Between Wolverine films, the X-Men films looked dead on the outside. Thankfully, despite even my own doubts, we got probably one of my favorite superhero movies.
Continuing after the intro to the original X- Men movie, we get a further glimpse into the hell young Erik Lehnserr would endure at the hands of Sebastian Shaw and we see the violent quest for revenge Magneto goes on to kill him. Along the way he meets newly doctored Charles Xavier and his best friend Raven, mutants aiding the government in finding Shaw before him and the Hellfire Club cause WW3 so mutants can reign supreme. Xavier, Magneto and a small band of young mutants have to hone there gifts to combat the Hellfire Club as the country’s last line of defense.
Ok, I’m going to take my nerd hat off a second. I know Mystique, Banshee and Havoc were not original X-Men (fun fact: Cyclops, Marvel Girl aka Jean Grey, Iceman, Angel, and Beast were the original first class in the comics.) I know Magneto didn’t put Xavier in the wheelchair. But, as a movie, it is pretty damn good. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender do phenomenal as Prof X and Magneto in there younger years and the rest of the cast fits in really well too. The effects and the score are very cool. The only thing that dented the movie for me was the whole Magneto putting Xavier in the chair thing; it is a minor smudge on a otherwise badass prequel. I highly recommend it. May the gaming gods bring you glory.