#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.
Plot: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.
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On IMDb, X-Men: First Class has garnered the highest rating of all films in the X-Men franchise so far. Given the fact that this film features only a few of the familiar characters of the previous films, portrayed by different, younger actors, and the complete absence of Wolverine, the (current) rating of 8.1 somewhat surprised me. That was before I had seen it…
Being a pretty big X-Men fan myself, I was excited to see this, regardless of plot or characters. However, I was also a little wary of what to expect, for the reasons stated above. I suspect that anybody reading this might feel the same way. But rest assured, any doubts were quickly dispelled no later than the opening scene. First Class starts off very well, with the exact same opening scene as the first X-Men, featuring a young Erik Lehnsherr being separated from his parents in a Nazi concentration camp. What follows after this familiar story is something completely new and particularly dark and brutal. I won’t give away any important plot lines, but suffice it to say there won’t be a single person left wondering why Magneto is so resentful of “normal” people. This event also sets the tone for the rest of the film, and, to a great extent, explains why First Class is such a success: this film is all about character. Whereas all the other films were mostly about cool superheroes and special effects, First Class is all about character development and the history of those who would later become Professor X and Magneto. This concept might have failed big time if it wasn’t for the superb screenplay. I take my hat off to whoever managed to incorporate every little, but crucial, character and storyline and made it flow together so beautifully. Literally everything comes together in this film, everything you might have wondered (why is Xavier paralyzed?) is given a credible and fitting explanation.
Another real strength of FC is its cast. Everybody in this film is right where they should be. Kevin Bacon is the perfect villain (but we already knew that…), James McAvoy not only looks, but sounds and moves like the young Charles Xavier would. Jennifer Lawrence is a convincing, young (and believe it or not, insecure) Mystique. All other characters are perfectly cast as well, humans and mutants alike. However, I feel that most credit is due to Michael Fassbender, an actor I am now ashamed to say I had never even heard of before. The way he portrays the 30-something Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto is stunning. His entire physique, down to every little twitch in his face, truly captivates all the pain and agony Erik has had to endure throughout his life. It makes you sympathize with Magneto and understand why he is the way he is. Whereas the “old” Magneto was little more than a bitter old man who despised Homo sapiens for undisclosed reasons (with no discredit to Ian McKellen intended here), Michael Fassbender does something I thought was almost impossible in a superhero flick: he gives Magneto a soul.
In case I might have given the impression that X-Men: First Class is no more than some wishy-washy character drama, don’t worry. There are plenty of awesome action sequences and special effects to keep the more adrenaline-pumped movie-goer satisfied. And before I forget: there are two small, but awesome cameo appearances which I know you will enjoy…
Finally, a small note on parental guidance: I was absolutely baffled to see that half of the audience consisted of parents with small children. Like I said before, this is not just another cool superhero movie. X-Men: First Class features elements which are quite dark and graphic, and especially the scenes portraying Nazi brutality are not intended for a young audience. Personally, I would say 14 is the appropriate minimum age.
With all that said, I would recommend this film to anyone, even to those of you who aren’t X-Men fans. It doesn’t happen very often that I can’t find a single flaw in a film, but I guess this is just one of those rare cases. Great directing, great acting, great everything. Period.
A very good movie!
I’m not a massive comic book reader/fan and when I watched the first couple of the X-men movies I always wondered how it all begin and this movie do it justice! The actors where great (there no Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellen), Kevin Bacon played the baddie very well and was well suited for it and it was graphically impressive.
Loved to see the development of the characters over the duration of the film.
In all, I think it was a excellent movie.
Superb! Rock-solid script, two amazing lead performances (the film is basically a bromance).
What you need to know about this movie before you go and see it. 1. Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy are superb. Each one, alone, would have made the movie terrific, but together? Forgetaboutit! Every step of the way, every scene, every emotion, these two men own the movie and watching their bromance is a treat from start to finish. Make no mistake about it, even when the world is on the brink of utter destruction what really matters is how these two men relate to one another. And when you watch the movie, you will care. 2. Everyone in the cast is good. Kevin Bacon has never been better, and Jennifer Lawrence is wonderful. Rose Byrne and January Jones aren’t given much to do, Ray Wise and Michael Ironside only have a few short lines, but – across the board – the entire cast are a delight. 3. The story is tight. You’ve got a bad guy with a plan, which he sets about executing in A/B/C fashion. Against him, the good guys work together. Their motivations are different, of course, but they pretty much want him stopped so they unite. That’s it. 4. Charles and Erik are fascinating characters. They debate. And viewers can debate endless about them, and about who is right, etc. As you watch you desperately wish they could stay friends, but you understand why they ultimately can’t. Even if they themselves, in these early days, don’t understand it yet. To have that so perfectly captured in a Summer Blockbuster movie is part of what makes this a treat and a future classic. But, aside from their relationship to each other, the movie takes time to make each of them interesting in his own right. We get to see Charles as a teacher, for instance, and come to understand how he impacts upon the lives of those he tutors. Some of Erik’s best moments (away from Charles) are in his comments to Mystique about her appearance, making it clear that this man has more to him than the shadow of his past. 4. Most supporting characters have very little screen time. But that’s okay, since this isn’t THEIR story, really. Of the bunch, it is Mystique and Beast who are best served. Both have terrific character arcs that – in a lesser X-Men movie – might have been the highlight of the film. Here, their stories serve as quality background material to the main event (Charles and Erik). Beyond that, we just learn enough about everyone to know what they can do and like them a little bit, mostly through their banter and most obvious character traits. Once scene where most of the supporting characters are clearly terrified will certainly go a long way towards making you care about them for the rest of the movie. On the downside: Shaw’s two henchmen don’t get ANYTHING to do except use their powers, and at the end of the story we know as much about Emma Frost as we did at the beginning. But these are the exception, not the rule. 5. Visually, this movie is a treat. The FX are good, no surprise, but – much better – the actual sets/costumes are beautiful. Whether it’s a remote CIA lab or a lap-dance club, whether it’s the Magneto helmet or Mystique’s everyday clothes, you are always admiring ‘the look’ of what’s on screen. 6. There are action scenes all during the movie, but – having said that – the movie builds as it goes. The first half is more story-heavy/character-heavy so that when the action REALLY starts we care about everyone. And, again, it works. Even with the scant details given their characters, when Banshee and Havok (for example) go into battle you are invested in them to a certain degree. 7. There are surprises. Deaths, betrayals, cameos and name-dropping. But, as well as being cool, all of this makes perfect sense for the story/universe of the movies. Superb! Rock-solid script, two amazing lead performances (the film is basically a bromance). Haven’t been this excited about the X-Men franchise since X2: X-Men United.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 11 min (131 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Matthew Vaughn
Writer Ashley Miller (screenplay by), Zack Stentz (screenplay by), Jane Goldman (screenplay by), Matthew Vaughn (screenplay by), Sheldon Turner (story by), Bryan Singer (story by)
Actors James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner
Country USA, UK
Awards 21 wins & 39 nominations.
Production Company Bad Hat Harry, Donners' Company
Sound Mix Dolby, SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arricam ST, Panavision Primo, C-, E-, G-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses, Beaumont VistaVision Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo, C-, E-, G-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length (6 reels), 3,573 m (Spain), 3,597 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,597 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (also horizontal) (Kodak Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format), Super 35 (source format) (some shots), VistaVision (source format) (visual effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema