X-Men: First Class (2011)
X-Men: First Class Plot Summary:
Surely, it's hard to be the pioneer in any field, but it's even much harder to remake an already existing thing, because everyone tends to compare the second with the first one. The same can be said about X-Men: First Class movie. It was a great challenge for Matthew Vaughn to reboot a legendary trilogy, yet you can stay assured he maid it in a most perfect way!
When compared to the previous version of this trilogy, X-Men: First Class movie (being the prequel for two more) gives a neat story about the origin of mutants and how they were teamed up by Professor X. The film starts by the scene how Erik Lensherr has discovered his power when he was provoked by scientist Dr. Schmidt. Next we see Charles Xavier who realizes he is unique and meets Raven, who is also a mutant. The idea of creating the community of mutants arises by itself. The two guys are now the closest friends, good leaders possessing unique power, who are determined to protect the world from evil. They have no idea about that fact that their abilities will turn them in the most powerful mutants of all, and that in future they will be the strongest rivals: legendary Magneto and Professor X.
The fans of Marvel comics, who read them to pieces, are those who will try to find the correspondences between the published and shot versions. Hope they won't be disappointed, as on the one hand there are much of them, as well as much Vaughn's personal visions of the story. But the film appeared to be a wow movie! The action scenes are amazing, especially those where the mutants train their skills. The main emphasize is made on a movie settings. The former are getting more colorful with each new epic story about mutants. This time the usual superpower of the characters (like scales on the body, palms instead of feet, wings on the back, etc.) are enhanced by the atmosphere of World War II and the 1960s. Due to such a big jump in time, X-Men: First Class movie looks so much picturesque against the previous parts.
This time the cast for two leading roles is amazing. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender both have considerable experience of portraying psychological characters. In this regard, Magneto and Professor X were not obsessed by showing off their 'heroic poses', but rather demonstrated their 'human' sides. The viewers are able to see their doubts, fears, hatred and other emotions so vividly as never seen before in the previous parts of X-Men franchise. None of them has played a superhero before, nevertheless this movie makes their duet look quite organic.
|Genres:||Sequel | Science Fiction/Fantasy | Adaptation | Action/Adventure|
|Produced in:||United States|
|Starring:||James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard, Morgan Lily, Oliver Platt|
|Directed by:||Matthew Vaughn|
|Produced by:||Gregory Goodman|
8 out of 10 (70,526 votes)
|Running Time:||2 hrs. 12 min.|
London, England, United Kingdom