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I got a chance to watch the movie “X-Men: First Class”; read on to see what I thought of it. “X-Men: First Class” is a prequel that takes places in 1963. Charles Xavier starts up a school and later a team, for humans with superhuman abilities. Among them is Erik Lensherr, his best friend… and future archenemy.
As far as prequels go, in my opinion, this was one of the best I’ve watched in a long time. The film’s director, producers, and writers really took the time to explain each character in a non-tedious way; that didn’t involve you being bored the entire time. If you’ve watched the other ‘X-Men’ movies from this franchise, you might think you know all of the main characters and what drives them. But with this movie, I got to really understand what made everyone become who they are. What I like about this film is that it isn’t just full of background information; there’s a really good storyline, nice action sequences, and pretty good animation that draws you into the film. I really must admit, I enjoyed watching this.. It gave me a new perspective on the franchise and the characters as a whole. So is it kid friendly? In my opinion, yes it is. There really isn’t a lot of violence (some scenes are, but most scenes aren’t), so this would be a nice family movie.. but again you’re the parent and it’s your choice.
The acting was also good and there were interesting up and coming actors/actresses in this film as well. James McAvoy who plays ‘Charles Xavier’ really did a great job. Not many people can top the iconic Patrick Stewart in this role, but McAvoy held his own. Michael Fassbender who plays ‘Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto’ also did a great job playing this determined character. Kevin Bacon was also in this film (I was surprised to see him in this); he plays ‘Sebastian Shaw’ and did an ‘okay’ job. Rose Byrne who plays ‘Moira MacTaggert’ and January Jones who plays ‘Emma Frost’, both acted very well. And the newcomers: Jennifer Lawrence who plays ‘Raven/Mystique’, Zoë Kravitz who plays ‘Angel Salvadore’, Nicholas Hoult who plays ‘Hank McCoy/Beast’, Edi Gathegi who plays ‘Armando Muñoz/Darwin’, Lucas Till who plays ‘Alex Summers/Havok‘, and Caleb Landry Jones who plays ‘Sean Cassidy/Banshee’ all did a really great job.
If you’re looking for a good film to take your mind off of life for a while OR if you just love the ‘X-Men’ series, then I would recommend you see this movie. Sure it’s a prequel, but this prequel comes equipped with a pretty good storyline, background information that isn’t boring (and actually makes sense), and the surprise of seeing one current X-Men featured. This film really shocked me.. in a good way. I give this movie a 7 ½ out of 10. After this film ended, I wondered if Marvel would add more to this prequel series. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. And the summer blockbuster movies continue..