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April 28, 2017
While it hasn't aged the best, this movie started the jump of superhero films we've seen in Hollywood and introduced us to great performances from Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan, and Patrick Stewart.
½ April 25, 2017
After the failures of comic book movies in the 90s such as Batman & Robin and Spawn, several moviegoers didn't know what to expect from X-Men. Thankfully, all expectations were exceeded for the most part.

Catching up with the Children of the Atom's first foray into the big screen after a long time, I can safely say it still holds up well.

The plot moves along at a brisk pace, and yet, it's very light on action. However, whatever action is in it is still very well done, though a bit short, and surpassed by what would follow in the sequel.

The movie still delivers on the core elements of what made the comics so unique. The engaging characters and their struggle as mutants wanting to be accepted by humanity.

As far as the casting goes, it's spot on. Hugh Jackman is Logan/Wolverine in the same way Christopher Reeve is Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El. He nails the character's look and personality down to a tee to the point where you truly feel he stepped out of the comic pages into real life. The rest of the cast is good too, especially Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen as Professor Xavier and Magneto (respectively).

The special FX, production design and photography work well, even if there are some moments of dated CGI here and there.

17 years later, the movie still is extraordinary. Yeah, it's not 100% accurate to the source, but let's be real, what movie based on a comic, game or show is? Both this movie and the original Spider-Man film made the comic book superhero genre credible again, and it's still going strong to this day.
April 22, 2017
Strong performances and great movie.
April 20, 2017
Now we are superused to super heros movies, and the x-men had 7-8 movies, but this first installment of the franchise back in 2000 was a real breakthrough, and maybe an unexpected success, but surely for a reason, becoming a real and serious benchmark for all the movies to come, marvel and not.
April 15, 2017
X-Men exceeds all expectations and delivers an incredible superhero film that serves as the launching point for an entire franchise.
½ April 11, 2017
The first entry in the X-Men series starts off well, with great action and intriguing political issues, and wonderful portrayals of these comic book characters from the cast.
April 9, 2017
X men is very enjoyable. The performances are all around great. The only bad thing was that the villains were cheesy and the pacing is all over the place.
½ April 4, 2017
The film that sparked the way superhero films are still made today, the first installment into the X-Men series is a fun introduction.
March 20, 2017
Not as 'big' or spectacular as it should have been (due to budget?) Still it does well in developing some of the characters.
March 19, 2017
Not only it is filled with all the awesome action you come to expect, it is at it's core a very well told story of discrimination and fear. Also, Hugh Jackman owns as Wolverine!

Grade: A+
½ March 19, 2017
This only feels dated from a technical standpoint nearly twenty years in. While some of the make-up and effects feel subpar in an HD world, fearful humans versus persecuted mutants is as socially relevant a backdrop as it's ever been. And the casting feels revolutionary considering how much they got right from the first installment.
½ March 19, 2017
X-Men can stand out as a good superhero movie on it's own, and an acceptable movie overall, with enough action, and supported with a great cast.
March 18, 2017
Not the best start but not the worse
½ March 18, 2017
The film that started it all! My Score: 74%
March 17, 2017
This is one of the cooler X-Men movies. This one is a bit less of an action flick and more of just a cool movie. Very neat.
March 14, 2017
Sometimes it seems sloppy and cheaply made, but X-Men is still a lot of fun to watch and successfully opens the door into the world of mutants.
March 13, 2017
A classic that will go down in history as one of the greats.
½ March 12, 2017
Bryan Singer gave us something we've never seen in a superhero film before. For its time(2000), this movie really breaks the barrier of the bland and cheesy superhero film. It's unique, and overall a good film.
March 10, 2017
Although it is a little dated, and has some bad lines, I still enjoyed this movie. This movie was the first superhero film not to be mindless action, and actually have a message, that was very surprising for its time, and holds up to this day well too. Hugh Jackman's performance as The Wolverine was hugely entertaining and the movie would feel incomplete without him.
March 10, 2017
This movie aged a little, but it's still good.
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