The new X-Men flick 'First Class' directed by Matthew Vaughn is promising to deliver after positive reviews it has received from various critiques.
The film released today, June 1st, begins with the young Erik Lehnsherr, later on Magneto, threatened by Nazi officer Sebastian Shaw, interpreted by Kevin Bacon, who promises to kill his mother unless he unleashes his powers on command. Erik complies, but in the end his mother is still killed. With that said, Erik's heated quest to hunt down Shaw commences.
More reason to kill Shaw surfaces as he, the mutant Nazi General, plans to ignite a nuclear armageddon linked to the Cuban Missile Crisis and finally gain power to have mutants rule the world.
Soon, the X-men clan guided by Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr team up with young talented mutants in a philanthropic move to prevent World War III, but at the same time, the grave rift that results in the eternal enmity between Magneto and Professor X begins.
Go over the top 10 reviews that will ease your concern to watch this much anticipated film or not.
X-Men: First Class still sings the praises of Marvel Studios' marvelous quality control of comic book movies. It's good, clean summer movie fun where the money they spend is up on the screen - with actors and effects - so that we won't mind spending our money on it. - Orlando Sentinel
X-Men: First Class has the pop and style and comic book action and humor beloved in this genre. Director Matthew Vaughn, who cut his chops on the hyper-visceral, hyper-violent Kick-Ass has accomplished something sort of great here. He's resurrected a sinking franchise. --Paul Meekin, Starpulse Contributing Writer
It turns out even cash cows can moo intelligently. - Toronto Star
With its early-1960s Cold-War setting, megalomaniac villain and lissome babes in mini-skirts, X-Men: First Class could, in places, pass for a Connery-era 007 spy thriller. - Movie Talk
Despite a somewhat hefty 130-minute running time, First Class feels swift, sleek and remarkably coherent; an even longer, more fully fleshed-out version would not have been unwelcome. Visual effects designed by John Dykstra are smoothly and imaginatively integrated, and Henry Jackman's score provides fantastic forward momentum. - Variety
The latest edition of X-Men is a breath of fresh air as the franchise shifts focus from Wolverine to the group's history. First Class introduces us to some new and old mutants, all of which are part of something much bigger. - Jamie Johnston , Endofshow.com
'X-Men: First Class' takes us right back, before mutants fought man, before Magneto was a menace. In a way, it's like 'Wicked' is to 'Oz', and 'Begins' is to 'Batman' - it tells the forgotten tale we all want to know. - Janice Butler, RTE The Entertainment Network
X-Men: First Class' will appeal to non-geeks. - Kevin Bacon
Much as Casino Royale rebooted the James Bond franchise in a fresh and dynamic way, X-Men: First Class injects new blood into a franchise that, for all its profitability, had become blandly anemic. In fact, roughly the first half of this massive and very well cast origins extravaganza is arguably the best hour of Marvel Comics-derived filmmaking among the torrent of it that's cascaded across screens in recent years. - The Hollywood Reporter
THE XMEN ARE BACK! The girls are still hot (except maybe the blue chick), the film is still epic but a couple of things are missing; Wolverine and Cyclops. That doesn't detract from the story though - World War 3 is on the cards and our last hope is the first ever team put together Charles Xavier after he started up his school in In 1963. They are our last hope. - TheCheesegrater.co.uk
All you'd expect from an X-Men film (or spin-off, or prequel), but not all you'd hope for. It smacks of rush and compromise, but there's thankfully enough to make you feel optimistic about the series' future once more. - Dan Jolin, Empireonline.com