Monday, June 6, 2011

Movie Review: X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 132 Mins
What it is about:

“Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN.” From


I loved this movie! I have always been a fan of the X-Men franchise and have probably seen all of the movies in the theater. I have been waiting for this movie for a while, so I am really glad I was not disappointed! It was really cool to see the beginnings of the X-Men, to see how they came together and developing their powers. This movie was also thought provoking, it wasn’t just action. The movie takes place during a very politically charged time, tensions were high between the USA and Russia and this movie does not shy away from addressing the politics. In fact it is the central theme. The movie opens in Nazi Germany, with Erik’s (Michael Fassbender) story. By seeing this you can definitely see why Magneto became the way he is from the rest of the X-Men movies. You catch glimpses of Charles (James McAvoy) and Raven/Mystique’s (Jennifer Lawrence) childhood as well.  You’ll also see some other familiar characters: Mystique and Beast. And you’ll be introduced to some new characters.  By the end of the movie I have to admit I was decidedly on Team Magneto’s side. LOL! Being bad never looked so good!  
Go see it ASAP!

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