First Class quotes have
breathed new life and a youthful
energy into a
waning franchise. The multiple plotted script is intelligent, exciting
and stylish with a subtle whit about it and the chemistry between the
two leads, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, is what really makes
the movie shine and stand out. This adaptation of Marvel’s
book has succeeded in combining a strong emotional story with brilliant
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by: Matthew Vaughn
Ashley Miller (screenplay)
Zack Stentz (screenplay)
Jane Goldman (screenplay)
Matthew Vaughn (screenplay)
Sheldon Turner (story)
Bryan Singer (story) Starring: James McAvoy
- Charles Xavier
Laurence Belcher - Charles Xavier (12 yrs)
Michael Fassbender - Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Bill Milner - Young Erik
Kevin Bacon - Sebastian Shaw
Rose Byrne - Moira MacTaggert
Jennifer Lawrence - Raven / Mystique
Beth Goddard - Mrs. Xavier
Morgan Lily - Young Raven (10 yrs)
Oliver Platt - Man In Black Suit
Álex González - Janos Quested / Riptide
Jason Flemyng - Azazel
Zoë Kravitz - Angel Salvadore
January Jones - Emma Frost
Nicholas Hoult - Hank McCoy / Beast
Caleb Landry Jones - Sean Cassidy / Banshee
Edi Gathegi - Armando Muñoz / Darwin
Corey Johnson - Chief Warden
Lucas Till - Alex Summers / Havok
Demetri Goritsas - Levene
[first lines] Young Charles Xavier:
Mother? What are you...? I thought you were a burgler! Mrs. Xavier:
I didn't mean to scare you darling. I was just getting a snack. Go back
to bed. [Charles goes quite and
stares at his mother] Mrs. Xavier: What's
the matter? Go on? Back to bed. [Charles remains silent] Mrs. Xavier: I'll
make you a hot chocolate. Young Charles Xavier:
Who are you? And what have you done with my mother?
[using his power to
speak into Mrs.
Xavier's mind] Young Charles
mother has never set foot in this kitchen, in her life. And she
certainly never made me hot chocolate. Unless you count ordering the
maid to do it. [suddenly Charles's
mother shifts shape and becomes a young Raven] Young Raven:
You're not...scared of me? Young Charles Xavier: I
always believed I couldn't be the only one in the world. The only
person who was different. And here you are. Charles Xavier. [he extends his hand to
introduce himself] Young Raven: Raven. Young Charles Xavier: You're
hungry and alone. Take whatever you want. We've got lots of food. You
don't have to steal. In fact, you never have to steal again.
[Shaw addresses young
Erik in German in his office in a concentration camp] Sebastian Shaw:[subtitled]
Understand this, Erik...These Nazis. I'm not like
them. Genes are the key, yes? But their goals? Blue eyes? Blond hair?
Eat the chocolate. It's good. Want some? Young Erik:[subtitled] I want
to see my mama.
[Shaw addresses young
Erik in German in his office in a concentration camp] Sebastian Shaw:[subtitled]
Genes are the key to the door leading into a new era, Erik. A new
future for humanity. Evolution. You know what I mean? I'm not asking
for much. A small coin, it's nothing compared to the huge gates. Isn't
that right? [Erik tries to move the
coin on the desk with his powers but fails] Young Erik:[subtitled] I've
tried, sorry Doctor. I cannot...I do not...it is impossible. Sebastian Shaw: [subtitled] The
only thing I can say in favor of the Nazis is that their methods are
producing results. I'm sorry, Erik.
[Erik's mother has been
been brought to Shaw's office] Sebastian Shaw: [subtitled] Now
this is what we will do. I count to three, and you move the coin. If
you do not move the coin, I'll pull the trigger. [Shaw points a gun at
Erik's mother] Sebastian Shaw: [subtitled] Do you
understand? [Erik extends his hands
and tries hard to move the coin with this powers] Sebastian Shaw: [subtitled] One. Young Erik:[subtitled] Mama! Erik's Mother:[subtitled]
You can do it. [the coin does not move] Sebastian Shaw: [subtitled] Two. [Erik looks at his
mother] Erik's Mother:[subtitled] It's
alright. It's alright. It's alright! [Erik keeps trying to
move the coin but fails] Sebastian Shaw: [subtitled] Three. [Shaw shoots and kills
[after his mother is
killed a grief stricken Erik shows the full extense of his powers] Sebastian Shaw: [subtitled] Unbelievable,
Erik. We have opened your gift with anger. Anger and pain. You and I
are going to have a lot of fun.
