Family reviews: 'X-Men: First Class'

June 3, 2011 

January Jones and Kevin Bacon play powerful mutants who scheme to trigger a nuclear war that will result in the demise of humanity and the ascension of mutants in X-Men: First Class.

PHOTO: MURRAY CLOSE

A parents' guide to select new movies:

'X-Men: First Class'

Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language

What it's about: How Professor X and Magneto met, and how they and their mutant friends took part in the Cold War.

The Kid Attractor Factor: It's an X-Men movie

Good lessons/bad lessons: "Just following orders" is not a good excuse.

Violence: Quite a bit, but very little blood

Language: One strategically placed F-bomb

Sex: Skimpy costumes for the ladies; sexual situations

Drugs: Alcohol, here and there

Parents' advisory: Slightly edgier than much Marvel comic-book fare, but with only a smattering of profanity to make it PG-13. OK for 10 and older.

Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

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