Thursday, June 09, 2011

X-men: First Class - Movie Review

The highly anticipated prequel to the X-Men franchise tells the story of how the X-Men team started. X-Men: First Class starts off in Auschwitz where the young Erik Lensherr is challenged to display his magnetic powers by Nazi official Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon), goading him on by threatening to shoot Erik's mother. Elsewhere, Charles Xavier meets Raven/Mystique stealing food from his kitchen and he takes her in, soon becoming fast friends.

Years later, Erik (Michael Fassbender) searches for Nazis and kills them as revenge for what they did to his parents when he was a young boy. Charles (James McAvoy) and Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) are recruited by the CIA to start a special division of mutant powers. Erik and Charles meet and Erik decides to join forces with Charles and the CIA. They search for mutants around the world, and they are trained to focus their powers. They must take down Shaw, who is bent on starting World War III, but due to fear and misunderstanding, the US and Russian armies focus their nuclear missiles to destroy the mutants.

X-Men: First Class was an excellent movie with very cool special effects. It was very interesting to see the back story of all the mutants and how they all met. The casting was good - McAvoy conveys the intelligence the future Professor X needs and Fassbender plays the role of tortured but ruthless Magneto very well. There was a surprise cameo from a future X-men that was very entertaining. First Class is definitely a movie you don't want to miss!

X-Men: First Class is out in theatres now.

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