X-Men: First Class (2011)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Jane Goodman, Matthew Vaughan, Bryan Singer, Ashley Miller, Zach Stentz, Sheldon Turner
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Beth Goddard, Morgan Lily, Lawrence Blatche/ Bill Milner/ Zoe Kravitz/ Caleb Landry Jones/ Lucas Till/ Oliver Platt/ Alex Gonzalez/ Jason Fleming / January Jones / Eddie Gathegi / Kerry Johnson / Dimitri Gritsas / Glenn Morshower / Matt Craven / James Remar / Ludger Pistor / Wilfried Hochholdinger / Greg Korpakci / Andrei Zajac / Rade Serbedzija / Ray Wise / Michael Maddie Rose / Olek Krupa / Gene Faber / James Faulkner / Eva Magya / Annabelle Wallis / David Corot / Sarah Sha Peters / Brendan Fell / Michael Ironside / Jason Begay / Tony Curran / Randall Batinikov / Peter Stack / Neil Fenn Gordon / Georg Nikoloff / Arthur Darbinyan / Lasker Atkins / Charles L. Campbell / Graham Currie / Rebecca Walsh / Shaw Ann Gerardo / Hugh Jackman / Hannah-joy Lewis / Teresa Mahoney / Laura Jean Marsh / Jim Meschman / …
Genre: Drama / Science Fiction / Action
Region: US / UK
Languages: English / German / French / Spanish / Russian
Release: 2011-05-25 (New York premiere) / 2011-06-01 (UK) / 2011-06-03 (US)
Length: 132 minutes
Also known as: Mutant Special Attack: The First Battle of Ability (Hong Kong) / X-Men Gaiden: The First Lesson / X-Men: The First Lesson / X-Men: The First Battle of Ability / X-Men: Beginner / Fork Male First Love / Fork Man First Love (translated by Douyou) / X: First Class
Rating: IMDB 7.7 / Rotten Tomatoes 86%
Young Professor X Charles (James McAvoy James McAvoy) and Magneto King Eric (Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender) are a pair of good friends who share aspirations. They were the first to discover their superpowers and worked with the CIA along with several other mutants. The Nazi warmonger Shaw (Kevin Bacon) who triggered Eric’s superpowers has been trying to provoke a nuclear war, but has tried every means to provoke the conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. Eric and Charles have been fighting against Shaw’s mutants, trying to stop Shaw’s conspiracy. Xiao encouraged the Soviet Union to trigger the Cuban Missile Crisis. After Charles and Eric learned the news, World War I started the confrontation with Shaw’s mutants in the Gulf. In the end, Shaw was eliminated by the joint efforts of Charles and Eric. However, in the process, Eric was gradually influenced by Shaw’s political views, which caused a rift with Charles. Through this battle in the Gulf, Eric and Charles finally broke. One side became Professor X who supported the peaceful coexistence of humans and mutants;
“X-Men: First Class” is a 2011 superhero film directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence. The film serves as a prequel to the original “X-Men” trilogy and explores the early years of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr before they became Professor X and Magneto.
The film is set in the 1960s, during the height of the Cold War, and follows Charles Xavier, a telepathic mutant who is recruited by the CIA to track down other mutants. He teams up with Erik Lensherr, a Holocaust survivor who possesses the power to manipulate metal, to stop Sebastian Shaw, a former Nazi scientist and mutant who plans to start World War III and eradicate humans in the process.
As Charles and Erik assemble a team of young mutants, they struggle with their ideological differences and their respective views on human-mutant relations. Charles believes that mutants should use their powers to help humans and coexist peacefully with them, while Erik believes that mutants are superior to humans and should use their powers to dominate them.
The film received critical acclaim for its performances, direction, and screenplay, and was praised for its thematic depth and exploration of real-world issues such as prejudice and discrimination. It grossed over $350 million worldwide and spawned two sequels, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “X-Men: Apocalypse”.