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Professor X and Mystique freak people out with their powers in this new X-Men clip

May. 11, 2011by:

I feel like I should be more excited for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. I'm a big X-Men fan but there's something about this new film that just isn't bringing out a lot of passion in me. The marketing material to date has been sketchy at best so now that we have our first full clip from the film, I'm curious to see what we've got. And?...

In this clip a young Charles Xavier and Raven Darkholme visit the CIA to explain mutants and their abilities. The agents are skeptical until the Professor and his friend get a little persuasive. Check it out below and let's talk on the other side.

For one, this clip seems very awkwardly edited. I'm not sure if that's the way it is in the movie or it was edited down for this particular clip (I'm hoping the latter). For another, this doesn't seem very grounded in the late-60s other than skinny ties and horn-rimmed glasses. Rose Byrne looks like she came right from the BRIDESMAIDS set. I like Jennifer Lawrence as an actress but her look as Mystique just seems wrong. I can't quite put my finger on it. That said, I was intrigued to see an older generation of Stryker in this clip but I'm guessing he doesn't play a huge part in the film.

I'm still not sold but what do you guys think? You diggin this?

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1:53PM on 05/12/2011

uggh...

please let this shit tank
please let this shit tank
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12:38PM on 05/12/2011
The weird editing is absolutely a promotional thing. They have to squeeze a five minute scene into 60 seconds. It happens in the vast majority of promotional clips, but it's just more noticeable in dialogue scenes like this.
The weird editing is absolutely a promotional thing. They have to squeeze a five minute scene into 60 seconds. It happens in the vast majority of promotional clips, but it's just more noticeable in dialogue scenes like this.
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8:32AM on 05/12/2011
didn't know Oliver Platt was in this.
didn't know Oliver Platt was in this.
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10:29PM on 05/11/2011
Singer + Vaughn + Big Budget + Superb Cast + Great Concept = Can't Miss

Stop the worry.
Singer + Vaughn + Big Budget + Superb Cast + Great Concept = Can't Miss

Stop the worry.
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10:01PM on 05/11/2011
This just got me even more phyched for First Class! Yes Mystique looks weird with clothes on but let's not forget this was before she became the femme fatale we saw in the X trilogy so it only makes sence we get the clothed innocent version before the deadly nude one.
This just got me even more phyched for First Class! Yes Mystique looks weird with clothes on but let's not forget this was before she became the femme fatale we saw in the X trilogy so it only makes sence we get the clothed innocent version before the deadly nude one.
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9:04PM on 05/11/2011
I believe the reason for the awkwardness of Mystique has to do with Jennifer Lawrence's build. While she's an attractive woman, she's not as lean and athletic as she appears in the comics and previous films. Regardless, my anticipation for this film is getting bigger and bigger.
I believe the reason for the awkwardness of Mystique has to do with Jennifer Lawrence's build. While she's an attractive woman, she's not as lean and athletic as she appears in the comics and previous films. Regardless, my anticipation for this film is getting bigger and bigger.
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8:48PM on 05/11/2011

Jennifer Lawrence

I think I know what it is that just doesn't seem to work with Jennifer Lawrence. She's Pudgy looking. She has this round baby face and does not look menacing enough. Mystique was always slender and lanky....Jennifer Lawrence as mystique is a bit too chubby looking. She looks more like Traci Lords dressed as Mystique with that round face and it throws me off.

Maybe that's it? I'll wait for Netflix.
I think I know what it is that just doesn't seem to work with Jennifer Lawrence. She's Pudgy looking. She has this round baby face and does not look menacing enough. Mystique was always slender and lanky....Jennifer Lawrence as mystique is a bit too chubby looking. She looks more like Traci Lords dressed as Mystique with that round face and it throws me off.

