When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
In a world where both Mutants and Humans fear each other, Marie, better known as Rogue, runs away from home and hitches a ride with another mutant, known as Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine. Charles Xavier, who owns a school for young mutants, sends Storm and Cyclops to bring them back before it is too late. Magneto, who believes a war is approaching, has an evil plan in mind, and needs young Rogue to help him. Written by
Angela Bassett was considered for the role of Storm, who in the comics married the African king superhero T'Challa, a.k.a. the Black Panther. She stars in Black Panther (2018) as T'Challa's mother Queen Ramonda. See more »
The sharpness of Logan's claws changes to suit the situation in different scenes. The claws easily slice though the metal wire fence when fighting Mystique but he is able to pull her towards him with the metal chain stuck on his claws without slicing through the chain. (Also, when on the Statue of Liberty his claws slice easily though the spikes on the statue's head but when he is climbing up the side with his claws they only puncture the statue they don't slice though it once they're in, even though all his body weight must be hanging on his claws alone.) See more »
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier:
Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.
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The film title appears in a sequence of genes and chromosomes. See more »
Special-effects and terrific 5.1 surround sound are the highlights of this science fiction film. And what highlights they are - tremendous in both categories, at least for 2000 when this film and DVD came out. At the time, they were the best special-effects I had ever seen, but strides are being made so fast in that category that every few years we movie fans are stunned at something new we see. Audio-wise, the rear speakers come into to play as well as any movie I've heard.
As for story, once the beginning plugs for evolution and political correctness are over with, it is a simple good guys-trying-to-get-the-bad guys fare. It's pure escapist fun made so with tons of sci-fi effects. The characters aren't particularly involving, either the "good guys" or the "bad guys." The two leads, played by Hugh Jackman and Anna Paquin, should have been, but weren't. Jackman's "Logan/ Wolverine" always seemed to be pouting and angry, but I guess he's a favorite of females.
For me and most males, Rebecca Romjin-Stamos was a treat for the eyes. Her outfit was something to behold.
If profanity bothers you, the film was treat in that department, too, as there was very little. Obviously, this film was popular enough to spawn not only a sequel but more in the making.
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