This X-men is indeed First Class. All jokes aside, the film provides strong performances from both McAvoy and Fassbender to provide a surprising depth to the characters Professor X and Magneto. The acting was great, and action was well done, and was stylistically sound. The only thing lacking in this film was a less than stellar team seeing as the star X-men such as Jean Grey, Storm, Cyclops, and Wolverine were not born/ too young/ didn't want to be part of the team. Without these heavy hitter characters and the turn to the more obscure, it doesn't pack as much as a punch that the initial films may have had in that sense.