X-Men (2000) Movie Review

X-Men (2000)

2000 | PG-13 | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
104 minutes /

User Score: 69/100

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X-Men Review


Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

X-Men (2000) is an American science-fiction superhero action-adventure film that was based on Marvel Comics superhero team, X-Men and is the first installment in the X-Men franchise. X-Men ha an estimated budget of $75 million and grossed over $296 million at the box office. Director and co-writer Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects (1995), House (2004-2012), X-Men 2 (2003), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)) fulfilled all my expectations for this adventurous film.

X-Men revolves around mutants which consist of a small proportion of people and normal humans not trusting them. The movie started by introducing us to Erik Lehnsherr (Brett Morris - Big Brother (2014-2016), So You Think You Can Dance Canada (2011), X-Men: First Class (2011)) when he was a child in 1944 in Poland. Erik was ripped/taken away from his parents after entering a concentration camp resulting in him to display his abilities by causing the metal gates to bend towards him.

Skip to decades later where we see U.S. Senator Robert Kelly (Bruce Davison - X-Men 2 (2003), Harry and the Hendersons (1991-1993), Short Cuts (1993)) trying to pass a Mutant Registration Act, which will force mutants to reveal their abilities and identities. Erik Lehnsherr (Ian McKellen - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)) is now known as Magneto, and he can control everything magnetic/metal. Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart - Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994), X-Men 2 (2003), Star Trek: First Contact (1996)) has telepathic powers. It did not take long for us to be introduced to more characters and their unique powers which were mind blowing at times. The adventure does not stop in this film until the end.

X-Men contains impressive special effects, excellent plot, tongue-in-cheek one-liners humor, great acting with stellar performances, good versus evil, suspense, thrills, tension, superheroes, mutants, and great sets. Hugh Jackman gave the best performance from the cast. X-Men was an excellent movie with a plot that appears to be original. X-Men fans and non-X-Men fans will both enjoy this film alike although X-Men comic book fans will be filled with joy after seeing the characters come to life.

About X-Men (2000)

Title: X-Men
Original Title: X-Men 1.5, X-Men: The Movie
Year: 2000
Runtime: 104 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.45/5 stars from 13 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 13
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Stan Lee, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Shawn Roberts, Famke Janssen, Brian Peck, Patrick Stewart, James Marsden, Tyler Mane, Halle Berry, Kevin Rushton, Anna Paquin, George Buza, Rebecca Romijn, Shawn Ashmore, Adam Robitel, Dan Duran, Ray Park, Darren McGuire, David Brown, Aron Tager, Bruce Davison, Elias Zarou, Todd Dulmage, John Nelles, Dave Allen Clark, Matt Granger, Carson Manning, Marc Gagne, Rhona Shekter
Writers: Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, David Hayter
Director: Bryan Singer

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