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Still shot from the movie: X-Men: First Class.

X-Men: First Class

Before they became archenemies waging an on-going battle against one another, Professor X (Charles McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) were classmates and friends during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Working side by side with other Mutants, they fought against a common threat until a rift forced them onto opposing sides of an eternal war. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 132
Theater Release: 03 Jun 2011
Video Release: 09 Sep 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is X-Men: First Class Rated PG-13?


Violence: Scenes of Nazi occupation and brutality are shown. A child is ripped away from his parents and knocked out with the butt of a gun. Later his mother is shot and killed in front of him. Soldiers are killed when their helmets are crushed into their heads. A mutant uses his powers to rip a metal filling out of a man’s tooth. Characters are threatened, shot, beaten, blown up and imprisoned. Characters are transported several hundred feet into the air and then dropped to the ground. A man is riddled with bullets. A man is killed when a small object is thrown through his skull.

Sexual Content: A girl waits in a man’s bed in an attempt to seduce him. Women are seen wearing only underwear. They also wear cleavage baring tops and short skirts. Some brief sexual innuendo is included. Mystique wears only body paint and carefully placed scales in several scenes. A man fondles a scantily-clad woman.

Language: The script contains a strong sexual expletive and about two-dozen uses of profanities and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink frequently and smoke cigarettes or cigars. A main character chugs a large container of alcohol. A man reacts badly to an injection.

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