History YMMV / XMenFirstClass

6th Nov '16 12:33:13 PM fearlessnikki
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** Erik's line, "Let's just say I'm FrankensteinsMonster, and I'm looking for my creator" becomes funny ''and'' very appropriate when you take into account the fact that Creator/JamesMcAvoy stars as Victor Frankenstein in the [[Film/VictorFrankenstein 2015 film adaptation]]. Just like Shaw, Xavier did play a role (however inadvertently) in transforming Lehnsherr into Magneto.
*** [=McAvoy=] experiences a role reversal in ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'' because [[ByronicHero Victor]] is the [[RedOniBlueOni hot-headed Red Oni to Igor's level-headed Blue Oni]]. Just as Charles tries to save and repair what remains of Erik's damaged soul through ThePowerOfFriendship, Igor attempts to do the same for Victor.

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** Erik's line, "Let's just say I'm FrankensteinsMonster, and I'm looking for my creator" becomes funny ''and'' very appropriate when you take into account the fact that Creator/JamesMcAvoy stars as Victor Frankenstein in the [[Film/VictorFrankenstein 2015 film adaptation]]. Just like Shaw, Xavier did play a role (however inadvertently) in transforming Lehnsherr into Magneto. \n*** [=McAvoy=] experiences a role reversal in ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'' because [[ByronicHero Victor]] is the [[RedOniBlueOni hot-headed Red Oni to Igor's level-headed Blue Oni]]. Just as Charles tries to save and repair what remains of Erik's damaged soul through ThePowerOfFriendship, Igor attempts to do the same for Victor.


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** Zoe Kravitz makes a FaceHeelTurn over not wanting to be an outcast. [[{{Literature/Divergent}} Tris Prior]] clearly learned from Christina's mistakes. It was also a FollowTheLeader of ''Film/TheHungerGames'', headlined by Jennifer Lawrence.
13th Oct '16 2:02:59 PM siberia82
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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: ''Prequel'' in this case, but the film saved the ''Film/XMen'' franchise after the disappointing critical and commercial response to ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.

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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: ''Prequel'' in this case, but the film saved the ''Film/XMen'' franchise ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' after the disappointing critical and commercial response to ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.
25th Jul '16 2:50:19 PM ZemplinTemplar
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** Moira trying to help stop Magneto from carrying out a particularly pointless/stupid attempt at "vengeance", only to unintentionally harm Charles, whom she's grown close to. Made worse by Erik trying to shift the blame to her and attempting to ''strangle her'' in cold blood, despite having deflected the bullets himself. Charles snaps back at him in unambiguous terms that he's responsible, and clearly implies that Magneto's growing prejudice towards normal humans has finally crossed a line he isn't willing to tolerate. (In what might be a bit of symbolism, Moira's the only {{muggle}} of the first X-Men team.) Charles doesn't only lose his ability to walk and then his friendship with Magneto and Mystique only minutes afterward, he almost lost Moira on the same day. Both him and Moira have to eventually part ways anyway, and poor Moira can't even keep her memories of him, for the sake of the team's safety.
27th Jun '16 5:20:02 PM dmeagher13
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** In the scene where Xavier first tries Cerebro, Erik is wearing a black turtleneck shirt, which is incidentally the IconicOutfit of Creator/SteveJobs, whom Michael Fassbender would later play in a [[Film/SteveJobs 2015 biographical film]].
25th Jun '16 7:10:48 PM Tavernier
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* UnfortunateImplications: It's been pointed out [[http://4thletter.net/2011/06/x-men-first-class-blue-is-beautiful/ a number]] [[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/09/opinion/09coates.html?_r=0 of]] [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/10/01/comicsalliance-reviews-x-men-first-class-2011-part-one/ times]] that this is a movie that tries to use the Civil Rights Era as a backdrop for the emerging mutant struggle... and then kills off one of its leads of color ([[TheWorfEffect whose superpower]] is AdaptiveAbility) and [[FaceHeelTurn has the other turn evil]], leaving the face of mutant liberation to be nothing but white people.

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* UnfortunateImplications: UnfortunateImplications:
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It's been pointed out [[http://4thletter.net/2011/06/x-men-first-class-blue-is-beautiful/ a number]] [[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/09/opinion/09coates.html?_r=0 of]] [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/10/01/comicsalliance-reviews-x-men-first-class-2011-part-one/ times]] that this is a movie that tries to use the Civil Rights Era as a backdrop for the emerging mutant struggle... and then kills off one of its leads of color ([[TheWorfEffect whose superpower]] is AdaptiveAbility) and [[FaceHeelTurn has the other turn evil]], leaving the face of mutant liberation to be nothing but white people.people.
** Some have also criticized the movie for its treatment of women; the most obvious criticism is that dozens of women can be found running around in their lingerie, but there's also [[http://hellotailor.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-costumes-of-x-men-first-class-part.html Moira having her memories forcefully removed]] on the one hand and the fact that the original X-men training facility ''[[http://decentfilms.com/reviews/xmenfirstclass exclusively uses female mannequins as targets]]'' on the other.
12th Jun '16 4:21:34 PM siberia82
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', an imprisoned Magneto warmly greets Professor X with, "Charles Xavier, have you come to rescue me?" As it turns out, Charles did indeed rescue Erik from drowning in this movie, and this is how their friendship began. Despite the danger Erik was in 1962, both men still look back on the memory with some fondness.

