Leave me suggestions in the comments. Note: comic characters are not ALWAYS superheroes. Note #2: pre-existing characters only. No Unbreakable…
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…
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…
After a couple years since my last visit with the original films, I decided it was the perfect time to give the first X-Men film a spin and recall how the cinematic journey of the famous mutants began, as Days of Future Past will be hitting theaters in just over a week. What is easy to forget is that this film was released in the year 2000, fourteen years ago already and the tone of the summer superhero blockbuster has changed drastically since then. X-Men feels far smaller in scope than the typical release of the genre these days, with director Bryan Singer along with a screenplay by David Hayter focused on world and character building rather than a game…
"I will bring you hope, old friend, and I ask only one thing in return - don't get in my way."
There was a time when comic book films where toss a side and label as kids films or studios didn't have faith in them (showed in there shoe string budgets) and when they made one it was so dark that the essence of the characters was completely lost , until Fox and Bryan Singer come out with X-Men. A film that balance well the fantastic elements and reality, that not only appeal to fans of the comic, but kids and adults alike.
This was possible in part by the cast Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen are heavy…
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: "Where are you going?"
Wolverine: "To find her."
Wolverine: "The traditional way: look!"
The original X-Men film was a game changer. It set the template for the modern superhero film. Unfortunately, the film is severely hurt by its very dated special effects. Luckily, it has a strong story and some inspired casting choices. Most notably, Ian McKellan as Magneto, Patrick Stewart as Professor X, and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Watching this film for the first time in years was odd. Hugh Jackman looks so young! Not that he looks old now, but he looks really young in this film. If ever there was a comic book character casting that could never be replaced its…
엑스맨 새로운 시리즈가 개봉을 했는데 전 시리즈 내용이 다 나온다고 해서 부랴부랴 다운받아봤다!!! 퍼스트 클래스는 예전에 봤는데 그게 과거 내용이고 이게 미래? 현재?의 내용이었다. 꿀잼… 역시 나는 아직은 초딩 남자애들 취향인가보다. 판타지..ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ 재밋어…ㅎㅎㅎㅎ 영화관계자를 꿈꾸면서 아직은 영상미나 상업적 재미를 추구하는 나는 뭐짘ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 매력적이야 ㅎㅎㅎ
First of the franchise. I hadn't watched it in a while and while the characterization is pretty accurate, the big set pieces aren't spectacular enough. Part of this is due to the special effects looking dated already. Still the story has a nice flow to it and they did set it very nicely for future movies.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A great entry of the post Batman & Robin and pre-Marvel Cinematic Universe era of comic book movies elevated by the presence of Stewart and McKellen and Hugh Jackman's introduction as Wolverine. James Marsden, an actor who performs best in comedic roles, in miscast here as the straight faced Cyclops, as was Tyler Maine as the normally charismatic Sabertooth. Halle Berry's accent and line readings are a little off too. Aside from these minor quibbles it remains a very enjoyable first entry into a franchise which is still ongoing today.
Did a good job of kicking off the series!
It was a while ago since I watched this but I do remember finding it took a while to get into it.
Before the superhero blockbuster was the surest bet in Hollywood, Marvel and 20th Century Fox took a chance on a team of mutants. From the powerful first moments that show Magneto in a Nazi concentration camp, to the over the top finale atop the Statue of Liberty, X-Men was a massive success.
Not only did Bryan Singer’s film set the tone for the wildly successful franchise that has followed it, but it started the new trend of superhero films that would in the ensuing decade. X-Men found the perfect balance between the silly and the serious. It starts in a concentration camp and it’s a complicated allegory on many levels, but it’s still a film with characters named ‘Cyclops’ and…
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Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…
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