X-Men: First Class

Lists: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Coming of age, Marvel Comics, Superhero movie

Brief Synopsis: "Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known."

Overall Ranking: 521 (Rank from 2011: # 14)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 46.43%
Regular 53.57%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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    Caz of Lets Go To The Movies97(full review)
    Tim The Film Guy96(full review)
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    Jeremy M95 - I loved this one. My favorite of the entire series. Fassbender as a young Magneto was practically perfect.
    Skooch95(full review)
    CineMarvellous George Beremov93(full review)
    Darren of Movie Reviews 10191(full review)
    Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less90(full review)
    Rich Alejandro90
    Sober Film Critic James Brown88(full review)
    Brandon H85
    Tim Belloff85
    Dan O'Neill85(full review)
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest81
    David Baruffi80(full review)
    Colin Flanagan80(full review)
    Hypersonic55 Curt80(full review)
    3Guys Adam80(full review)
    CinemaVisitor Erik80
    Stu Loves Film80(full review)
    Movie Evangelist80(full review)
    Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
    Jordan K80
    JR B79
    That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes79(full review)
    Chris of This Is Madness75 - My ratings are on a five point scale, translated as such: 1 - Abysmal, 25 - Bad, 50 - Mediocre, 75 - Good, 100 - Great
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    Sir M Hayes XIV75 - Every bit as good as the first. Fassbender was amazing as Magneto. I liked Bacon as Shaw. Wasn't thrilled with some of their choices for the "first class", that and they un-Irished Banshee.
    Drezzy65 - the majority of it is on par with the first movie and, at times, on par with the second, but the whole thing starts to fall flat quickly without any one character or performance standing out like Hugh Jackman/Wolverine

    People Involved

  • James McAvoy (Charles Xavier)
  • Michael Fassbender (Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto)
  • Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert)
  • January Jones (Emma Frost)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Raven Darkholme)
  • Kevin Bacon (Sebastian Shaw)
  • Oliver Platt (Man in Black Suit)
  • Zoë Kravitz (Angel Salvadore)
  • Álex González (Janos Quested / Riptide)
  • Jason Flemyng (Azazel)
  • Nicholas Hoult (Hank McCoy / Beast)
  • Morgan Lily (Young Raven (10 yrs))
  • Beth Goddard (Mrs. Xavier)
  • Bill Milner (Young Erik)
  • Laurence Belcher (Charles Xavier (12 Years))
  • Caleb Landry Jones (Sean Cassidy / Banshee)
  • Edi Gathegi (Armando Muñoz / Darwin)
  • Lucas Till (Alex Summers / Havok)
  • Demetri Goritsas (Levene)
  • Glenn Morshower (Colonel Hendry)
  • Don Creech (William Stryker)
  • Matt Craven (CIA Director McCone)
  • James Remar (US General)
  • Ray Wise (Secretary of State)
  • Brendan Fehr (Communications Officer)
  • Michael Ironside (Captain)
  • Hugh Jackman (Logan / Wolverine)
  • Rebecca Romijn (Mystique - older)
  • Lauren Shuler Donner (Director)
  • Matthew Vaughn (Director)
  • Simon Kinberg (Director)