Category: X-Men: First Class

‘X-Men: First Class’: The Reviews Are In!

‘X-Men: First Class’ is in the cinemas right now and some people have already seen the movie. As far as I’m concerned, I can’t wait to see it! If you have seen trailer, you are undecided and you need any recomendations, read the reviews below. :)

( Now that we’ve introduced you to the mutants of “X-Men: First Class,” movie reviewers are saying you might want to take that relationship to the next level. Heralded as the best installment in the franchise since the Bryan Singer-directed “X2,” Matthew Vaughn’s take on the “X-Men” story is said to be both smart and action-packed.

At the top of the pile of praise are leads James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, whom reviewers are commending for their roles whether they liked the film or not. The rest of the supporting cast, from Jennifer Lawrence to Kevin Bacon, are receiving plenty of love as well. Dissenters might find flaws with the movie’s pacing or the way it strays from the previous films’ and comics’ mythology, but the underlying message is that this is the summer blockbuster that fans have been waiting for.

The Story
Fortunately for the film, the missile crisis puts an end to the dramatic lull. As soon as war threatens, ‘X-Men: First Class’ regains its momentum, and then some, with Strangelovian twists ? a circular war room, a rogue vessel that can’t be reached ? and a climax that uses newsreel clips of President Kennedy on TV to lend credibility to an exuberant rearrangement of history. This fifth episode in the series isn’t a masterpiece ? one puzzlement is the uneven cinematography ? but it’s summer entertainment of a very high grade that leaves you with an appetite for more of the same with the same core cast. And a couple of uncredited cameos turn the neat trick of being revenants from the future. ? Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

The Leads
To get to the headline immediately, McAvoy and Fassbender are a casting triumph. These two have, yes, real star magnetism, both individually and together: They’re both cool and intense, suave and unaffected, playful and dead serious about their grand comic-book work. I hope movie-studio telepaths reteam the two in the future. ? Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

The Legacy
In fact, roughly the first half of this massive and very well-cast origins extravaganza is arguably the best hour of Marvel Comics-derived filmmaking among the torrent of it that’s cascaded across screens in recent years. Audacious, confident and fueled by youthful energy, this is a surefire summer winner for a wide global audience. ? Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

The “Bond” Connection
In all but name, ‘First Class’ is a Bond movie, from the Cold War scheming of rival superpowers to the script’s plethora of glamorous or treacherous locations ? right up to the end, with an animated credits sequence very much in the spirit of Maurice Binder’s work on the Bonds. Above all, it [features] a handsome, platinum-jawed agent: Erik [Lehnsherr, portrayed by Fassbender], with Sean Connery’s aplomb and Daniel Craig’s ruthless determination. (In this context, the more thoughtful, sedentary Charles Xavier [McAvoy] is M to Erik’s Bond.) ? Richard Corliss, Time

The Final Word
It’s remarkable how many things ‘First Class’ gets right, whether it’s the decision to have characters speak different languages as the film’s frequent globe-trotting dictates, or the casting of Fassbender and McAvoy, who bear no resemblance to their respective older counterparts (Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart) but perfectly capture Charles and Erik’s symbolic might-vs.-right dynamic. ? Justin Chang, Variety

Washington Post: Jen speaks about James McAvoy, changes in her life & preparations for 1C and THG.

I really encourage you to read that interesting Washington Post interview. Jennifer speaks to Jen Chaney about her friendship with James McAvoy, preparing to play Mystique, how her life was changing during past year, The Hunger Games and what she does in her free time.

?I?m at the Jimmy Fallon dressing room. I was just saying good-bye to my entourage.?

Jennifer Lawrence is on the phone, explaining why there is so much commotion in the background as we attempt to begin a brief interview. She says the word entourage in a way that implies air quotes; Lawrence, 20, doesn?t seem like the type to take the concept of Hollywood posses seriously. But at the least, she should probably get used to the commotion. That?s because in the past year, this Louisville, Ky. native, has quickly rocketed from under-the-radar indie actress to movie industry It Girl.

First she earned an Academy Award nomination for her turn as a steely teen in ?Winter?s Bone.? Then she took on the role of young shape-shifter Mystique (non-mutant name: Raven Darkholme) in ?X-Men: First Class,? her first attempt at blockbuster fare, which arrives in theaters Friday. And now Lawrence is playing her buzziest role to date: the teen warrior Katniss Everdeen in the adaptation of the popular post-apocalyptic young-adult book series ?The Hunger Games,? which is currently shooting in Wilmington, N.C.

?The Hunger Games? fan fervor has made her the subject of intense Internet chatter and also recently landed her on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. So how is Lawrence handling all of the sudden attention? During a conversation briefly interrupted by the lack of cell reception in a parking garage, we talked about that, as well as her transformation into Mystique and how she and ?X-Men? co-star James McAvoy bonded on-set. (Apparently that involved making fart noises.)

Was it strange to go from doing movies like ?Winter?s Bone? to an ?X-Men? flick? Or is there ultimately little difference between making an indie vs. a comic-book film?

Jennifer Lawrence: It?s all filmmaking. The behind the scenes is always different: you have a bigger trailer, there?s better food. Things like that. I still do the movies for the same reasons. I still love the script, I love the director, I love the character and the other actors involved. So all of the reasons why I was there, they were all the same. It?s kind of like camping versus going to a resort. They?re both fun, they?re just different kinds of fun.

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Jennifer on the cover of Marie Claire UK, scans from Entertaiment Weekly and French issue of FHM.

I’ve just updated the photo gallery with Entertainment Weekly scans. Apart from that, I’ve also found one photo from French issue of FHM. All these people who know french, now you can read short article where Jennifer talks her heroine Mystique, costume in X-Men: First Class, her super power and what she had to do before shooting the movie.

Magazine Scans: Entertainment Weekly, May 2011 (+08)
Magazine Scans: FHM France, June 2011 (x01)

And the last but not least news is that Jennifer is on the cover of Marie Claire UK! There are only photo of the cover, but it’s better than nothing! :)

Win X-Men: First Class Screening Ticket in NYC & LA!

Listen up X-Men fans, you?ll want to check this out. is giving X-Men fans like you the opportunity to see the new movie, X-Men: First Class, at a special screening before it hits theaters on June 3. If you?re in the NYC or LA area, you can enter to win tickets here:

New X-Men: First Class poster and TV spot.

Below you can watch new X-Men: First Class TV spot, titled “Meet the X-Men”. I’ve also added one poster of Jennifer as Mystique to our photo gallery.

X-Men: First Class will hit US cinemas on June 1st, is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Bacon, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Platt, Lucas Till and Ray Wise.

Plot: “X-Men: First Class” charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and 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 archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), 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.

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