X-Men: First Class

Before he was Professor X, he was Charles. Before he was Magneto, he was Erik.

X-Men: First Class
The epic beginning of the X-Men saga 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 arch enemies, they were, at first, the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants, 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.

130 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Violence).
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller.
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James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard, Morgan Lily
Matthew Vaughn
ScreenplayAshley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer
MusicHenry Jackman
CinematographyJohn Mathieson
EditingEddie Hamilton, Lee Smith
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2011
Produced byBad Hat Harry Productions, Donners' Company, Marv Films, Marvel Enterprises, Marvel Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Vivid White Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreScience fiction, fantasy
LanguageMild, infrequent, in context
SexNone. Some sexual innuendo and touching.
ViolenceSustained mild to moderate sci-fi action violence, unrealistic, no graphic bloody scenes but brief realistic scenes, infrequent.
PrejudiceImplied racial persecution of Jewish - prisoner of war crimes
Drug abuseNone
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Munyaradzi Vomo quote iconFranchise's first-class production
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Box Office
Todd Gilchrist quote iconFirst Class is ultimately a success, because not only does it reward fans, but it redeems a series that, for better and sometimes worse, gave the superhero genre its start.
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74 critics
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Tomatometer quote iconWith a strong script, stylish direction, and powerful performances from its well-rounded cast, X-Men: First Class is a welcome return to form for the franchise.
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22 critics

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