It’s really good. Fassbender is as good as everyone says he is. The action scenes are actually satisfying, unlike some films in the franchise *coughTheLastStandcough*. The writing is solid, there's a nice balance between the seriousness of the situations (Cuban Missile Crsis! Nazis!) and a sense comic book/superhero fun, and the film totally gets the main relation between Xavier and Magneto. Also, Banshee is awesome. No, the film isn't perfect. January Jones as Emma Frost pretty much fails in every way possible, and the score is mostly unmemorable. Still, First Class is at least as good as X-2, and possible better.