Movie Review- X-Men: First Class

In 2011, Matthew Vaughn was tasked with revitalizing 20th Century Fox’s Marvel Comics franchise with the prequel X-Men First Class. This movie was confusing to some fans because it seemed to have some inconsistencies. No worries, they would be addressed in the sequel.

Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) and Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) work with CIA Agent Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) to form a team of X-Men including Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Havok (Lucas Till), and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) to stop the Hellfire Club lead by Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) and Emma Frost (January Jones) who are working with the Russians to start World War Three.

This film does a good job of bringing the series back to its glory days by bringing in new actors and just as talented actors from behavior. I have to admit, I was unclear whether this was a straight reboot when it first came out, but now that we know it was a prequel that sort of connects to the original trilogy, it comes off very well.

At first, the new cast caused me a bit of hesitation, but they all proved their chops. Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique was one of the best re-castings that I could note. She is sharp and brilliant in the role. I also liked McAvoy and Fassbender in their new roles. They both grab them by the heels and make them their own. They are both talented actors and they really prove it.

I also think the story is smooth and moves at a pace that is smooth. This pacing problem has been an issue with X-Men films in the past, but First Class brings it back to its roots of a comic book genre film that is based on something deeper. I think it does the series justice and certainly is a good addition to the franchise.

Bottom line, X-Men First Class is a good reboot of the X-Men franchise. I did not know what to expect when I first saw it, but it has impressed me with the direction it is currently going.

FAVORITE QUOTE: Shaw’s declared war on mankind on all of us, he has to be stopped.

PARENTAL CONCERNS: Violence, Foul language

Check out the trailer below:

That is my review. What did you think? Let me know in the comments below and tell me if there’s a movie you’d like me to review. Check out my thoughts on X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more posts like this one.

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