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X-Men Movies of the Swingin’ ’60s

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So I was all set not to post this fan-made, ’60s-style movie opening credits for X-Men: First Class, because I kind of assumed that it would be kind of Austin Powers-y for some reason. That was dumb of me, and wrong, as it turns out — these credits by Joe D. are maybe more like an awesome British TV series of the ’60s instead of a movie, but I think that’s to its credit. They’re very stylized and very simple, but they really hit all the key elements of the film — and the weird violin solo rendition of the ’90s X-Men cartoon theme is fucking perfect. Hell, it’s worth watching the video just to listen to that if nothing else. (Via /Film)

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