The prequel to the X-Men series unpeels the back stories of Professor X, Magneto and few of our other mutant friends with style and more than a dash of panache. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender) start of as close friends and allies as they attract mutants from around the world to join them. The problem is getting the rest of mankind to accept them as a part of society and not as an external threat. The film gives you the background that causes the rift between the two and contrasting philospohies that form the backbone of the "later" films. And strangely the fourth film in the series turns out to be the most engaging and strongest of the lot.
Rating: * * *