|Formats:||12 DVD, 15 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Anna Paquin, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, James Marsden, Patrick Stewart|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||The Biggest and Best|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Oct 2003|
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Mutants are not the ones mankind should fear.By JediSi (301 reviews) from Kent , 26 Nov 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]There are mutants living in American communities, and nobody knows how and where they might use their strange and strong powers. U.S. Senator Robert Kelly wants to protect human citizens by passing legislation to require them to register with the government, but mutant Magneto, has other ideas. His plan is to let mutant Rogue absorb his magnetic powers in order to change many of the world leaders into mutants so that the Mutant Registration Act would not be passed.
X-Men is a very enjoyable film, with an intriguing script, quite good effects, shots and convincing performances, particularly Stewart and McKellen, but also Hugh Jackman and Anna Paquin as the outcast mutants Wolverine and Rogue.
The movie's only defect is the fact that it feels like the pilot of a TV series, half of it being spent to introduce all the characters and their respective powers. In all pretty good entertainment
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Not exactly XceptionalBy Crookshanks (327 reviews) from Newport, Shropshire , 31 May 2011Not really sure what to say about this movie. I remember watching it in part a few years ago as I do recall the beginning and some of the ending. The concept of the film is a great idea and I love the weirdness of some of the characters. The scripts was a little bit rubbish to be honest, especially for veteren actors, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. The special effects were very good for the age of the film and the action sequences were well executed. Not a bad film, but not the best either. I might watch the sequel if it comes onto TV.
Great First AttemptBy EdwardMitchell (31 reviews) from Reigate , 20 May 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideFor people who have little to no insight of the X-Men comic book series, this film fills in a lot of the gaps with the possible exception of Wolverine.
Overall however the action that is built and the development of what actually is quite a good story line is slightly tainted by a sub-standard ending that takes place on the Statue of Liberty of all places.
The combination of a questionable ending along with questions remaining at the end of the film mean that a sequel is obvious and viewing it is compulsory.
BRILLIANT FILM - GREAT TO WATCHBy ebbyru (42 reviews) from Romford , 11 Oct 2010I like to watch this - reminds me how the films began. It is interesting, and is another great film on my rental lists
X MenBy kedge (37 reviews) from Crewe , 11 Jun 2010Really enjoyed this film. First of all due to Hugh Jackman but also it is a good action movie. The scenery is excellent and it sends a real message out.
Great filmBy a customer from London , 14 Apr 2010I didn't see this on the big screen as I thought it wouldn't really be my thing. Wish I had seen it, the special effects would have been amazing!
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen give sterling perfomances (as you would expect).
Great film, great story, fun, entertaining, fast-moving.