[looking at a beautiful
woman in a bar] Charles Xavier:
Heterochromia. Amy: A
gentleman would at least offer to buy me a drink first. [Charles turns to the
barman] Charles Xavier:
Norman? A pint of bitter for me and a brandy for the lady, please. Amy: How
did you know that? Charles Xavier: A
lucky guess. Name's Xavier. Charles Xavier. How do you do? Amy: Amy. Charles Xavier: Heterochromia
is in reference to your eyes, which I have to say are stunning. One
green, one blue. It's a mutation. It's a very groovy mutation. I've got
news for you, Amy. You are a mutant. Amy: First
you proposition a girl and then you call her deformed. How is that
seduction technique working for you? Charles Xavier: I'll
tell you in the morning. [Amy smiles and Charles
laughs] Charles Xavier: No,
seriously. You mustn't knock it. Mutation took us from single cells
organisms to being the dominant form of reproductive life on this
planet. Infinite forms of variation with each generation, all through
mutation. Amy: Then,
let's reclaim that word. Mutant and proud.
[to Raven] Amy: Charles
here was telling me that I'm like one of the first sea creatures that
grew legs. Charles Xavier: Tiny
bit sexier. [they both laugh] Charles Xavier: I'm
sorry this is my sister, Raven. Raven: Hi. Amy: Amy.
And what are you studying? Raven: Waitressing. Amy: Ah! [Raven turns one of her
eyes to their natural yellow color] Amy: Oh,
look! You have heterochromia too. Charles Xavier: Sorry,
what? Amy: Well,
look at her eye. [he looks at Raven and
notices what she's done] Charles Xavier: [annoyed] Right.
Raven get your coat, please.
Charles Xavier: Don't
talk to me. You did that on purpose! Raven: I
did not! Charles Xavier: Yes
you did! Raven: Why
would I do it on purpose? You know I can't control it sometimes. If I'm
stressed or I'm tired. Charles Xavier: You
seem to be doing a perfectly good job of it right now.
and proud! Or is that only the pretty mutations or invisible ones, like
yours? But if you're a freak, better hide! Charles Xavier: You're
being ridiculous. Look...look, I don't mean to sound like an old fart. Raven: Which
you are. Charles Xavier: Sometimes.
But we talked about this, Raven. Small slip up is one thing, a big one
does not bear thinking about.
[to herself] Raven: Mutant
and Proud? If only!
you date me? Charles Xavier: Of
course I would. Any young man would be lucky to have you. You are
like this? Charles Xavier: I...you...what? [he looks at her seeing
her in her true form] Charles Xavier: Blue?
You're my oldest friend. Raven: I'm
your only friend. Charles Xavier: Thank
you, for that. Raven: Well? Charles Xavier:
I'm incapable of thinking of you that way. I feel responsible for you.
Anything else would just feel
wrong. Raven: But
what if you didn't know me? Charles Xavier: Unfortunately
I do know you. God! I don't know what's gotten into you lately. You're
awfully concerned with your looks.
[addressing Erik in
French] Swiss Bank Manager:[subtitled]
Possession of this gold is illegal. Do you want me to call the police? Erik Lehnsherr:[subtitled]
Let's not play this game. Swiss Bank Manager:[subtitled] So
where did you get if from? Erik Lehnsherr:[subtitled] From
my friends. They recommended I come to your bank. Swiss Bank Manager:[subtitled] Understood.
You know our terms, sir? Erik Lehnsherr:[subtitled] Yes.
And you should know mine. This gold is all that is left of my people.
It was their property. Taken out of their teeth. This is blood money.
And you can help me find the bastards responsible for it.
