Every character feels absolutely believable no matter what abilities they have on display. Your business is your livelihood. With such an incredible cast, an able director at the helm, a story of Bryan Singer provenance and the inclusion of some of my favorite, if lesser known, X-types Darwin! Your home is your castle. Make no mistake about it, even when the world is on the brink of utter destruction what really matters is how these two men relate to one another. Former child star Nicholas Hoult is also outstanding as the troubled Hank McCoy, and perhaps the most surprising kudos must go to teenage dream Lucas Till, who conveys the particular anti-social asshole-hood of the turbulent Alex Summers very convincingly indeed.
January Jones and Rose Byrne are hot as can be but aren't just simple eye candy. Action Adventure Science Fiction Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Speaking of McTaggert, Rose Byrne is both comely and convincing in the role, and almost every other actor is perfectly, one might almost say forcefully, cast. The leading cast do a brilliant job in giving you a sense of their conflict with ingredients such as prejudice, ignorance, a sense of belonging and bitter revenge giving the film a more humane feel than a lot of dramas allowing you to connect with the characters more easily. True, she is appropriately ravishing, there can be no denying that, but she lacks the? The only other weight under which this movie really labors is the fact that it is a prequel, and it therefore suffers from the feeling of inevitability that besets all such endeavors.
What many expected indeed happens. This heavy-set contradiction in ideologies allows their relationship to be imbued with pessimism, while they may be shown as friends and fighting together initially, fans of the comic books and films in general know this does eventually turn into a bitter rivalry and it's this development which drives the plot forward. Instead of simply infusing their relationship with formulaic violent clashes, Vaughn has instead opted for more articulated verbal battles between the two characters regarding their stance within the society they are now becoming a part of. The other flaw has to do with a minor aspect of the production itself, as the non-diegetic music, most notably during the action sequences, begins to diminish in its impact as the film carries on, leading to it eventually becoming the generic, genre-related fanfare associated with the conventional comic-book films. Aside from the script, it would also be rude to not praise the action-sequences which take place within the confines of the 1960's X-Men universe. Personally i'd have liked to of seen it being a 15 and have a more adult but it wasn't a big issue. Easily worth the cinema admission and thank god they didn't make it in hit-and-miss 3d, there's just no need! The violence is clean but present, pitched right between a young and adult audience.
Of the original trilogy, the first X-Men movie still rates the best. The acting is top notch. Beyond that, we just learn enough about everyone to know what they can do and like them a little bit, mostly through their banter and most obvious character traits. Welcome to Cozad Insurance Group. No cartoonish villains or cheese in sight, every side of the issue is presented by people who believe they are the ones who are in the right and the underlying message of tolerance and bigotry only add to the depth of this film.
I don't want to say too much but to break it down. Call and let us search our many providers. What you need to know about this movie before you go and see it. We get to see Charles as a teacher, for instance, and come to understand how he impacts upon the lives of those he tutors. Instead of DeNiro playing young Vito Corleone we get James McAvoy as young Charles Xavier. Of the bunch, it is Mystique and Beast who are best served.
Sure, the story is compelling and the action is amazing but the performances elevate this movie far above a common summer flick. The story is more character based than action, however the action sequences are still superb. This therefore accounts slightly for the lack of depth that has been attempted in these secondary characters due to the time and story constraints. Everyone in the cast is good. Once scene where most of the supporting characters are clearly terrified will certainly go a long way towards making you care about them for the rest of the movie. Marlon Brando and Patrick Stewart made their respective characters popular but both were more fleshed out by incredible younger talent. Erik, who can manipulate all metal objects around himself, wants retribution and nothing more from Sebastian who is now a successful and evil underground figurehead who commands a team of mutants Azazel, Emma Frost and Riptide to do his bidding for him.
The first is superseded in a way by the strength of both McAvoy and Fassbenders performances, as Kevin Bacon is constantly overshadowed as the one-dimensional antagonist of the piece. Against him, the good guys work together. Haven't been this excited about the X-Men franchise since X2: X-Men United. The acting here is superb and the dialogue is rich. I wasn't totally convinced beforehand, casting James McAvoy as the young Xavier, a full head of hair and northern accent doesn't seem the best fit after all.
But, aside from their relationship to each other, the movie takes time to make each of them interesting in his own right. The good professor had plenty of goodies and hair in his formative years at Oxford University. Rose Byrne and January Jones aren't given much to do, Ray Wise and Michael Ironside only have a few short lines, but - across the board - the entire cast are a delight. . McAvoy brings a kind of laddish charm to Charles Xavier that he mixes nicely with both decency and na? Set within the political context of the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960's, Charles Xavier James McAvoy is an up-and-coming Professor whose life is drastically altered when he is introduced to the other members of society who also share the same mutant gene as himself that supplies them with super-human abilities and traits.
Kevin Bacon has never been better, and Jennifer Lawrence is wonderful. Xmen: First Class is simply fantastic. Xavier is an intellectual being who believes that humans will eventually be accepted within society as equals alongside humans, while Lenhsherr believes that mutants will always be hunted and unable to live peacefully side-by-side with the human race, his evidence for this resides in the anti-Semitism and hatred he received at the hands of the Nazi party during the holocaust. The poignant beginnings of Magneto and Mystique are recounted, as well as the extraordinary powers of Professor X. And when you watch the movie, you will care.
What stands out in this movie besides the look of some of the mutants , is the clever way in which all the pieces fall into place as a prequel which cements the backdrop and tone for the previous X-men offers. Strong emotion and explosive action. To have that so perfectly captured in a Summer Blockbuster movie is part of what makes this a treat and a future classic. If not a genre-defining movie than maybe it redefines the comic book genre. Go see this film no matter what you are into. Their instant on-screen chemistry provides the drive and ammunition for the plot to carry itself forward. This film is to X2 what Godfather 2 was to the Godfather.