The Best X-Men Film Yet
I'll start off with the acting of X-Men First Class; everyone does a good job with whatever role they have, even if it's only a small brief role. But I have to say the best two actors in this film are James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. James McAvoy does great as Charles Xavier and in some ways reminds me of a younger version of Patrick Stewart, and even surpasses him as Charles Xavier. James McAvoy stands out in this film; he surpasses his co-stars in every possible way including Michael Fassbender. Now while I did enjoy McAvoy's performance better than Fassbender's I have to admit that Fassbender is the next best actor in the film, he really makes you believe in the character of Erik Lehnsherr, he makes you feel for his character, which is a first in an X-Men film. Fassbender gives a great performance, that's almost as good as McAvoy's.
Now I'm going to talk about the film itself, the plot is quite simple like I said previous it's mainly about Charles and Erik, with the backstory of how the X-Men first started. Now in this movie we have a new enemy that we have not seen before, his name is Sebastian Shaw, and he's played by the great Kevin Bacon. I have to say Kevin Bacon really pulls off this role, in such a great way it was like he was born to play Sebastian. Now onto the character himself, I'm not going to lie, I liked the character of Shaw. I just found him to be such a great character that you actually cared for, yes he's the villain of the film, and I know we supposed to hate him. But I couldn't help but to like his character, maybe that was because of Kevin Bacon's performance as Shaw, who knows. Now Shaw does get help of course from his group, which by the way are called The Hellfire Club. For me everyone else in that group, seemed like the typical villains, yeah sure they were cool but in the long run they were nothing but typical villains whose only purpose, was to assist Shaw. That is my only knock on the film, is that the villains were not given much to work with other then to stand there, and kill for the hell of it. As far as the rest of the story goes, I have to say that they did a great job in showing how the X-Men First started, and showing how Charles and Erik became enemies.
Now on to the sound of the film itself, I thought the sound was great for a DVD, now mind you it's not Blu-Ray sound. But it does the job, and it does get pretty loud at times, even during the quiet parts. I don't have much else to say about the sound, other than it does the job.
Now as for the DVD itself, I wish it had more features than the ones we're given. It's just a basic DVD with some special features thrown in. I was disappointed with this because I was hoping for some deleted scenes and a cool look at how they made the film, yes we kind of get that, but I was hoping for more than just a ten minute look. So I have to say that this is the only part on the DVD I was disappointed with.
X-Men First Class is the best X-men Film yet, and if you're a fan of the X-Men series I would recommend you buy this.