[the bank manager goes
to touch the alarm button but Erik stops him with his powers] Erik Lehnsherr:[subtitled] Do
not touch the alarm. I need a Schmidt. Klaus Schmidt. Where is he? Swiss Bank Manager:[subtitled] Our
clients leave no addresses. We do not... Erik Lehnsherr:[subtitled] Not
a bank? [Erik uses his power and
opens the bank managers mouth] Erik Lehnsherr:[subtitled] Metal
fillings, huh? Not gold. Worried that someone might steal them? [in pain] Swiss Bank Manager:[subtitled] Argentina!
Schmidt, in Argentina! Villa Gesell! I beg you! [Erik pulls his metal
filling from his teeth] Erik Lehnsherr:[subtitled] Thank
you. [turns to leave] Erik Lehnsherr:[subtitled] I
would love to kill you. So remember, if you warn him about me, I will
how does it feel to be a professor? Charles Xavier: Oh,
don't call me that! You don't get to be called a professor unless you
actually have a teaching position. Raven: I
know. But it suits you. Charles Xavier: Oh,
don't say that! Do say lets go have a drink first. Raven: Let's
go have a drink. Charles Xavier: Wonderful.
[meets the two German
Nazis at a bar Villa Gesell, Argentina] 2nd German/Tailor:[subtitled]
I am a tailor. Have been my whole life. My father sewed the best
costumes in Dusseldorf. Erik Lehnsherr:[subtitled] My
are parents are from Dusseldorf. 2nd German/Tailor:[subtitled] What
are their names? Erik Lehnsherr:[subtitled] They
had no names. Their names were taken by...pig farmers and tailors.
[reading the inscription
written on the knife that he's just taken from the 1st German] Erik Lehnsherr:[subtitled] Blood
and honor. Which would you prefer to lose first? 1st German:[subtitled] We
only carried out orders. Erik Lehnsherr:[subtitled] Blood
it is then. [he stabs the
knife into the Germans hand]
[after he's killed the
barman and the 2nd German using his powers] 1st German:[subtitled] Who...what
are you? Erik Lehnsherr: Let's
just say I'm Frankenstein's monster. [he gets up and walks
over to look at the photo of Shaw mounted on the wall] Erik Lehnsherr:
And I'm looking for my creator. [using his power he gets
the gun from the dead barman, turns and shoots the 1st German]
I really need your help. Charles Xavier: All
right. Moira MacTaggert: The
kind of mutations that you were talking about in your thesis. I need to
know if they may have already happened, in people alive today? [Charles reads her mind
seeing the mutants she's seen] Moira MacTaggert: Professor?
I think we should just talk when you're sober. Do you have any time
tomorrow? Charles Xavier: Something
tells me you already know the answer to your question. This is very
important to me, and if I can help you, I will do my utmost. Moira MacTaggert: Thank
[as he watches Shaw
absorb the energy from the bomb] Colonel Hendry:
You're one of them? Sebastian Shaw:
Very astute of you, Colonel Hendry. Do you wanna guess what I can do?
I've got the power to absorb energy. Keeps me young. That's the boring
part. The fun stuff is what I can do with it once I've got it [he touches Hendry and
sets him on fire]
CIA Director McCone:
MacTaggert, you really think that some crackpot scientist is gonna make
me believe in sparkley dames and vanishing men? You just bought
a one way ticket back to the typing pool. This meeting is over. [Moira gets up] Charles Xavier: Uh...please.
Sit down, Agent MacTaggert. I didn't really expect you to believe me,
given that all you'd think about during my presentation was what sort
of pie they were serving in the commissary. It's apple pecan.
[to Moira] Charles Xavier: I
haven't been entirely honest with you, love. I'm sorry. You see, one of
the many spectacular things my mutation allows me to do, is that I can
read your mind. William Stryker Sr.:
I've seen this before at a magic show. Are you gonna ask us to think of
a number between one and ten now? Charles Xavier: No,
Agent Stryker. Although I could ask you about your son, William, who
you were thinking about. Which is very nice, but I think I'd rather ask
you about the Jupiter missiles, America currently placing in Turkey. CIA Director McCone: He's
a Goddamn spy! [to Moira] CIA Director McCone: You
brought a Goddamn spy into this facility! [as everyone is arguing
suddenly Raven stands up and turns into her true form, then shifts into
looking like Stryker and then back into her true form again] Charles Xavier: How's
that for a magic trick! Man In Black Suit:
Best I've ever seen.
