X-Men: First Class (Mutate All)

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X-MEN FIRST CLASS -- In theaters 6/3/2011.

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.

Um... WOW!!! That looks pretty cool! I was kind of dreading this movie when it was announced but it looks fantastic!

I was pleasantly surprised by the trailer.

Now if Aronofsky can just do a good job with Wolverine...

Wow, great trailer. I was expecting something awful.

I admit I was blown away. Color me in super pumped for this now. At first, with all the news, the history, the barrakapool, the horror, all the horror, I was dreading what this would become. But this trailer has redeemed the xmen name A LOT.

I really, really, really hope it doesn't suck...but it is Fox we're talking about, so I don't know. Reserved judgment after viewing, but trailer so far got me pumped.

Wow. I've always liked McAvoy. It looks like he could do a convincing young Xavier. And no offense to Ian McKellan, but this Magneto looks like Magneto does in the comics. Count me in.

Jennifer Lawrence, that is all.

Hmm...I have to say, I don't see anything in this particular trailer that seems any more or less interesting than previous X-Movies...but then again, I'm one of the five or six people that actually liked X3, so I'll give it a spin.

Feeank wrote:

Jennifer Lawrence, that is all.

You already have dibs on Anne Hathaway. This one's mine...She had me at Burning Plain.

Ok, I'll take Rose Byrne then. Anne's just a tease anyhow.

Isn't this, like, re-writing what was in the films (let alone the comics)? I mean... i'm pretty sure i saw the german teleporter dude (sorry it's 6am and my mind isn't recalling names very well) in there and yet he was an "unknown" mutant in Xmen 2.....

Yea, this is a total reboot. But given how far off the rails the first movies went, I'm not entirely sure that it's a bad thing. After all, when Batman went off the rails at the hand of Joel Schumacher, we got Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

Duoae wrote:

Isn't this, like, re-writing what was in the films (let alone the comics)? I mean... i'm pretty sure i saw the german teleporter dude (sorry it's 6am and my mind isn't recalling names very well) in there and yet he was an "unknown" mutant in Xmen 2.....

According to the Wikipedia page it's not Nightcrawler. It's his dad, Azazel.

I'm super excited for this movie. X-Men has always owned my soul.

Yeah, I'm getting a Watchmen vibe from this and not in the good way. More like the Superman: Red Son way.

This is a very good trailer. Before the trailer I was going to wait for the DVD,now I'm going too see it in the theater.

This actually makes me want to go see it in theaters. Wasn't sure how bad it was going to be. The trailer has restored my faith somewhat, now lets see if the movie delivers...

I think I figured out what I didn't like. They make it clear is is during the 60s with the Cuban missile crisis but none of the sets or the costumes look 60s. The plane, the cell, the wheelchair all look very modern as so the costumes. That just felt off when compared with all the cold war talk.

I guess we will see very soon.

farley3k wrote:

I think I figured out what I didn't like. They make it clear is is during the 60s with the Cuban missile crisis but none of the sets or the costumes look 60s. The plane, the cell, the wheelchair all look very modern as so the costumes. That just felt off when compared with all the cold war talk.

I guess we will see very soon.

I think some of them were from the modern era, showing who they were going to become.

NathanialG wrote:
farley3k wrote:

I think I figured out what I didn't like. They make it clear is is during the 60s with the Cuban missile crisis but none of the sets or the costumes look 60s. The plane, the cell, the wheelchair all look very modern as so the costumes. That just felt off when compared with all the cold war talk.

I guess we will see very soon.

I think some of them were from the modern era, showing who they were going to become.

The plane looks like an SR 71 to me. According to the wiki page, they first flew in 1964.

kexx wrote:

I really, really, really hope it doesn't suck...but it is Fox we're talking about, so I don't know. Reserved judgment after viewing, but trailer so far got me pumped.

This is my biggest concern. I've always felt Fox goes for the easy, extremely-well traveled road of skin-deep story and prefers visuals.

Also the lack of a "IN 3D!!!" at the end of the trailer gives me real hope for a smart, well written movie.
Seems Bryan Singer goes back to XMen and Xmen 2 in terms of quality.

Color me excited, I seriously thought this was going to suck. But the setting and the probably tragic storyline put this back on the radar for me.

