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Epic Outing, understand some of their roots right here!
on 8 May 2017
Having only seen the early Xmen, and "Days of Future Past", My last buy from Amazon was the awesome "Apocalypse", Which left me with A lot of Flash backs, For one, "Who Was Moira & the beach in Cuba?". The Auschwitz scene, Eric was placed into By Apocalypse", Was there a bigger story behind that?
Well hell yes, X men First class, is now my favourite along with our Egyptian Friend! I found How Charles Rounded up Bunch of kid Mutants As I saw it, quite funny at first, except of course Eric who remained sullen and out for revenge against Shaw (Evil Kevin Bacon)............The scene where they all playing their powers, is the first time I seen Raven actually laughing and having a ball. The cute younger Raven / Mystique with now, her long life friends Charles was compelling. To cut a long story short, this is based around the Missile crisis in Cuba in err 1962? Some characters I didn't know, (not being the comic fan) that the tall girl, made of some kind of ice or crystal and a mean Devil with a tail. I just loved the device new fangled toy, "Beast"Built called "Cerebro".... To cut to the chase, end sequence was quite emotional, with Moria trying to stop Eric firing back the missiles to the ships, she fires her gun at Erik, but puts one bullet in Charles, no wonder he erased her memories of that fateful day, Which I guess is how he ended up in a wheel Chair. Very satisfying film to plug the gaps I never knew. only part of this Xmen title I found a bit irritating was Shaw's tacky submarine, and what he had in mind, if a WW3 had occurred. He should have been cut out after the Auschwitz scenes. But , then we would not had a driven Eric determined to get revenge against him for the execution of his mother, so it was part and parcel of the whole film. Some substances of love interest here, Eric and Raven?, But Raven seems very close to "Beast" & maybe a more maternal Interest in Charles. I still haven't worked out if Moira eventually was an item or just admired Charles in this. I know she became his unofficial carer I believe, and still carried out her CIA duties. Xmen series have often been a bit confusing with time lines, and characters loyalties, but for me, that makes it more vibrant and worthy of fans to munch over. hard to believe this is a 2011 film. I noticed some other actors in it, which was cool. (Oliver Platt CIA) was in the disaster film (2012), and the great Michael Ironside from (Total Recall) (Starship Troopers), to name a few. :)