Naysayers who’d all but written off the X-Men series will be re-evaluating it after 20th Centry-Fox’s newest entry in the franchise!
Producer/writer Bryan Singer wisely followed J.J. Abram’s STAR TREK example by taking the storyline to its beginning– the turbulant 60’s, the Cuban missle crisis and Cold War paranoia!
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is set against those global events at a time before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names of Professor X and Magneto—and to when they first discovered their powers!
Back then they were actually friends. Working together with other mutants to prevent nuclear armageddon.
However they drifted apart and became arch enemies, eventually creating an eternal war between ‘Magneto’s Brotherhood’ and Professor X’s ‘X-Men!’
What we’ve got here is a first class prequel that’ll appeal to both the fan base and the casual moviegoer.
The impressive cast includes James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Megneto, sexy January Jones is Emma Frost, Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (WINTER’S BONE) plays Mystique and Kevin Bacon co-stars as sinister scientist Sebastian Shaw.
So what distinguishes this film from other superhero movies?
For starters, it’s an ensemble cast with multiple characters. And each character possesses unique powers, personalities and back stories.
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, a worthy reboot of the franchise charting 3-1/2 out of 5 fingers.
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