Jack's Review of X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class(2011)
An X-men movie purely done right! Even with a rushed production and no big name stars, First Class delivers on so many levels. I am a huge comic book fan and I was pleased with the outcome of this movie. The movie deals with nazi killing, mutants, segregation, and dealing with the past in effortless fashion from an excellent script. The acting from James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender is perfection. The film hinges on their performances. The relationship between Magneto and Professor X have been hinted at throughout the movie series but was finally put on full display here. Though their intial meeting is different from the comics, the movie still finds a way to show the depth of their friendship and the horror that Magneto suffers in his earlier life. This is one of the few times I can agree with a movie taking liberties with the source material. Every Xmen fan knows the original first class xmen, but the director, Matthew Vaughn, decides to use a couple different mutants to slightly incorporate the series tying in with the first two Xmen movies. This could have been the downfall of the series; however it payoffs tenfold due to the superb acting and the 60's era setting. First Class does come with its flaws. As much as I loved the overall movie, I feel the other actors were extremely outshined by the lead actors. Perhaps in further installments, the other mutants will get more screen time to shine. The movie fails to give each mutant their onscreen time. First Class feels like a Magneto/Professor X movie with background characters. Overall, I would see this movie again and I am positive I will buy it when it comes out on DVD.