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.
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…
"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…
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…
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…
The first X-Men has a great deal to answer for, or perhaps a better description would be, a significant legacy, as Bryan Singer's cinematic introduction to the Marvel world of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters arrives with such stylish blockbuster economy it helped kickstart the biggest Hollywood dominance perhaps in history - the superhero movie franchise. X-Men isn't solely responsible, Sam Raimi's subsequent Spider-Man trilogy equally have a part to play, but Singer can certainly be classed as a pioneer of the age of comics we are currently revelling in, with no sign of an end point any time soon. It's fair to say, however, that X-Men feels more of an extended trailer for subsequent adventures & the franchise in general…
This movie is what started MARVEL!
Its brilliant also really underrated and includes a surprising amount of practical effects, this was the first big superhero movie, its perfectly cast and overall really rewatchable. #theroadtoapocalypse
fuck me wolverine
A great movie, that still holds up today
+Verlor nach 15 Jahren nicht an Glanz !
+Relativ gute CGI-Effekte
+Interessante Philosophie angesprochen
+Viele stark geschriebene und interessante Charaktere
+Motive der "Schurken" klar verständlich und nachvollziehbar
+Einführung in eine neue Welt (für mich als Kind)
+Keine 08/15 Helden Standard Handlung
-Manchmal uninteressant und zäh
-Traut sich nicht zu entfalten
-Teils dünne Handlung
I didn't hate it
Such a good comic-book movie, It helped reinvigorate the genre to what it is today.
With Halle Berry, Anna Paquin and Rebecca Romijn, this certainly a must-see.
I hope froggy is gone for good. Yech!
In preparation for next month's release of Apocalypse I've decided to rewatch all of the X-Men films. That's right, even Origins... God help me.
I'd actually forgotten how much I enjoyed the first one, which feels like it was released a million years ago. Although the effects and the staging of the action may feel lacklustre in comparison to the world-destroying sequences of The Avengers, even though it was only 16 years ago, for the time they were brilliant and they still hold up well today.
Plus X-Men will always be one of my favourite superhero franchises due to its handling of such relevant themes. Mutants can stand in for any group of people in our real world that has…
The boys' intro to the X-Men universe. You forget that of course the movie which kick-started the current superhero movie revolution must be really good! (or it wouldn't have kick-started the revolution). Involving, simple, efficient storytelling with (mostly) excellent casting.
The only thing that really jumped out to me on this re-watch that I don't think I covered in my previous review is just how much that first conversation between Charles and Erik at the Capitol Building manages to impart to the audience. It tells you basically everything you need to know about the two characters, and ideologies, that will form the backbone of this entire series. And when Bryan Singer is at the helm, boy does that relationship ever work.
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Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…