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X-Men

  • Sci-fi
  • Action
  • 2000
  • Bryan Singer
  • 104 mins
  • 12

Summary

Fantasy action adventure based on the Marvel Comics series, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Famke Janssen. In a world where humans live alongside mutants with extraordinary powers, there are some that see conflict between the two groups as inevitable. But Professor Charles Xavier and his team of X-Men are determined to stop those hellbent on confrontation.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Directed and co-written by Bryan Singer, this was the darkest superhero movie since Batman and featured the coolest special effects this side of The Matrix. Set in the not-too-distant future, the film follows the power struggle between two factions of a new breed of humans with assorted strange abilities - the good led by disabled professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and the bad led by Magneto (Ian McKellen). The Marvel Comics characters - including metal-boned Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), climate controller Storm (Halle Berry) and telekinetic Dr Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) - are well realised, and Singer mixes the classic values of good storytelling with liberal amounts of digital magic. On the down side, this plays a little too much like the beginning of a franchise and - outside of the theatrically trained Stewart and McKellen - star quality is in rather short supply.

Credits

Cast

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Logan / WolverineHugh Jackman
Professor Charles Xavier / Professor XPatrick Stewart
Erik Magnus Lehnsherr / MagnetoIan McKellen
Jean GreyFamke Janssen
Scott Summers / CyclopsJames Marsden
Ororo Munroe / StormHalle Berry
Marie / RogueAnna Paquin
SabretoothTyler Mane
ToadRay Park
MystiqueRebecca Romijn-Stamos
Senator Robert Frank KellyBruce Davison
Bobby Drake / IcemanShawn Ashmore
Hot dog vendorStan Lee

Crew

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DirectorBryan Singer

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2000-08-18
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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