‘X-Men: First Class’ Spoilers Discussion

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  1. The best cameo ever (since Tony Stark in Fantastic Four 2) : Wolverine.

    • Agreed. Was surprised really, didn’t hear anything about it previously…kept under wraps well. But story-wise…ahh, things would have been a lot easier in the long run had they gotten him earlier on :)

      • @ Nick: I remember reading that Hugh Jackman was hanging around Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia. People thought he might be filming a cameo. I’m glad it was there. It makes his new movie trailer (the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots one) that came attached to the “X-Men” at me theatre more understandable. ;)

    • Was Tony Stark in FF2?? I didn’t that would be possible because both sets of characters are owned by different studios.
      Are you referring to Tony Starks cameo in the incredible hulk by any chance?

      • Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, and The Hulk are all Marvel Comics. And yes he was in the Incredible Hulk too. Dont remember seeing him in FF2, but that could have been at the end of the credits.

        • They may all be Marvel comics characters but I think Fox Studios owns the movie rights for X-Men & The Fantastic Four. While Marvel Studios owns the movie rights firmost of their other characters like Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor & Captain America. It’s for this reason that I’m pretty sure Tony Stark never would of featured in a Fantastic Four movie.

          • I dont think Tony Stark was in FF2 at all.

          • Fox owns X-Men and Fantastic Four. Sony owns Spider man and Ghost Rider. The sad part is Marvel Films is shown but has no input in the film

          • hey man. Yeah Tony Stark was not in Fantastic Four 2. I was referring to Incredible Hulk. My bad, sorry :)

            • Actually, Tony Stark kinda was in X-Men 2. On Magneto´s plastic cell, there´s a sign that says “Produced by Stark Industries”.

    • There’s also a surprise one from Rebecca Romane

    • Tony Stark was not in FF2.

    • Agreed but I also thought that the Rebecca Romaine cameo was also very clever and awesome. Did you catch that one?

  2. Saw it today. Was excellent, easily the most intelligent but also entertaining summer superhero flick so far.

    Was a bit disappointed with the actual X-Men-to-be being given short shrift, except for Mystique and Beast (plus Azazel has no story while Riptide has no lines). But given the film’s length and the amount of stuff packed into it, I’d say it was a necessary thing. The important stuff happened, and it set the foundation, so overall no detraction from the story.

    I would however love to see a second movie, to flesh out the story a bit…developing the First Class mutants more, improving their team dynamic (and showing us how Xavier lost his hair…:P) would make a good second movie. We never really see what drives the secondary characters. It’d be a good chance.

    I think Vaughn (or was it Singer) mentioned Magneto and JFK’s assassination as a possible plot point for the next movie? Sounds great. Despite Magneto and Xavier splitting up I don’t think they’re quite so antagonistic yet…Magneto still cares a lot for Charles so I think they could deteriorate a little more, while still respecting the high regard the characters are supposed to have for each other. Overall very good film, best X-Men one in a while.

    • BEST CAMEO EVER.

      Besides that it was a GREAT film and I think we will see a sequel b/c this is going to be a HUGE hit. They need to add a few more well know X-Men into the mix. I would imagine at the end of a second one we would see Scott and Jean Grey somehow introduced to Xavier, possibly through his brother. Since Marvel has decided to completely disregard the Wolverine movie they will throw Gambit into the mix, he has signed on for multiple movies and is a huge fan favorite that always gets left out.

      • Best Cameo Ever, I must agree

        • I think it was cool to see Storm as a kid again when he used cerebro! i wonder who the other two kids were. maybe scott and jean? just trying to figure it out

    • This –> (plus Azazel has no story while Riptide has no lines) — was my only down point I think. Continuing with the legacy of ‘baddies don’t get any screen time’, it was just a shame really…

  3. @ Nick

    I agree – I hope the next film focuses on Xavier, now crippled, becoming more of a leader and teacher and general for his mutant army. I hope it covers how the X-Men work as a team, and train as a team, and how they battle Magneto’s Brotherhood. I would also like to see the Sentinels introduced, as Boliver Trask and the government try to develop a mutant deterrent.

