“X-Men: First Class” is the fifth X-Men movie to date. Set in 1962, the film takes a backwards look at life before they were X-Men.
The X-Men are genetically mutated humans outcasted by society and brought together by their unworldly powers.
The movie, starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, opened on Friday and has already received rave reviews, according to imdb. The movie was filmed on Jekyll Island in Georgia.
The movie starts off in a concentration camp and has direct ties to the Holocaust, since one X-Men is separated from his family due to the Nazi occupation.
The movie is expected to come in first at 69 million this weekend, beating out “The Hangover Part II,” which is expected to make 34 million. The LA Times explains that even though it will top the box office, the movie will make less opening weekend than previous X-men movies.
The movie’s financers, Fox and co-financers Dune Capital Management and Ingenious Media, put in a total of 160 million dollars into the new film. However, the X-Men film that came even close to that amount in the opening weekend was “X-Men: The Last Stand” with an impressive 105.8 million dollars.
The movie deals with the enticing reality of being an outcast not only in a specific social circle but also in the world as a whole, which draws the characters together in an attempt at normalcy. The narrative adds a back story normally only seen from the character of Wolverine and allows for a connection with the characters present in all the films to the viewer.
The movie is very different from the past X-Men films released because the movie has an entirely new direction, a new cast and no Wolverine according to boxofficemojo.com. Although the film lacks a central character that had an entire movie dedicated to him (X-Men:Wolverine), the film has still done very well in its first day.