Michael Vaughn
Reviews // 1 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

'X-Men: First Class': Being Like Us
2 Jun 2011 // 10:35 PM

While X-Men: First Class does deliver spectacle when it needs to, it never forgets that while we dream of being like its mutants, they are dreaming of being like us.


X-Meh: The Meaning of $56 Million
6 Jun 2011 // 7:20 AM

There is no room for compromise, no value in differing ideals. For (the fanbase), X2 is the standard... all other attempts (including this one) have failed.

This 'X-Men' Is 'First Class' All the Way
2 Jun 2011 // 9:30 PM

With its Cuban Missile Crisis backdrop and sensational script and performances, X-Men: First Class ranks right up there with recent re-imaginings of Batman and everyone's favorite serious science fiction from the '60s.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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