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In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', an imprisoned Magneto warmly greets Professor X with, "Charles Xavier, have you come to rescue me?" As it turns out, Charles did indeed rescue Erik from drowning in this movie, and this is how their friendship began. Despite the danger Erik was in 1962, both men still look back on the memory with some fondness.fondness.
** Raven angrily tells her brother, "You know, Charles, I used to think it was gonna be you and me against the world. But no matter how ''bad'' the world gets, you don't wanna be against it, do you? You want to be a part of it." By the end of ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', they are both [[spoiler:members of the X-Men, and they're facing the world's threats together. Foster siblings for the win!]]


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** Moira had stripped down to her undergarments to sneak into the Hellfire Club. In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', she does a complete 180° and is covered from head to toe in a niqab to infiltrate En Sabah Nur's cult.
** [[http://66.media.tumblr.com/b94c6d96a5a9624f41cc7b7a14ca0a43/tumblr_o7bhxpxM341tqcpx1o1_1280.png The score on the pinball machine]] that Havok and Darwin play becomes amusing because ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' is set in 1983.
2nd Jun '16 1:54:59 PM Eagal
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** Darwin, who was shown to have useful powers and a fair amount of character potential, [[spoiler:falls victim to BlackDudeDiesFirst during AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs. You can see his body trying to adapt to the energy, fail, and then explode.]] This becomes even more of a waste given the events of the [[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast sequel]]; [[spoiler:Darwin's powers would have made a much better basis for the technology of the adaptive Sentinels than Mystique's]].

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** Darwin, who was shown to have useful powers and a fair amount of character potential, [[spoiler:falls victim to BlackDudeDiesFirst [[spoiler:gets killed during AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs. You can see his body trying to adapt to the energy, fail, and then explode.]] This becomes even more of a waste given the events of the [[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast sequel]]; [[spoiler:Darwin's powers would have made a much better basis for the technology of the adaptive Sentinels than Mystique's]].



* UnfortunateImplications: It's been pointed out [[http://4thletter.net/2011/06/x-men-first-class-blue-is-beautiful/ a number]] [[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/09/opinion/09coates.html?_r=0 of]] [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/10/01/comicsalliance-reviews-x-men-first-class-2011-part-one/ times]] that this is a movie that tries to use the Civil Rights Era as a backdrop for the emerging mutant struggle... and then [[BlackDudeDiesFirst kills off one of its leads of color]] ([[TheWorfEffect whose superpower]] is AdaptiveAbility) and [[FaceHeelTurn has the other turn evil]], leaving the face of mutant liberation to be nothing but white people.

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* UnfortunateImplications: It's been pointed out [[http://4thletter.net/2011/06/x-men-first-class-blue-is-beautiful/ a number]] [[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/09/opinion/09coates.html?_r=0 of]] [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/10/01/comicsalliance-reviews-x-men-first-class-2011-part-one/ times]] that this is a movie that tries to use the Civil Rights Era as a backdrop for the emerging mutant struggle... and then [[BlackDudeDiesFirst kills off one of its leads of color]] color ([[TheWorfEffect whose superpower]] is AdaptiveAbility) and [[FaceHeelTurn has the other turn evil]], leaving the face of mutant liberation to be nothing but white people.
2nd May '16 5:27:08 PM siberia82
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* ActorShipping: Creator/MichaelFassbender and Creator/JamesMcAvoy; the latter is especially enthusiastic, and this has earned him the title of "The Captain of Our Ship" on Tumblr. While doing interviews promoting the film, the actors sang to each other and talked about how [[https://youtu.be/I7u1kb4TMo4?t=5m27s they would fly all over the world spreading love to the hapless populace if they had super powers]]. James' tendency to talk about how their characters should have had sex and gotten married did not help one bit.
** [=McAvoy=] has even made up ship names of his own ([[https://vimeo.com/84781468#t=4m25s "[=BoyVander=]", "[=McAbender=]" and suggesting the already widely-used "[=FassAvoy=]"]]) and [[https://youtu.be/bIG9kVSREqc?t=3m25s claims to have had sex with Fassbender FOUR times]]. When the interviewer asks him if Fassbender is a tender lover, he hilariously replies that he's "left to take care of [himself] after." [=McAvoy=] also frequently acknowledges the [[https://youtu.be/ZP4ryVYGH_s?t=2m49s "sexy" quality to Fassbender's portrayal of Magneto]]; [[https://youtu.be/zoNkz4gb6Xc?t=7m20s in one infamous interview]], he amends "not that I'm drawn to that," and Michael jumps in with "a little bit," and James agrees "a little bit, on Tuesdays." Cut to the Tumblr fangirls celebrating every single Tuesday with zesty vigor. [[InsistentTerminology It's "[=McFassy=]."]]

