X-Men (movie)

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Directed byBryan Singer
Written byComic Book:
Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Tom DeSanto
Bryan Singer
David Hayter
Produced byRalph Winter
Avi Arad
Richard Donner
Tom DeSanto
Lauren Shuler Donner
StarringPatrick Stewart
Hugh Jackman
Ian McKellen
Halle Berry
Famke Janssen
James Marsden
Bruce Davison
Rebecca Romijn
Anna Paquin
CinematographyNewton Thomas Sigel
Edited bySteven Rosenblum
Kevin Sitt
John Wright
Music byMichael Kamen
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
July 14, 2000
Running time
104 min.
CountryUnited States
Budget$75 million

X-Men is a 2000 superhero movie based upon the fictional characters the X-Men. The movie is about mutants who are the next evolutionary step of humanity. These mutants are feared and hated by most of humanity.

The movie was directed by Bryan Singer. It deals with the ideas of prejudice and discrimination in the United States. The screenplay was written by David Hayter. A sequel, X2, was released in 2003 and a third movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, was released in 2006. A fourth film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. A prequel trilogy has been made, the prequel series is currently formed by X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix.

Plot[change | change source]

Professor Charles Xavier (the world's most powerful telepath) takes gifted children and teaches them to control their powers for good. He does this at Xavier's Academy for Gifted Youngsters, his school for mutants. This school is the home to the X-Men. The story is about the X-Men trying to stop Erik Lehnsherr (also known as Magneto), a mutant who blames humanity for the death of his family during the Holocaust. Magneto does not believe that humans and mutants can live together in peace. He builds a machine that turns humans into mutants.

Cast[change | change source]

Filming[change | change source]

Filming took place from September 22, 1999 to March 3, 2000 in Toronto.[1] Wolverine's claws required a full silicone cast of Hugh Jackman's arm, and 700 versions for Jackman and his stunt doubles.[2]

Music[change | change source]

Bryan Singer asked John Williams to compose the music for the movie, but Williams was too busy composing for Saving Private Ryan.[3]

Reactions and box office[change | change source]

The movie was one of the biggest hits of 2000. It earned more than $296 million worldwide and was the 8th highest grossing movie in the United States that year.

Crazy credits[change | change source]

  • When the 20th Century Fox logo disappears the "X" in "Fox" glows and remains on a black background than the other letters.

References[change | change source]

  1. Greg Dean Schmitz. "Greg's Preview - X-Men". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 2007-01-11. Retrieved 2007-04-15.
  2. Abel, Kris (2006-10-26). "Making Wolverine's Claws". CTV. Archived from the original on 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2006-10-26.
  3. Bill Ramey (2006-02-12). "Superman-on-Film". Batman-on-Film. Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2007-05-22.

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