X-Men


The latest and possibly the best comic book adaptation to arrive. The X-Men is the best selling comic series of all time. The film version diverts slightly from the series, using an amalgam of characters. The plot involves two groups of mutant humans who are seeking to change society in very different ways, who by the nature of their quest must eventually deal with each other. Each mutant in the group possesses special powers to aid them in the struggle. According to reviews, the film offers great depth for adult audiences, way beyond the FX-laden action designed for the teenagers.


104 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
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Credits

Cast
Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Halle Berry, Tyler Mane, Ray Park, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Anna Paquin
Director
Bryan Singer
ScreenplayDavid Hayter, Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, and others
MusicMichael Kamen
CinematographyNewton Thomas Sigel
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2000
Produced by20th Century Fox, Bad Hat Harry, Donner/Schuler-Donner Productions, Genetics Productions, Marvel Films, Springwood Productions

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
10
The Cape Times
Sergio Ben
10
The Star
Darryl Accone
16
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
Beeld
Marius Jooste
14
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
SAfm Screen & Co
Alan Swerdlow
14
World Online
Anton Marshall
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
15
Rough Cut
J. Rentilly
18
Total Film
Dan Jolin
10
Film Review
Jason Caro
20

What the People say

Internet
7974 Netizens
16

Average .. 67%

13

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Bheki Madide 18
Shaun Myburg 18
Paresh Bhima 16
Paul Bester 20

Average .. 90%

18

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: As a comic book adaptation, the film is excellent, with some great special effects. If it were NOT a comic book adaptation, it would all be rather silly, and, as Violet says, ''very average''.

Dion Scher (26): Very cool movie for the comic lovers. I like the way the director has kept the mood hard-core and not decended into kiddie idiocy. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Bheki Madide (20): Scarying but a very high tech movie.

Shaun Myburg (21): At last a super-hero movie that Marvel comic fans can be proud of!! DC scored big with Batman, and after many failed attempts Marvel come good with their trump card X-Men. This is a darker, SFX packed film which carries a strong cast, brilliant story-line and a huge merchandising label. Focusing on Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Rogue (Anna Paquin), non X-men fans will be showed how it all began, whilst die-hard fans may be dissapointed by the lack of characters (ie Gambit & Beast). Expect this one to top the Box-office for a couple of weeks! Go see it!!!

Paresh Bhima (25): Brilliant special effects and good action sequences.

Paul Bester (22): Excellent special effects and story line. The movie was exactly like the comic book and brought the characters to life like no other movie about comics accomplished.






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