Sunday, March 06, 2011

TRAILER: X-Men: First Class

PLOT: In 1963, Charles Xavier (McAvoy) starts up a school and later a team, for humans with superhuman abilities. Among them is Erik Lensherr (Fassbender), his best friend... and future archenemy.

CAST: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender (Inglorious Basterds), Rose Byrne ("Damages"), Nicholas Hoult (Clash of the Titans and A Single Man), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), Kevin Bacon, January Jones ("Mad Men"), Zoe Kravitz, Lucas Till (Hannah Montana: The Movie), Oliver Platt

VERDICT: I love stories like these, where we get to watch the slow disintegration of a friendship and the startling evolution of a villain. Some people are a little wary of the film being set in the past and the entire cast being replaced by younger models, but McAvoy and Fassbender are surprisingly convincing as leaders of a revolution, and I'm excited to see young Hollywood (Lawrence and Hoult) stretch their legs a bit in lighter fair. Plus, who doesn't want to see Kevin Bacon do more than just get foot loose?
Release Date: June 3

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