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* ActorShipping: Creator/MichaelFassbender and Creator/JamesMcAvoy; the latter is especially enthusiastic, and this has earned him the title of "The Captain of Our Ship" on Tumblr. While doing interviews promoting the film, the actors sang to each other and talked about how [[https://youtu.be/I7u1kb4TMo4?t=5m27s they would fly all over the world spreading love to the hapless populace if they had super powers]]. powers.]] James' tendency to talk about how their characters should have had sex and gotten married did not help one bit.
** [=McAvoy=] has even made up ship names of his own ([[https://vimeo.com/84781468#t=4m25s "[=BoyVander=]", "[=BoyVander=]," "[=McAbender=]" and suggesting the already widely-used "[=FassAvoy=]"]]) and [[https://youtu.be/bIG9kVSREqc?t=3m25s claims to have had sex with Fassbender FOUR times]]. times.]] When the interviewer asks him if Fassbender is a tender lover, he hilariously replies that he's "left to take care of [himself] after." [=McAvoy=] also frequently acknowledges the [[https://youtu.be/ZP4ryVYGH_s?t=2m49s "sexy" quality to Fassbender's portrayal of Magneto]]; Magneto;]] [[https://youtu.be/zoNkz4gb6Xc?t=7m20s in one infamous interview]], interview,]] he amends "not that I'm drawn to that," and Michael jumps in with "a little bit," and James agrees "a little bit, on Tuesdays." Cut to the Tumblr fangirls celebrating every single Tuesday with zesty vigor. [[InsistentTerminology It's "[=McFassy=]."]]


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** Fassbender was ready to take it to the next level. Creator/DannyBoyle had revealed in his commentary for ''Film/SteveJobs'' that before Fassbender had left ''Film/{{Trance}}'' due to scheduling conflicts, the actor (who was supposed to portray Franck) was pushing for the character of Elizabeth to be gender-flipped so that he could play the role instead. [=McAvoy=] was already cast as Simon, and [[spoiler:Elizabeth and Simon had previously been involved in a therapist/patient affair]], so that means Fassbender wanted one of the central relationships to be a [[spoiler:homosexual one, and he was willing to film sex scenes with [=McAvoy=]]]. Oh, WhatCouldHaveBeen...
17th Apr '16 8:43:11 AM siberia82
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* EstrogenBrigade: Let's see, we have the [[PrettyBoy gorgeous]] Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Nicholas Hoult, the [[TallDarkAndHandsome sexy]] Creator/MichaelFassbender and Álex González, and there's the suave Creator/KevinBacon. Some teenage girls fawn over the hot Lucas Till, while others are enamoured with the cute Caleb Landry Jones.

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* EstrogenBrigade: Let's see, we have the [[PrettyBoy gorgeous]] Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Nicholas Hoult, Creator/NicholasHoult, the [[TallDarkAndHandsome sexy]] Creator/MichaelFassbender and Álex González, and there's the suave Creator/KevinBacon. Some teenage girls fawn over the hot Lucas Till, while others are enamoured with the cute Caleb Landry Jones.



** It's rather cruel of Mystique not to warn Professor X in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' that Stryker was planning on attacking the school. Although she and Xavier are estranged beyond repair by this point, you'd think that Mystique would still be concerned about the safety of fellow mutants (especially those who are children) even if she stopped caring about Charles like a brother.

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** It's rather cruel of Mystique not to warn Professor X in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' that Stryker was planning on attacking the school. Although she and Xavier are estranged beyond repair by this point, you'd think that Mystique would still be concerned about the safety of fellow mutants (especially those who are children) even if she had stopped caring about Charles like a brother.



** Hank [[spoiler: rejects Raven's true mutant form and decides to take the serum to fix himself. He not only transforms into a much more mutated form, but he also loses Raven to Magneto.]]

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** Hank [[spoiler: rejects [[spoiler:rejects Raven's true mutant form and decides to take the serum to fix himself. He not only transforms into a much more mutated form, but he also loses Raven to Magneto.]]



** Charles, Raven, and especially Erik.

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** Charles, Raven, Erik as a child being forced to witness his mother's murder simply because he couldn't move a coin with his powers in time, and especially Erik.then being tortured and experimented on by Dr. Klaus Schmidt.
** Charles undergoes an excruciating BreakTheCutie event during the climax. He loses [[spoiler:the use of his legs, Erik and Raven]] in one fell swoop.
** Raven's insecurity about her natural blue form and her misery at having to constantly put on a disguise when she's in public. Some transgendered people consider her to be a fairly good metaphor for the difficulties they face when they're forced to pretend to be someone they're not in order to avoid mockery and/or persecution.
8th Mar '16 12:36:32 PM brianify
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Sebastian Shaw at one point shows up to make his pitch to the younger X-Men, and gives a speech about the future role of mutants in the world. In the original theatrical edit of the movie, when Shaw says the word "enslaved", the camera cuts to Darwin, the only black member of the group.
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