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Sunday, June 12, 2011

X-Men 4 Known as "X-Men:First Class" Movie Experience

I watched the film at Pathé in The Hague Spuimarkt, Netherlands last Wednesday, the 8th of June. Yes, it's 5 days after the release but I could not complain. It was not that late. The 4th X-Men Film, which is officially named, "X-Men: First Class" is a fresh watch after the series of X-Men Films. I was able to see the first three films numerous times in 4 languages and I still like watching any of them anytime.

X-Men: FIrst Class setting is primarily somewhere in 1962 coinciding with the Cuban Missile Crisis. The film portrays the relationship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr known as Professor X and Magneto, respectively. In the film, it is portrayed how the respective origin of their groups was formed. Professor X has the X-Men while Erik lead the Brotherhood of Mutants. This film is freesh in terms of casts. The previous casts in other X-Men Films are in their younger versions in X-Men 4 or X-Men First Class. The film casts James McAvoy as Professor X and Michael Fassbender as Magneto. Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoë Kravitz, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till are some of the casts as well.

Below is the whole trailer for X-Men: First Class. You will see the clips for the main characters such as Beast, Mystique, Havok, Banshee and the rest.

Here are the involved actors in their mutant forms:
James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier / Professor X : The telepathic leader and founder of the X-Men and one of Magneto's best friends until conflicts of opinion create a rivalry between them and their teams.

Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto: The leader and founder of the Brotherhood of Mutants and one of Professor X's best friends until conflicts of opinion create a rivalry between them and their teams.

Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw: A scientist and the leader of the Hellfire Club, a secret society bent on taking over the world. Shaw is also a mutant who can absorb kinetic and radiated energy and redirect it.

Jennifer Lawrence as Raven / Mystique: A shape-shifting mutant and Charles Xavier's childhood friend and considered adopted sister until she chose to be in Magneto's side.

 January Jones as Emma Frost / White Queen: A telepath who can also change her body into diamond form and she is also a member of the Hellfire Club.

Rose Byrne as Dr. Moira MacTaggert: A CIA agent and love interest of Charles Xavier.

Nicholas Hoult as Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy / Beast: A former scientist and political activist who transformed into a frightening looking mutant in an attempt to cure himself, but is kind at heart.

 Zoë Kravitz as Angel Salvadore: A mutant with housefly wings and acidic saliva.

Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy / Banshee: A mutant capable of ultrasonic screaming used in various ways including as a means of flight.

Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok: A mutant who has the ability to absorb energy and discharge it as blasts.

Edi Gathegi as Armando Muñoz / Darwin: A mutant with the power of "reactive evolution."

Jason Flemyng as Azazel: A Hellfire Club member who teleports.

Álex González as Janos Quested / Riptide: A mutant with the ability to create powerful whirlwinds from his hands.

X-Men: First class has Usd 55 Million gross income in its first week. Not bad at all! Not bad!
If I have to watch the film as it is, there is little flaw but if I have to connect it with other X-Men films, I would have problem. In X-Men 3, Professor X was still walking with Magneto when they took the young Jean Grey but here, in X-Men 4, Prof. X lost his les/could not walk at an early age.

I was also disappointed at the place where we watched thefilm. Pathé in The Hague Spuimarkt, theater number 9 is not the best of the auditoriums/theaters they have. The screen was like moving and the sound was horrible! But then, we cannot have all we want, the next time I will surely complain. In fairness, 3 days after I watched other films in Pathé in The Hague Spuimarkt salle number 2 and 5 and they're much better in audio and visual quality.


  1. Mystique is fantastic, top to see her back. Didn't she die in the 3rd movie?

  2. @Filip, she just lost her mutant capacity in X-Men 3 but it's not definitive... I mean, it also seemed that Magneto was able to move metals again in the ending????

    But anyway, all the same this is a spinoff... it is about the beginning... it's a flashback style...

  3. It's a "Prequel"...yes, that's what I wanted to say...

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  5. I haven't seen this movie yet. I know I will eventually. I hope it's a good one.

  6. Remarkable talents! I wish I have one of them. (lol)

    I am not sure if this movie was shown in Manila already. If not yet, I am pretty sure this will be a hit.

  7. i heard a lot about xmen first class from friends and they liked it.. hehe. i havent watched it though. yet... :)


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