Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN. –20th Century Fox
Formerly the man behind the man-director Guy Ritchie, to be exact-producer Matthew Vaugh had enough of being the quiet one and grabbed hold of the wheel to direct his first feature-the smart and edgy gangster thriller, “Layer Cake” (2005). Despite expectations that he would fall flat on his face, Vaughn instead made a sharp movie that caused critics to swoon with delight. More polished and sophisticated than Ritchie’s comic heists, “Layer Cake” marked Vaughn’s emergence as a filmmaking force to be reckoned with. Even before the film opened in U.S. theaters, Hollywood considered him a hot prospect, seeking him out to direct “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”. Not bad for a guy once derisively called Mr. Schiffer for his high-profile marriage to supermodel, Claudia Schiffer.
Born in Beverly Hills, California, Vaughn was educated at Stowe School in Buckingham, England. Taking a year off between Stowe and university, he traveled the world on a Hard Rock Café tour and landed back in Los Angeles… read more
Despite having some heavy weight actors and a new approach, the film doesn't really deal with the material in any particularly fresh way. Maybe it would have worked better if they gave the script another rewrite, and developed the other characters. Michael Fassbender's Magneto is really the only solid work. I suppose judging the movie as a whole, its not terrible, but certainly provides nothing new.
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