X-Men: First Class [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [SteelBook] [2011]

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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1263 out of 1283)

Synopsis


X-Men: First Class
Set in the era before Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became mortal enemies as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, director Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class follows the two former allies as they lead a powerful team of mutants on a mission to save the planet from nuclear annihilation. Charles (James McAvoy) and Erik (Michael Fassbender) were just young men when it began to appear as if the world was careening toward destruction. As the Doomsday Clock ticks faster toward midnight, the time comes to take action. Realizing they could use their unique powers to avert a global thermonuclear war during the Bay of Pigs crisis, the two powerful mutants launch an intense recruitment campaign with the support of Dr. Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) and the CIA. Before long, Charles and Erik have assembled a crack team that includes Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Angel (Zoe Kravitz), Havok (Lucas Till), and Darwin (Edi Gathegi). Meanwhile, the malevolent Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) plots to plunge the world into war with the help of villainous mutants Riptide (Alex Gonzalez), Azazel (Jason Flemyng), and Emma Frost (January Jones). In the process of saving humanity, however, Charles and Erik clash, setting the stage for Professor X to lead the X-Men in the fight for good as Magneto and the Brotherhood spread chaos and destruction on a global scale. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • James McAvoy
    James McAvoy - Charles Xavier/Professor X
  • Michael Fassbender
    Michael Fassbender - Erik Lensherr/Magneto
  • Kevin Bacon
    Kevin Bacon - Sebastian Shaw
  • Rose Byrne
    Rose Byrne - Dr. Moira MacTaggert
  • Jennifer Lawrence
    Jennifer Lawrence - Raven Darkholme/Mystique



Overall customer rating

4.6
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Great!

    Posted
    jball2k

    I was a little skeptical when seeing the previews for this movie, because my opinion of the previous X-Men movies were enjoyable, to rather dull...they should have called them the Wolverine Show. Anyways, James McAvoy straight up stole the show. He sheds a new light on Xavier. Wonderful casting for him. Michael Fassbender as Erik was also pretty well done. Fassbender was pretty decent in 300, for his smaller part (Kind of comic relief) and I really enjoyed his Character of Lt. Archie Hicox in Inglorious B@sterds. Kevin Bacon really threw me off though, I did NOT expect him at all. He was decent. His side kick Emma Frost was utterly terrible though...VERY bland and boring. Lot of good special effects, not great but the story really made this an enjoyable movie. At least they didn't overdo the effects like most movies do these days. The best X-Men movie to date, can't wait to see some more movies like this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Xmen movie

    Posted
    Micvalpro
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    First Class is a very good xmen movie, some may say the best. I still love e first two xmen movies though they were never as big as I always thought an xmen movie should be. First class introduces us to Charles Xavier and Erik Lenscher as young men. The two actors who play them are honestly the best parts of the movie, especially Fassbender (Magneto). The story is also great, setting the movie in the 1960s which is actually when the original xmen comics were introduced. The issues I have with this film is the actual first class themselves. The original line up of xmen were cyclops, jean grey, beast, iceman, and angel. Here we only get beast and a female character nicknamed angel... Kinda lame. The other issue I have with this film is continuity. One example is how in the original xmen movie, Charles states he and Erik meet when they are teenagers. In this film they meet in their 30s. Though this isn't a big issue there are a bunch of other continuity issues. All in all the movie is pretty entertaining. It still kind of follows the mediocre fight the villain at the end comic book stuff. But what sets it apart from other comic book movies is it's setting and it's inclusion of what's going on at the time, like the Cuban missile crisis. Very cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    NO problems with this movie at all

    Posted
    lucky55
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    just a few key points 1. This movie is awesome soo many great scenes soo many great actors everything about this movie was way better than expected + i got to see it twice at the IMAX for free! so you can't beat that.. 2. i have an awesome sony BDP N460 and a 120hz hd lcd tv that makes it look incredible.... i do have one iissue though which is the fact that i had to buy it at target because they were the only ones that had the blu-ray+dvd+digital copy combo pack...it was the first blu-ray movie that i did not purchase at best buy....btw best buy is charging the same amount for their 2 disk version as i paid for the 3 disk version at target $22.99....go figure... fantastic movie though one to watch again and again.... now for those of you having issues playing it on your blu-ray player go online and either download or order the newest firmware update for your player thats what i did 6 months ago now it plays everything no problem at all...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Film, despite unnecessary changes to canon.

