X-Men: First Class
June 26, 2011
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Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writer: Ashley Edward Miller/Zack Stentz/Jane Goldman/Matthew Vaughn/Sheldon Turner/Bryan Singer
Producers: Gregory Goodman/Simon Kinberg/Lauren Shuler Donner/Bryan Singer
Starring: James McAvoy/Michael Fassbender/Rose Byrne/January Jones/Jennifer Lawrence/Oliver Platt/Kevin Bacon
BBFC Certification: 12
Duration: 132 minutes
Mutant and proud! The X-Men live-action movies have been a huge success as comic books, as animations and as a movie series. Now, we see how the X-Men began in the prequel to the movie series, X-Men: First Class. The story is written very well as we see the characters seek acceptance from a world they think would banish them out of fear as well as the mutants coming to terms with their powers and learning how to control them. The movie is more dialogue and story and about the characters more than it is about action. The characters are fantastic as we see multiple sides to their personality from the feeling of loneliness and self-hatred to the feeling of love and acceptance of themselves and of others, which you’ll see a lot of in Beast and Mystique. When you see the action sequences in X-Men: First Class, they are brilliant as the special effects are magnificent and the action choreography is done very well.
The acting is superb from each character but mostly noticeable in James McAvoy, who plays Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender, who plays Eric Lehnsherr, Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the lovely Mystique and Nicholas Hoult, who plays as Beast. X-Men: First Class is a fantastic superhero prequel that manages to fit in the timeline of the other X-Men movies and it manages to tell it’s story well and make it relatable to real life as well as make you care very much about the characters. Overall, this movie is actually first class and is the best I movie out of the entire series.
This might be one of the best superhero movies to have ever been made since The Dark Knight. X-Men: First Class caters for everybody and also has the kind of story that is emotionally relatable to real life. Everything, from the script to the characters, is written very well with love and care and it shows through this movie. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult as well as the rest of the cast do a fantastic job in playing their characters and bringing them to life. X-Men fans will love this addition to the series and for those who want to get into X-Men and haven’t seen any of the movies can watch this first as this is a prequel to the movie series.