X-Men: First Class
Witness the moment that will change our world.
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.
With a strong script, smart direction from Matthew Vaughn and a stellar cast, X-Men: First Class is both a mature origins story and an entertainingly ambitious superhero film. The chemistry between McAvoy and Fassbender is fantastic, Jennifer Lawrence is great in her first mainstream role, and Kevin Bacon is convincing as the lead antagonist. Can't wait for round two.
Still can't get over how shit Nicholas Hoult's Beast looks after his mutation enhances, though.
The best X-men movie yet.
The best superhero movie yet?...
This has First Class performances. First Class direction. And First Class action. Although you can spot the moments when they start to run out if dosh. It's Sixties setting is a gateway to some brilliantly intelligent moments, and some proper fan boy geek out moments.
Top notch entertainment.
Sorry, I mean, First Class entertainment.
One of the biggest complaints I often have about the critical reception to comic-book movies is that people feel a need to label them as “realistic” or “intelligent”. If a film lacks this so-called “realism”, it is no longer considered good. Are we supposed to just ignore the fact that these films are about a billionaire vigilante who spends his nights fighting crime whilst dressed as a bat or a teenager who, rather than dying in the most tremendous agony, finds that he is able to climb walls and swing from the rooftops of New York as a result of being bitten by a genetically engineered arachnid? There are many things that one can say about comic book movies…
To say that I was sceptical going into this movie is the biggest understatement ever. Sure, Vaughn's track record as a director is impressive and his previous film before this one, Kick Ass, is all kinds of wonderful, but still..... X-men:The Last Stand is a film I despise with every ounce of comic book geekness I have in me. It killed off all faith I had in the film adaptations of this particular part of the Marvel Universe that I love so much.
Before watching this people told me I should view this as a seperate film, seen apart from the three predecessors. I tried that with Wolverine:Origins and that failed miserably. It confirmed my suspicions that the mutant universe…
Peace was never an option.
Ah... this film isn't holding up on repeat viewing, but I'm still giving it a high rating for the brilliant character arc for Magneto and Xavier. My opinion is still biased though since I'm a huge Marvel Comics geek.
My only problem is really the middle of the film, it's a bit of a mess. You're suddenly introduced to five new characters and then the script has nothing for them to do except stay in this one room at the CIA base and.... think up nicknames for each other. One of them even dies with no impact because we knew nothing about his character except what his power was... and that he spoke…
So much better than it ever should have been. Darker, focused on a more global plot than previous X-Men films, and well led by its two main characters. Its weakest point is January Jones, but thankfully she's not on screen for most of the film.
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A good blend of classic Sci-Fi and history. Great moments of tension. Volatile relationship between Fassbender and the rest of the group kept things interesting. From what I've seen, Fassbender always gives every role 100% and it's made me a fan.
Keven Bacon hasn't lost any steam after many years of being on the screen, he was a cold and believable villain.
Good casting, good action, suspense, drama...etc.
It didn't blow me out of my seat, but it was a very solid action film.
This is my favorite of the X-Men films. For starters, I feel the film does an excellent job, right from the early scenes, in establishing the very different class upbringings of Xavier and Magneto. They don't let Xavier off the hook here and hold him to task for his arrogance and lack of empathy for those mutants who may not be as easy to pass as he is.
The core of any X-Men story is the Xavier-Magneto dynamic, and James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender have terrific chemistry together; Jennifer Lawrence also works well as the third point of this unconventional love triangle. Kevin Bacon does a good job as Sebastian Shaw, but I couldn't help feeling he played the character…
One of the summer blockbusters I've enjoyed the most in the past few years. Matthew Vaughn's pulpy, old-school style fits perfectly into a sort of 70s conspiracy thriller with kitschy humor and surprisingly violent action. Fassbender and Lawrence steal the whole act, yet again.
LOVE JAMES MCAVOY!
I was expecting more after hearing it was the best comic book movie after Dark Knight, and it was good, but it wasn't better than the first couple X-Men or Spider-man in my opinion. But in any case it does show a very interesting side of the story as Charles and Erik meet and their views of the world seem to conflict. The effects were a bit weak, more than once I saw some very flawed effects, which is weird on this day and age.
Es una buena pelicula de la saga, una de las mejores. Es cierto que el inicio no puede ser más lento, pero X3 fue rapidísimo y es la que más críticas ha recibido. Los cameos son geniales e inesperados, aunque a mi no me cuadren muchas cosas y la gente que se supone que es pequeña por esas fechas sea mayor y viceversa.
Tratan muy dignamente a los mutantes y todos tienen su momento. Hasta Moira es grande (bueno, esto lo digo por Damages).
Hay cosas que no sé muy bien si son errores o no. Yo creía que Ciclope fue parte de la primera generación pero se ve que no. Lo sustituye un primo apellidado tb summers xd.
Rarely has a title been so fitting. First Class sums this film up perfectly, I've almost forgotten X-Men: The Last Stand. Almost.