    Posted
    CaddyMann
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    First Class is a very well done movie that continues the consistent X-men themes regarding toleration and intolerance. The 60's era is a fantastic backdrop that only helps to set the stage for the best X-men movie since X-men 2. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are excellent choices for Professor X and Magneto, respectively. The lovely Rose Byrne was a nice choice for Moira McTaggert as well. The only casting blunder was selecting January Jones as Emma Frost. Hopefully, if they make sequels, she will be replaced or allowed to be a little less cold. It was like watching the former Mrs. Draper (Mad Men, for the uninitiated) all over again. But, maybe the director held her back (???) resulting in this drab and icy performance? I dunno. I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt as she is, at the very least, easy on the eyes. Nevertheless, as all true X-men fans know, this is not the true "First Class", since Scott Summers, Jean Grey, Iceman and Angel are not represented. Still, it's a fun thrill ride that more than exceeded my expectations! Easily one of, if not the, best of the superhero/sci-fi films of 2011!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Price for a Great Movie

    Posted
    Mimi
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    I bought this movie on sale on Black Friday and was pleased with the price for it being the combo+digital copy. I would have purchased it at a higher price if not for budgetary restrictions so I was ecstatic to see it featured on Black Friday. As for the movie itself, this is my personal favorite entry so far in the whole of Fox's X-Men verse. I was a kid when the original trilogy was released so I do have some nostalgic connection to those, but this film still trumps those because of how unique it is as an origin story in the super-genre. The characters' struggles and personalities are allowed to be fleshed out and the weaving of real-world events with the existence of mutants is interesting. The period-piece aspect is super fun too. While Days of Future Past is also a really fun entry and I have yet to know if Apocalypse will surpass this one in terms of overall quality, First Class will probably always have a really fond spot in my heart among all of the X-Men films and I would recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible move that left me wanting more

    Posted
    weirdpooh
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    The movie was very good. I was impressed by the depth of emotions the actors portrayed and the level of story they managed to squeeze in without it feeling crowded. This is a side to the characters I haven't previously been able to see and I found it quite compelling. Despite the vast amount of action and violence, the movie managed to balance it well with just enough humor. The cameos throughout the movie were a fun Easter egg for fans of the original trilogy. The movie had me wishing there were more to watch. My only complaint was with the actual stream itself. Despite being an HD rental, there were moments that the picture was blurry or grainy. Toward the end in a pivotal scene, the picture and sound kept jumping around taking me out of the action a bit. I won't take stars away because the movie itself was phenomenal, but I wish I had been able to watch it on bluray instead of the unreliable Amazon stream.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First Class is moving, funny and fun

    Posted
    yellowjacket1
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    Personally, I love this movie. It rivals X2 as the best of the bunch. The tone was breathtakingly perfect. Setting it in the early 60’s was brilliant. This gives the film something no one really has seen before in these type of films and certainly elevates it from the X-Trilogy. As a fan of that trilogy, it is everything I was hoping for and maybe a bit more. This is the Xavier and Magneto story everyone has wanted to see since X1 and it’s done remarkably well. It’s easy to see why this movie has surprised the doubters and seems to frustrate the few haters. It’s solid all the way through. The first half features a set up with characterization so clever and so engaging that it’s shear perfection. That perfection seems to stumble a bit under the weight of the villain’s master plan. Things get a bit too grandiose and certain military action boarders on the crazy but the film never loses the fun factor throughout. First Class is moving, funny and fun and maybe not technically better than X2, it’s certainly as entertaining.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Slightly upgraded Blu-ray

    Posted
    Conundrum
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    First Class it is a very good X-Men movie, this UHD 4K version is lacking. First issue the sound is the same as the Blu-ray release, major disappointment because we have been enjoying the Dolby Atmos sound. Second issue is the picture is honestly uninspiring, it might be better than the blu-ray but nothing popped. We can easily believe the upconverted blu-ray we already own would look as good. Third issue is (sadly) FOX does not redeem UHD blu-ray UV codes as UDH you get the regular HD UV. Disappointing because WB, Universal, Lionsgate are trying to redeem their Blu-ray 4K UHD movies UV codes for streaming UHD, diffidently will affect our purchases of FOX 4K titles in the future. In our opinion it is great movie but the 4K version hardly qualifies as UHD.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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