Maybe that's it? I'll wait for Netflix.
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7:27PM on 05/11/2011
It may not win an Oscar, but it sure as hell looks better than X3 and Wolverine combined. Jennifer Lawrence is hot.
It may not win an Oscar, but it sure as hell looks better than X3 and Wolverine combined. Jennifer Lawrence is hot.
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6:40PM on 05/11/2011
This clip is obviously meant for promotional purposes. The editing is way too choppy and there's no way it could pass any of the film execs. EVEN the FOX execs. Parts were cut out and will be placed back into the film. FOX wouldn't make a mistake like this. Even their poorer films like Ghost Rider and Fantastic Four have all been edited decently.
This clip is obviously meant for promotional purposes. The editing is way too choppy and there's no way it could pass any of the film execs. EVEN the FOX execs. Parts were cut out and will be placed back into the film. FOX wouldn't make a mistake like this. Even their poorer films like Ghost Rider and Fantastic Four have all been edited decently.
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6:17PM on 05/11/2011
I'm stoked for the movie, but this clip is very poorly cut. It does seem like it was done purposefully for this distribution though. We can hope
I'm stoked for the movie, but this clip is very poorly cut. It does seem like it was done purposefully for this distribution though. We can hope
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5:44PM on 05/11/2011
So what Firefox extension do I need to get to block the ad that comes before the trailer advertisement?
So what Firefox extension do I need to get to block the ad that comes before the trailer advertisement?
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5:34PM on 05/11/2011
I could go for a full-on Mutant drama piece, which is why the last handful of trailers have really grabbed my attention. This one included.
I could go for a full-on Mutant drama piece, which is why the last handful of trailers have really grabbed my attention. This one included.
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5:32PM on 05/11/2011

status quo

I love this clip and can't wait to see the movie, i think those who aren't. think that they are translating the comics to the screen they are not. most times not with any comic book movie, because there are so many different versions of the same story out there. LIke DC Marvel lives in a multiverse, so stop sticking rigidly to the comics because surprise very few directors are gonna give you the story you read. but instead give us their spin on the story you read. as for the clip i love the
I love this clip and can't wait to see the movie, i think those who aren't. think that they are translating the comics to the screen they are not. most times not with any comic book movie, because there are so many different versions of the same story out there. LIke DC Marvel lives in a multiverse, so stop sticking rigidly to the comics because surprise very few directors are gonna give you the story you read. but instead give us their spin on the story you read. as for the clip i love the transformation though the clothes i was a little meh on. but i get it, what teenager wants to prance around naked. i guess she learns to prance around later. second so glad no scott, no jean, no logan cameo. the idea of first class means that they can explore they can have mystique, toad, blob or any of the brotherhood in there because magneto is also in there. when they spilt obviously the team splits.
stop being conservatives people because they kill potential, they kill growth and they are currently the ones in charge screwing with your life.
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5:25PM on 05/11/2011
I really hope that's been edited because if not it's just sloppy.

This doesn't really prove anything except FOX still isn't designating enough of their summer tent-pole, CGI heavy films' budgets to the FX departments. Mystique's transformation looks weak.
I really hope that's been edited because if not it's just sloppy.

This doesn't really prove anything except FOX still isn't designating enough of their summer tent-pole, CGI heavy films' budgets to the FX departments. Mystique's transformation looks weak.
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5:21PM on 05/11/2011

well

I like Jennifer Lawrence as an actress, and this movie does look awesome. The odd thing about her is that you are used to seeing a nude, blue Mystique. Here you have her in a bulky, ill fitted looking superhero suit. I think that's making it seem weird.
I like Jennifer Lawrence as an actress, and this movie does look awesome. The odd thing about her is that you are used to seeing a nude, blue Mystique. Here you have her in a bulky, ill fitted looking superhero suit. I think that's making it seem weird.
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5:10PM on 05/11/2011
Love it. Leave those paperpushing spooks with their mouths agape. This is definitely the smartest and most grownup of the superhero films coming out now.
Love it. Leave those paperpushing spooks with their mouths agape. This is definitely the smartest and most grownup of the superhero films coming out now.
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4:27PM on 05/11/2011

this didn't help

I don't know what to think about this movie anymore. The premise seems really cool, especially for an origin story. But I still say they should've used the original team from the comics rather than using whoever they haven't used in the movies yet.

