"***“X-Men” laid the foundation for all the great Superhero flicks to come***
I think the X-Men films have been so popular because the X-Men dare to be different. The concept of the X-Men strays far from superhero conventions. If you approach the X-Men films thinking you're getting something akin to Superman, Spider-Man or Batman, forget it.
The unique concept of the X-Men is that humanity is starting to evolve to the next level and a small percentage of humans all over the globe are star"
"X-Men is a milestone in cinema history. Without it being actually good and such a smash success, we wouldn't be enjoying the comic book movie world that rules the box office today.
The approach of X-Men was the right one. It told a relevant human story about prejudice, treating the source material respectfully and seriously. It's legacy may be greater than the actual movie, but X-Men is x-cellent!"
"<em>'X-Men'</em> is very good.
Another franchise I'm checking out for the first time, despite knowing about it for a number of years. This is a positive opener, there is a lot to feel entertained by for sure. Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) is the star of the show, though Patrick Stewart (Professor X) and Ian McKellen (Magneto) are solid too.
Intrigued to check out the sequels and the subsequent other productions.
/copied directly from my Letterboxd review\"
"watch, might watch again, and can recommend.
This is not a good "comic book movie", but as a stand alone story, it's decent if derivative.
Just pretend I did a whole rant about how this isn't like the comics, we're both better off this way.
There are a lot good points like balancing the characters and stars in a way that was lauded way more in Avengers later on because everyone liked those characters better and there was some definite "oomph" to the Avengers franchise that the X-Men fra"