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Alternative Reality, Fantasy - Superheroes, Uncategorized, X-Men

X-Men 5: First Class (2011)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story The Marvel Comics characters
Writers/Script Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
Additional Info Although this is the fifth X-Men film it is a reboot, portraying their earlier lives before the previous four films. Story by Sheldon Turner and Bryan Singer and a lot of Marvel authors uncredited.
Director Matthew Vaughn
Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Oliver Platt, Jason Flemyng, January Jones, Nicholas Hoult
Elevator Pitch During the Cuban missile crisis a mastermind with special powers intends to take over the world by instigating war between USA and Russia. The only people standing in his way are a fragile alliance of young people with a variety of super capabilities, aided at times by the CIA. But the evil man also has super beings on his side and the good guys do not always see eye to eye.
Content Scenes in a Nazi death camp, the good guys get the band together, and boot camp for superbeings takes place. A variety of set pieces with both sides using their superpowers. The climax as the naval fleets and the superheroes meet in the approaches to Cuba. Some young women in underwear, but no actual nudity or sex, or drinking or drugs. But there is violence.
A View A bewildering number of people can do really unusual things, allowing some critics to say that the director did not do much with characterisation. I am not really an X-Men fan but the time passed well enough, it won quite a few minor awards and got 86% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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