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X-Men [2000] (2 discs)

Director:Bryan Singer
Writer:David Hayter
Composer:Michael Kamen
Length:104 minutes
(1 hour 44 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:79%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: As the world is trying to decide what to do about mutants, two groups of mutants duke it out over opposite ideologies.

Reaction: This movie definitely helped revitalize the comic book movie genre that Batman and Robin had soundly euthanized.

Personal Rating: 9/10

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Bryan Singer => Director
David Hayter => Writer
Michael Kamen => Composer
Alex Burton => John Allerdyce / Pyro (as Alexander Burton)
Amy Leland => Cerebro
Anna Paquin => Rogue / Marie D'Ancanto
Aron Tager => Emcee
Bruce Davison => Senator Kelly
David Black => President
Famke Janssen => Jean Grey
George Buza => Trucker
Halle Berry => Storm / Ororo Munroe
Hugh Jackman => Logan / Wolverine
Ian McKellen => Magneto / Eric Lensherr
James Marsden => Scott Summers / Cyclops
Katrina Florece => Jubilation Lee / Jubilee
Patrick Stewart => Professor Charles Xavier
Ray Park => Toad
Rebecca Romijn => Mystique (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)
Shawn Ashmore => Iceman / Bobby Drake
Shawn Roberts => Rogue's Boyfriend
Stan Lee => Hot Dog Vendor
Sumela Kay => Shadowcat / Kitty Pryde
Tyler Mane => Sabretooth

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Jim Caviezel was originally going to play Cyclops but backed out in the end to appear in Frequency (2000).
  • Hugh Jackman had to undergo training from a hand-to-hand combat specialist to learn how to handle the Wolverine claws.
  • George Buza, the trucker, portrayed the voice of Beast in the [X-Men] animated series.
  • Dougray Scott was cast to play Wolverine. He had to leave the project because of his work on Mission: Impossible II.
  • After a defeated Storm re-enters the fight, Toad complains, "Don't you people ever die?" This is an in-joke since, in the comics, almost all of the characters featured have "died" at least once, then come back.
  • Senator Kelly's line at the beginning of the movie about having a list of known mutants living in the United States is based on Senator Joseph McCarthy's famous speech about having a list of known communists working in the State Department.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar was considered for the role of Rogue
  • Natalie Portman turned down the offer to play Rogue.
  • In the Hamilton location (the train station scenes), the director, Bryan Singer, was mistaken for an onlooker, and was harassed by a policeman, not letting him join the production team for some moments.