Stranger Things, or Weird Shit as I like to call it, contains many homages to '80s genre films much to…
Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
I've never given that much of a fuck about the "X-Men" franchise to be honest. I'm not sure why. I guess it's just been something that's never interested me when I was younger or even today.
Up until this point I've only seen the movies that have come after the main franchise (Those being the two Wolverine movies and "Days of Future Past) but I've never seen the one that many would argue brought back Comic Book movies back into the spotlight after THAT infamous movie from the mid 90s if you catch my drift.
So how is it? It's pretty good! It's aged pretty poorly in some areas (Those fight scenes and effects tho) but for the most part…
A promising start of the X-Men universe on the silver screen, X-Men is a fascinating work of science-fiction & a terrific addition to the superhero genre film. This is the first time I've watched it & now I'm wondering what the hell actually stopped me from checking it out earlier. The only other X-Men instalment I've seen before is X-Men: First Class & if it wasn't for its latest sequel which brings back the cast from the original trilogy, I wouldn't have bothered to give it a go & would've again missed out on what actually is a pretty good film.
Set in a not-so-distant future in which few people around the world are mutants; possessing superhuman powers that has also resulted in them…
Bryan Singer gave himself quite a chore with 2000's "X-Men." In the space of a single film, he needed to introduce the personalities and powers of an ensemble of beloved characters, allowing each the opportunity to stand out and be recognized. For the most part, he succeeds, and "X-Men," while not the greatest superhero film, is a solid motion picture. It lacks the personality of better superhero and better X-men films to come, but it gets the franchise off to a good start.
The film begins by moving across eras and introducing its major players. Magneto, Rogue, and Wolverine are given separate moments before they are integrated into the film's plot. This allows Singer to establish a serious tone and…
"Oh and Logan? Stay away from my girl."
Ever since Marvel became a household name, I've been planning to return to the scene of the crime and investigate where this hero of the box office got its powers. While X-Men was neither the first Marvel Studios live action co-production (Blade) nor the one to really launch the studio into the spotlight (Spider-Man), for me it signified the superhero genre's shift from the realm of b-movies, cult classics, and relative obscurity onto the center stage of the American blockbuster. It may have only grossed a modest $300 million compared to Spider-Man's $800 million, but it proved that you could use wonky sci-fi characters in a mainstream action movie to get audiences…
We are the future, Charles, not them.
After Joel Schumacher had run the Batman franchise into the ground the superhero genre didn't seem all that hot. Except for the surprise hit that was Blade there really wasn't much going on as far as "comic book films" are concerned, almost hard to believe considering it's almost a genre of film now.
Even before Schumacher though, the Batman films were still a bit goofy under Tim Burton. As a huge fan of the X-Men comic books at the time I remember being worried the film was going to suck because Hollywood didn't have a good track record of treating comic book films with much respect. Even the holy grail that is…
Not remembering anything about the X-Men franchise, I decided to work though the previous entries before Days of Future Past, which has a first trailer that never ceases to give me chills. I've seen bits and pieces of the first two films, but the only one that I have seen entirely is First Class, which I greatly enjoyed. So, going back into this politically charged series was exciting, and I have to say; the first X-Men is a really enjoyable piece of popcorn entertainment.
The Awesome: The world-building seems so grounded and fully-realized, with the universe bursting at the seams with character relationships, struggles, and unique moments. The acting across the board is great, and the EPIC scale is off…
Il primo film degli xmen riesce a presentare decentemente il mondo e personaggi dello storico fumetto, un mix tra tensioni politiche, diversità e razzismo che rendono il franchise piu di una semplice lotta tra il bene e il male, ma essendo proprio il primo questa necessità di Spiegare tutto all ignaro spettatore finisce per appiattire la storia fagocitata da troppa esposizione, la narrativa cosi non ha spazio e va troppo veloce, manca pathos o ritmo, l'umorismo non funziona e il climax finale si rivela non piu di una banale lotta per salvare la principessa in pericolo. Buoni Patrick Stewart e Ian McKellen che con i loro duelli ideologici tengono inpiedi il film, La regia invece abusa di inquadrature strette e…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A young woman with powers she doesn't understand runs away from home and comes across Wolverine, a fearsome fighter who doesn't know his past. These two are “mutants,” humans who have evolved to develop powers that normal humans don't have, and they are outcasts in modern society. They meet other mutants, including Professor Charles Xavier who runs a school for young mutants in need of a place where they are accepted, and Magneto, a powerful mutant who does not believe that humans and mutants can coexist and is willing to turn to violent means to ensure that his own cause is furthered. Pretty good, in general – the X-Men traditionally can be compared to oppressed groups such as African-Americans, but…
Some of the CGI is showing its age a bit but this still holds up as a thoroughly entertaining superhero movie and my favourite of the franchise.
Some people like to say that X-Men was the true start to the modern superhero film, but they're wrong. That would be Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. This film, meanwhile, was the start of the most recurring and yet most mediocre franchise in superhero cinema.
Taking what could have been one of the most colourful and creatively vibrant superhero franchises and running it into the ground almost immediately, X-Men is a classic case of missed opportunity. Bryan Singer's visual aesthetic is drab and depressing, and his complete lack of a real directorial style creates action scenes with no weight and cinematography with no flair. The story is as basic as it gets, tossing aside almost everyone in what should have been a…
convoluted and clunky in its writing but still enjoyable and entertaining enough
When watching this film, I was astounded of how good it was and it really going right back into the comics, which I also liked, my favourite character is probably Mystique because it would be so good to shapeshift, overall great movie
Probably the most bland and flat out boring origin story I've ever seen...
You know the movies that are pretty much saved by nostalgia? Yea that's X Men to me
This is an awful script with horrible dialogue and tons of exposition but it is a lot of fun. But Bryan Singer recognizes that so it is alright.
Hugh Jackman has always been good as Wolverine.
Fake Jansen, Rebecca Romijin, and Ian McKellen are also good.
Not bad. A little dated, but watchable.
movies where two male friends try to display masculinity but are secretly deeply in love with each other
this is my favourite list i've ever made because i just like to assume that everyone is gay