|Starring:||Patrick Stewart, Ian Mckellen, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, Ray Park, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos|
|Directed by:||Brian Singer|
||XX||Exposing the X-Men - 30 Min.|
||XX||Too Bad :(|
||XX||Theatrical A, B and 3 TV Spots, Music CD Promo|
|*||FX Animatics and Still Gallery|
|*||Wolverine Screen Test|
|Fave Scene Niub:||XX||Intoduction of Magneto in the Nazi war camps.|
|Fave Scene Nils:||XX||Poland, 1944 - Magnetos first appearance.|
|Fave Bite Niub:||XX||"What would you prefer? Yellow spandex?" LOL|
|Fave Bite Nils:||X||"You know, you should wear your seat belt." :)|
|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), these 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.|
|THE MOVIE||THE MOVIE|
|X-Men is a good movie. Not incredibly terrific,
but really good. It's been a quite some time since a good comic
book movie came out. Batman Forever was okay, but Batman and
Robin was a joke! Like almost all movies based on a comic book
or novel, X-Men strays from the original information given. But
unlike The Lost World: Jurassic Park and other movies, the changes
in this adaptation are done incredibly well.
The X-Men shown in the film are once again trying to save the world. This time it is from the evil plans of Magneto (Ian McKellen), a mutant who can control metal. While many of the original X-Men are either not shown in the film or are give VERY small parts, (Gambit, Beast, and Jubilee to name a few), most of the fan favorites return: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Cyclops (James Mardsen), Storm (Halle Berry), Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), Professor X (Patrick Stuart), Rogue (Anna Paquin).
The most obvious change is Rogue, who is shown as being a young teen as opposed to being a young adult. This didn't bother me at all, though. The best done character was Professor X. (Patrick Stuart looks just like him.) The coolest character by far was Wolverine. Hugh Jackman did a terrific job playing the mutant loner.
The worst part of X-Men was the length of the film. It was too short. I was surprised they were able to fit all of the back stories into one single film. With many of the actors already assigned to sequels, we can expect to see some more X-Men films in the not-to-distant-future. I'm one person that is very happy to hear it.
|I have never read an X-Men comic or even seen
the TV Cartoons. I do like the Batman and Superman movies and
the trailer really got me excited. I went on opening day - a
must do for all big summer movies - heck all movies ;) and boy,
was I not dissapointed. This must be my favorite superhero movie
since Superman 1. Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen add a lot
to the believability of the film. And the other actors are great
The story takes itself seriously, not campy like Batman 4 - god that was bad - and I love that. I don't have to mention the amazing special effects, like my friend Han's work (bridge forming below magneto's feet) - Oops I just did. Well they are very cool. I can't wait to work on scenes like this myself. I don't know if the movie is faithfull 100% to the comics but if you love science-fiction action special effects type movies I don't think you will be dissapointed.
I will agree with Nils though That the movie passes quickly and knowing that 45 minutes were cut due to preview screenings and wanting to have more daily showings at the cinema really sucks. The original Superman is over 2 1/2 hours and goes by very smoothly. I look forward to the director's cut in a couple of years and see the version tha Marc Singer wanted on screen.
|SPECIAL FEATURES||SPECIAL FEATURES|
|I can't complain too much about the extras. I
really couldn't think of putting anything else on this DVD,
(with the exception of the commentary tracks). Where are they??? The "making of" is cool, but it's the same one that they aired on Fox television.
|The Making of is a typical TV special that shows us some really cool behind the scenes stuff like Mystique's makeup. The interviews with the cast are interesting but the biggest problem I have is the "fake" senate hearings placed to introduce the making of segments. Would have prefered ALL making of and more in depth and remove alltogether this bad imitation of the practice :)|
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