And as for Mystique, I might be wrong, but in the comics no one knows how old she is. I mean is it not presumed that she's actually a really old woman, but since she can shape shift to look like whoever she wants she just appears as a young
I don't know what to think about this movie anymore. The premise seems really cool, especially for an origin story. But I still say they should've used the original team from the comics rather than using whoever they haven't used in the movies yet.

And as for Mystique, I might be wrong, but in the comics no one knows how old she is. I mean is it not presumed that she's actually a really old woman, but since she can shape shift to look like whoever she wants she just appears as a young person? So why would she be a teenager in this film? I guess basically, why even use her in this movie. Whatever, I don't think this film is going to help the franchise at all.
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4:39PM on 05/11/2011
5 of the characters have already shown up in film. And how are they supposed to use the comic's original team if Iceman is still just a kid in the first movie and Angel doesnt even meet any of them til the thrid movie. Stop reading so much into "First Class" title. Its marketable, this movie was obviously spawned from the Magneto origin solo they were planning back around Wolverine. I'm also willing to bet there is no such thing as an "X-Man" until after Xavier and Magneto have a falling out
5 of the characters have already shown up in film. And how are they supposed to use the comic's original team if Iceman is still just a kid in the first movie and Angel doesnt even meet any of them til the thrid movie. Stop reading so much into "First Class" title. Its marketable, this movie was obviously spawned from the Magneto origin solo they were planning back around Wolverine. I'm also willing to bet there is no such thing as an "X-Man" until after Xavier and Magneto have a falling out which would most likely occur in the final moments.
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4:19PM on 05/11/2011
I don't know, I'm definitely gonna see it but I'm not any more impressed after this clip.
I don't know, I'm definitely gonna see it but I'm not any more impressed after this clip.
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4:14PM on 05/11/2011
Can't wait to see this. I am a die hard X-Men fan and it'll be great seeing the team back on the big screen again kicking ass.
Can't wait to see this. I am a die hard X-Men fan and it'll be great seeing the team back on the big screen again kicking ass.
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3:51PM on 05/11/2011
I agree about Mystique. Something's off. I love Rebecca Romijn's Mystique cause she was kind of a bad-ass seductress. But Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique, from all the clips/trailers I've seen, seems the opposite. And I like Rebecca Romijn's slicked back hair, as opposed to the 60's inspired bob (although it is set in the 60's so maybe it'll change in future installments.

I really like McAvoy as Xavier, but I feel the dialouge was weird and a little rushed in this clip (like you said, awkwardly
I agree about Mystique. Something's off. I love Rebecca Romijn's Mystique cause she was kind of a bad-ass seductress. But Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique, from all the clips/trailers I've seen, seems the opposite. And I like Rebecca Romijn's slicked back hair, as opposed to the 60's inspired bob (although it is set in the 60's so maybe it'll change in future installments.

I really like McAvoy as Xavier, but I feel the dialouge was weird and a little rushed in this clip (like you said, awkwardly edited).

All that aside, I'm still excited. Hopefully the final product will be really good.
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3:47PM on 05/11/2011
I'm still on the fence about this one. Why is Stryker so old? Doesn't help w/ continuity of the series?
I'm still on the fence about this one. Why is Stryker so old? Doesn't help w/ continuity of the series?
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11:34AM on 05/12/2011
exactamundo about styker. maybe its actually stryker's dad.
exactamundo about styker. maybe its actually stryker's dad.
3:36PM on 05/11/2011

Mixed Feelings

Being a fan of Vaughn, the cast, and the X-men franchise, I have mixed feelings. However, I think they lean towards the side of disinterest due to not wanting to support an X-men film done by Fox Studios. They've already done enough damage to my cinematic interest of the property.

