X-MEN FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Revives the flagging franchise with this globe-trotting iteration, infusing it with new life and dazzling visual effects.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 06.02.2011
"First Class" happily delivers on the escapism and rich narrative texture the best of its predecessors have promised.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 06.02.2011
The finest comic-book flick since 2008's The Dark Knight.Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, 06.03.2011
It uses the themes of the previous movies to build an intelligent, fast-paced, and highly entertaining prequel.Eric D. Snider, Film.com, 06.03.2011