Re: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - Grading+Discussion **SPOILERS!**
I agree that Shaw would need to make some kind of active effort to absorb and deflect the energy; an effort he was unable to make since Xavier had frozen his mind.
I also agree that I'm not sure Xavier thought this through very well as far as what he would do with Shaw once he got him. Magneto's plan to kill him was definately the most practical.
Kegg: "You're a Trekkie. The capacity to quibble over the minutiae of space opera films is your birthright."