Sadly, I won't be seeing this in theaters and wish others felt the same. I want to see Marvel Studios own the rights to this so the source material is dealt with more respect.
Being a fan of Vaughn, the cast, and the X-men franchise, I have mixed feelings. However, I think they lean towards the side of disinterest due to not wanting to support an X-men film done by Fox Studios. They've already done enough damage to my cinematic interest of the property.

Sadly, I won't be seeing this in theaters and wish others felt the same. I want to see Marvel Studios own the rights to this so the source material is dealt with more respect.
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4:40PM on 05/11/2011
Good idea. I also won't be supporting this in the theater. I want the rights to revert back to Marvel, so we can get the X-men movie we deserve and not the one that we need.
Good idea. I also won't be supporting this in the theater. I want the rights to revert back to Marvel, so we can get the X-men movie we deserve and not the one that we need.
3:33PM on 05/11/2011
Why did Marvel get so pissed that Wolverine was leaked online? I've already seen half of this movie just from trailers like this...
Why did Marvel get so pissed that Wolverine was leaked online? I've already seen half of this movie just from trailers like this...
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3:29PM on 05/11/2011

Decent.

Actually, this is the first thing I've seen that makes me consider even watching this movie.
Actually, this is the first thing I've seen that makes me consider even watching this movie.
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3:28PM on 05/11/2011

Haven't cast judgement yet

And this clip won't get me to. It's what... 8 seconds long? Anybody who is saying this proves the movie will be awesome or will suck is just clinging to whatever feelings they already have. I will say this - I cringe every time I see Oliver Platt in a movie. Which means I cringe every day.
And this clip won't get me to. It's what... 8 seconds long? Anybody who is saying this proves the movie will be awesome or will suck is just clinging to whatever feelings they already have. I will say this - I cringe every time I see Oliver Platt in a movie. Which means I cringe every day.
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3:13PM on 05/11/2011
Looks good to me. I find it difficult to nit-pick footage edited for marketing. With Goldman and Vaughn behind the camera and McAvoy, Byrne, and Fassbender in front of it...I'm sold already.
Looks good to me. I find it difficult to nit-pick footage edited for marketing. With Goldman and Vaughn behind the camera and McAvoy, Byrne, and Fassbender in front of it...I'm sold already.
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3:00PM on 05/11/2011

Excited

James McAvoy will carry this movie.
James McAvoy will carry this movie.
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2:54PM on 05/11/2011
That's definitely edited down. Stryker's a bit old for the '60s, no?
That's definitely edited down. Stryker's a bit old for the '60s, no?
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3:33PM on 05/11/2011
Well Xavier called him "Agent Stryker" instead of Colonel so I'm guessing this is Stryker Sr.
Well Xavier called him "Agent Stryker" instead of Colonel so I'm guessing this is Stryker Sr.
2:49PM on 05/11/2011

Oh lawd!!!

I so wanted to give Vaughn a chance...but with such a fucking god awful script I dont think even God can, nor would even want to, save this garbage. Please let this tank and eventually let the rights result to Marvel.
I so wanted to give Vaughn a chance...but with such a fucking god awful script I dont think even God can, nor would even want to, save this garbage. Please let this tank and eventually let the rights result to Marvel.
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2:40PM on 05/11/2011

Still optimistic

Sampson, I know exactly what you mean by something not quite being there. However I still remain optimistic on the film, and we all know that fanboys (& girls) will flock to this movie like flys to shit.
Sampson, I know exactly what you mean by something not quite being there. However I still remain optimistic on the film, and we all know that fanboys (& girls) will flock to this movie like flys to shit.
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2:27PM on 05/11/2011
I have a feeling that this film will tank...but I could be wrong.
I have a feeling that this film will tank...but I could be wrong.
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