X-Men First Class (Film Review) June 2011 Release Date

Rated: 12A

Length: 126 minutes

Film Corporation: 20th Century Fox

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Despite “X-Men First Class” being the fourth instalment into the X-Men franchise, it actually takes place first.  The story is based before all three previous X-Men films happen.

The main storyline involves following the lives of two men called Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, and finding out how they discovered their mutant abilities.

Before the two became enemies, they were very close friends and had the opportunity to gather several elite mutants to form the X-Men in an attempt to prevent World War Three between the Americans’ and the Russians’.  However, the apparent rift between the two characters becomes evident towards the end of the film, regarding how they wish to go about using their powers for the “greater good”.

The viewer is given the chance to divulge into the unique and alternative characters within the X-Men films who weren’t otherwise shown before.  New characters have abilities unseen which makes for an interesting and action packed film from start to finish. These range from teleportation, telepathy, flight, diamond skin, metal control, shape shifting, absorbing energy and more. Even Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman, makes an appearance despite the storyline taking place way before his introduction into the X-Men series. This occurs when he is confronted by Charles and Erik who are in the process of recruiting their team of mutants, using Cerebro.  However, in typical Wolverine style, whilst smoking his cigar, he says “Go **** yourself”.

Reviews: The Times (4/5)

The Sun (4/5)

Daily Mirror (5/5)

Daily Express (5/5)

Mail on Sunday (4/5)

Heat (4/5)

My Opinion (4/5)