Marvel is on a roll right now. After Thor, we have X-men and await the release of The Green Lantern. Thor was visually spectacular and a more than average fare, but X-men has taken it to the next level. First Class is not just another sci-fi movie, its more than that. And it's helped by the introduction of 2 amazing actors filling the boots of 2 pivotal characters - Michael Fassbender as Magneto and James McAvoy as Prof.Charles Xaviers. The 2 men get into the skin of the character and excel in their roles.
First Class tracks the origins of Magneto and Xaviers; and how they helped each other recognize their potential, took on a mission to save the world and then took two different paths. While Xaviers lead a lavish childhood and always wanted humans and mutants to co-exist in harmony, Magneto went through a terrible childhood and grew up with an anger and hatred against humans.
Along with a great ensemble cast, the movie also has a tight script that gives you an insight into everything you wanted to know about the characters you have come to like in the previous movies.The SFX is top class with a lively background score to boot. The screenplay though could have been a little tighter and the movie could have been 10 minutes shorter.
Overall, this is one of the best movies on Marvel characters in recent times. Watch it, specially for James McAvoy's brilliant take on Prof.X. This version of X-men is definitely first class!
Rating : 7.5 / 10