X-Men (Blu-ray) (2000)
|Witness the evolution of spectacular action and excitement in this dazzling "feast of fantasy" (San Francisco Chronicle) unlike anything you've ever seen before.|
Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers -- the result of unique genetic mutations. Cyclops unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes. Storm can manipulate the weather at will. Rogue absorbs the life force of anyone she touches. But under the tutelage of Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart), those and other outcasts learn to harness their powers for the good of mankind. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto (Ian McKellen), who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist, unveils his sinister plan for the future!
Pulsing with state-of-the-art visual effects and unforgettable characters, X-Men "delivers it all!" (ABC-TV)
"...one of the best comic-book movies ever made. J. Rentilly, TNT RoughCut
"...an accomplished piece of work with considerable pulp watchability to it. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Balances brains, brawn and heart in ideal proportions. Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"Smart, funny and loaded with eye-popping action. NY-1
Editor's NoteBased on the long-running Marvel comic book series, X-MEN takes place in the near future, as certain humans are evolving into mutants with special powers. In the Canadian wilderness, a young runaway mutant named Rogue (Anna Paquin) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), a bad-tempered, quick-healing mutant with retractable metal claws, are suddenly attacked by the powerful Magneto (Ian McKellen) and his lackeys. Fortunately, Cyclops (James Marsden) and Storm (Halle Berry), students of the compassionate Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), interfere and bring them back to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. Here Wolverine and Rogue learn more about the conflict between Xavier and the militant Magneto, who wants to power a device that will genetically alter humans, with possibly deadly results. Only Xavier's students can stop Magneto's plans. Director Bryan Singer (THE USUAL SUSPECTS) displays his expertise with an ensemble cast, accomplishing a feat by making the first live-action film about an entire group of superheroes. Hugh Jackman's portrayal of the ill-tempered Wolverine is dead-on, while Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are ideally matched in their Martin Luther King, Jr.- and Malcolm X-like roles. Smart and well-paced, X-MEN towers above most comic book movies.
Cast & Crew
|Ralph Winter - Producer|
|Bryan Singer - Screenwriter|
|John Myhre - Production Designer|
|Steven Rosenblum - Editor|
|Christopher McQuarrie - Screenplay Uncredited|
|Bill Todman Jr. - Co-Producer|
|James Schamus - Screenplay Uncredited|
|Joel Simon - Co-Producer|
|Joss Whedon - Screenplay Uncredited|
|Bob Ringwood - Costume Designer|
|Michael Kamen - Composer|
|David Hayter - Screenwriter|
|Tom DeSanto - Screenwriter|
|Newton Thomas Sigel - Director of Photography|
|Louise Mingenbach - Costume Designer|
|Lauren Shuler Donner - Producer|
|Bryan Singer - Director|
MTV Award (2001)
|Hugh Jackman, Nominee, Breakthrough Male Performance|
|Hugh Jackman, et. al., Nominee, Best On-Screen Team|
|X-Men, Nominee, Best Movie|
|"When they come out...does it hurt?"----Rogue (Anna Paquin), asking Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) about his retractable metal claws|"Every time."----Wolverine|
|"Mankind isn't evil, just uninformed."----Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart)|
|"You actually go outside in these things?"----Wolverine to Cyclops (James Marsden) about their uniforms|"Well, what would you prefer? Yellow spandex?"----Cyclops|
Customer Reviews of X-Men (Blu-ray)
Make a Magneto Movie!6/8/2012
This might be the best "X-Men" movie of them all though I really like most of "X-Men 2." Michael Fassbender is so awesome as Magneto and the movie makes you want him to play James Bond next but historically. Kevin Bacon was the only bad part as it's hard to look at him and think that Magneto can't just beat him. James McAvoy wasn't as good as Patrick Stewart, but I liked how he and Fassbender interacted a lot. The scene with the radar dish especially.
This movie is really what started the major comic book movie craze that has endured for over a decade now (culminating in the recent movie, the Avengers). Hugh Jackman makes an awesome Wolverine and I was pleased to see Patrick Stewart cast as Professor X.
This movie was quite entertaining however I was a little disappointed when they didn't follow the original storyline of the comics exactly. Too much was kind of meshed in all together in a 2 hour movie. Left me wondering what they were going to do with the next movie and if it was worth seeing. Either way it was very entertaining.