    Good film, but there’s work to be done for sure in the sequel ;-)

    • Sentinels! Wouldn’t that be nice :)

      But yeah, a team film is what the next one has to be…and Xavier is by no means past his ladies’ man days just because he’s crippled…they set things in motion so let’s see them do the rest of the story justice (I think Erik shouldn’t have become Magneto so quickly. But I guess that they wanted that main story to wrap up in case First Class didn’t go down well enough at the box office to warrant a sequel).

      If Vaughn and Singer stay on, and if they get a more generous schedule to work with the next time (and Brett Ratner stays far far away) then I’m pretty confident it could go well.

  4. Oh, and Hugh Jackman was great, but I actually enjoyed Rebecca Romijn better ;-)

    • @ Kofi: When they cast Jennifer Lawrence I thought she looked like a good young Rebecca Romijn but my friends couldn’t see it. But after Mystique’s morph I was justified!

    • She was great!

  5. Can we all agree that this is a completely different continuity from the rest of the Xmen movies.

    I can buy that Wolverine was a prequal to the trilogy but not this one. too many this were off. For example at the end of Wolverine, Professor X had no hair was not in a wheelchair. Other Stuff like Emma Frost and Mystique’s past also dont match the rest of the movies.

    The only thing about First Class that would hint at the rest of the movies was Hugh Jackman, and thats just a freebie the film makers through in for the fans.

    • That and when Mystique turned into Rebecca Romijn Stamos, the Mystique from the other X-Men movies.

    • We can agree that ‘First Class’ picks and chooses which elements of SInger’s films it chooses to acknowledge.

      But then, they ALWAYS said this was a quasi prequel/reboot.

      • But isn’t that just really contradictory?
        If it’s a reboot then make it a bit more clear that it’s a reboot.
        Star Trek made it obvious that it was going to be a completely different continuity by introducing the time travel aspect to plot.
        First Class did nothing like this. In my opinion Matthew Vaughn has muddied the waters beyond repair by having too many connections and nods to the previous movies.

        • As far as I can tell, it does not really contradict the first two x-men movie at all, and only contradicts elements from the third and wolverine movies… Since people generally dislike those two, and Fox is trying to move awayfrom them and make the Franchise better, I’m sure they felt that fans would forgive them in taking liberties with regards to continuance with those critically panned movies in order to make a better end product forthis movie, as long as it still works with X-Men 1&2, which it does. I am frankly ok with these breaches, as both scenes with Xavier sans wheelchair in Last Stand and Origins Are not exactly essential to either movie over all and can be removed from the movies or changed (in the minds of the fans, at least) easily and without harming either. If they ever do an X-Men 4, which I hope they do, they would do well to bring back elements and plot threads from First Class, to bring the series more full circle and to further solidify the new (and frankly, better) continuance. I would love to see Mystique and Beasts relationship further explored in X-Men 4, to see how they interact after all the ensuing years and battles and hard feelings.

        • As far as I can tell, it does not really contradict the first two x-men movie at all, and only contradicts elements from the third and wolverine movies… Since people generally dislike those two, and Fox is trying to move awayfrom them and make the Franchise better, I’m sure they felt that fans would forgive them in taking liberties with regards to continuance with those critically panned movies in order to make a better end product forthis movie, as long as it still works with X-Men 1&2, which it does. I am frankly ok with these breaches, as both scenes with Xavier sans wheelchair in Last Stand and Origins Are not exactly essential to either movie over all and can be removed from the movies or changed (in the minds of the fans, at least) easily and without harming either.

          • Oops! That is apparently what I get for trying to publish comments using my phone.

  6. I hated the fact that Darwon was used strictly to push the plot forward. In the comic the dude is pretty much invinceable with the ability to adapt to ANY situation or threat. They could have at least used him in the end or the next movie, or given him a change to actually fight.

    Plus I was mad that the black guy died first AGAIN!! lol

    • I don’t think Darwin is dead his power, like you said, allows him to adapt to ANY threat to his well being. He should be practically immortal. Hopefully he’ll be in the next movie.

