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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…
Great film, great costumes and it has a great story line. The special effects don't actually look that bad considering it was made 16 years ago.
Wolverine is amazing and you can see why they made so many sequels and spin-offs.
all movies i love till age of apocalypse
Probably one of the best comic book movies made, Brian Singers first Xmen movie remains s tight uncomplicated introduction to the Xmen.
Stewart and McKellen are on top form but it is Hugh Jackmans Wolverine who steels the show.
Como toda primera película que abre una saga, se trata de mera introducción: personajes, historia, algo del pasado para conectar un poco con el público, el misterioso origen de algún personaje y así. Sin embargo, no tiene nada de interesante, el tema central de la película es lo que más atrae, pero al final, termina siendo una "superproducción" muy a lo 2000 que no tiene nada bonito. Aunque los efectos especiales no son bastante vistosos, la fotografía y la calidad de imagen está muy bien cuidada.
El guión es bastaaaante flojo, lo suficiente como para desear que la película termine. Sin embargo, el que sea una película de superhéroes le da ese encanto de querer verla completa.
Y no justifico…
Dad Logan + Rogue. Always worth watching for that alone.
Aside from that......I don't really care about the rest of it? Which isn't to say it's not good, just that there's nothing else I'm really looking for. It's your standard First in a Series fare for films based on established properties; a few core characters, Big Time Villain with some recognizable villainous associates, nothing fancy. It does well enough setting everything up. Comfort watch, for sure.
Fun writing. Everyone does there job well. Standard plot, but I can't say I was ever bored at anypoint.
[Originally written for 24 Panels Per Second]
The X-Men comics have long been one of the most politically-charged series, giving the film franchise the potential to do the same. Released in 2000, Bryan Singer’s X-MEN focuses on the origins and introductions of a handful of characters familiar to comics readers: Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Rogue (Anna Paquin), Cyclops (James Marsden), Storm (Halle Berry), Jean Grey (Famke Jannsen), among others. The plot of the film hinges on a plan by Senator Robert Kelley (Bruce Davison) to enact a Mutant Registration Act, whereby mutants are to be publicly identified or “outed,” if you will. Professor X and Magneto have opposing approaches on the advocation of mutant…
X-Men é um filme que, analisado historicamente, detém uma importância incomensurável na febre de super-heróis que vemos hoje nos cinemas. No momento de seu surgimento, entretanto, era apenas mais uma aposta incerta da Fox e uma chance de recuperação para a combalida Marvel. Isso se reflete no escopo reduzido da narrativa, que empresta os conceitos básicos das HQs: Magneto reúne um grupo de mutantes que não acreditam na integração entre sua raça e os humanos, enquanto que o benigno Charles Xavier lidera seus diversos estudantes em um esforço para detê-lo.
É interessante notar a diferença desse blockbuster do início do século com os nossos filmes modernos de ritmo galopante. O primeiro X-Men de Bryan Singer se permite momentos de silêncio…
Sixteen years later the FX don't hold up, the cinematography looks chintzy, the set pieces are surprisingly small scale, and the Logan/Jean Grey tension seems forced. But Singer still got a lot right, including a wry undercurrent that never allows the movie to take itself too seriously, even if it’s a more sober and thoughtful comic book actioner than anything that came before it. He also chose the absolute correct core for the film: a surprisingly tender and plausible friendship between Hugh Jackman’s Logan and Anna Paquin’s Rogue; their connection is beautifully and understatedly delivered.
gay subtext? in these films? surely not!!!
(can you believe how many completely 100% heterosexual superheroes there are. furthermore, can…