PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III.
Matthew Vaughn instructed the cast to do away with all accents in their performances. James McAvoy had planned to copy Sir Patrick Stewart's voice (since McAvoy was going to play a younger version of Stewart's Xavier), but Vaughn quashed it; Vaughn also told Rose Byrne that Moira MacTaggert would ... ...
Mother. What are you... I thought you were a burglar.
Mrs. Xavier: I didn't mean to scare you, darling. I was just getting a snack. Go back to bed. What's the matter? Go on, back to bed.I, I'll make you a hot chocolate.
Charles Xavier: Who are you? And what have you done with ...
Édith Piaf's "La Vie en rose" is playing on a phonograph in the concentration camp. That song was not recorded until 1946. Also, the record shown in the movie has a Decca label, whereas Piaf actually recorded the song for a rival company -- French Columbia, a branch of EMI.
Part of the closing credits take place in a sequence of X-symbols, chromosomes and DNA strands (reminiscent of the opening credits to Dr. No (1962)).
English, German, French, Spanish, Russian
$55,101,604 (USA) (3 June 2011)
$146,405,371 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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