#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
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***“X-Men” laid the foundation for all the great Superhero flicks to come***
I think the X-Men films have been so popular because the X-Men dare to be different. The concept of the X-Men strays far from superhero conventions. If you approach the X-Men films thinking you’re getting something akin to Superman, Spider-Man or Batman, forget it.
The unique concept of the X-Men is that humanity is starting to evolve to the next level and a small percentage of humans all over the globe are starting to manifest superhuman powers from the mutant “X” gene. Two mutant leaders, who are old friends, take totally contrasting positions: Charles Xavier starts a school for mutant youths in upstate New York. His attitude is positive and his goal benign. Eric Lensherr or Magneto, on the other hand, is fed up with the paranoia of non-mutants. He starts a “Brotherhood of Mutants” with an attitude of superiority. Unfortunately, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
You could say that Xavier takes the approach of Martin Luther King Jr. while Magneto goes the route of Malcolm X, an interesting comparison.
Although everybody has their favorite, I feel all three films in the original trilogy are of the same general quality: “X-Men” (2000), “X2: X-Men United” (2003) and “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006).
“X-Men” naturally lays the foundation by introducing the principle characters and the plight of the mutants. Wolverine and Rogue are introduced and slowly develop an interesting big brother/little sister type relationship. They come into contact with both Magneto’s Brotherhood and Xavier’s school and nobly opt for the latter. Magneto’s bunch includes Sabertooth, Toad and Mystique, while Xavier’s team includes Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm, as well as adolescents Iceman and Pyro. Both groups of mutants meet and tussle at Liberty Island in New York Harbor, which is the weakest part of the film, but not bad.
When “X-Men” debuted in 2000 it was easily the best comic-to-film adaption since “Superman” (1978) and “Superman II” (1980). It was the precursor to all the great superhero films that came out in the 2000s and has only lost some of its allure due to the quality of many of those films.
The movie runs 1 hour, 44 minutes with several interesting deleted scenes available.
Decent watch, might watch again, and can recommend.
This is not a good “comic book movie”, but as a stand alone story, it’s decent if derivative.
Just pretend I did a whole rant about how this isn’t like the comics, we’re both better off this way.
There are a lot good points like balancing the characters and stars in a way that was lauded way more in Avengers later on because everyone liked those characters better and there was some definite “oomph” to the Avengers franchise that the X-Men franchise was missing from the start, but no one had done it right yet so it was unclear what we didn’t know at the time.
Fox clearly put enough money into this on the basis of the cast paychecks alone, and there are several good visual effects throughout the movie. Comic consistencies aside, they really shoehorned some of the things in and there character writing is clearly misdirected.
The writing has a good skeleton to it, but there are too many places where they wrote “and something cool happens to distract the audience”. X-Men is a drama story, and they carried that into the movie, but it would seem they were aiming to be an action movie with a deep plot and just landed inbetween.
The action is all between characters that (and I fully believed the actors did all they could) are limited to being awkward, goofy, stiff, or empty.
There are some films which take the genre to some other level. This film is definitely the one to do so in the superhero genre.
Good : There’s a whole bunch of good things that I can talk about. Bryan Singer does his best to tell the story, considering the comparatively weak script for an experimental film like this. This was the first time in YEARS that a superhero film was taken seriously. Given that there had been no introduction to any of the characters prior to this film, it does a really good job to make them interesting. Plus, it establishes the conflict between Eric and Xavier, which have been an integral part of many films that came afterwards. Not to mention, the character introduction, especially that of Wolverine, was incredible. We instantly know the basic characterization given to each of them, which was enough to get behind the movie. Hugh Jackman was the optimal choice for the role of Wolverine, and he proved it for next 17 years. Every single actor have done a good job in their roles. Also, I believe that X-Men films have been the best superhero films when it comes to “social” themes. We get to see the first of many times two friends with different world views clashing with one another. It has grown incredibly stale now, but was great to see back then and some other films after this, especially First Class and DoFP. The mutants wanting to be accepted by humans, and the other mutants wanting to destroy mankind – what other superhero series have given such a theme, or a similar one? This movie is the reason we are getting films like Infinity War, Civil War, Endgame, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. While I prefer these over the first X-Men movie, if it didn’t bring the genre back on track, we would’ve never gotten such films.
Mixed : It feels dated. Had it been made today, it would’ve been a lackluster. It was clear that they were trying to experiment with this movie and still figuring out how to get things right. While they got most of the things right, they could’ve made the story a little more complex.
Bad : The story is quite a bit of a throwaway story. While there’s an interesting twist, it still feels like the movie becomes a little goofy and cartoony after that twist. Some moments feel like they were shoehorned just to give some “comic accuracy”, but they didn’t feel justified. I believe that if you get the basic elements right, it doesn’t matter if it’s not deadly accurate with the comics. But if you want it to be so, make some baseline for that. Don’t do it randomly.
Conclusion : It’s a movie that set the genre back on track forever. While the story and script might feel a little lazy when viewed today, you can see that the execution of the ideas were as good as humanly possible. If you are a superhero movie fan, it’s a must watch. Not because it’s insanely great, but just as a reminder of what led us to where we are. I am a huge fan of the genre. All credits go to Nolan’s Batman films, the good X-Men films and Raimi’s first two Spider-Man films. I absolutely love the MCU and many DC films apart from Nolan’s trilogy – Man of Steel, Wonder Woman, Shazam, The Dark Knight Returns, Superman/Doomsday, etc. But for me, like for the genre, it all started with the first X-Men movie. So, I have a very special place for this in my heart, as a fan.
Score : 8/10
Grade : A-
I gave this film an 8.
I’ve always been a fan of the X-Men, since the Animated Series aired (I’d never really read any of the comics though… ^_^). So when I heard they were making a movie about them, I was counting the days until it was released. Maybe that affected how I viewed the movie, but I was a bit disappointed. Director Brian Singer (Usual Suspects) did a good job with what he’s got… the multiple characters, etc. The whole project seems a bit “safe,” though, as if the producers wanted to make sure this big production didn’t flop. It’s a good movie, but not a great one. Fans of the X-Men might be especially disappointed if their favorite characters do not include either Wolverine or Rogue. Mine personally is Cyclops, but he had a minor role. James Marsden, who played Cyclops, was a bit on the stiff side, but I forgive him because I like him as an actor. On that note, all the actors did an excellent job, especially Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan, as the forces of good and evil. It brought an endearing humanistic side to a story I had thought was dominated by sci-fi. If you’re an X-Men fan, I would definitely recommend this film–but you probably have already seen it! What X-Men fan would miss out? If you’re not a fan, maybe this movie can be a starting point for a new obsession… :o)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Bryan Singer
Writer Tom DeSanto (story), Bryan Singer (story), David Hayter (screenplay)
Actors Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen
Awards 13 wins & 26 nominations.
Production Company Twentieth Century Fox, Genetics Productions, Bad Hat Harry, Springwood Productions, Marvel Enterprises, Marvel Films, Donner/Schuler-Donner
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital EX, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada
Film Length 2,879.03 m (India), 2,921 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (also horizontal) (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, Kodak Vision 320T 5277, Vision 500T 5279, Ektachrome 100D 5285, SFX 200T)
Cinematographic Process VistaVision (visual effects), Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)