    • his death was meant for emotional impact. it showed he was brave to stand up and protect angel–and by what he saw his power to be he should have been–but he died trying to do the right thing. Matthew Vaughn is too smart a director to cheapen that sacrifice by bringing him back.

      i thought it was one of the better and more touching/emotional parts in the film.

  7. Eric’s mother died first, so the black guy was not the first. ;)

    • Unless Erik’s mom was a black guy in disguise XD

  8. I really liked it but a few things have been really niggling at me:

    1) I enjoyed the further insight into Mystiques character. But I think they over played her personal attachment to Charles. In the previous movies it’s made abundantly clear that she and magneto share a very close bond. But there is absolutely no indication that she and Charles share any kind of relationship whatsoever. Isn’t that kind of strange when we see in First Class how important they were to each other during their formative years.

    2) When I first heard what mutants they had actually cast as the “First Class” I was left scratching my head at some of the choices. But I kept faith in the fact that Vaughn knew what he was doing and that he would have good reasons, in terms of the plot, for including these particular characters.
    But I was wrong. Most of the mutants Charles and Eric recruited did nothing whatsoever to develop the plot. The inclusion of characters like Angel, Darwin even Riptide and Azazel just seems completely arbitrary and thus very disappointing.

    3) The continuity issues. This seems to be a problem for a lot of people and rightly so. The biggest one for me would have to be that at the end of First Class the divergent philosophies of Charles and Eric become very clearly defined. They are no longer on the same page and Charles is left in a wheelchair.
    Fast forward to the beginning of Last Stand. An older Charles and Eric are seen visiting a young Jean Grey together. They are obviously still friends at this point and if I remember correctly Charles still has the use if his legs.
    This completely separates the two movies into different universes, which would be fair enough if First Class was a complete reboot ala Star Trek. But Vaughn seems to have gone out of his way to connect all the movies continuity wise with his various nods and the cameos that are included.
    Just seems like messy writing if you as me. Either they share continuity or the don’t but make it clear one way or another. I could also point to the inclusion of Emma Frost even though she’d already appeared as a completely different character in Wolverine.

    But other than that I really did enjoy the movie. Michael Fassbender was amazing as Eric. And it was interesting to see James McAvoy play the younger Charles as a fun loving, outgoing, heavy drinking ladies man. He obviously has a lot of maturing to do before he becomes the more repressed professor X we are all familiar with.
    It was also funny to hear Fassbender very obviously slipping into his Irish accent at the end:-)

    • 1)In the previous X-Men films Mystique and Charles weren’t in any scenes together. The only interaction they had in any way was when Mystique poisoned Xavier by putting that gooey stuff in Cerebro. You would think she would be hesitant but maybe something will happen in a sequel that will make her hate him or something.

      2) I completely agree with you. Very disappointed with most of the characters. :)

      3) Perhaps Charles and Erik had gone to meet Jean while they were meeting everyone else but they did not include it in the film? Seems like it would make sense to filmmakers I guess :) I don’t know how they’ll explain the Emma Frost and Scott Summers continuity from Wolverine Origins movie…. Perhaps Fox is hoping that everyone will just magically forget that Wolverine Origins even happened :)

      • Someone stated that Origins is no longer canon to the X-Men movie universe. So that´s cleared up.
        Xavier and Magneto were friends, then became enemies, became friends again, became enemies, etc. So maybe they gave it another shot between Fist Class and The Last Stand. I can already hear you say “But Xavier could walk in X-Men 3.” I know, but he was able to walk, then he got crippled, then he walked again, he got crippled, etc. You might get my point. If they make a trilogy of FC, there´s a lot of stories to tell.

    • @ Garythebra: I liked whenever Charles said Moria MacTaggert’s name because I could totally hear McAvoy’s Scottish brogue. Didn’t really bother me though since Moira was Scottish in the comics. Just a funny little thing.

