In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN.Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
The cities of 1960s Washington and Moscow were created based on photographs of the actual cities; the Russian one in particular had its vehicles and military hardware based on videos of a 1962 Red Square, and a digital army doing an actual Soviet-style march. See more »
(at around 2 mins) It states the year as 1944 and in Xavier's room there is a picture of Einstein. This picture was not taken until 1947. See more »
Mother. What are you... I thought you were a burglar.
I didn't mean to scare you, darling. I was just getting a snack. Go back to bed. What's the matter? Go on, back to bed.I, I'll make you a hot chocolate.
Who are you? And what have you done with my mother?
[telepathically in her mind]
My mother has never set foot in this kitchen in her life. And she certainly never made me a hot chocolate, unless you count ordering the maid to do it.
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SPOILER: The X-Films' title sequences features a weapon used by the villain of each film, backed by the X-Men's Cerebro device. In this film the title appears on the side of the Nazi coin Shaw gives to young Erik Lensherr, which he later uses against Shaw. As this is a prequel, Cerebro does not appear. See more »
usually I am not a fan of marvel comics, but i made an exception for this one :) If you followed the comic book series, it uses similarities from the comics to the movie. And we also get a cameo appearance from Hugh Jackman(Wolverine). I may have not noticed the infamous stan lee appearance that he always makes in the movies that deal with his comics. But I am sure it was there. I think its a great movie for ages 5 to adult. It has history, very mild violence, some comedy, drama, and romance. All the elements to live up to the X-Men franchise. It is not at all disappointing if you have knowledge of the other movies or the comic book series. That is the only flaw I see. It is definitely a tribute to the fans of X-Men. Personally I am a DC comic books fan, but if you are a comic fan or just a fan of the movie series your in for a treat :) but if you have no knowledge of either of those things you will be disappointed.
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