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. Professor 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
Many of the X-Men from the comics, who don't have major roles in this movie, appear as minor characters in the school. Among them are: Jubilee, the Asian-American girl wearing a yellow jacket, hoop earrings with sunglasses above her forehead; Shadowcat, also known as Kitty Pryde; Colossus; Iceman, a.k.a. Bobby Drake, and Pyro. Kitty, Iceman, and Pyro have major roles in the sequels, although Kitty and Pyro both change actress and actor. See more »
(at around 30 mins) In the helicopter scene just before Mystique is revealed, Senator Kelly finishes a phone call and gives the phone to his assistant, Henry Gyrich, who is really Mystique in disguise. The false Gyrich appears to place the cell phone in the inside pocket of his jacket. Seconds later, Gyrich transforms into Mystique's true, naked form with no jacket and no place to store a cell phone. The film doesn't show the cell phone falling out, or Mystique removing the phone. It simply disappears. 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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When the 20th Century Fox logo fades away, the X in the logo stays for a second longer before it also fades away. See more »
For the airing on cable network FX, Wolverine's response "You're a dick" is replaced with "You're a dork." See more »
The answer to that question can be found in this movie with a resounding YES. Being a fan of X-Men comics and cartoons, I watched this movie with great skepticism. It was wonderful how the characters remained true to the comics.
The special powers that our mutant heros and villains possess are displayed exceptionally. It made me wish that I could have a special power of my own.
Enough can not be said of the phenomenal cast of actors that were selected for their roles. Not only did they fit their parts perfectly, but they made you believe. Bravo to Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen and a host of actors who were lucky enough to take part in this adventure.
Bryan Singer does a fantastic job of bringing it all together. The special effects in this movie, only enhance the great script and acting. After seeing the DVD with the outtakes, the editing was quite effective.
The true battle of good versus evil can always make for a great story but when a comic book is adapted to film and you feel that what you see is really possible, it is a true stroke of genius.
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