Another Look at the Spies of X-Men: First Class
In my review of the latest X-Men movie, I looked at it (quite naturally) from a spy point of view. Here's another interesting review that approaches the film from that perspective as well at the blog Overthinking It. The well-written article by John Perich offers a fascinating argument for Matthew Vaughn's film as an examination of the dichotemy of the Sixties spy hero combining the worlds of Ian Fleming, Len Deighton and John Le Carré. Personally, I think I'd equate Xavier more with Smiley than Harry Palmer, but overall I agree with all of his points!