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  • Published: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2011]
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Description: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: PG-13

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  • 024543750871

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X-Men first class

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Westgate call number: DVD Action X-Men

Available Copies: Westgate Adult A/V

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Bonus features: Children of the atom featurette.

James McAvoy, Rose Byrne, Kevin Bacon, Michael Fassbender, January Jones, Oliver Platt.

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their superhuman powers for the first time, working together in a desperate attempt to stop the Hellfire Club and a global nuclear war.

DVD ; NTSC ; Dobly digital 5.1 (English), Dobly digital surround (Spanish, French) ; widescreen (2.35:1).

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I love X-Men series. Well done!

Okay movie

I felt like too many new things we introduced during the story, which was hard to follow. Also falls into the camp of a punch-a-thon near the end.


This is the best x-men film. Michael Fassbender as magneto? YES. Plot? Amazing. Acting? Wonderful. Effects? Perfect.


I was very disappointed watching this movie. The overall production value of the movie was so low it was distracting me from their small reaches towards a plot. The costumes were cheap and embarrassing and often didn't fit the time period at all. The plot was boring and there was no character development. Potentially interesting characters were underutilized and annoying side plots were over embellished. This movie doesn't feel at all like the other X-men movies and is leagues away from being in the same category as other Marvel movies.


It was a great addition to the X-Men movies. Interesting twist in having the "X-Men" being a younger crowd. Highly recommended.

Best X-men movie in my opinion

First Class > DOFP > X-men 1 and 2
First Class had a better soundtrack and better character development

Liked it

I enjoyed watching this movie. Lost track of time (nothing better)


X Men fans may like, but not love "First Class," which tells the story of how Charles Xavier and Magneto met and brought together the first group of mutants. Most of the movie is set in the 1960s and portrays the sexism of the era. However, the film makers incorporate much of this sexism into how the movie actually depicts its characters. One would hope for something better in a movie released in 2011. The film also has very few actors of color.
Hard core fans might wonder about the discrepancies between this film and the original X Men trilogy. For example, "First Class" has a different story like for how Charles Xavier's spinal cord became injured and when he and Magneto parted ways. One also wonders how Xavier managed to keep his school a secret if the FBI already knew that he led the mutants and housed them in his mansion (whose address the FBI already had).
In all, "First Class" is OK as mindless entertainment, but still leaves a lot to be desired.

Comic Book Movie

A thoughtful but not very exciting comic book movie.


I'm sure a lot of the X-Men purists would disagree with me, but I thought this wasn't bad. Some of the CGI and costuming (particularly on the Beast) was a little cheesy, but other than that, it had some good action and character development. Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy gave solid performances. All-around, it was a fun movie if you don't get too muddled into the details.

outside of?

the cartoon like nature some of character admittedly not yet shown, but be covered aside as for background plotting or story it's probably best of x-men movies & it's just sparse sometimes the younger versions these characters familiar most! Centering tried an true not quite, enough be seen specifically, w/ sonic boom or the tornado guy it's really now, but fine submarine footage is wonderful specific time period placement does whole lot film...

Not great, but good

This X-Men film may come as a disappointment to many hardcore X-Men fans dude the fact that it's not the original five first X-Men from the comics featured in the film. It doesn't make much sense as a prequel (seeing how Emma Frost is a teenager in Wolverine Origins and she is adult in this one). This film does a better job than the other X-Men films of showing the alienation that the mutants feel from homo sapiens, but it's really Michael Fassbender as Magneto who steals the show. Could have been a lot better but it's got it's moments.

good special effects

Otherwise boring movie made better by good special effects. It is a prequel to all the X-men movies released before this.

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