CIA Director McCone: I
want them out of here. And locked down until I can figure out what to
do. Man In Black Suit: My
facility is off site. I'll take 'em.
Man In Black Suit: I've
always known that there were people like you out there. I've been the
laughing stock of this agency for years, but I knew it! You're gonna
love my facility. Charles Xavier: That's
gonna have to wait.
Man In Black Suit: Why? Charles Xavier: Agent
MacTaggert has a lead on Sebastian Shaw, and if we don't move now,
apparently we're gonna lose him. Man In Black Suit: What? Raven: Not
only can he read minds, he can communicate with them as well. [Moira pulls up towards
them in her car and Raven gets in] Charles Xavier: Moira
and I have just had a lovely conversation. Moira MacTaggert: Yes.
We did. Man In Black Suit: That
is incredible! But...but I cannot take you anywhere else without
permission from upstairs. Charles Xavier: Would
you like to see one more magic trick? Man In Black Suit: Okay. [using his power] Charles Xavier: Get
in the car. Man In Black Suit: Good
[as Emma Frost stops him
using his powers] Charles Xavier: I've
lost Shaw. I've los...I've lost Shaw! The...there's something blocking
me. This has never happened to me before! I think there's someone like
me on that ship. Moira MacTaggert: Like
you? Charles Xavier: Um...I'm
sorry. A telepath. This is incredible! I could actually feel her inside
my mind. I'm very sorry, but I don't think I'm gonna be much help to
you tonight. You're on your own.
[as he jumps into the
sea he speaks to Erik with his mind trying to stop him from killing
Shaw] Charles Xavier:
can't. You'll drown. You have to let go. I know what this means to you,
but you're going to die. Please! Erik, calm you mind.
has stopped Erik from trying to kill Shaw] Erik Lehnsherr: Who
are you? Charles Xavier: My
name's Charles Xavier. Erik Lehnsherr: You
were in my head! How did you do that? Charles Xavier: You
have your tricks, I have mine. I'm like you. Just calm your mind! Erik Lehnsherr: I
thought I was alone. Charles Xavier: You're
not alone. Erik, you're not alone.
Man In Black Suit: Welcome
to my facility. My mission has been to investigate the application of
paranormal powers in military defense. Erik Lehnsherr: Or
offense. Man In Black Suit: This
guy, Shaw-Schmidt, whatever you wanna call him. He's working with the
Russians. We might need your help to stop him. Charles Xavier: Marvelous.
So are we to be the CIA's new mutant devision, yes? Man In Black Suit: Something
Man In Black Suit: Hank,
these are the special new recruits I was telling you about. [to the others] Man In Black Suit: This
is Hank McCoy, one of our most talented young researchers. Charles Xavier: How
wonderful! Another mutant already here. [he goes to shake Hanks
hand] Charles Xavier: Why
didn't you say? Man In Black Suit: Say
what? Charles Xavier: Because
you don't know. [turning to Hank] Charles Xavier: I
am so, so terribly sorry. Man In Black Suit: Hank? Hank McCoy:
You didn't ask, so I didn't tell.
your mutation is what? You're super smart? Charles Xavier: I'll
say. Hank here graduated Harvard at the age of fifteen. Hank McCoy: I
wished that's all it was. Charles Xavier: You're
among friends now, Hank. You can show off. [Hank takes off his
shoes and sock to reveal the mutation on his feet]
If that telepath gets inside your head, he won't be as much fun as I am. Sebastian Shaw:
Already in hand, my love. [he gets up and goes to
open a box and takes out a metal looking helmet] Sebastian Shaw: The
Russians, made me this. [he puts on the helmet] Sebastian Shaw: So,
what am I thinking? [Emma tries to read his
mind but the metal helmet stops her getting access] Emma Frost: I
don't know. Sebastian Shaw: I
was thinking that you are the most exquisite thing I've ever seen in my
life. And that this needs ice. [pointing to his glass] Sebastian Shaw: Fetch
me some. There's a good girl.
