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X-Men: First Class (2011)
Charles Xavier is an expert on genetic mutation, not only academically, but because he has a genetic mutation himself. Xavier is a powerful telepath and uses his ability to detect other mutants to gather them together to fight for good.
While certainly struggling with a couple of duff points (useless and unconvincing mutant powers including the ability to adapt, flying using sonic waves and ‘oh, I just happen to have a telepath amplifier and a supersonic, amazing-o-jet here’), X-Men: First Class remains a highly worthwhile superhero action movie with a jam-packed, interesting story centred around another charismatic superstar performance from James McAvoy and some fun villainy from Kevin Bacon. Interestingly, I found only McAvoy really sold his superpower and his is the only one that has no special effects. Any scene with McAvoy in is brilliant but while everything else is less interesting, First Class does bring in all the themes and subtext that make the story and world rich and rewarding.
This movie contains a single sexual swear word, violence, sensuality
Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.