Thursday, September 8, 2011
X-Men First Class
X-Men First Class looks back at the early friendship between Professor X and Magneto before they took on their superhero/supervillain personas. The movie introduces the Hellfire Club, Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Beast, Cyclops, Mystique and other X-Men and mutants, including a character who may be Nightcrawler's father.
Eventually the mutants split up, some following Professor X and others Magneto. The movie contains non-stop action and yet manages to fully develop its characters. Visual effects, both computer generated and physical, are amazing, the vintage costumes look authentic and the storyline cleverly intermingles events that took place during the time it is placed in.
The Blu-Ray and Digital Copy combo includes lots of 'X-tras": featurettes, a documentary, deleted and extended scenes, other goodies and as a special added bonus: access to 10 X-Men digital comics. Are you "X-cited yet!"