Back in 2000 I was dating a guy who drug me to see X-Men. If I remember correctly there was some deal made about me choosing where we went to dinner and he got to choose the movie. I remember rolling my eyes and thinking he was crazy for choosing some silly comic book movie but a deal was a deal so I went to the movie. I also remember thinking that anything that made him that big of a fanboy had to be worth it, even if it was just for the grin on his face. Well, the relationship didn't last but I took one lasting thing from it. My love/obsession for all things X-Men.
When they announced they were making X:Men: First Class and that James McAvoy was cast as Charles Xavier I was ecstatic. I'm a huge fan of James (except in Wanted, I couldn't handle Angelina in that.) so the thought of him playing one of my favorite characters was almost more than my little fangirl heart could handle.
The movie was fabulous! I know there were some continuity issues from the first three movies but I didn't even care. I loved the cast, I loved the cameos, I loved it all!! (Oh, and I especially loved James! He took my breath away a couple of times. *swoon*)