X-Men First Class: The mutants are back!

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 A section of the plot is set in the Argentine coastal city of Villa Gesell, but was filmed elsewhere.
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A section of the plot is set in the Argentine coastal city of Villa Gesell, but was filmed elsewhere.

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"X-Men Origins: Wolverine," starring Hugh Jackman in the title role, opened to $ 85 million in North America. Jackman has a cameo in the new film.

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"X-Men: First Class," which reportedly cost about $ 160 million to make before tax credits, is a prequel dealing with the formative years of the future superheroes. Both critics and fans hailed the new direction.

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 The film is set primarily in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis and focuses on the relationship between Professor X and Magneto and the origin of their groups, the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants.
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The film is set primarily in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis and focuses on the relationship between Professor X and Magneto and the origin of their groups, the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants.

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 Even though the North American opening was sharply lower than most of the earlier films in the
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Even though the North American opening was sharply lower than most of the earlier films in the "X-Men" franchise, it all but guarantees there will be more films revolving around the exploits of a stable of mutant superheroes.

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"X-Men: First Class," a relaunch of the Marvel comic book franchise, opened at No 1 across the United States and Canada with $ 56 million -- fulfilling the studio's expectations, even if some analysts were predicting a $ 60 million start.

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 Other cast members include Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Kravitz, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till.
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Other cast members include Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Kravitz, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till.

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 Principal photography began on August 31, 2010, in Oxford, England, which included St Aldate's street and some of the University of Oxford's buildings, lasting for two days.
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Principal photography began on August 31, 2010, in Oxford, England, which included St Aldate's street and some of the University of Oxford's buildings, lasting for two days.

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 The film has received positive reviews, with the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes showing 87 per cent freshness and a rating of 7.4/10 from 169 reviews counted as of June 4, 2011.
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The film has received positive reviews, with the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes showing 87 per cent freshness and a rating of 7.4/10 from 169 reviews counted as of June 4, 2011.

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 The fifth movie in the
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The fifth movie in the "X-Men" series took the No 1 spot at the worldwide box office after selling about $ 120 million worth of tickets.

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 McAvoy and Fassbender play the lead roles originated by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in 2000's
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McAvoy and Fassbender play the lead roles originated by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in 2000's "X-Men" and two sequels.

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 X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Matthew Vaughn. Based on the characters appearing in Marvel Comics, it is a prequel to the X-Men film series.
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X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Matthew Vaughn. Based on the characters appearing in Marvel Comics, it is a prequel to the X-Men film series.

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 The film stars James McAvoy as Professor X and Michael Fassbender as Magneto.
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The film stars James McAvoy as Professor X and Michael Fassbender as Magneto.

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 The film was mostly shot in England and parts of the United States.
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The film was mostly shot in England and parts of the United States.

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 The British group Take That provided the film's official song,
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The British group Take That provided the film's official song, "Love Love", played during the end credits. It was released May 11, 2011.

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