Rat Boy wrote:

Yeah, I'm getting a Watchmen vibe from this and not in the good way. More like the Superman: Red Son way.

How is this NOT a good thing?

Wembley wrote:
NathanialG wrote:
farley3k wrote:

I think I figured out what I didn't like. They make it clear is is during the 60s with the Cuban missile crisis but none of the sets or the costumes look 60s. The plane, the cell, the wheelchair all look very modern as so the costumes. That just felt off when compared with all the cold war talk.

I guess we will see very soon.

I think some of them were from the modern era, showing who they were going to become.

The plane looks like an SR 71 to me. According to the wiki page, they first flew in 1964.

Yup, the X-Men's special jet is an SR-71, which would fit in just fine in a movie set in the 60's. I actually felt like the preview did a good job of setting the feel of the time setting. I have to admit that I was already willing to give the movie a shot on the strength of the director, and the preview only enhanced my interest in it.

Well, the trailer isn't telling me much more than it's the '60s and there are special effects in the movie. I'm going to withhold any judgement but I know I'll be there on opening night. My wife is a lifelong fan and would kill to see the Dark Phoenix done properly.

It's interesting that they're hinting at continuity with the other series. It's good for the fans but also it's "safe" for the people who haven't seen them. Maybe that's the way all comic book movies should be done; instead of having a running storyline, just set each one a few years earlier so no one has to worry about continuity.

The X-men jet is a cargo sized SR-71 you mean. I doubt a reall SR-71 has room for a cargo bay and a 4 seat cockpit.

Does this mean that we get a lot of Mystique sex scenes? She is the mother of a whole host of current mutants IIRC.

gains wrote:

Well, the trailer isn't telling me much more than it's the '60s and there are special effects in the movie. I'm going to withhold any judgement but I know I'll be there on opening night. My wife is a lifelong fan and would kill to see the Dark Phoenix done properly.

It's interesting that they're hinting at continuity with the other series. It's good for the fans but also it's "safe" for the people who haven't seen them. Maybe that's the way all comic book movies should be done; instead of having a running storyline, just set each one a few years earlier so no one has to worry about continuity.

Then they could not kill anyone

gains wrote:

It's interesting that they're hinting at continuity with the other series. It's good for the fans but also it's "safe" for the people who haven't seen them. Maybe that's the way all comic book movies should be done; instead of having a running storyline, just set each one a few years earlier so no one has to worry about continuity.

People will still complain-- remember the fanboy uproar when Star Wars: Episode I released, that there was no explanation of why all the Star Wars universe went lo-tech after there was so much cool/futuristic sh*t in the "first" episodes? Lots of backpedaling to explain it, if I recall.

I think they've made some good moves which I was not expecting. I've been put off by the X-men movies ever since #3, but this movie is getting me excited like the comics did back in the day. Count me in!

NathanialG wrote:
farley3k wrote:

I think I figured out what I didn't like. They make it clear is is during the 60s with the Cuban missile crisis but none of the sets or the costumes look 60s. The plane, the cell, the wheelchair all look very modern as so the costumes. That just felt off when compared with all the cold war talk.

I guess we will see very soon.

I think some of them were from the modern era, showing who they were going to become.

Yeah, especially considering that Xavier was walking in this trailer. Also, the "before he was Magneto..." clip was taken directly from the first film.

fangblackbone wrote:

The X-men jet is a cargo sized SR-71 you mean. I doubt a reall SR-71 has room for a cargo bay and a 4 seat cockpit.

Yeah, it was a long jet (about the length of a small cargo or passenger airliner), but definitely not that tall. I seem to recall an SR-71 variant being used in the early X-Men comics too, though.

Cheeto1016 wrote:
gains wrote:

Well, the trailer isn't telling me much more than it's the '60s and there are special effects in the movie. I'm going to withhold any judgement but I know I'll be there on opening night. My wife is a lifelong fan and would kill to see the Dark Phoenix done properly.

It's interesting that they're hinting at continuity with the other series. It's good for the fans but also it's "safe" for the people who haven't seen them. Maybe that's the way all comic book movies should be done; instead of having a running storyline, just set each one a few years earlier so no one has to worry about continuity.

Then they could not kill anyone :(

They can still kill all the one-hit-wonder characters. They're the first to go in the books anyway.

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