X-Men: First Class

{4.5/5} “Heterochromia is in reference to your eyes, which I have to say are stunning. One green, one blue. It’s a mutation. It’s a very groovy mutation. I’ve got news for you, Amy. You are a mutant.”

X-Men: First Class, released in 2011

Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr had very different childhoods. Charles lived in a fancy house and Erik lived in a Nazi camp. Charles adopted Raven as a sister — she’s a shapeshifter. Erik is looking for the man in charge of the Nazi camp — he’s intends to kill him, but he has protection. Charles and Erik are thrown together, and when the Cuban Missile Crisis hits, the mutants fight to stop World War III.

This is the start of a 2nd series of X-Men films, which are prequels to the first trilogy. Some of the same characters are here, in their younger days.

Anyone who wants to know how to make a great prequel should study this movie.

This is one of those movies that takes place in the past and even though you know how the historical events ended up it’s still exciting — like Apollo 13.

It’s a terrific movie from start to finish. There are a few funny parts.

Hugh Jackman has a fun cameo.

Stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, and Oliver Platt. Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Stardust). The music by Henry Jackman is great — I particularly like the track “Magneto.”

This is the 2nd time I’ve seen it.

I previously reviewed X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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