Hank McCoy: I
promised myself I'd find a cure, ever since I was a little boy. You
have no idea what I'd give to feel...normal. [at the same time] Raven:
Normal. [the both smile] Raven: Charles
has never understood. He's different, but he's never had to hide.
this serum that you're making it doesn't effect abilities, right? Just
appearance. Normalizes it. Hank McCoy: Yeah.
you think it would work on me? Hank McCoy: Yeah.
Well, I can look into it if you like. I mean it's the least I can do,
after asking you to come down here with such a weird request. Raven: I
have to admit, usually when guys ask me out they're not after my blood. Hank McCoy: Uh..sor...sorry!
I didn't intend to be forward. I was just...well, I was excited. You
know, the...the nature of your mutation. If any genes hold the key to
changing it appearance, it's yours. Raven: Hank,
you weren't being forward. That's kinda what I meant. Hank McCoy: No.
I'm just sorry if you thought I was. Raven: And
I'm sorry that you weren't.
[Raven moves closer to
Hank] Raven: Go
ahead. Take the blood. [he injects her with the
needle to take blood and she winces from the pain] Hank McCoy: Sorry.
Did I hurt you? [Raven leans closer to
give Hank a kiss and just then Erik walks by] Erik Lehnsherr: Kinky!
By the way, if I looked like you, I wouldn't change a thing.
catches Erik leaving the CIA facility with Shaw's file] Charles Xavier: From
what I know about you, I'm surprised you managed to stay this long. Erik Lehnsherr: What
do you know about me? Charles Xavier: Everything? Erik Lehnsherr: Then
you'll know to stay out of my head. [Erik turns to leave] Charles Xavier: I'm
sorry, Erik. But I've seen what Shaw did to you. I felt your agony. I
can help you. Erik Lehnsherr: I
don't need your help. Charles Xavier: Don't
kid yourself. You needed my help last night. It's not just me you're
walking away from. Here you have the chance to be part of something
much bigger than yourself. I won't stop you leaving. I could, but I
won't. [Charles turns to leave,
as he's walking away] Erik Lehnsherr: Shaw's
got friends. You could do with some.
Man In Black Suit: Hank
turned that radar installation into a transmitter. It's designed to
amplify brain waves, so you it could enhance your telepathic powers.
Help us find other mutants for our division. Erik Lehnsherr: What
if they don't want to be found by you? [surprised to see the
sudden appearance of Erik] Charles Xavier: Erik!
You decided to stay. Erik Lehnsherr: If
a new species is being discovered, it should be by its own kind.
Charles and I find the mutants. No suits. Man In Black Suit: First
of all, that's my machine out there. Second of all, much more
importantly, this is Charles's decision. Charles is fine with the CIA
being involved. Isn't that right? Charles Xavier: No.
I'm sorry, but I'm with Erik. We'll find them alone. Man In Black Suit: What
if I say no. Charles Xavier: Then
good luck using your installation without me.
I, uh...call it, Cerebro. Charles Xavier: [laughing] You...? Hank McCoy: As
in the Spanish for brain. Charles Xavier: Yes. Hank McCoy: Okay.
So the electrodes connect Charles to the transmitter on the roof. When
he picks up a mutant, his brain sends a signal through a relay. And
then the coordinates of their location is printed out here. Raven: You
designed this? Hank McCoy: Yeah.
[as Charles put the
Cerebro on his head] Erik Lehnsherr: What
an adorable lab rat you make, Charles. Charles Xavier: Don't
spoil this for me, Erik. Erik Lehnsherr: No.
I've been a lab rat. I know one when I see one. Hank McCoy: Okay.
Great. [checking the Cerebro on
Charles's head] Hank McCoy: Are
you sure we can't shave your head? Charles Xavier: Don't
touch my hair!