X-Men (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Hugh Jackman Wolverine (Logan)
Patrick Stewart Professor Charles Xavier (Professor X)
Ian McKellen Erik Magnus Lehnsherr/Magneto
Famke Janssen Dr. Jean Grey
James Marsden Cyclops/Scott Summers
Halle Berry Storm (Ororo Munroe)
Anna Paquin Rogue
Tyler Mane Sabretooth
Ray Park Toad (Mortimer Toybean)
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos Mystique
Bruce Davison Senator Robert Kelly
Matthew Sharp Henry Peter Gyrich
Brett Morris Young Erik Lehnsherr
Rhona Shekter Mrs. Lehnsherr
Kenneth McGregor Mr. Lehnsherr
Shawn Roberts Cody
Donna Goodhand Mrs. D'Ancanto
John Nelles Mr. D'Ancanto (as John E. Nelles)
George Buza Trucker
Darren McGuire Contender
Carson Manning Waterboy #1
Scott Leva Waterboy #2
Aron Tager Emcee
Kevin Rushton Stu
Doug Lennox Bartender
David Nichols Newscaster #1
Malcolm Nefsky Stu's Buddy
Sumela Kay Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat
Shawn Ashmore Iceman/Bobby Drake
Katrina Florece Jubilation Lee/Jubilee
Alex Burton Pyro/John Allerdyce
Quinn Wright Lily Pond Kid
Daniel Magder Boy on Raft
Matt Weinberg Tommy
Madison Lanc Tommy's Sister
Stan Lee Hot Dog Vendor
Marsha Graham Newscaster #2
Amy Leland Cerebro (voice of Moira McTaggert, Ph.D.)
Adam Robitel Guy on Line
David Brown Lead Cop (as Dave Brown)
Movie Details
Genre Action; Sci-Fi; Thriller
Director Bryan Singer
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner; Ralph Winter; David Hayter
Writer Tom DeSanto; Bryan Singer; David Hayter
Studio 20th Century Fox
Series X-Men
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 104 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
In a time when race and religion don't separate people, but extra powers and mutated characteristics do, two longtime friends, Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) part ways, only to become rivals over the issue of how much patience they should have with "normal" people. Living lives that scare most humans lacking the "X-factor" (a special power such as telekinesis), they fight over changing the general population into mutants. Xavier decides to help mutants in a special school while waiting for humanity to be more accepting, while Magneto opts to change all "normal" people into mutants in order to create a mutant-only world. Leading a group of four powerful X-Men (and women) to rescue one lost girl (the mutant Rogue, played by Anna Paquin)--and the entire population of New York--Xavier recruits a new member to their group: Logan (Hugh Jackman), better known as Wolverine, joins the team with much reluctance, only to prove very valuable to the rescue effort.

Each member of the X-Men has mastered their special gift--the ability to create a storm (Storm, played by Halle Berry), telekinesis (Dr. Jean Grey, played by Famke Janssen), eyesight carrying laserlike destructive power (Cyclops, played by James Marsden), the ability to heal nearly any wound he sustains (Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman). The chemistry among these four sets the stage for some expert teamwork--and some hidden romance. The mutants' ensemble work drives the action sequences, such as in a train station battle with Magneto's crew--including Sabertooth (Tyler Mane), Toad (Ray Park), and Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)--that unleashes a lot of destruction, thanks to the striking special effects.

You don't have to be a fan of the hugely popular X-Men comic books to enjoy Bryan Singer's film, which is loaded with creativity, cool effects, and characters complex enough to lift it above run-of-the-mill action films. And Singer sets the stage admirably for the sequels that could turn X-Men into the strongest comic-book franchise since Batman. --Sandra Levin

Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 143
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Edition Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 024543006404
Chapters 28
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database