2 hours, 11 minutes
PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.
for intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language.
James McAvoy ...
Laurence Belcher ...
Charles (age 12)
Michael Fassbender ...
Bill Milner ...
Kevin Bacon ...
Rose Byrne ...
Jennifer Lawrence ... Raven
Álex González ...
Janos Quested / Riptide
Jason Flemyng ...
Zoë Kravitz ...
January Jones ...
The story takes place all over the world, but begins in Poland in
1944, where we learn that Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) the future
Magneto, once resided in the Nazi prison camps. The evil Sebastian
Shaw (Kevin Bacon) performs terrible tests on the young mutant, trying
to develop his magnetic powers, which leaves Erik with a powerful thirst
for revenge. Years later, in the early 1960s, Erik prepares to find and murder his old teacher.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) discovers a
shape-shifting mutant, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), in his kitchen and invites her to live
with him. Then, while following a secret organization of world leaders, a CIA
agent, Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) discovers Shaw's latest
plans, and his use of the mutants Emma Frost
(January Jones), Azazel (Jason Flemyng), and Riptide (Álex González).
Moira enlists Xavier's aid, and after a complex series of incidents,
Xavier and Erik wind up becoming friends, and joining a CIA-run
organization of mutants. Together, they track down and gather up more
mutants, including Angel (Zoë Kravitz), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Banshee
(Caleb Landry Jones), Darwin (Edi Gathegi), and Havok (Lucas Till).
Raven joins them with her new codename Mystique. Erik and Xavier get new
names, too: Magneto and Professor X.
All this leads up to a showdown in Cuba in 1962, but in the meantime, characters wrestle with the
age-old problem of whether to be an individual or try to fit in with the rest of society. Director Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass") brings a
genuine freshness to X-Men: First Class juggling the multitude of characters, subplots, messages and
timelines admirably. In fact this might just turn out to be the best superhero movie of the