Rent X-Men: First Class (2011)

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2h 6min
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Synopsis:
See how it all began in this thrilling first chapter of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were enemies, they were the closest of friends and gathered an elite team of mutants to form the X-Men in an attempt to prevent World War III!
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Directors:
Producers:
Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler-Donner, Bryan Singer
Writers:
Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Bryan Singer, Jack Kirby, John Byrne, Arnold Drake, Stan Lee, John Romita Sr., Roy Thomas, Alex Toth, Len Wein, Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, Herb Trimpe, Ethan Van Sciver, Bret Blevins, John Romita Jr., Don Heck, Grant Morrison, Jim Mooney, Werner Roth, Sheldon Turner
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/11/2011
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
English, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/10/2011
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/10/2016
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (1) of X-Men: First Class

Disappointing & Uneventful - X-Men: First Class review by Sarah I

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30/01/2012

The storyline revolves around the 1960's at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the bad mutants manipulation of the situation to create a rift between mutants and 'humans'. Unfortunately this does not prove to be the most provoking of story lines and takes time to get going.

I expected good things from this film as I have enjoyed the previous X-Men films and thought that this had potential. However, not much happened and it felt twice as long as it was.

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Critic review

X-Men: First Class review by Adam Minor - Cinema Paradiso

In early June, comic book fans will be blessed with yet another X-Men film. X-Men: First Class will be a prequel to the X-Men films that are currently out there. Directed by Matthew Vaughn who blasted onto the scene with the excellent British film Layer Cake, the film tells the origin story of how Erik Lehnsherr and Professor Charles Xavier met up and how the superhero group, the X-Men came into being.

The film stars a cornucopia of fantastic actors. Inglorious Basterds’ Michael Fassbender will play the role of Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto while Atonement’s James McAvoy will play his arch-friend-turned-arch-enemy Professor Charles Xavier/Professor X.

Aside from those two brilliant actors who take the lead, you’ll also find the following: Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Rose Byrne as Dr. Moira MacTaggert, January Jones as Emma Frost, Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast and Oliver Platt as The Man In Black.

Each new trailer and new photo seem to increase the excitement. What started out as an ill-informed and directionless project, has morphed into was is sure to be one of the biggest blockbusters of this summer.

One unique to comic book movies aspect that this film seems to convey through its trailers is the “villain” of the film. There is no doubt that there will be mutant-on-mutant action, but it seems the primary goal of the film is real-world scenarios; as seen in the trailer where it appears the X-Men are assisting the United States in the Cold War. There are still inklings of threats discussed throughout the original films that concern themselves with mutant’s acceptance into a bigoted society.

There are already several mutants set to appear in the film (even more than have been listed above), yet producers still say that the film will contain a secret cameo of a character. Wolverine has been suggested as said cameo, but producers have shot it down. Stan Lee is a given cameo as he always is in an Marvel movie, so it remains to be seen who the cameo will be.

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