X-Men: First Class(2011)
Prequel to the X-Men trilogy (2000-2006), set in the 1960s amid Cold War paranoia, following the origins of the Marvel mutant mythology. Directed by Kick-Ass' Matthew Vaughn.... More
Best buds Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Inglourious Basterd's Michael Fassbender) discover their mutant powers for the first time. Taking the names Professor X and Magneto respectively, the pair team up with other mutants (some familiar, some new) to battle against the world's greatest threat. In the process, an irreparable rift between the friends opens, which begins the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men.Hide
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BY Andrew Hedley Flicks Writer
Matthew Vaughan’s reboot of the X-Men series is the series’ best entry yet, shepherded into existence by producer Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2) and scripted by Vaughan with his Kick-Ass collaborator Jane Goldman. The result is a bright, bold and fun take on Marvel’s mutants.... More
The 1960s period setting proves a shot in the arm, allowing for retro-styled art direction. Vaughan’s direction is inventive and interesting – necessary recruitment and training montages feel exciting under his helm. His balancing of multiple character arcs works, although some might have minor quibbles with the ease of shapeshifter Mystique’s ultimate decision.
Most valuable to the project is the excellent cast, headed by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender (who, as an early Magneto, recalls early Bond). Kevin Bacon is fantastic as the slippery villain, Sebastian Shaw, clinking the ice in his drink while plotting his own World War III. The womenfolk, including Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), are all mini-skirts and bras – though we’re in the swinging sixties, in case we forget.
The visual effects are mostly very good, although, with such a huge amount of them required, there is the occasional rushed slip. Even at 130 minutes, the pace keeps up with no sign of fatigue. The recent Wolverine prequel was a disaster, but this exciting entry has certainly revitalised the franchise.Hide
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BY adamatdramatrain superstar
A rushed and dubious ending scene on a beach aside (I almost thought Prof X and Magneto might kiss) this is a superb return to form for "X Men," following the disappointing "Wolverine." Matthew Vaughn brings his "Kick-Ass" credentials to the fore and directs a fittingly James Bondian movie that is a delight for X-MEN fans and newbies alike. 4 stars - but if the ending had been given some more thought (and time) it would have been 5. First Class (almost!)
BY Jade-Francis superstar
I love movies that explain what you want to know about other stuff. Somethings dont add up with the other movies but i guess they are gonna reboot everything.
Love the cameo roles by hugh jackmen and Rebecca Romijn.
It was lil cheesey in bits, but doesnt ruin the movie experiance
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