Review: X-Men: First Class

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Title: X-Men: First Class
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawenrence
Runtime: 2 hrs 11 mins

What It Is? Professor Charles Xavier (McAvoy) has always been a little different he’s known this sense he was a small child, and he and his adopted “sister” Raven Darkholme (Lawerence) are aware of  the problems their differences would cause them. You see Xavier can read the minds of others, and Darkholme well she has the ability to shape her body into the image of others. Erik Lehnsherr (Fassbender) was a boy when his mother was brutally killed in front of him by a Nazi doctor. Turns our however that  young Erik as we learn is much like Xavier and  Darkholme you see he can command any thing made of metal to his will. Now adults these “mutants” must stop a group of mutants with not so innocent intentions. To do so Xavier and Erik must assemble their own team of extraordinary mutants. All with various and diverse powers. This team consist of Xaviers, Lahnsherr, Darkholme, as well as the brilliant young doctor Hank McCoy code name Beast, Alex Summers code name  Havok, and  Sean Cassidy code name Banshee. Together these “X-Men” must do everything they can to stop the impending doom of the world as we know it.

What We Think? Smartly directed origin story that is better then Singer’s initial film. It focuses more or building these mutants as people more then on what awesome power they might have, or what their cool code name might be. There is no overtly displaced “love” story. No, instead what we get is brilliantly crafted hero story, that though not all that unpredictable still satisfies in the end. Vaughn makes the most out of a great cast, and an even better story. His cuts are in and out faster then anything you’ll see. And unlike other films in this genre it’s characters are well-crafted and far less one-dimensional.

Our Grade: A+, McAvoy is savvy and quick as Charles Xavier. Fassbender makes Erik a man on a mission. And does so with grit and gusto. He makes “Magneto” such a well-rounded character that his turn to the dark side seem more of a surprise despite it being previous knowledge. As you can see we rate it highly and suggest you enjoy this with everyone in your family.

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