XMEN: FIRST CLASS
In 1962, Charles Xavier starts up a school and later a team, for humans with superhuman abilities. Among them is Erik Lensherr, his best friend… and future archenemy.
I love prequels, especially as a psychologist, especially for comic book movies. This movie is literally marvelous, get it? Marvel Comic Books? Okay. I’ve seen obviously all the other X-Men movies, and I liked them. But this one I felt was particularly good because I’m a psychologist, I like knowing where people came from, how it all started. And the official description says it starts in to 1963, but it doesn’t; it starts in 1942 during World War II. We understand where everybody came from, and then how the school started, and whether you’ve seen the other X-Men movies or not, this is a terrific movie. It stands on its own. You’ll really enjoy it. There is enough plot and excitement to keep you entertained. James McAvoy who was in the Last King of Scotland and Michael Fassbender who was in Inglorious Basterds. Both are terrific actors But whether you’ve seen the other X-Men movies or not, this one’s a delight. Four and a half stars. I’d give it five stars — it’s just it’s not Hamlet, folks .