X-Men: First Class (2011) Review

We are taken back to the very beginning to see the stories of Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr how they met and became friends. But also what made them take very different paths.

So we are taken on journey to help us understand more about the background of the characters we have seen on the big screen before. This allows us to have a little look into what they went through as children and young men. How being a mutant has affected their lives and how they overcome everything that was put against them.

We find out about Frost (Bacon) who is trying to get the American’s and the Russian’s to start world war three, or at least a war against either other. He plans on having the mutants take over the humans and pretty much rule the world. Having everyone doing what he wanted. Rik has history with Frost and that is something that even Charles cannot help with, it is something which Rik must deal with on his own.

As Charles and Rik discover how many people are mutants, they begin to recruit them into a team. A special team working with the American CIA. Obviously, we know that this is not going to work out as well as it first may seem. But we get questions answered on how the mutants came to find the other mutants who all thought they were the only ones who had the different gifts.

Charles (showing why opening a school was in his future) was very much involved in the training of the other mutants. Helping them to understand how to control their very special powers, and not letting it take over there lives. Showing them that it is possible for them to be accepted.

Another factor I liked about the story was that we found out how they decided on the X-Men names. How each person would have another name they could go by. Usually to do with the power they have, just thought it was an important thing to have in. Especially as it was the youngsters who came up with them. Just gave it all a very nice touch.

I enjoyed this film from start to finish, I was starting to worry that the good things I had heard about it would result in me being let down. That was far from the case, it was action packed and had a very good story. I was entertained from the very start until the very end. I liked the way the questions were answered to how everything was in the first X-Men film and the other parts of that franchise. After Wolverine they really did need to do something to reboot X-Men and this film really lived up to its name and was first class.

I thought James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender really done a fantastic job in pulling off the roles of Charles and Erik. Very believable as younger versions of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen as well, which I think made it even better. Kevin Bacon does evil so well, you just could easily hate him in this film.

I will definitely be looking forward to seeing X-Men: First Class again, one of the must see films of the summer. A proper summer blockbuster!


8 thoughts on “X-Men: First Class (2011) Review

  1. I had a great time with this film and I thought that the casting of Fassbender was a smart decision on Vaughn’s part because he just has that look and feel about him that is so mysterious, yet just so amazingly breath-taking. Good Review Steven!


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