Thursday, January 20, 2011

A few thoughts on X-Men:First Class

For the third day in a row, more stills from X-Men: First Class starring Michael Fassbender as young Magneto have been posted. And with each new image, my excitement grows. I was concerned about the film based on the sub par quality of the first released image of the group photo from Tuesday, but my faith has been restored with the release of several more images that are showing the true quality of what this film is all about. And as per Michael's comments yesterday in the interview posted, he put his all into this character and he trusts the director, and really, can a movie be bad with both Michael and James McAvoy?

As per an article at the oft inaccurate Daily Mail, they have this bit of information to reveal:

According the studio 20th Century Fox, the plot is thus: '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.'

Michael Fassbender has also been talking about taking over the role of Magneto from Sir Ian McKellen.

Talking to MSN, he said: 'Hopefully I won't disappoint the fan base out there, because I know that what Ian McKellen did sort of latched onto a lot of imaginations and was very successful.

'But what drew me was the script and Matthew Vaughn and the fact that James McAvoy was going to be playing young Xavier.

'I thought it was a fresh take on the whole story.'

As for criticisms of the last ensemble X-Men movie, 2006's The Last Stand that too many mutant characters were introduced into the film and then not developed, Michael said this story was more considered.

He explained: 'The cool thing about this movie is that I think it does deal with each individual mutant, and the ones they've chosen are all very much individuals and unique personalities with unique gifts.

'What's interesting is that we've gone back to a period where the mutants don't know that there are other people out there like them.

' They just think they're freaks and outcasts from society...'

Tell me, what are your thoughts about the new X-Men movie. Are you a current fan of all the previous films, or are you just interested in this one film because of Michael?

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