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X-Men First Class: Origins behind the Children of the Atom revealed (DVD review)

posted May 24, 2016, 8:01 AM by Jeffrey Wolf


By: Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted May 24th, 2016


At a time when critics and fans were disappointed with the last instalments of the X-Men Trilogy, (“X-Men: Last Stand” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) one lone prequel showed the world the the X-Men are still awesome.


“X-Men: First Class” is the story of three mutants, who are humans that have super powers because of special DNA, Charles Xavier--aka Professor X (played by James McAvoy), Raven--aka Mystique (played by Jennifer Lawrence) and Erik Lehnsherr--aka Magneto (played by Michael Fassbender) who join forces to defeat Sebastian Stan (played by Kevin Bacon) and his female counterpart Emma Frost (played by January Jones), who plan to start the cold war between the U.S and the Soviet Union. With the help of F.B.I Agent MacTaggert (played by Rose Byrne) and Hank McCoy--aka Beast (played by Nicholas Hoult), Charles and Erik go around recruiting mutants to help them stop the war and keep the peace between the U.S and the Soviet Union. The mutants that joins Charles are Alex Summers--aka Havok (played by Lucas Till) , who can create red plasma that can blast through anything, Cassidy--aka Banshee (played by Caleb Landry Jones), who can create large sound waves that can allow him to fly when he hits them at the right pitch, and Angel (played by Zoe Kravitz), who has wings and can spit miniature fireballs.


“X-Men: First Class” lead the way for more additions to the X-Men Franchise like “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse”, coming out May 27. “X-Men First Class” does it’s best at making great characters and that represent the younger versions of characters from previous films like Professor X, Mystique, and Magneto. “X-Men: First Class” has great action,acting, and characters that while having extraordinary abilities, are still relatable.
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