X-Men First Class ~Review~

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Summary: Before they were superheroes, the fate of humanity depended on an extraordinary group of youngsters who went on to become X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.  Based on the international bestselling Marvel Comics franchise, this box office hit bursts onto Blu-ray and DVD Friday, September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. For the first time ever, “X-Men” fans will have the power to choose a side between Professor X and Magneto with two versions of premium collectible Blu-ray packaging.  Also exclusively on Blu-ray, fans receive access to over two hours of special interactive features PLUS ten Marvel “X-Men” Digital Comics including a never-before-seen “X-Men: First Class” backstory – redeemable through each Blu-ray’s unique packaging code.

Director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, Kick Ass) tells the true origins of the multi-billion dollar film franchise, guiding exceptional performances by Golden Globe® nominee James McAvoy (Atonement), Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), and Golden Globe® winner Kevin Bacon (“Taking Chance,” Mystic River).  A “rare movie event that balances an intelligent story with solid performances, first-rate action and top-of-the-line special effects” (Ben Lyons, E!), X-MEN: FIRST CLASS has drawn an impressive $150 million at the domestic box office and nearly $350 million worldwide.

Before Charles Xavier (McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Fassbender) took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time, working together to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.  The film  features a star-studded supporting cast, including Academy Award® nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), January Jones (“Mad Men”), Rose Byrne (28 Weeks Later), Zoë Kravitz (“Californication”), Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man), Lucas Till (Walk the Line), and Emmy Award® nominee Oliver Platt (“The West Wing”).

I love a good superhero movie (my husband is very proud that he’s rubbed off on me).  X-Men is one movie series we particularly enjoy.  The Husband is a bit more picky than I am about the quality of the script and is quick to notice any plot holes.  We both loved the first X-Men, but he wasn’t particularly impressed with the second two.  X-Men First Class, however, restored his faith in the series.  We loved that the screenplay was intelligent and very well written, the acting was superb, and the action and effects were excellent.

For those of you who have a secret desire to be a superhero, or who have a husband who has been harboring that secret, check out Cerebro. Get your mutant name/power, then use Cerebro to track and recruit members for your team. (uses Facebook Connect, pulls in real X-Men as well as your friends mutant-ized)

You can purchase X-Men First Class at Amazon.com on Blu-ray and DVD.

You can follow 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on twitter at @FoxHomeEnt
Disclosure: I was provided with the above-mentioned product at no cost to myself, in order to facilitate a review.  The opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.


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  1. My husband enjoys these kinds of movies. This might make for a great Christmas gift for him this year!
  2. i've never been a x men fan but i'm sure my hubby would like it
  3. Bianca Roman says
    My mom actually went and saw this without me! I was so upset haha. I want to watch it, but don't want to by myself (I know, pitiful) and she doesn't want to watch it again. :( I heard it was a good movie, though.
  4. Beth Titus says
    My husband loves these types of movies
  5. I really liked this movie. It made me want to watch the whole series of X-Men movies all over again.