James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence star in the prequel X-Men: First Class. In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start world war III.
Release Date: June 3, 2011
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Prequel, Adaptation
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Screenwriter: Josh Schwartz, Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Zoe Kravitz, Jason Flemyng
Running Time: 2 hrs. 11 min.
MPAA Rating: (PG-13) for intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language.
Official Website: X-MenFirstClassMovie.com
“X-Men: First Class” charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.
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