After two good movies and two that might be best forgotten, here we are at the fifth entry in the 'X-Men' franchise, 'X-Men: First Class.' As the second of three Marvel movies coming out over the course of three months and with DC's 'Green Lantern' still on the way, the competition is fierce this summer. So, with the hype machine turned up to 11 and ticket sales ready to skyrocket, does 'First Class' stand cape-and-boot above the rest, or is it just one more example of fanboy kryptonite?

Hit the jump to find out.
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Based on 46 critics

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PG-132011
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PG-132011
Based on 38 critics

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