  9. So here’s what I’m thinking. Charles and perhaps Moira/Hank go on a search for Scott,Warren,Bobby,Ororo and perhaps Piotr. Also, Charles and Erik do look for Jean separately. Only someone else (Nathaniel Essex) is looking to acquire Scott, Jean and perhaps random other small time mutants.

  10. I really liked this movie for its pace, action, character-driven story and the acting of the major roles. But I do recognize how continuity anomalies would raise eyebrows.

    Bryan Singer was only involved in the first two X-Men movies (and this one) and thus First Class would be consistent only with them. Don’t take into consideration anymore The Last Stand or Wolverine Origins :p

    With this in mind, however, I do recognize four other (as of this writing) continuity issues:
    (1) how mysteriously it wasn’t addressed in the first two movies that Mystique is supposedly strongly associated with Prof. X.
    (2) Prof. X and Magneto are supposedly going to build Cerebro together.
    (3) Magneto supposedly came up with his Telepath-proof helmet himself.
    (4) Prof. X should have known already the existence of this helmet on the first X-Men movie.

    I would suggest they make this movie the reboot instead and not the prequel with a lot of questions raised — unless they find a really good way of tying up First Class back to the first two X-Men movies. I just hope they keep Bryan Singer in the mix, and after seeing the movie, also Matthew Vaughn.

    • 1. They didn´t have any scenes together in the first two movies.
      2. Maybe they didn´t build the prototype together (obviously Beast did), maybe Magneto helped him build the Cerebro room in the basement of the mansion. I don´t see a crippled man build a huge round room (yes, that would mean that Magneto comes back as a friend).
      3. It´s the movie universe, so it makes sense that Shaw tries to protect him from telepaths.
      4. Hm. Point for you.

      • The helmet wasn’t made for Magneto, though. Shaw made it for himself, the only reason Magneto got it was because he took it after killing Shaw.

    • Achilles-
      There are dozens of blatent continuity errors between XFC and the trilogy (even if you exclude XOW). Vaughn said it is a quasi reboot, so don’t stress that stuff so much and just enjoy the film for what it is.

  11. My question is, do these continuity issues bug you guys THAT much? I am a huge X-men comic/movie/cartoon/game fan and this stuff if minor and doesn’t bug me at all. The movie was bad ass, I could care less if he should have known about the helmet or what age they were when they met…

    • Continuity is actually one of the things that make sequels or prequels great–it could be a good movie in itself, but it was a terrible sequel/prequel! And I’m not even talking about the movie having to be faithful to the comics storyline.

      Sure they can make their own movie every time and give it their own spin each time, artistic license what-have-you, but that is too easy and not a very good way of connecting everything into one big story. Otherwise they could just make Prof. X a super smart little Asian girl in the next movie then, because, hey, who cares about continuity? but that’s the point of making sequels and prequels! The small details that help tie everything up.

      Anyway, that’s the basic definition of sequels and prequels are: they should related to the other movies!

      Great work, Matthew Vaughn, Bryan Singer and everyone involved! I don’t mind making First Class the reboot of the X-Men franchise :D

  12. Hi Kids!

    Today’s lesson is: RETCONNING!

    When artists (of any medium) take over a an idea, sometimes they change details to best fit the story. Because they are not historians. Because this stuff didn’t really happen.

    Unless they said; “This movie will be 100% in continuity, or your money and time back!” why would you care what they changed. They made it better so it flowed as a story. Have you read X-Men Issue 1? Its not that good. Iceman looked like a snowman, but nobody bitches about that.

    This may be obvious, but I enjoyed it. A MUCH bigger step in the right direction than any X-Men property so far on film. Hope they continue to make comic movies of this caliber.

    • Well said

    • I “care” for the exact same reason I actually bought/collected the books, the storyline and contextual content are what made the characters interesting. If they want to sell a “What If” storyline, fine, have at it but it very simply is NOT “the” X-Men, it is “an” X-Men based movie.

