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X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class- Before Xavier started his school for mutants and the fight against Magneto and humanity  began, they were all just children trying to be normal. This is the story of how the original X-Men were formed, and why they split.

If you've been a fan of the X-Men movies but were sorely disappointed by X-Men Origins: Wolverine, take a deep breathe and prepare for your faith to be rewarded, because Marvel has redeemed themselves. First class has a strong cast, a great writing, and cool graphics. 

In this movie we learn about some key X-Men character's pasts; how Charles Xavier and Mystique grew up as siblings, what Magneto was up to since he first discovered his powers at the concentration camp, how Beast got changed, as well as getting to meet some favorites from the comic books that haven't featured in previous movies such as Emma Frost, Riptide, and Azazel. 

James McAvoy in the role of Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender in the role of Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) really carry the movie, playing off each other and creating a believable friendship that makes the knowledge of them as future enemies heart-wrenching. Jennifer Lawrence also plays a really incredible Mystique, convincing the audience completely of the reasons she left Charles, who was like a brother to her, to follow Magneto. 

I think I'll go as far as to say that this was my favorite movie of the live X-Men series. Marvel has outdone themselves. Even if you aren't a fan I'd suggest you go out and watch it, and if you are I don't know why you haven't gone out to watch it already.


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