X-Men: First Class [videorecording]

    Review by:  Lisa

Title:  X-Men: First Class [videorecording]

Starring:  James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Oliver Platt,   Kevin Bacon.

Collection:  Movies

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their superhuman powers for the first time, working together in a desperate attempt to stop the Hellfire Club and a global nuclear war.

I was very much looking forward to watching this latest X-Men movie, primarily because of the fantastic cast who star in the roles many of us have become familiar with through the original graphic novels and the previous movies.  Always a fan of  James McAvoy, I have become a fan of Jennifer Lawrence since her performance in Winter’s Bone, and think each actor has captured and characterized their roles very well.   This origin story of those who would become Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, Beast, Emma Frost, and others is well done, entertaining, and full of suprises.  It has a completely different vibe to it, thanks to new director Matthew Vaughn, which I feel has given the franchise a shot in the arm.

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