      • X-Men Vol. 1 #1 – Professor X claims he lost the use of his legs in a childhood accident. In X-Men Vol. 1 #9 it was stated that he lost the use of his legs during an encounter with Lucifer as an adult, and many later stories depend on this.[1]

        Retcons – You love them

      • IF you’re a comic book fan, you should understand WHY and HOW and HOW OFTEN retconning happens. This whole “you can’t change things” rule that came with Comic book Movies is a complete farce that contradicts the very nature of the medium you claim to love: comic books.

        Comics have been “butterfly novels” for decades: different creative teams putting different stamps on characters whose CORE ESSENCES always remain the same. There have been multiple versions of just about everything for every character in comic books:

        Wolverine didn’t start out having “bone claws”
        Emma Frost couldn’t always turn to diamond
        Xavier has been crippled and un-crippled half a dozen times, a dozen different ways
        In his first origin Magneto lashed out at some soldiers and then decided to go live zen on a mystical mountain with animal people

        Things have always changed over the years. So of it has needed to be changed for common sense or story’s sake. Forget about it,Terry, it’s comic book town. Why shouldn’t the rules apply to the movies as well?

        • Where’s the damn ‘like’ button on this thing?

          • +1 for the like button.

            • +1

              • +1

        • lots and lots of people need to read just this.

        • Oh please. You have just fallen into the same trap Singer fell into. Just because there have been some continuity issues doesn’t suddenly give you carte blanche with the IP to completely defenestrate it.

          Now I am not going to say you can’t/shouldn’t change anything (because concessions do have to be made), but there is a WORLD of difference between say when exactly Xavier was crippled and turning a career, dyed in the wool, bad girl like Mystique into a founding member of the X-Men! or retconning someones powers a bit is a far cry from pulling X-Men from the FUTURE and again, making them founding members.

          I would be more willing to accept your PoV if you actually cited some more grievous continuity sins akin to what this film did. The truth though is you can’t because not even Marvel has managed to screw things up THAT much.

          Continuity is a slippery slope and you should strive wherever possible/feasible to keep to the original material to avoid Singer’s WTF attitude.

          • Read Kofi’s post. He has quite a few.

            • like.

              • +1

        • agreed. +10!

          also, everyone’s ignoring Wolverine. First Class, Deadpool, even “The Wolverine” was going to ignore Wolverine! lol. so that shouldn’t even still be on the table as an argument.

        • With that argument it sounds like you’re okay with how they portrayed Deadpool in Wolverine. I kinda wanna agree with you here, Kofi, but you need to make a better argument than that.

          • i am sure he implied “as long as it was changed for the sake of a GOOD story”.

      • So really, the only problem you have is that the movie has “X-men” in the title? That’s not worth moaning about if you “”can understand them making a “what if” movie.

        • Sorry, that was a reply to Terry a few posts above.

        • Unless I missed something there is no “What If” anywhere in any of the titles I have seen. In fact they have even gone out of their way to tie this film DIRECTLY to Singer’s original movie.

          So it IS a problem when everyone is marketing this film as the supposed beginning of the X-Men which it clearly is not.

          • Its the beginning of the X-Men from the movie franchise. Its a whole other entity than the comics. As are the majority of comic book movies.

    • Thank you, well said.

    • THANK you. a good story is a good story is a good f-ing story. the fact that this one deet and this other deet don’t make deet babies together doesn’t matter if the great scope of it ties together and makes a great story.

      on another note, i’m hearing Star Wars music for some reason. lol.

  13. Highly anticipated and highly enjoyable saw midnight show and will go back tonite as soon as possible ! It was awwwsssooommmeee!

  14. Of course the Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Romijn cameos were a fun surprise.

    Did anybody else catch Ororo Munroe as a little girl when Charles first uses Cerebro? My friend said he saw a young Jean Grey but I must’ve missed it.

    I’m curious as to how Vaughn will link Scott and Alex Summers. I doubt they’ll be brothers now. Father/son maybe? I’m not sure.

    Did anybody else feel like Fassbender was just doing a retake on some “Inglorious Basterds” scenes when he was tracking Shaw? When he told the two men in Argentina, drinking German beer, that pig farmers and tailors killed his now nameless parents, or before when he was in the bank with his brick of gold… Those scenes were awesome!

