Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence
Plot: This is a story of the past. It’s a prequel to all the X-Men series that came out so far. Before Professor X and Magneto became enemies, they were best friends in the names of Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr. They recruited other Mutants together, and created a team to help the American government in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. However, Xavier and Lensherr have totally different opinions towards the human race, opinions of themselves as Mutants, and in what ways they want to use their power. In the end, humans turn against them and attempt to kill the Mutants. This results in the split between the Mutants. Those who believe that Mutants are superior and shouldn’t live with humans go with Eric Lensherr (now Magneto), and those who believe they should live with the humans and hide their real powers go with Charles Xavier (now Professor X).
I’ve only watched X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), so I knew the basic plot line and the characters. When I was watching this prequel, it was cool to see the past of Professor X, and Magneto, and why they ended up being what they were in The Last Stand. Everything that happened in this movie connected to it. I think X-Men is one of the rare movies that succeeded in all prequels and sequels. Movies make sequels because the original one was a big hit, and they usually end up disappointing the audience. I heard that Kung Fu Panda 2 was really boring and disappointing for many, and Harry Potter gets worse every year. Overall, this was a really good movie, and I didn’t find anything awkward, but I would only recommend this movie to people who have at least a basic idea of what X-Men is.