE: BEFORE YOU READ FURTHER I SHOULD WARN YOU THAT THE PROCEEDING BLOG WILL, UNDOUBTEDLY CONTAIN SEVERAL SPOILERS!)

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