Saxon at A Knight's Quest requested we review X-Men: First Class but we have not seen it yet so we decided to review X-Men(2000) the first movie in the X-Men series.
If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Genre: Action Adventure, Comic Book,
Release date: July 14, 2000 (2000-07-14)
Running Time: 104 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13
The Good: Lots of action, Patrick Stewart was the perfect choice for Professor X, Hugh Jackman was the perfect choice for Wolverine, Famke Janssen was a great chocie for Jean Grey, Ian McKellen was the perfect chocie for Magneto, Great casting, Really good special effects, Great beginning to a great franchise, Magneto is a great villain,
The Bad: Cyclops was very under developed.
The film starts in a concentration camp in Germany-occupied Poland in 1944 as a young boy is being separated from his parents upon entry to the concentration camp. When he tries to get back after the gates close, he is restrained by numerous guards whom he easily overpowers as they are sliding towards the gate, which is also curling towards them, as though attracted by a magnetic force. The boy is soon knocked out cold by one of the guards. Jumping to modern day, a girl named Marie runs away from her home in Meridian, Mississippi after almost killing her boyfriend after kissing him.
In Congress, Senator Robert Kelly attempts to pass a "Mutant Registration Act", which would force mutants to publicly reveal their identities and abilities. Magneto begins his plans to level the playing field between mutants and humans. Meanwhile, Marie (aka Rogue) meets Logan (aka Wolverine) in Canada. Rogue's mutation makes her temporarily assume the powers of any mutant she touches while Wolverine possesses superhuman healing abilities, heightened senses, and claws that extend from his knuckles. Suddenly, both of them are attacked by Sabretooth, a mutant and associate of Magneto. Cyclops and Storm arrive and save Wolverine & Rogue and bring them to the X-Mansion. Professor Charles Xavier runs the facility, and leads a group of mutants who are trying to seek peace with the human race, educate young mutants in the responsible use of their powers, and stop Magneto from starting a war with humanity.
Abducted by Mystique and Toad, Senator Kelly is brought to Magneto, who tests a machine on him that artificially induces mutation though Kelly manages to escape imprisonment with his new abilities. After an accident causes Rogue to use her powers on Wolverine, she is convinced by Mystique (disguised as Bobby Drake) that Xavier is angry with her and that she should leave the school. Xavier uses Cerebro to locate Rogue at a train station. Mystique infiltrates Cerebro and sabotages the Cerebro. At the train station, Wolverine convinces Rogue to stay with Xavier but a fight ensues when Magneto, Toad and Sabretooth arrive to take Rogue. Watch the movie to what happens next.
Plot: 9.4/10- X-Men's plot is very original and unique for a Comic Book movie.
Action: 9.2/10- Some really well done fight scenes and an epic fight at the end with Wolverine.
Acting: 9.4/10- Great casting, All of the actors were chosen perfectly for their roles.
Special effects: 9.0/10- Wolverine's claws looked amazing and so did his healing factor, Mystique's makeup was done very well.
Soundtrack: 8.4/10- X-Men has a very good soundtrack that fit the action well.
Comedy: N/A: There wasn't munch comedy in the movie.
Overall: 9.3/10: X-Men is a very good action comic book movie that we think you should watch.
Closing comments: X-Men is the movie that started the 21st century comic book movie genre.
Recommended for: Comic Book movie fans, Superhero movie fans, Action movie fans, Patrick Stewart fans, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen fans.