Rob has been super great during this blogathon… here he is back again today with a review of X-Men that was released in 2000. Thanks Rob!
“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. ” – Prof. X
Number of Times Seen – at least 10 times (Theater on opening night in 2000, DVD and 9 Dec 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A group of mutants with superpowers band together to defend the world from other mutants and humans who wish to let their fear of the others rule their actions.
My Take on it – Growing up, I was a Huge fan of comics from the DC universe, but besides GI Joe and the Transformers, I stayed far away from all of the other Marvel titles.
I obviously knew about Spiderman and most of The Avengers from cartoons on TV, but I was never properly exposed to the X-men until I saw this movie on the night it came out in 2000.
What an experience that was for me because it opened my eyes to the possibility that a superhero movie can be more than just fun; the added layers of fear, genocide and accepting those that are different really spoke to me in ways I couldn’t imagine.
This movie does an excellent job introducing and immersing us into a world populated by mutants while at the same time gives us an action packed superhero movie.
This is one of the superhero movies that completely changed the genre and the way moviegoers think about films like this.
Bottom Line – Amazing entry in the series that does a great job of introducing the world with mutants and also gives us an action packed storyline. This movie made me a fan of the X-men. Highly recommended!
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)