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Running Time 130 min
MPAA rating PG-13
Release Date Jun 3, 2011
Tags 0721comics

X-Men: First Class

In the early 1960s, during the height of the Cold War, a mutant named Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) meets a fellow mutant named Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender). Despite their vastly different backgrounds -- Charles grew up with a wealthy family, while Erik lost his parents at Auschwitz -- the two become close friends. As the world teeters on the brink of a nuclear war, Charles and Erik with other mutants join forces to save humanity. However, a situation soon tears the friends apart.

Starring
James McAvoy Charles Xavier/Professor X
Michael Fassbender Erik Lensherr/Magneto
Rose Byrne Dr. Moira MacTaggert
January Jones Emma Frost
Oliver Platt Man in Black
Kevin Bacon Sebastian Shaw
Nicholas Hoult Hank McCoy/Beast
Jennifer Lawrence Raven Darkholme/Mystique
Peter Pentz Armando Munoz/Darwin
Caleb Jones Sean Cassidy/Banshee

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Jun 06, 2011 - Jennavive. on X-Men: First Class

Starting with the good the special effects were pretty good, as you would expect from this kind of film, the locations were wonderful and beautifully shot. As a prequel, it checked most of the required boxes however the film never got you to a point where you actually cared about the characters. Yes it exposed mutants and their individual powers and backgrounds, which they were, where they came from and what events propped the future for the X-Men however, in this movie you just felt no real empathy for them.

Kevin Bacon's performance was forgettable, personally his character development was over through by Michael Fassbender performance as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto, which seem accurate to the story. Fassbender brought the same intensity to his character as he has in two of his most recent films with Inglorious Bastards and 300. The rest of the actors in the films seemed to be cameos, either there abilities became uninteresting/ dull or you were sitting there wondering 'what was the last move I saw that actor in'.

This is not to say it was the actors fault, there were some issues with the direction and the amount of ground they were trying to cover while weaving in a plot that could be some what credible seemed to just bounce from place to place, without giving the angles personal depth for the characters.