This movie tracks the superhero origins of X-Men archenemies Charles Xavier/Professor X (James McAvoy) and Erik Lensher/Magneto (Michael Fassbender). The setting is the 1960's and the two become close friends to stop a common enemy in the form of Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon). Shaw is power hungry and has mutant powers of his own, bent on starting a nuclear war. Charles and Erik join forces to train other young mutants in the former's mansion. We see the beginnings of Beast (Nick Hoult), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and other familiar X-Men characters. Charles and Erik are strong allies, but they share different ideologies. The latter believes that humans will eventually turn on them and become the real enemy, but Charles doesn't agree. This severely fractures their friendship. They part ways, form their own mutant teams, and fight their own causes.
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Best part of story, including ending:
Since the rivalry of Professor X and Magneto is epic, watching them start out as good friends was a real thrill.
Best scene in story:
When Charles helps Erik control his anger and Erik diverts his emotions into moving a gigantic satellite dish, you see how Charles really cares for his friend, and wants to promote the good in him.
Opinion about the main character:
I love Charles' loyalty and devotion to Erik. And it is heartbreaking to see them drift apart because of clashing opinions.