X-Men-First Class (Blu-ray) (2011)
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Witness the beginning of the X-Men Universe.
|In 1962, 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.|
"...The movie is high-tech and well-acted, with lots of action and noise as it portrays the origins of the X-Men. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...works so well on multiple levels. Sean O'Connell, Filmcritic.com
Editor's NoteSet in the era before Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became mortal enemies as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, director Matthew Vaughn's X-MEN: FIRST CLASS follows the two former allies as they lead a powerful team of mutants on a mission to save the planet from nuclear annihilation. Charles (James McAvoy) and Erik (Michael Fassbender) were just young men when it began to appear as if the world was careening toward destruction. As the Doomsday Clock ticks faster toward midnight, the time comes to take action. Realizing they could use their unique powers to avert a global thermonuclear war during the Bay of Pigs crisis, the two powerful mutants launch an intense recruitment campaign with the support of Dr. Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) and the CIA. Before long, Charles and Erik have assembled a crack team that includes Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Angel (Zoe Kravitz), Havok (Lucas Till), and Darwin (Edi Gathegi). Meanwhile, the malevolent Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) plots to plunge the world into war with the help of villainous mutants Riptide (Alex Gonzalez), Azazel (Jason Flemyng), and Emma Frost (January Jones). In the process of saving humanity, however, Charles and Erik clash, setting the stage for Professor X to lead the X-Men in the fight for good as Magneto and the Brotherhood spread chaos and destruction on a global scale.
X-Men: First Class - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Chris Beaumont Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 9/28/2011 4:29 PM
|I am sure that many of you already know that X-Men: First Class was originally intended to be the second Origins film, focusing on Magneto. At some point its development shifted away from being a Magneto film and instead moved its target towards a slightly larger target, the dawn of the mutant age and Charles Xavier's first students. It is a choice that made for a better film and a more than successful reboot of the franchise. Yes, I said reboot. I believe it was initially intended to be part of the existing film universe, but there are just too many inconsistencies and I would prefer to look at this as a break from the others, no matter how good the first two are, the third film and Wolverine were considerably less so....read the full review|
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