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X-Men: First Class Reviews

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October 18, 2016
For me, this is the first good X-Men movie. Yeah, I really didn't like any of the others before this one. This not only understood that you need good CGI to pull off X-Men action, but when you have exposition, you have to make it interesting. This movie does that perfectly.
½ October 14, 2016
A great prequel to the franchise, X-Men First Class manages to give Prof. X and Magneto of their goal for mutants to be free for better or worse
October 6, 2016
Not impressed how Long is not in this movie. So that made it disappointing not a good X Men movie I would have to say
Super Reviewer
October 2, 2016
whilst not stepping back up to the dizzy heights of x-men 1 or 2 or even reaching the somewhat solid level of the last stand, it is a must see for all x-fans! james mcavoy and michael fassbender make it worth your time. some mild comedy moments also make it worth the while.
September 30, 2016
A film of halves; the first half builds things up really well with good pacing and lots of originality, there's great character work from the two leads as young versions of Xavier and Magneto, who create an electric relationship right out of the pages of the comics, and worthy successors to their previous on-screen iterations and the tone bounces from traumatic holocaust experience to goofy teenagers, yet both are solidly done. It's the second half that lets things down as things become more run-of-the-mill, more characters are introduced with the results that all of them get severely short-changed and the tones start to rub up against one other and each makes the other seem silly. The overall experience is still good, but like the young mutants of it's story, First Class doesn't quite live up to it's potential.
½ September 25, 2016
Some good moments, and done with 60's style. Excellent recasting of the younger versions of themselves. Just a bit to unnecessary grim in parts.
September 23, 2016
One of the most enjoyable films of the franchise, "X-Men: First Class" does seem a little overlong at times, is not without its clichés and its allegory is underplayed and predictable, but the very good plot, solid action and classy acting by McAvoy, Fassbender and Bacon (plus Wolverine's hilarious cameo) ensure it ranks as memorable and satisfactory. It's a prequel that really had to be told, and I doubt that Matthew Vaughn along with the host of screenwriters will let any fan of X-Men down.
September 20, 2016
Better than the average superhero film. Keen to watch the others.
½ September 18, 2016
With no shortage of spectacular action and balanced drama, "First Class" is a finely tuned installment in the X-Men franchise.

V: 77%
September 9, 2016
X-Men: First Class is dark enough to stand out from typical Marvel movies.
½ September 6, 2016
Fun super hero movie with more plot than some
½ August 15, 2016
I liked the primitive feel and Magneto's story, but Darwin's early demise seemed like a waste for the sake of false tension. The idea that both factions would immediately turn their guns on the X-men is unbelievable.
August 15, 2016
Is in download queue right now
August 15, 2016
My 2nd Fav X-Men movie of all time after APOCALYPSE! (5/5)
½ August 14, 2016
X-Men: First Class revived the X-Men franchise after abominations such as Last Stand and Origins: Wolverine. Following Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr before they were arch-rivals, the movie takes place in the spark of the Cold War, and the only people able to stop this issue, the birth of the X-Men. Led by fantastic performances by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, and a villain played by Kevin Bacon who has at this point, stopped dancing, and became an actor that deserves to be taken seriously.
August 14, 2016
- OMG I thought that lady was Steve Buscemi.
- Aaaand that's Kevin Bacon as a Nazi.
- In an unfortunate turn of events, Kevin has shot not-Steve-Buscemi.
- Professor Xaviar is a playa with the ladies.
- It's refreshing to see a futuristic movie with roots in the 40's. Just learned that Magneto was in a concentration camp as a kid. This explains certain things.
- Whoa.
- ZOMG Hank McCoy worked on the SR-71 Blackbird!
- The decor, sets, outfits, cars, lamps, are all AWESOME!
- Kevin Bacon is now in his groovy submarine with a mutant that turns into diamond, parked at their Arctic Circle base. Very Bond.
- Hee hee. Now Xavier & Magneto are recruiting mutants. They meet Wolverine, and the first words he utters in the movie are "Go fuck yourselves," while lighting a filthy, chomped on stogie. It's the best possible introduction ever made of a character.
- The secret submarine has a secret hidden room!
- This is the best origins story I think I've ever seen. All their motivations, how all the wars start, how the dichotomy of non-mutants & mutants was created, and how it parallels genocide of the Nazi regime. How good people make bad decisions in the name of good.
- WW3 is about to start. Neither side wanted to. One mutant is politically manipulating both sides into reacting naturally. Reaction is a powerful force.
- Prof X is training the mutants to use their (sometimes powerfully devastating) powers. Without emotion or in reaction. With intention and precision. Discipline. An interesting model for training emotions. "I believe true focus likes somewhere between rage & serenity."
- Whoopsie doodle. That gene isolation experiment did not go as planned.
- I think one of the mutants is Ron Weasely. This is a confusing turn of events.
- And that, with the help of mutants, is why WW3 didn't start. No, really!
- The mutants stopped the mutants from starting WW3. Now the humans, previously divided, galvanize into unity against the mutants. The Mutants, still split, both decide how to defend themselves. What a story.
August 13, 2016
A fresh take on the x-men mutants like you've never seen before, and if you couldn't tell, that's a good thing.
August 13, 2016
A very interesting young cast makes a life saving film in the X-Men franchise.

The last two installments in the X-Men franchise ("X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)") were not near as strong as the first two establishments ("X-Men (2000)" and "X2 (2003)"), so the franchise was slipping, but here comes the "First Class" to save the day!

David McAvoy and Michael Fassbender play very interesting roles as the younger versions of Charles Xavier / Professor X and Erik Lehsner / Magneto. Also Jennifer Laurence is great as a young Mystique.

This film set up some continuity errors in the franchise, but it was very worth it because this film was very interesting with a great story and an absolute must see!
August 11, 2016
Brilliant movie! Great cast, wonderful direction, and intelligent writing! One of the best comic adaptations of all time!
August 10, 2016
Biting of the same amount that 'X-Men' did, this time having the ability to chew it. 'X-Men: First Class' takes more time with developing it's characters, but it doesn't mean it couldn't have taken more...
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