Story

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

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Deleted scenes
  • "The Mutant Watch" featurette
  • Excerpts from Bryan Singer interview on "The Charlie Rose Show"
  • Hugh Jackman's screen test
  • Still photo gallery
  • TV spots

Cast

Hugh JackmanLogan / Wolverine
Patrick StewartProfessor Charles Xavier
Ian McKellenEric Lensherr / Magneto
Famke JanssenJean Grey
James MarsdenScott Summers / Cyclops
Halle BerryOroro Munroe / Storm
Anna PaquinRogue / Marie
Tyler ManeSabretooth
Ray ParkToad
Rebecca RomijnMystique (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)
Bruce DavisonSenator Kelly
Matthew SharpHenry Gyrich
Brett MorrisYoung Magneto
Rhona ShekterMagneto's Mother
Kenneth McGregorMagneto's Father
Shawn RobertsRogue's Boyfriend
Donna GoodhandRogue's Mother
John NellesRogue's Father (as John E. Nelles)
George BuzaTrucker
Darren McGuireContender
Carson ManningWaterboy #1
Scott LevaWaterboy #2
Aron TagerEmcee
Kevin RushtonStu
Doug LennoxBartender
David NicholsNewscaster #1
Malcolm NefskyStu's Buddy
Sumela KayKitty Pryde / Shadowcat
Shawn AshmoreBobby Drake / Iceman
Katrina FloreceJubilation Lee / Jubilee
Alex BurtonJohn Allerdyce / Pyro (as Alexander Burton)
Quinn WrightLily Pond Kid
Daniel MagderBoy on Raft
Matt WeinbergTommy
Madison LancTommy's Sister
Stan LeeHot Dog Vendor
Marsha GrahamNewscaster #2
Amy LelandCerebro
Adam RobitelGuy on Line
David BrownLead Cop (as Dave Brown)
Ben JensenSabretooth Cop (as Ben P. Jensen)
Tom DeSantoToad Cop
Todd DulmageCoast Guard
Dan DuranNewscaster #3
Elias ZarouU.N. Secretary General
David BlackPresident
Robert R. SnowSecret Service
David HayterMuseum Cop
Cecil PhillipsSecurity Guard
Dave Allen ClarkNewscaster #4
Deryck BlakePlastic Prison Guard
Ilke HincerTranslator
Ron ShamTranslator
Jay YooTranslator
Grigori MiakouchkineTranslator (as Gregori Miakouchkine)
Eleanor ComesTranslator
Giuseppe GallaccioTranslator
Rupinder BrarTranslator
Abi GanemTranslator
Joey PurpuraGerman Soldier
Manuel VergeGerman Soldier
Wolfgang MüllerGerman Soldier
Ralph ZuljanGerman Soldier
Andy GroteGerman Soldier

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  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Theme(s): Sci-Fi (Futuristic), Superhero
  • Director: Bryan Singer
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 104 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 14, 2000
    EuropeAug 18, 2000
    JapanOct 7, 2000
    AustraliaJul 13, 2000
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12
    AustraliaM
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaApr 21, 2009
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 14, 2001
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