X-Men: First Class Reviews
- 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.
- 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.
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!
I am a man of wealth and taste.
Overall score: 8/10 (Great).
As a fan of superhero movies, I'd probably rate this a 9/10
but from a filmmaking & casual movie go-er's perspective (Meaning realistic) I'll stick with an 8/10, Recommended for fans who were disappointed after X-Men: The Last Stand & to casual movie-goers.
Because X-Men: First Class starts well in the past, it does follow the "origin story" plot, not only of its main players like Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender), but of the start of the X-Men themselves. What's also nice about this is, because it occurs in the historical past, a certain element of "altered history" is present to make the whole plot feel somewhat more anchored in reality. It was also fun to see the X-Men in the trappings of the 1960's as well.
Of course, since this film came out more than a decade after X-Men (2000), the visual effects were certainly better than they had been. I appreciate the work Matthew Vaughn brought to this series as well. He's no Bryan Singer, but his directing was at least better than Brett Ratner.
With a retro feel and some flashy effects, this prequel was an entertaining film to watch. I give X-Men: First Class 4.0 stars out of 5.
It was a little serious but most of it was amazing.
I Loved it, Even if it had particular begins and similar endings, some can tell you there will be another sequel. and the powers in this movie were Awesome!
Score: more than 87%, About 92%, (A.K.A: 9/10)
I like the story here, this is a solid prequel. Acion, effects and cool characters. Some with nice powers other are less cool. This is a film where you know what you are gonna get, but not how well the story are told or how the presentation are put togheter. Sure, it's predictable, sure, it's straight forward, but it works. I got few complains here and it never seem way too over the top or straight up stupid - the most important matters here for me. It also looks good. Magneto and Professor X are the characters that are best acted out, other actors are doing OK as their picked character.
One of the better action or superhero films for me, but it's not bringing much new to the table or positive surprizes. It's just what it should be, but nothing more.
7 out of 10 coins.
The movies a lot of fun, and Matthew Vaughn's signature touch is very much appreciated.