Movie Review: X Men First Class

The latest installment of the “X Men” franchise turns out to be the best.  The ensemble cast was fantastic, with the two lead characters, played by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, shine in their roles as the eventual Professor X and Magneto.  In particular, Fassbender’s performance was an emotional tour-de-force, showing the pain Erik had gone through that causes him to ultimately have an antagonistic view of the world.

In addition, the film also features two of the best stand-alone sequences in recent memory.  One was partially in the trailer, where Erik uses his power to levitate a submarine from under water.  The other is one of the most memorable kill sequences that I’ve seen in a while.

I hope there will be a sequel to “First Class” and we get to see more of the strong chemistry and screen presences between McAvoy and Fassbender.