Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Movie Review: X-Men First Class


X-Men: First Class unveils the epic beginning of the X-Men saga - and a secret history of the Cold War and our world at the brink of nuclear Armageddon. As the first class discovers, harnesses, and comes to terms with their formidable powers, alliances are formed that will shape the eternal war between the heroes and villains of the X-Men universe. -- (C) Fox

Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Matthew Vaughn
Written By: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Sheldon Turner


James McAvoy... Professor X
Michael Fassbender... Magneto
January Jones... Emma Frost
Rose Byrne... Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Oliver Platt.... Man in Black
Kevin Bacon.... Sebastian Shaw
Jennifer Lawrence .... Raven Darkholme


X-Men First Class is a WORTHY SEQUEL with Flaws!

I am not a fan of the X-Men Series but I heard bad reviews about the previous X-Men Movies adapted in the big screen. Yet. I gave chance to this Prequel, the X-Men First Class... and yet I was not disappointed at all.

I may not have the solid knowledge on X-Men Franchise but what sinks me the most was the cartoon I used to watch before.

X-Men First Class strength lies on the POWERFUL AND STRONG CAST and a STYLISH DIRECTION that made the prequel exciting and more or less, interesting. What I loved about the movie is that it goes to the heart of a teenager becoming a mutant and thriving to the be accepted by the society. They ended up being with other mutants who have a mutual feeling and united as one to protect each other. The plot itself is very understandable and easy to comprehend since they narrated it in the simplest way yet holding the cinematic value into a solid wrap.

The powerful cats lead by Professor X,James McAvoy and Kevin Beacon as Sebastian Shaw and Michael Fassbender as Magneto, along with other unfamiliar celebrities that brought able performances and appearances in the film. The characters in the story just blended with audiences' emotions of how its like to be different from the society. Thus, creating an effective tool for the film in order to submerge into the deeper aspect of the whole story.

The editing may have flaws but overall it was satisfying and thrilling. I just wanted the visual effects to be more solid and realistic next time. But I think they can work on a better CGI thing soon.

I also commend the setting and the production design which dated years ago. It really showed the movie did have a large expenditure on such aspect. It was very appropriate for the movie flashback on the World War 2, especially the Soviet Union thing. The timeline was very consistent all throughout the film. And of course, the COSTUMES were great also.

Overall, the prequel is worth-watching. Just add improvements on polishing the Visual Effects.


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