X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

2011 | Matthew Vaughn

In 1962, Charles Xavier starts up a school and later a team, for humans with superhuman abilities. Among them is Erik Lensherr, his best friend... and future archenemy.

Average rating   7 out of 10

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Niels Risgaard Hansen     2020-06-13 7 out of 10

Too little, too low, but still a decent movie. There is just not enough story in this movie and it seems like this is mainly due to too low ambitions.
I always enjoyed background stories, and here there is a lot. It is sort of an origins movie for most of the characters. Unfortunately there is just not enough meat on the bone, when it comes to the actual main story. The concept of a bad guy trying to set off another world war by misleading both sides is nothing new, but still an idea with potential. This is however completely moved to the background and drowned out by other problems between the mutants themselves. That part is unfortunately so poorly executed that it feels irrelevant instead of the main focus.
The acting is decent on the most part, scoring around average in total. Kevin Bacon does a poor super villain in this movie in my opinion, which is a let down. I had almost forgotten how beautiful January Jones is. Her performance is similar to most other movies she has featured in.
If you like the X-Men, this is a must see, as it gives you the origin of the entire thing. As a mutant action movie, this is regular entertainer just above average.

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