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.
X-Men: First Class
PG-132011
Based on 38 critics

Mutants Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr begin as friends, but a situation tears them apart. Read More

Star Trek
PG-132009
Based on 46 critics

Chronicles the early days of the starship Enterprise and her crew (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto). Read More

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
PG-132009
Based on 39 critics

Explores Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) violent past and his complex relationship with Victor Creed. Read More

Thor
PG-132011
Based on 40 critics

After his reckless actions reignite an ancient war, the Norse god is banished to Earth. Read More

Green Lantern
PG-132011
Based on 39 critics

A test pilot joins a band of warriors sworn to preserve intergalactic peace and justice. Read More