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Generation X (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  20 February 1996 (USA)
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A group of young mutants--humans with a genetic variation that gives them superpowers and makes them feared by the population at large--begin training at a school for heroes. Their studies ... See full summary »

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A group of young mutants--humans with a genetic variation that gives them superpowers and makes them feared by the population at large--begin training at a school for heroes. Their studies are interrupted when they must rescue one of their number from a mad scientist who can enter others' dreams. Written by Anonymous

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heroes are no longer born... ...they are created. See more »


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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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The actor who plays Banshee, Jeremy Ratchford, also voiced Banshee on the '90s X-Men cartoon. See more »

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While Jubilee is supposedly playing a video game, in fact the screen shows the between-games demo and the legend "Insert Coin." See more »

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Kurt Pastorius: You know, having stretchy skin ain't the kinda thing that's gonna make you a star around here...
Angelo Espinosa: And I suppose looking through pantyhose is real special huh?
Kurt Pastorius: ...listen "dermoflex"... you have got to try and get by on your personality. Accept the fact that the mutant god was in a viciously funny mood when it was your turn in line.
Angelo Espinosa: I think the joke's on all of us esse'.
Mondo: See now there he goes again running that little mouth of his.
Angelo Espinosa: You okay man? You getting proper nutrition?
Mondo: What does it look like...
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Marginal attempts to bring superheroes to the small screen
27 December 2000 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Compared to most comic-to-TV adaption, Generation X is...adequate. It doesn't rely on campiness (Batman/60's, the Justice League TV show pilot...). The main problem is that the writers don't seem to have much idea what they're doing. They opted for one big-name star (Frewer) and ended up with a bargain-basement Joker impersonation. The whole Dream Dimension plot is just stupid (even the characters acknowledge they're ripping off Freddy Krueger/Elm Street - not a good sign).

When the show sticks to the mutants themselves, it's pretty good. The school seems curiously understaffed, and in that huge mansion, why do six students have to sleep in two fairly small rooms? And the lack of budget shows, since the superheroics are mostly small-scale. Still, the cast is likeable enough, and it probably would have made a decent TV series if the ratings had been there.


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