X-Men: First Class 2011 PG-13 CC

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Following the classic Marvel mythology, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga.

Starring:
James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher
Runtime:
2 hours, 12 minutes

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X-Men: First Class

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
Director Matthew Vaughn
Starring James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher
Supporting actors Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard, Morgan Lily, Oliver Platt, Álex González, Jason Flemyng, Zoë Kravitz, January Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Caleb Landry Jones, Edi Gathegi, Corey Johnson, Lucas Till, Demetri Goritsas
Studio Fox
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

One of the best movies I have ever seen and definitely the best X-Men film.
Diamonds
I liked all 3 original movies, btw, and I really have to say this was a much better quality movie still.
JustMe
Good acting, great story, good special effects, and in general a well done movie.
J. Mills

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324 of 375 people found the following review helpful By C. Sawin VINE VOICE on June 2, 2011
Format: DVD
The X-Men films are kind of a huge letdown as a whole, aren't they? The first two are pretty good, but everything good they had going for them was completely destroyed once The Last Stand came to fruition. Thank you, Brett Ratner. And X-Men Origins: Wolverine just drove the franchise even further into the ground; kudos, Gavin Hood. So there probably isn't any reason to get excited over a new X-Men film even if it is a prequel to the X-Men films people actually enjoy. Why would we want to see another comic book movie with limitless potential only to drop the ball yet again? Not only does X-Men: First Class take that ball and run with it but it uses it in all the right ways and reminds you why you loved the X-Men in the first place.

The cast is way better than it has any right to be. Everyone fits their character incredibly well and works fantastically as a cohesive unit. Kevin Bacon seems like a bit of an odd choice for Sebastian Shaw at first, but any doubt you may have is washed away once you finally see him absorb energy. His role as the main villain may be significantly smaller than you may imagine, but his more than qualified acting chops make nearly every scene he's a part of memorable (nothing really tops his first scene with young Magneto though). James McAvoy does an excellent job handling Charles Xavier. He's gentle, kind, and really seems to care about helping his fellow mutants. Michael Fassbender as Magneto manages to have the strongest on-screen presence. He's intense, powerful, and emotional; the best-rounded character of the film.

It was gratifying to see McAvoy and Fassbender make the roles of Professor X and Magneto their own without completely rehashing what Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan established the first time around.
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116 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Miller VINE VOICE on June 9, 2011
Format: DVD
What drew me to check out X-Men: First Class was not any particular love of comic books nor any particular fondness of the previous films. What drew me to this film was the presence of actor Michael Fassbender, whose increasingly eclectic work has continued to impress me more and more with each new film he appears in. I recall little about the first three X-Men films, besides that I found them enjoyable and I admit that I haven't even bothered to see X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I figured it was only a matter of time before Fox rebooted the X-Men series after the lackluster reception of the last two X-Men films. Bringing in director Matthew Vaughn, the director of 2010's cult hit Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class is a summer blockbuster that delivers on all fronts, while reinventing and re-energizing the series.

The film opens with the same scene that opened the first film, introducing us to Erik Lehnsherr as he's separated from his mother at a Nazi prison camp. These first scenes, particularly Erik meeting his mortal enemy Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon), are surprisingly effective. Several years later, the film sets itself up against the backdrop of the 1960s Cuban Missile Crisis as Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) is recruited by CIA agent Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) to assemble a team of mutants for the purpose of stopping Shaw from triggering World War III. Charles forms a partnership with the vengeful Erik (Fassbender) to help him assemble the team, which already consists of Charles' adopted sister Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), and the film leads us through the events that culminate in Charles, Erik, and Raven becoming Professor X, Magneto, and Mystique, respectively.
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52 of 67 people found the following review helpful By JustMe on July 28, 2011
Format: Blu-ray
From reviews I expected a pretty decent movie. Surprisingly, it was even better than I expected. I liked all 3 original movies, btw, and I really have to say this was a much better quality movie still. Good casting and acting. Good story. Great introduction to characters and tie-ins to the comic book universe. Also didn't do anything to upset the time line with the original movies, which I appreciated. It was also neat to see actors I didn't even know would be in this movie, plus a ton of good actors who are somewhat recognizable but not enough that I could tell you who they were. Some things in the story didn't fit 100% with the comics, but just pretty insignificant things, and I really didn't mind at all. For instance, it would appear that Scott Summers' brother Alex was older than him? Aah, that's alright, Havoc was never that big a deal anyway. And I have to say I liked Banshee in the movie much more than I ever did in the comic. Not that he really had any lines, it was just really fun seeing him fly and do his scream thing...it always seemed a little lame in the comics.
UPDATE: Just wanted to add that it's been almost a year since this was released and it's now continually playing on cable and I find myself getting stuck watching it every time I flip by it. I really don't think this movie, the story, the casting and acting, all of it, could have been done any better.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Scarpa on June 10, 2011
Format: DVD
In this movie you witness the beginnings of the leaders in the X-Men Movies, which I personally love. You watch as Eric, aka Magneto, once a young boy who adored his mother was forced to watch her die because the Nazis, specifically Sebastian Shaw played by Kevin Bacon, wanted to witness his power. With each scene you can almost understand how Magneto was almost forced into having the bad guy mentality because of his childhood at the hands of Shaw. You see Charles aka Professor X when he was young, taking a young mutant Raven aka Mystique into his home after she breaks in in search of food. You get to watch him as a young man, still walking, a born charismatic leader. When Shaw decides to start World War III in an attempt to absorb all the power and to decimate the race of average human beings, the FBI turns to Charles who begins to assemble a team of other mutants in an effort to fight back before the human race is destroyed. What follows is a fast paced and gripping action movie as Professor X and his team race to prevent Shaw from destroying every average human on earth.

I guess I should probably be a little more critical of this movie. I'm not usually a hand out five stars kind of reviewer, however I really can't think of much bad to say about it. I mean the scene where Professor X got shot and became paralyzed I think could use a little bit more. Not so much emotionally but I guess I was expecting a little more action in him losing the loss of his limbs than it being a random accident that wasn't even directed at him. Other than that though I loved this movie.

Not only is it thrilling drawing you in from the first minute, but the way it pulls you in to who Eric and Charles are as people is stunning. There's real character development in this movie.
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