The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.
In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
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
Most of the eye effects were achieved by the actors and actresses wearing special contact lenses. However, the cast found these lenses uncomfortable and dangerous to wear. Rebecca Romijn-Stamos could only wear her Mystique lenses for one hour at a time, and had only ten percent vision. Tyler Mane kept his Sabretooth lenses in for too long, and ended up temporarily blinded for a day; and Halle Berry wore her opaque white Storm lenses only once, found them unbearable, and insisted she have CGI for her eyes. See more »
(at around 1h 6 mins) When Mystique is driving the boat to the Statue of Liberty, the captain's head is below the window in long shots, but in a different place in close-ups. 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 »
The special edition DVD titled X-Men 1.5 features an option to add the deleted scenes back into the film, increasing the runtime to 111 minutes. See more »
"X-men" is a well done sci-fi action film for all action fans: especially for those who as kids dreamed of having special powers themselves. Each of the main mutant characters has a special ability and during the film I sometimes found myself thinking about which of those abilities I would choose if I were given the chance. Of course all of those special abilities are visible in the film's spectacular special effects. But the special effects were not the only thing that made watching this film fun. There is also plenty of action and character interaction besides shooting and beating and using special powers. As each mutant character is given a past (to give him a motivation) and a weakness, the film's plot never got boring because I also wanted to know how things developed between the mutants themselves.
And I won't even talk about the ending. It actually surprised me. But go see for yourself
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