Saturday, May 16, 2009

26 Capes Later: Day Fourteen

Movie: X-Men
Release Date: 2000
Runtime: 104 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action
Synopsis: "One of the most popular superhero teams in comic book history finally comes to the screen in this big-budget adaptation of the long-running Marvel Comics series. Psychic Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) leads a school of skilled mutants called X-Men, a peacekeeping force to safeguard the world against a race of genetically mutated humans known as Homo Sapiens Superior. However, Magneto (Ian McKellen), a mutant with a powerful magnetic charge, has also begun to organize a team to strike first against what he believes to be a threat from humanity. When he kidnaps Rogue (Anna Paquin) from the X-Men's compound, Xavier and his forces must rescue her, even as they continue to vie with Magneto for the fearsomely strong mutant battler Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Both Xavier and Magneto also have to contend with Senator Kelly (Bruce Davison), a heartless political leader who wants a final solution against mutants on both sides. Fighting for the forces of virtue with the X-Men are Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, Halle Berry as Storm, and James Marsden as Cyclops; Rebecca Romjin-Stamos as Mystique, Ray Park as the Toad, and Tyler Mane as Sabretooth are the minions of Magneto."

X-Men is one of my favorite superhero movies to watch. Hugh Jackman makes a fabulous Wolverine; he is also just an awesome actor. Anna Paquin did a great job playing Rogue.

Shawn Ashmore (Bobby/Iceman) didn’t he play someone in a (short lived) Disney show back in, like, 2000?
I thought Jean Grey was a bit lame and annoying. I noticed that Storm didn't have very many lines in the movie and the ones she did have were those cheap one-liners (i.e. “Do you know what happens to a toad when it's struck by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else.”).
I don’t know why but they way Magneto talked was just kind of funny (“You homo sapiens and your guns!”) other than that he was awesomely evil.
Cyclops is too much of a goody-goody to be likeable, plus he's kind of boring.
The leather costumes looked way better than spandex would have *hehehe*.
My favorite part of the movie would have to be the scene in the Statue of Liberty. I loved the way Wolverine and Cyclops would heckle each other.
The worst part of the movie has to have been when Senator Kelly turned to water and than he just burst.
I love this movie (still).

Dame Orchid

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