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At Theaters: 6/3/2011 On Video: 9/9/2011
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 10 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 569999
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Storyline Heading
As the first class discovers, harnesses, and comes to terms with their formidable powers, alliances are formed that will shape the eternal war between the heroes and villains of the X-Men universe.
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Action Adventure Drama - Like the previous films in the series, this is an effects-heavy comic book-based superhero adventure, but since it is a prequel, it has an entirely new cast. Fans of main stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender will have plenty to savor here. Some action sequences may be too intense for young children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
James McAvoy THE CONSPIRATOR, GNOMEO AND JULIET
Michael Fassbender JANE EYRE, JONAH HEX, INGLORIOUS BASTERDS
Kevin Bacon MY ONE AND ONLY, FROST/NIXON, DEATH SENTENCE
Rose Byrne BRIDESMAIDS, INSIDIOUS, GET HIM TO THE GREEK, ADAM
January Jones UNKNOWN, THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA
Oliver Platt LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS, LETTERS TO JULIET
Jennifer Lawrence THE BEAVER, WINTER'S BONE, THE BURNING PLAIN
Dir/Prod/Wri: Matthew Vaughn KICK-ASS, STARDUST
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Production Notes Heading
Beginnings
When Charles Met Erik
The X-Men Come Together
Hellfire!
X Meets MIB
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 3 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Many fights without blood, often involving super powers.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Fights, super powers, chases, explosions, destructions.
COMEDY: Some comic lines.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average The movie is high-tech and well-acted, with lots of action and noise as it portrays the origins of the X-Men, a group of about a dozen mutants (so far).

USA Today Full Review
Good This X- Men is indeed first class: an exciting, bold and thoroughly enjoyable summer blockbuster.

Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Good With action, atmosphere and mixed feelings to burn (not to mention a few jokes about shaving Xavier's head), it seems well on its way to giving the well-traveled "X-Men” franchise a resuscitating breath of genetically superior, nuclear-powered life.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 110 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
9
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
12
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
9
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
41
High
98%
30+Adults (F)
34
High
97%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 110 moviegoers:
TEENS:Being an X-Men movie, these are not the greatest reviews from the males. Only about half truly loved it. Most of the rest rated it above average (Very Good), which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much but didn't love. Any other time Very Good would be considered a high review but teen males usually rate this type of movie Excellent or Fantastic so a Very Good review is a bit disappointing. The females actually enjoyed it more than the males. Almost all of them loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Both the males and females loved "X-Men: First Class." They gave it very high reviews.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar. Over half loved it and most of the rest enjoyed it very much. A few were disappointed. These are very typical reviews which make them a bit disappointing considering the expectations most will have going into this movie.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The film is set in the 1960s - the dawn of the Space Age, and a time filled with the hope of JFK's Camelot. But it was also the height of the Cold War, when escalating tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union threatened the entire planet - and when the world discovered the existence of mutants.

It is also during this period that Charles Xavier met Erik Lehnsherr. Before Charles (James McAvoy) and Erik (Michael Fassbender) took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers. Before they were archenemies they were the closest of friends, working together and with other mutants to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. Some of these young mutant recruits are fan favorites from the previous X-Men films, while others are classic heroes from the comics but new to the film series. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS provides answers to questions that have long intrigued fans of the movies or comics: How did the X-Men come together? Why is Charles in a wheelchair? Where did the X-Mansion and Cerebro come from?

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