The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
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…
One of my most memorable trips to the cinema was seeing this with my brother in Kissimmee, Orlando. My dad had got in a huff before crazy golf so in defiance we grabbed a six-pack of Bud, called a taxi and went to check out X-Men. I recall being pretty impressed with both the movie and that you could by a bucket of popcorn with melted cheese. Fat and happy!
Watching it 16 year later in my front room, while not as exciting, this holds up an entertaining, early example of the modern comic book genre. The action is simple, but effective, the special effects have dated, but not distractingly so, both character and performance are spot on and the…
Countdown to X-Men Apocalypse:
The first X-Men movie is a thing.
It's a good (if a little dated) thing.
I like this thing.
Onward to the second thing.
X-Men plays out like a slowly moving exposition-based story with the occasional visualized illustrations and action to create the comic book aspect of it. And that's where it works best, a building up story about where we might see these people sooner or later in realistic terms- but where it falls is the core and emotional center to really make us, the audience, really care much about these individuals and the confusing subplots. This film is a travesty in that aspect. B
This film is really nothing more than a solid origin story to kick off this universe. The performances, the action, the writing, it's all solid - none of it is just particularly all that mind-blowing or even that memorable. The fact that it looks a little dated doesn't help its cause much (but for 2000, you can't fault it) but it's still a very entertaining superhero flick that has consistent pacing and never loses its focus and purpose for setting up this universe. (GRADE: B)
It's interesting as a cultural object, this strange point in superhero movie history, but as a film it's kinda just bad. Clearly someone threw about thirty scripts into a blender and went "yeah sure."
Having seen the latest and the first X-Men movies back to back I can say that in 16 years a lot has changed yet everything remains the same.
A bunch of guys and gals with superpowers have to fight oppression, mass genocide or the end of the world (usually all at once).
One thing that stuck out to me were the effects. They haven't aged well but they're used smart and sparingly to the point where it's not a distraction.
Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman are all teriffic.
The Mystique makeup is awesome, but I feel wierd because the newer one is better, but their are small details about the old one I like more (spesificly the boob…
Although it suffers from complications in terms of plotting and giving more dimensions to its central characters, "X-Men" is an amusingly comical, wisely small-scale and distinctive Superhero Movie.
Fun superhero movie that still holds up. Shows its age in a few spots, particularly with some of the digital effects, but kicks off the franchise in a pretty good way.
X-Men is an enjoyable comic book movie that set up a great world, but can be incredibly slow and dull at times.
There are two things I like the most in this life:
Horror Movies and Comic Books, in that order.
Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…