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Release Date:
13 November 2012 (USA) See more »
An alien species attempts to take over earth, but the X-Men are ready for anything.
User Reviews:
Gripping, powerful, and pretty comic-y See more (2 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 17)

Gregory Abbey ... Cyclops (1 episode, 2009)
Michal Friedman ... Tildie Soames (1 episode, 2009)
Wayne Grayson ... Henchman 1 / ... (1 episode, 2009)
Dan Green ... Colosses / ... (1 episode, 2009)

Eva Kaminsky ... Dr. Kavita Rao (1 episode, 2009)

Mike Pollock ... Beast (1 episode, 2009)

Erica Schroeder ... Emma Frost (1 episode, 2009)
Eileen Stevens ... Kitty Pryde (1 episode, 2009)
Marc Thompson ... Wolverine (1 episode, 2009)
David Wills ... Henchman 2 (1 episode, 2009)

Series Directed by
Mauro Casalese (unknown episodes)
John Cassaday (unknown episodes)
Jesse Cote (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Joss Whedon (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Dan Buckley .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Todd Casey .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Alan Fine .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Ruwan Jayatilleke .... consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Stan Lee .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jeph Loeb .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Joe Quesada .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Eric Radomski .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Rob Simmons .... producer (unknown episodes)
Jay Snyder .... consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Brian Ward .... producer (unknown episodes)
Kelsy Wittmann .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Amotz Plessner (4 episodes, 2009)

Dane DeViller (unknown episodes)
Tyler Weiss (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Dan Kelly (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Flory Litchfield .... post-production executive (unknown episodes)
Eva Prelle .... post-production manager (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Twiner McCarron .... head of production (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
John Cassaday .... art / artwork (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Jon Autry .... sound designer (1 episode, 2009)

Sam Eeckhout .... dialogue recordist / sound fx editor (unknown episodes)
Wes Swales .... dialogue recordist / re-recording mixer / ... (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Erica Schultz .... additional animator (1 episode, 2009)
Bob Wilson .... animator (1 episode, 2009)

Neal Adams .... animation director (unknown episodes)
Toren Atkinson .... character artist (unknown episodes)
Darren Bachynski .... animation team (unknown episodes)
Jacyntha Cadwell .... animation team (unknown episodes)
Chris Chow .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Marlon Deane .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Mike Deines .... animation team (unknown episodes)
Jayel Draco .... animator (unknown episodes)
David Gagnon .... character artist (unknown episodes)
Chelsea Ker .... photoshop artist (unknown episodes)
Cort Lane .... vice president of animation development and production (unknown episodes)
Deanna Lanier .... animation team (unknown episodes)
Breno Licursi .... animation team (unknown episodes)
Chloe Liu .... photoshop artist (unknown episodes)
Laura Martin .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Arron Robinson .... animation team (unknown episodes)
Jesse Schilperoort .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Carmen Wong .... animation team / background artist (unknown episodes)
Toni Zhang .... animation team (unknown episodes)
Vincenzo Zumpano .... animation team (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Darren Bachynski .... additional editorial support (unknown episodes)
Ian Whittlesey .... additional editorial support (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Shaun Avnet .... digital asset coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Chapman .... marketing director (unknown episodes)
Erika Denton .... business & legal affairs (unknown episodes)
David Galluzzi .... business & legal affairs (unknown episodes)
Alanna Gammage .... studio administration (unknown episodes)
Kwan-Ting Ho .... business & legal affairs (unknown episodes)
David Katz .... it support (unknown episodes)
Terry Klassen .... voice director (unknown episodes)
Flory Litchfield .... technical operations executive (unknown episodes)
Tracy McAndrew .... vice president: Programming & Distribution (unknown episodes)
Ryan Potter .... business & legal affairs (unknown episodes)
Eric Roberts .... it support (unknown episodes)
Romana Samaritani .... coordinator of post production (unknown episodes)
Josh Silverman .... business & legal affairs (unknown episodes)
Sandy Sirirat .... marketing manager (unknown episodes)
Adam Tootla .... distribution director (unknown episodes)
Lindsay Walters .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Margaret Wong .... production accountant (unknown episodes)

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69 min | 71 min | 81 min | 14 min
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Did You Know?

This is a direct adaptation of the "Gifted" storyline as it appeared in Marvel Comics' Astonishing X-Men, #1-6. This same story of Dr. Rao developing a "cure" for mutation was adapted into the film X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Gripping, powerful, and pretty comic-y, 6 August 2013
Author: radioactivez0r from United States

I'm not a huge comic guy - I enjoy a lot of superhero movies and I know my way around a roll call but I am not good with all the various stories and off-shoots that are out there. I knew Joss Whedon had done some comic work somewhere along the way and pulled this up on Netflix. For some reason only "Season" 2, 3 and 4 are on it but that was sufficient. Unstoppable is the last of the available series and easily the best.

The animation is very much in the style of a motion comic; it's not fully animated, lips move but most of the action is things flying past each other as static images. It can be a bit jarring if you're unused to it but that doesn't last long. It works in this case, at any rate.

This particular incarnation of the X-men includes Cyclops, Wolverine, Colossus, Shadowcat, Emma Frost, and Beast as the primaries. It's their story that is told and it can be quote moving at times. At other times, it's downright hilarious (thanks Joss). There was a scene late in episode 6, I think, that had such great timing I had to pause the movie to avoid missing the next part because I was laughing so hard.

The characters all have real arcs, form relationships, and see them tested. I didn't recognize any of the voice actors, but they all do fine work. I'd put this over a lot of the live action comic stuff from the last few years without question - but it doesn't quite touch Avengers!

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