X-Men: First Class

2011 film directed by Matthew Vaughn

X-Men: First Class is a 2011 British-American superhero film directed by Matthew Vaughn. The storyline follows before the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It focuses on the relationship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr before they formed their recent groups—the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants, respectively.

Witness the moment that will change our world. (Taglines)

Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto edit

  • [talks to a now-frozen Sebastian Shaw] If you're in there, I'd like you to know that I agree with every word you said. We are the future. But... unfortunately, you killed my mother. [pulls out the Reichsmark coin that Shaw gave him years earlier] This is what we're going to do. I'm going to count to three, and I'm going to move the coin. [he slowly lunges the coin at his head] One... [It gets closer and closer] Two... Three. [coin penetrates his skull and shoots through his head, killing Shaw]
  • I've been at the mercy of men just following orders... never again.
  • [last lines] I prefer... Magneto.

Dialogue edit

[At a Nazi concentration camp in occupied Poland]
Klaus Schmidt: [in German] Understand this, Erik... these Nazis, I'm not like them. Genes are the key, yes? But their goals? Blue eyes? Blonde hair? Pathetic. [he gives him a chocolate bar] Eat the chocolate. It's good. Want some?
Erik Lehnsherr: I want to see my mama.
Schmidt: Genes are the key that unlocks the door to a new age, Erik. A new future for mankind. Evolution. You know what I'm talking about? It's a simple thing I ask of you. [gestures to a small Nazi coin on the desk] A little coin is nothing compared to a big gate. Is it? [Erik attempts to move the coin but fails]
Lehnsherr: I tried, Herr Doctor. I can't... I don't... It's impossible. [this displeases Schmidt]
Schmidt: The one thing I can say for the Nazis is their methods seem to produce results. I'm sorry, Erik. [rings bell to summon soldiers who come in with his mother]
Lehnsherr: Mama!
Mother: My darling. [she embraces him and speaks in a hushed voice] How are you?
Schmidt: [he gestures to the soldiers to hold her back] Here's what we're going to do. I'm going to count to three... [he opens a drawer and pulls out a gun] ...and you're going to move the coin. You don't move the coin, I pull the trigger. [he points the gun at his mother] Understand? [Erik attempts to move it again without success with a sense of urgency] One.
Lehnsherr: [he looks to his mother] Mama.
Mother: You can do it.
Schmidt: Two. [he grows impatient]
Mother: Everything is alright. [Erik concentrates even harder]
Schmidt: Three. [he shoots and kills Erik's mother; trauma enrages Erik into crushing a small metal bell] Yes. Wonderful. [sees Erik crush a metal filing cabinet] Excellent. [Erik loses control of his rage and crushes the soldiers' helmets on their heads before sending all metal objects across the room. Schmidt consoles him after he crises] Outstanding, Erik. So we unlock your gift with anger. Anger and pain. You and me... we're going to have a lot of fun together. [he leaves the Nazi coin in Erik's hand and he leaves]

[at a German bar in Argentina, Erik Lehnsherr shares a toast with a pig farmer and a tailor, whom he has slyly outed as Nazi officials on the run. He blocks the pig farmer's attempt to stab him with an old Hitler Youth knife]
Erik Lensherr: [reads knife inscription] "Blood and honor." Which would you care to shed first?
Pig Farmer: We were under orders!
Erik: Blood it is. [pins his hand to the table with the knife]
Bartender: [points pistol at Erik] Freeze, asshole!
Pig farmer: Come on, shoot!
[Erik controls the pistol to be aimed at the tailor, and fires at him. He throws the knife to stab the bartender, and brings it back to jam into the pig farmer's wounded hand while finishing his glass.]
Pig farmer: Who... are you?!?
Erik: [in English] Let's say I'm Frankenstein's monster. [goes to old picture of Sebastian Shaw] and I'm looking for my creator. [picks up bartender's pistol and shoots the pig farmer]

Charles Xavier: You have a chance to become a part of something much bigger than yourself.
Erik Lensherr: What do you know about me?
Xavier: Everything.

[Erik and Charles walk into a bar and approach Logan as he is smoking a cigar]
Erik Lehnsherr: Excuse me, I'm Erik Lehnsherr.
Charles Xavier: Charles Xavier.
Logan: Go fuck yourself.

[Shaw meets a Russian general in Moscow]
Russian General: Hello.
Sebastian Shaw: [in Russian] Once again, my sympathies for your treatment at the hands of the CIA.
Russian General: These Americans are ruthless.
Shaw: Now they have their missiles placed in Turkey... I expect you'll be planning new missile sites of your own. Somewhere you know the American early-warning system won't help. I hear Cuba is lovely this time of year. And so close to Florida.
Russian General: Missiles in Cuba? You're serious? We may as well declare war.
Shaw: Maybe I wasn't clear enough. You will make this happen.
Russian General: Okay. Let's see what KGB think about this. [he picks up the phone] Hello? General Armivolkoff. [the rest of the Hellfire Club appears] It's nothing. [he hangs up and meets their demands]

