Sunday, December 30, 2012

X Men: First Class... Mutant and Proud

Since I was in grade 3,I'm hooked already in X Men  specifically the cartoon series that was shown  every Friday night that time. I would like to be Storm and I'm fond of Cyclops though I didn't see how gorgeous his eyes. Then of course I also followed the live action film series of it that was started in 2000 where Hugh Jackman (Reel Steel) was Wolverine, Halle Berry was Storm, Anna Pacquin (True Blood) was Rogue, Patrick Stewart was Professor X, Famke Janssen (Taken) was Jean Grey and James Marssden was Cyclops.

Review:


In X Men: First Class (XFC) they set the time when X Men were just starting.  Professor X  or Charles Xavier is played by James McAvoy (Atonement and Wanted) and Michael Fassbender ( Prometheus) is the hunky Magneto or Erik Lensherr.   For me, this sequel is better than X Men Origins: Wolverine because it is emotionally appealing and you can see the goodness and hope though the  casts were put in danger. I'm not saying that the Wolverine movie sucks since Jackman was a total  action star there.

XFC also introduced some stars that I don't know before like Jennifer Laurence (Hunger Games)  Fassbender, and some characters too like Sebastian Shaw whom played by Kevin Bacon ( Footloose  and Hallow Man), Emma Frost of January Jones,  Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy or Beast of Nicholas Hoult ( Laurence current beau),  Angel Salvadore ( the butterfly with acidic saliva) of Zoe Kravitz, Banshee  ( ultrasonic scream) of Caleb Landry Jones.




I don't have any particular favorite character here (FYI: Storm and Rouge are my faves) but I understand that Charles, Erik and Sebastian are among the leads.  But one of the special parts of the movie was when Charles was helping Erik to control his power.  The latter used his anger to produce power but Charles was able to convince and  helped him to focus in something that was in between anger and serenity. Whatever it was.

In this movie also, you'll understand why Magneto had dark character. He had heartbreaking experience ever since some people realized his potential.  His reaction in all his adversities were realistic approach to that situation. He's very human in that area and it just happened he had special abilities to make revenges.

When it comes, to special effects I like when  the  young X Men were practicing in Charles' old mansion. Even when Mystique was keep on transforming from her human form to her mutant persona or vice versa. That's also a dramatic scene for me. You know, of all people that will shake your principle is the one who you thought will support and understand you.




Reflection:  

Though there are things considered gifts, sometimes many kids suffer inferiority complex just because of the treatment they obtained from people around them. Let' see for  example a  kid that is taller than anyone else in the class.  It is automatic that kid is attention grabber but  to mock or giving him/her label that is degrading is not acceptable .  In the first place,  he has no control over his/her height. 

Let us not maltreat other because they are different to what we are ( like they have different religion, skin tone or accent). What's valuable in human race is how we should act as human being.

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