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Old 06-14-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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Probably the hardest inconsistancy to gloss over between Singer's films and this.

... but is it just me who could buy McAvoy as being 17 in this film? Despite the actor being considerably older, he brings an arrogance and naivety to the role that I could easily associate with a young man smarter than his years. I probably wouldn't blink at that idea if it wasn't for the dated scene from his childhood.

It would make the character closer to Stewart's age in the originals also. X and Magneto have to be what? Pushing 70 in X-Men according to this film?

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Old 06-14-2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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In First class Xavier about 30 years old.

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Old 06-14-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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I think the end credits of the film say he's 24. :/

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Old 06-14-2011, 12:44 PM   #4
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Wasn’t the flashback, showing him meting little Raven, said to be set in 44 (or around then... right?) an he looked maybe between 10-14 there, so, the youngest he could be is 28ish...?

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Old 06-14-2011, 12:45 PM   #5
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1945 he was 10-12ish. So in 1962 he was in his mid-late 20s. In X1 he looked 60+.

So no...I don't see how this is an incosistency.

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Old 06-14-2011, 01:05 PM   #6
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Kitchen scene 1944

Imdb lists Xavier's age as 12 and Raven 10.. not sure how reliable that fact is, but I think I saw the same during the end credits, so fast forward to 1962 (18 years) and Xavier is 30 with Raven being 28 ..

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1945 he was 10-12ish. So in 1962 he was in his mid-late 20s. In X1 he looked 60+.

So no...I don't see how this is an incosistency.

Why do people make dumb threads?



Why do people misread threads and then call them dumb?

I was talking about how Xavier was said to be 17 when he met Magneto, according to X1.

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Old 06-14-2011, 04:54 PM   #8
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I guess you missed the part when they showed him obviously a tween in 1944 and then meeting Erik in 1962.

He's not meant to be 17 as the quick line in X1 suggests.

We already have a couple of continuity threads going on about this...

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Old 06-15-2011, 03:43 AM   #9
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I must have posted something indecipherable(?) I'm baffled by the responses. I'll re-state:

I know that Xavier isn't supposed to be 17 in this, as stated in X1; but I could believe it because of McAvoy's performance, if not for the childhood scene that contradicts it.

I apologise if this thread is a rehash. I don't recall seeing anything similar, but I'm not sure why I didn't just post my thoughts in the McAvoy thread.

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Old 06-15-2011, 04:00 AM   #10
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He looked like a 30-something in the movie.

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tho, you kinda have to wonder, with him being around 30, what took him so, long to finish school…

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tho, you kinda have to wonder, with him being around 30, what took him so, long to finish school…
He wasn't just a student or even just a graduate. He became a professor, that takes time...

And he wasn't 30. He was in his mid 20s. He obtained his professorship fairly early because, clearly, he was a prodigy.

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He wasn't just a student or even just a graduate. He became a professor, that takes time...

And he wasn't 30. He was in his mid 20s. He obtained his professorship fairly early because, clearly, he was a prodigy.
Or maybe he just cheated. Like... a lot.

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He wasn't just a student or even just a graduate. He became a professor, that takes time...

And he wasn't 30. He was in his mid 20s. He obtained his professorship fairly early because, clearly, he was a prodigy.
He is in his late 20s at best. Little Charles was at least 10.

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Old 06-15-2011, 08:48 AM   #15
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10 in 1944 = 28 in 1962

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Yeah, he's anywhere between 28-32 in this movie, which isn't abnormally young to become a professor, but's definitely younger than average.

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10 in 1944 = 28 in 1962
I meant 20s.

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I meant 20s.

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There are 18 years between the prologue of FC (1944) and the events of the film proper (1962); because of that, Xavier is either 28 years old or 30 years old (depending on exactly how old he is in the prologue; if he's 10 in the prologue, he's 28 in 1962; if he's 12 in the prologue, he's 30 in 1962).

I'm personally inclined to go with the former (28) as his age in 1962. I honestly don't understand why people seem to think that it's impossible for a person of that age to earn a PhD in anything. I have a very good friend who is either 28 or 29, and who just completed a medical doctorate. My friend is smart, but not brilliant, and if someone of his caliber of intelligence can complete a doctorate while still in their 20s, someone of Xavier's intelligence level (as described in the comics) certainly could believably do likewise.

BTW, the main reason I'm more inclined to believe that he's 28 as opposed to 30 is that the younger age justifies his womanizing behavior more than the older age would.

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