ClearPlay In Action!X–Men: First Class received a PG–13 rating because there are lots of scenes of intense violence, along with some sexual content. ClearPlay cuts scenes of partial nudity, women in underwear, some allusions to sex, and verbal references. About 30 instances of profanity are trimmed, and while some sci–fi violence remains, some gruesome events, such as a man’s hand being stabbed to a table, are removed. Parents will have to judge whether the violent implications that remain are appropriate for kids.
Is X–Men first-class, or simply second–rate?…This prequel competes with the best of the X–Men series, trumping most of the other movies for effects, emotion, action, and the relationship of the characters. My only complaint is the trivializing of the Cuban Missile Crisis, implying it wouldn’t have happened without evil villains interceding. Still, it provides a good chance to discuss history with the family, while providing a fun ride along the way.
Marty Nabhan— Dr. ClearPlaysium
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language;132 min; Directed By Matthew Vaughn