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…
"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…
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…
This is about a young group of superheroes who use the teachings of Malcolm X to shoot lasers out of their eyes.
Wow, this thing is stunningly mediocre. A half-assed treatment of a great mythology.
First superhero film I've ever fell in love with and, quite frankly, still my favorite. The Avengers ain't shit!
watched Sept 5/14
Algunas escenas ilógicas, efectos especiales poco impresionantes y diálogos por debajo de mis expectativas -me gustan los diálogos inteligentes entre personajes cuando luchan en grupo, pero no lo he encontrado aquí. Además, esperaba un Magneto más sugerente, pero no consigue dar la talla de villano superpoderoso.
No obstante, la película es entretenida. A pesar de todo lo anterior, no está mal como comienzo de una saga, es una película que apunta de forma precisa a lo que quiere mostrar, y lo consigue. También he de decir que el personaje de Lobezno me ha gustado, no es para tirar cohetes, pero no voy a negar que mis expectativas ante él son misteriosas.
Me siento confuso ante la puntuación que debo darle, dudo contínuamente entre 50 ó 60 de 100. Sé que mi opinión positiva no es suficiente para darle 3 estrellas, así que prefiero darle 2 estrellas y media provisionales hasta el día que vuelva a verla.
Bryan Singer's X-Men spawned quite a few sequels. Compared to all of these sequels this 1st X-men film had to operate on a much smaller budget. despite this director Bryan Singer still managed to pull off quite an impressive film. The best character by far for me is the sexy Mystique played by the super sexy Rebecca Romijn-Stamos. The story is okay and the film works well due to a nice balance between action and humour. Bryan Singer's sequel to X-Men, X2, is still considered the best of all the X-Men films so far by its fans which I fully agree with.
One of the more underatted MARVEL movies that nobody gives too mu wouldn't work as wolverine and he did, credit to when none of the cinematic universe and other superhero movies probably wouldn't have been made if it wasn't for this movie everybody thought Hugh Jackmann wouldn't work as wolverine and he did and nobody can imagine anybody else playing him now, everybody thought Halle berry wouldn't work as storm and she did, everybody thought James marsden wouldn't work as Cyclops and he did so everyone should gives this film credit.
But as for Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen as xavier and Magneto FLAWLESS.
"You know what happens when a toad gets struck by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else."
The inaugural movie that initiated one of the biggest movie franchises in history, X-Men does a great job of creating its unique universe. After not having seen the first three in years and years, this movie reinvigorated my love for the franchise. It had me on the edge of my seat, pumping my fists at every bad-ass moment, just like it did when I watched this for the first time.
This is a very solid action movie, better than a lot of the Marvel movies hitting theaters today. The action wasn't amazing, it proved a bit comical in some senses, with…
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- Superman III
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I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…