12 certificateX-Men: First Class is a Film programme that first aired in 2011 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

X-Men: First Class is a 4 star programme

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X-Men: First Class (2011)

Directed by
Matthew Vaughn

In an America gripped by Cold War tension, a hidden danger lurks: crazed scientist Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) is bent on world domination.

Long before two of the most famous mutants became enemies, telepathic Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and metal-bending Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) teamed up to thwart Shaw's plans and protect the very humans discriminating against them.

As the two assemble a group of scientists and mutants - including a young Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) - Shaw's plans gather pace. Allied with the Russian army, only Xavier and Lehnsherr - under the new moniker Magneto - can stop him.

In this prequel to the three explosive X-Men films, fans of the franchise are treated to an in-depth look at the complex relationship between Xavier and Magneto.

Coupling a gritty storyline with a developed comic book appreciation, English director Matthew Vaughn has merged features from his previous films, Layer Cake and Kick-Ass, to produce a superior blockbuster. This offering may lack the dark wit of his previous work, but Vaughn has captured the complexities of the source material with aplomb.

This is the thinker's action movie, answering many of the questions posed by previous X-Men films and throwing in fantastic effects to create arguably the greatest addition to the franchise.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2011

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for James McAvoyJames McAvoy...Charles Xavier
Laurence Belcher...Charles Xavier
Image for Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender...Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto
Bill Milner...Young Erik
Image for Kevin BaconKevin Bacon...Sebastian Shaw
Image for Rose ByrneRose Byrne...Moira MacTaggert
Image for Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence...Raven/Mystique
Image for Beth GoddardBeth Goddard...Mrs. Xavier/Mystique
Morgan Lily...Young Raven
Image for Oliver PlattOliver Platt...The Man in Black
Álex González...Janos Quested/Riptide
Image for Jason FlemyngJason Flemyng...Azazel
Zoë Kravitz...Angel Salvadore
Image for January JonesJanuary Jones...Emma Frost
Image for Nicholas HoultNicholas Hoult...Hank McCoy/Beast