    I was really hoping that Charles and Erik would remain together at the end of this movie. That is where I’m the most disappointed. That is where it felt rushed. Erik immediately wants to pick up Shaw’s torch after killing him? They needed some time to process.

    The movie should’ve ended with Charles tackling Erik, who looses control of all the missiles and they crash into the sea. All the mutants, as a group, stand and look out to sea as the ships are still all floating out there. Erik and Charles look at each other and END.

    Then the sequel could’ve opened up just where the first left off. We lost a lot of character development by jumping to Erik dressed in Magneto’s clothes and Charles in his awesome wheelchair. I wanted to see them have to deal with that aftermath of Charles feeling Shaw’s death at the hands of Magneto. Unless the second film provides us with flashbacks to these scenes, I’ll feel like Vaughn missed out on a great opportunity.

    • Thank you!!!! yes i saw little storm and jean was the little girl at the doctor’s office im pretty sure the little kid reading the comic could have been scott but im just spitballin cuz why would there just be a random little boy and two mutants we do know ya know.

  15. xmen first class is brilliant one of the best in the xmen series with some great performances this is one to see to believe its action packed and i just want to watch it again

  16. Fassbender really stole the movie for me personally. But im a huge fan of guys that are supreme badasses without really having the whole tough guy look. He was a man on a mission. And absolutely nothing was going to stop him. The scenes with him and McAvoy were phenomenal. Especially the turning of the dish scene. Very moving stuff. Personally this is up there in the top echelon of comic book movies. Far better than any other x-men so far.

    • ^ What he said x1m.

    • That scene is my favorite of the film. Ugh, I can’t even express how much I love that scene. Superb casting with those two.

      • Ditto

        • Mine too. I was really hoping that the break-up would be saved for maybe the second film. I would say that the dish scene makes me want that even more, but the way it was handled, including the scene where Charles is injured,… that was all pretty satisfying.

          Others, and now myself, compare this to how they would have preferred the Star Wars prequels. I wonder if it was deliberate that they set there prequel forty years before the first movie, about the same as with the SW prequels. Maybe they were trying to do it right. If so, I’d say they did an excellent job.

          • The reason they set the prequel in 1963 is because the First Class comic came out that year. I thought it was cool of them to do that.

  17. We must all realize the new demographic the studio was trying to bring with the new younger stars, the fans of Macvoy and Fassbender, along with the returning fans. So the studio was looking for a all around summer hit, in which they got. The only reason there are any tie in’s to anyother X-Men movie is because Bryan Singer was involved. Do you really think it would have not been a different movie if Singer was not there??? The studio wanted a different movie, but they new they had to have tie in’s, and introduce new chacaters, who would really go see a new X-Men movie with yonger actors portraying characters that have already been seen, more than once????
    Now I do agree that the movie should have not been called **First Class** has there barley was a class. The movie was great with Macvoy and Fassbender, along with throw in’s from Bacon. The First Class being secondary charaters was hard to watch, I like the idea of involving Msytique, and Beast together, but would have LOVE to see the relationship bewteen Msytique and Arzel, which we all know leads to Nighcrawler, which I’m still hoping lands in the second movie.
    All in all I loved the movie, and have the put it in my top five comic book movies of all time.

  18. First Class is an attempt I’d say to move away from wolverine, and obviously move things into line for a series of films about the early brotherhood and X-men, the fact Logan said Shove off and that Rebecca Romijn was the embodiment of the older mystic I feel shows this- the way it ends it ties it to the start of X1, while admittedly the fact Charles wipes Mora’s mind and that she’s a CIA agent and not I doctor makes the post credit scene in X3 redundant.
    First class is about the relationship between Erik and Charles, while it does change some of the film Cannon is that a bad thing? Because it keeps the essentials in line i.e. Magneto and mystique, Charles and the wheelchair, the school and the X-jet.

