Aug 04

Film review – X-Men (2000)

Film review – X-Men (2000)

X Men

Rating: 6/10

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Brett Morris, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Tyler Mane, Bruce Davison, Ray Park, Shawn Ashmore

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Review: Film review – X-Men (2000) – The first in the series, this film introduces all the key characters of the X-men including Wolverine/Logan (played by Hugh Jackman), Professor Charles Xavier (played by Patrick Stewart), Dr. Jean Grey (played by Famke Janssen), Cyclops/Scott Summers (played by James Marsden), Storm/Ororo Munroe (played by Halle Berry) and Rogue/Marie (played by Anna Paquin). It also introduces Xaviers arch enemy Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr (played by Ian McKellen) and his team of mutants, Mystique (played by Rebecca Romijn-Stamos), Sabretooth (played by Tyler Mane) and Toad (played by Ray Park).

As humanity begins to become aware of mutant human beings who have special powers living among them, a Senator, Robert Kelly (played by Bruce Davidson) seeks to control them by ensuring that they are all identified and their powers recorded through a Mutant Registration Act. This is the final straw for Magneto who believes that human beings are irrelevant and that the future belongs to mutants. He sets about trying to achieve his goal of transforming all of humanity into mutants by kidnapping first Senator Kelly (who he turns into a mutant, although this fails to work properly and the Senator ends up dying) and then Rogue who’s unique powers will help him increase his own. Wolverine decides to team up with the rest of the X-Men and they pursue Magneto and his mutants in order to free Rogue before it is too late.

A clean and tidy film, its well cast and has some good effects. On the downside, the plot is a little thin and the overall film suffers. Could have done with a little more work on the script before shooting. Basic entertainment but not the film it could have been.



Amazon: Buy it