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"X-MEN: FIRST CLASS"
(2011) (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action/Sci-fi: Various human mutants with supernatural powers and abilities must decide who to ally themselves with as the U.S. and Russia teeter on the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
PLOT:
It's the early 1960s and Erik Lehnsherr (MICHAEL FASSBENDER) is a man bent not only on avenging the murder of his mother at the hands of Sebastian Shaw (KEVIN BACON) in a Nazi concentration camp during WWII, but also getting his revenge on that man for torturing him to extract his superhuman powers. With the ability to pull in or bend metal, young Erik was of obvious interest to Shaw, mainly because the latter was and still is a mutant himself.

At the same time, wealthy telepath Charles Xavier (JAMES McAVOY) has found himself now working for the CIA and with agent Moira MacTaggert (ROSE BYRNE) in trying to figure out who's working with the Russians as the U.S. government moves to place nuclear missiles in Turkey.

Initially unbeknownst to them, it's Shaw who's trying to manipulate the two superpowers into a nuclear world war, all to wipe out the humans and thus empower mutants like himself and his minions. They include Emma Frost/White Queen (JANUARY JONES), a telepath who can turn her body into diamonds; Azazel (JASON FLEMYNG), a demon who can disappear into and reappear as a wisp and thus strike unexpectedly; and Janos Quested/Riptide (ALEX GONZALEZ) who can spin his body and thus cause tornado conditions.

Learning of this, Charles and Erik team up to recruit other mutants to help the U.S. government deal with Shaw and the Russians. With Charles' life-long friend, shape-shifter Raven (JENNIFER LAWRENCE) already with them, they recruit the likes of science researcher Hank McCoy (NICHOLAS HOULT) whose enormous feet allow him to perform superhuman feats.

Then there's stripper Angel Salvadore (ZOE KRAVITZ) who can sprout wings and shoot off fireballs; Sean Cassidy (CALEB LANDRY JONES) who can let out hypersonic screams that can destroy things or give him the ability to use those sound waves to fly; Alex Summer (LUCAS TILL) who can unleash amazing amounts of destructive power; and Armando Munoz (EDI GATHEGI), a.k.a. Darwin, who can instantly evolve into whatever state necessary to get the job done.

With Shaw working both superpower sides to start a third world war, Charles, Erik and their team do what they can to find and stop him, despite the two men operating from different principles about both how to deal with them and their kind's place in the world.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of the earlier "X-Men" movies, the comic books they're based on and/or anyone in the cast, it's a good bet they will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language.


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