    despite its rushed productions (for which it does suffer) it could have been worse ALOT worse but if they had given it proper turnaround time, and more Charles, Erik and chess scenes it would of had that needed character development, in a way it should have looked at Erik in a Stockholm syndrome light, both loving Shaw for unleashing him, but hating him for killing his mother and the indoctrination that came with being a Nazi lab rat from which the idea mutants are stronger and are the nietzschean Ubermensch, which I feel though perhaps by mistake is hinted at by Erik’s dubious morality and use of many European language.
    It would have been a nice anti thesis to Capt America embodiment of the Arian race as a supper soldier to see Erik a tortured Ubermensch limited by the cages of hate, while Charles was an intellectual free of such burdens. All of this I think would have played well as Fassbender did steal the film, but Magneto is always the deeper and more interesting character as he toes the line (though often crossing it) between Freedom fighter and terrorist

  19. i love the the drama in the films, and also the darker parts, and how they explain and build characters with details this time around. looking forward to the sentinels,sinister,beak,glob herman,stacy-x,cyclops,storm,jean, and apocalypse.and maybe cameos of chamber,husk, and anole.anyways great film x-men are back on track.

  20. 1st comment ever. Thank you. Big fan!

    My opinion = meh
    I did like the ‘Erik on a mission’ part of the movie, but the other x-men just seemed boring. The fight scenes between the kids was like watching my younger siblings wrestling… no real danger involved and I didn’t care who won.
    I think I would have liked this movie better if they changed the name to Magneto, and cut out the bickering kids. I just couldn’t get excited about their powers or personalities. And Beast just didn’t quite look right.
    Oh and January Jones needs acting lessons and a few more curves on that skinny backside.

  21. I was very very pleased by this and will gladly say “I told you so” in the faces of all the nitpicking wanna-be-fanboys out there that only care about what they want. However, the only thing I did not like was killing Darwin. Mainly because they even stated in the film he mutates to survive…but he cant survive an explosion? really? besides that I loved everything especially the cameos. Busted out laughing at Wolverine

    • Totally see your point on the Darwin thing but, on a larger note, the fact that people *actually died* was a big win for me (not in a weird way).

      It just kept things ‘real’ as it were.

      • Agreed on the keeping it real part but they should have killed Angel. :)

        • Agreed, I found her character extremely annoying.

    • He obviously didnt die. He’s Darwin. My guess? He transformed into an energy state and moved into Havok in a similar way as he did with Vulcan (Havok’s brother) in Deadly Genesis. Oh, he’ll be back.

      • I thought that too but I don’t really think they’ll do that in the film. It would require a huge leap into another story arc that I don’t think the films will do. I could be wrong though.

  22. @ Jessie Yeah I did notice the young storm in the beginning of the cerebro scene, I also noticed a young boy with dark sunglasses right after, young Scott Summers??. I thought it was a really good movie. The end I felt was a little rushed. I would’ve thought that Charles would have put up more of a fight to keep Raven from joining Magneto considering in the story they were pretty much brother and sister and he knew by going with him she would be in danger. Same could be said with beast and his feelings for her at least a “Wait don’t go” but other than that it was a very cool movie.

    • Charles wanted her to be happy so I understood that but it did feel a little too unemotional. Beast letting her go was fine for me because he didn’t want her in her blue form. And I’m sure he wouldn’t have wanted a romance after he turned furry because he couldn’t even accept his feet..no way was he going to be comfortable accepting himself enough to allow Mystique to like him more than he liked himself.