[Mystique stands naked before Charles in the kitchen, just like when they first met]
Mystique: You know, sometimes I wonder what my life would've been like if you haven't found me here that night.
Charles Xavier: Sorry, what? You... [sees her and averts his eyes] Yaah! God's sake, Raven, where are your clothes? Pu... put... put some clothes on–
Mystique: That's not what you said when you first saw me. But I guess pets are always cuter when they're little, right?
Xavier: Raven, I don't know what's gotten into you lately. I swear, you've been in a good mood. Hank, he tells me that he has found the answer to your cosmetic... [slight pause] problem. You gotta tell me what's the matter, or I'll have to read your mind.
Mystique: [looking deeply hurt] You promised me you would never do that.
Xavier: Until recently, I never had to use my powers to know what you were thinking, Raven.
Mystique: [angrily] 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 part of it. [leaves]

[After Moira, Charles and Erik found Raven and the others are dancing to loud music and showing off their powers]
Moira MacTaggert: What are you doing?! Who destroyed the statue?
Hank McCoy: It was Alex.
Mystique: No. Havok! We have to call him Havok. That's his name now. And we were thinking, [pointing to Charles] you should be Professor X and [pointing to Erik] you should be Magneto.
Erik Lehnsherr: [sarcastically] Exceptional. [leaves. Moira follows him]
Charles Xavier: [to Raven upon seeing the gang fool around] I expect more from you. [leaves]

[Erik sees Sebastian Shaw in the void]
Sebastian Shaw: Erik, what a pleasant surprise. So good to see you again. [Erik enters the void] May I ask you something? Why are you on their side? Why fight for a doomed race who will hunt us down as soon as they realize their reign is coming to an end? [Erik punches him in the face but their is molecular distortion to his face due to all the nuclear energy harnessed] I'm sorry for what happened in the camps. I truly am. [he shoves Erik backwards causing the wall of the void to crack] But everything I did, I did for you. To unlock your power. To make you embrace it. [shoves him across to another wall causing is to break] You've come a long way from bending gates. I'm so proud of you. [lunges metal pillars in front of him to block him] And your just starting to scratch the surface. Think of how much further we could go, together. [he walks through the pillars with much ease and presses one of them against Erik and get closer to his face] I don't want to hurt you, Erik. I never did. I want to help you. This is our time. Our age. We are the future of the human race. You and me, son. This world could be ours.
Erik Lehnsherr: Everything you did made me stronger, it made me the weapon I am today. It's the truth. I've known it all along. You are my creator.

[Erik stops the missiles from hitting all of them but instead redirects them at the naval ships]
Charles Xavier: Erik, you said yourself, we're the better man. This is the time to prove it. There are thousands of men on those ships – good, honest, innocent men! They're just following orders– [realizes what he just said]
Erik Lehnsherr: I've been at the mercy of men "just following orders". Never again. [he sends the missiles shooting off towards the naval ships]

[Erik addresses the other mutants on the beach]
Erik Lehnsherr: This society won't accept us. We form our own. The humans have played their hand. Now we get ready to play ours. Who's with me? [looks to Mystique] No more hiding.
Charles Xavier: [she kneels by Charles] You should go with him. It's what you want.
Mystique: You promised me you'd never read my mind.
Xavier: I've promised you a great many things, I'm afraid. I'm sorry.
Mystique: [to Moira] Take care of him. [she goes and stands next to Erik and Riptide, Azazel, and Angel all join as well] Hey, Beast! Never forget – mutant and proud! [they disappear]

[Erik goes to CIA facility to break out Emma Frost]
Erik Lehnsherr: I know we've had our differences.
Emma Frost: Where's your telepath friend?
Lehnsherr: Gone. Left a bit of a gap in my life, if I am to be honest. I was rather hoping you could fill it. Join us.
Frost: [she notices the rest of the Brotherhood] Erik, I believe?
Lehnsherr: I prefer... Magneto.

Taglines edit

  • Witness the moment that will change the world.

Cast edit

James McAvoyCharles Xavier (24 Years)
Laurence Belcher – Charles Xavier (12 Years)
Michael FassbenderErik Lensherr
Bill Milner – Young Erik
Kevin BaconSebastian Shaw/Klaus Schmidt
Rose ByrneMoira MacTaggert
Jennifer Lawrence – Raven/Mystique
Beth Goddard – Mrs. Xavier
Morgan Lily – Young Raven (10 Years)
Oliver Platt – Man in Black Suit
Alex González – Janos Quested/Riptide
Jason FlemyngAzazel
Zoë KravitzAngel Salvadore
January JonesEmma Frost
Nicholas Hoult – Hank/Beast
Caleb Landry Jones – Cassidy/Banshee
Edi GathegiDarwin/Armando Muñoz
Corey Johnson – Chief Warden
Lucas Till – Alex Summers/Havok
Demetri Goritsas – Levene
Glenn Morshower – Colonel Hendry
Matt Craven – CIA Director McCone
James Remar – US General
Ludger Pistor – 1st German/Pig Farmer
Wilfried Hochholdinger – 2nd German/Tailor
Greg Kolpakchi – Russian Soldier No.1
Andrei Zayats – Russian Soldier No.2
Rade Sherbedgia – Russian General

See also edit

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