I loved the visuals and how the plot of the story worked
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.