As the title would suggest; an origin story of the mutant Wolverine, the main protagonist of the X-men movies.
The weakest by far of all the series up to this point. Hugh Jackman aside, the rest of the cast are quite poor and there's no real build up of story like there should be for an origin film. Gambit is introduced to the franchise for no particular reason and Wade Wilson's Deadpool character is baffling changed into a hybrid of mutants with every imaginable power. Unlikely to please the fans.
I'm not gonna beat up on this film like die hard fans of the X-Men franchise, it does have a lot of entertaining moments and some well crafted set pieces. All the other movies are better though.
An origin story on how the X-Men came to be, going even more in depth than the original 2000 film.
A seemingly immortal mutant is responsible for the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and Professor Charles Xavier is hired by the US government to assemble a force capable of stopping him.
A vast improvement on the previous X-Men movie (The Last Stand) and the misguided origins solo project, although it lacks Wolverine (albeit in a brief but hilarious cameo) it portrays the origins of other main characters well. James McAvoy & Michael Fassbender perfect choices for young Professor X & Magneto.
All in all, it has to be said that X-Men: First Class is in fact, first class.