  23. Death by nazi gold. Great X-Men movie.

  24. First Class is an attempt I’d say to move away from wolverine, and obviously move things into line for a series of films about the early brotherhood and X-men, given what Logan said and that Rebecca Romijn was the embodiment of the older mystic I feel shows this- the way it ends it ties it to the start of X1, while admittedly the fact Charles wipes Mora’s mind and that she’s a CIA agent and not I doctor makes the post credit scene in X3 redundant.
    First class is about the relationship between Erik and Charles, while it does change some of the film Cannon is that a bad thing? Because it keeps the essentials in line i.e. Magneto and mystique, Charles and the wheelchair, the school and the X-jet.

    despite its rushed productions (for which it does suffer) it could have been worse ALOT worse but if they had given it proper turnaround time, and more Charles, Erik and chess scenes it would of had that needed character development, in a way it should have looked at Erik in a Stockholm syndrome light, both loving Shaw for unleashing him, but hating him for killing his mother and the indoctrination that came with being a Nazi lab rat from which the idea mutants are stronger and are the nietzschean Ubermensch, which I feel though perhaps by mistake is hinted at by Erik’s dubious morality and use of many European language.
    It would have been a nice anti thesis to Capt America embodiment of the Arian race as a supper soldier to see Erik a tortured Ubermensch limited by the cages of hate, while Charles was an intellectual free of such burdens. All of this I think would have played well as Fassbender did steal the film, but Magneto is always the deeper and more interesting character as he toes the line (though often crossing it) between Freedom fighter and terrorist

    • I like your intellectually based comment, but for the record “alot” is spelled a lot.

    • Very nice thoughts in your second paragraph. I really think they should just do a Magneto origins film but that won’t happen now.

  25. The only thing that really bothered me was the look of the White Queen, it looked more like glass then diamonds and was a poor example of cgi. There’s a point in between her transformation that looks better and i wish they would have gone with that instead

  26. Erik was my favorite character through the whole movie. He was just like a tormented James Bond who can control metal. Charles and Erik’s relationship was so realistic, it was like watching a biography. They had such good teamwork and so much showed trust in each other that I didnt want them to go their separate ways. I wished they couldve worked together more. The saddest part was when Moira was shooting at Magneto and he deflected the bullet and it hit Charles in the spine. That was the deciding moment that changed everything and that they knew they would be forever on opposite sides. When Magneto killed Shaw with the coin was one of the best scenes I’ve seen in a long time and his theme playing. Loved it! Charles was also impressive with the different things he can do with his powers. Cant wait for the sequel and hopefully they can make x4 like this too.

    • yea well, erik was nothing like james bond in this movie u fool, he was a momma’s boy that was still developing his powers, james bond is a secret agent specially trained killing machine.

      • Did you not watch the movie? Magneto was an ass kicking machine. The scene in the bar in Argentina was AWESOME.

      • JBM…

        A little harsh with the momma’s boy description, don’t you think? He was a little boy who ended up actually WATCHING up close his mother shot dead, after having already been forcibly seperated from her and his father in a place that, in the nicest terms, can only be described as terrifying.

        A child who does not feel as close to his mother as Erik seemed to be with his mother is likely known by a very frightening and partiular term: SOCIOPATH.

        Oh, and by the way, the smooth way Erik hunts down Shaw and the other Nazi bastards, using his calculating approach and his covert ops skills actually IS quite a bit like James Bond.

      • @ JBM: Plus he drinks a martini when playing chess with Charles. :)

  27. I waa very impressed by the quality of this film and of the dynamic between Xavier and Magneto..Michael Fassbender has amazing screen presence and was “magnetic” while on screen..I couldn’t take my eyes off him and I was fascinated at how he brought the character to life..I think this was his movie. There were a few issues I had with the story and how it played out but they are minor and would be nitpicking..Didn’t like Emma Frost..very one dimensional character who could have been utilized much better than she was…JM did a fantastic job as Xavier and the way he and Fassbender interacted and fed off each other’s performance was a joy to watch.

    A very worthy addition to the genre and I would put it as my number three behind Spiderman 2 and Batman Begin..

  28. Hugh Jackman’s cameo was hilarious and apropos ..I also liked how they squeezed in Rebecca Romijn too..

    • I don’t remember Rebecca Romijn being in the movie. Which part eh?

      • In Erik’s bedroom at the mansion – When Erik tells Raven to come back in a few years, she morphs into an older version of herself…Rebecca Romijn.

  29. Great plot!

    Great effects!

    True character driven story!

    Levity in the right places.

    Timely cameos.

    Just a great movie.

    I think this topped X2 for me.