Netflix's newest television series Stranger Things, created and directed by the Duffer brothers (of Hidden), is an homage to the…
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…
First time watching the original and it's pretty good. The story focuses a bit too much on Rogue and is a bit corny but it is a good introduction to the X-Men. Most of the cast is pretty good, but similar to the rest of the X-Men films, the bad henchmen are so horribly unremarkable. The heroes, especially Jackman and Stewart, are all good performances.
Summary - A fun superhero watch that still holds up after 16 years.
Box office $ 296.3 million
I've always been a fan of the X-Men, since the Animated Series aired (I'd never really read any of the comics though... ^_^). So when I heard they were making a movie about them, I was counting the days until it was released. Maybe that affected how I viewed the movie, but I was a bit disappointed. Director Brian Singer (Usual Suspects) did a good job with what he's got... the multiple characters, etc. The whole project seems a bit "safe," though, as if the producers wanted to make sure this big production didn't flop. It's a good movie, but not a great one. Fans of the X-Men might be especially disappointed if their favorite…
For it's time, pretty good, 16 years later it feels more aged than i expected.
Convenient how you can always turn the X-Men into a metaphor for whatever minority group is currently at the top of society's persecution list. Sure, it's strange now to think a comic about five white teenagers is what passed for Civil Rights allegory back in the Sixties, but, hey, oppression's oppression, right? Besides, look at how forward-facing the X-Men would become—for their 2000 feature film debut, they actually had one person of color on their team! She even got to shoot lightning at a frog-man. Now that's progress.
I'm kidding, I'm kidding. No way I want to spend this review opening the hornets' nest of minority representation (or lack thereof) among modern superhero films. Besides, no matter Stan Lee and…
How many leaders you said you needed then left ‘em for dead? Is it Moses, is it Huey Newton or Detroit Red? Is it Martin Luther, JFK, shooter you assassinIs it Jackie, is it Jesse, oh I know, it's BRYAN SINGER, oh
When shit hit the fan, is you still a fan? When shit hit the fan, is you still a fan? That nigga gave us X Men (2000), you say he touched those kids? When shit hit the fan, is you still a fan?
Still one of my favourite comic book movies
Great start to the Xmen series - exciting story, many fun characters. Overall entertaining, keeps your attention. Action sequences done very well, hold up today.
Hugh Jackman shines, as well as Prof X. Not a lot of depth to the characters.
Origin story, also series kick-off. But overall generic Villain v bad guys story without too many new ideas.
Average, some good action sequences. Good use of comic imagery.
Overall, decent, fun Xmen film which kicked off a trilogy. Brought the Xmen to the big screen in a very good way; major flaws are typical story, lack of character depth. 3.5/5
Simply one of the best comic book franchise starts.
This is maybe the most bad donkey vhs i own.
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