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Reader review: X-Men: First Class

2012-07-13 14:31
X-Men First Class
This is a comic-book adaptation, directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January  Jones, Oliver Platt and Kevin Bacon.

It is an origins story, showing where the mutants come from, their history together and their transition into the characters they were to become.  Professor X and Magneto were allies first, but what made them enemies?  How did Professor X end up in a wheelchair?  

It also cleverly involves the Cuban Missile crisis, and centres the final stand-off around it.

It has a typical "X-Men" feel to it, with a much deeper and more involving story, but it also has fun and lighthearted moments, like when the mutants play around with their superpowers, or when they think out names for themselves.

The central theme of X-Men has always been 'them against us' and being accepted by humanity. This question has a tragic outcome for one of the mutants, when he attempts to alter his DNA, in able for him to fit in and be normal.

The movie is dialogue-heavy in some places, but everything said and done is essential to the story.

This is my most favourite film of the X-Men franchise, as I feel it gives background and fleshes out the characters. It is entertaining and satisfying.

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