“X-Men: First Class” (2011) – A Review

Written by Kale Slade. Posted in Reviews

Published on July 01, 2011 with No Comments

Vicious, comedic, revamped and fresh can describe this latest and new entry into the X-Men film franchise. X-Men: First Class, the fifth in the series and second chronologically relaunches the characters of the past with style and sheds new light on the origins of notable characters include Professor X and Magneto.

The film introduces us to a young Charles and Erik with its opening. Charles is born into a rich life and is gifted with telekinetic powers while Erik as a youth was faced with the hardships of a Nazi Concentration Camp. His powers are brought out by Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon).

Years later, a young Erik (Michael Fassbender) meets a young Charles (James McAvoy) and a friendship forms. Erik and Charles must join together to stop Shaw from destroying all of humanity to bring forth the age of mutants, a gifted new species in the stage of evolution.

With the help of young recruits, Professor X and Magneto must faces a great challenge that will form who they are to become in the future.

The film features cameos from other mutants and past actors/actresses from previous films.

Overall, the film is a great way to give fresh light on a series I grew up with. With the potential for sequels, this film can become a great branch of a franchise on its own and bring some back-story and origin to these great characters.

10/10

Review by Kale Slade




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Kale Slade has written for Movie Vine and Entertainment Vine for four years. Striving to do what he can to aid filmmakers in promoting and crafting their projects, he enjoys lending a hand when he can. He also enjoys horseback riding, photography, writing poetry and novels and spending time in nature, experiencing the beauties of life.

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