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X-Men (movie)

2000 American superhero film directed by Bryan Singer

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.

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

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 maked, the prequel trilogy is formed by X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix.

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.

CastEdit

Actor Character
Hugh Jackman Logan / Wolverine
Patrick Stewart Professor Charles Xavier
Anna Paquin Marie D'Ancanto / Rogue
Ian McKellen Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Bruce Davison Senator Kelly
James Marsden Scott Summers / Cyclops
Famke Janssen Dr. Jean Grey
Halle Berry Ororo Munroe / Storm
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos Mystique
Ray Park Toad
Tyler Mane Sabretooth
Shawn Ashmore Bobby Drake / Iceman

FilmingEdit

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]

MusicEdit

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 officeEdit

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 creditsEdit

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

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  Australia 13 July 2000
  United States 14 July 2000
  Singapore 20 July 2000
  Sweden 2 August 2000
  Hong Kong 3 August 2000
  Malaysia 3 August 2000
  Thailand 4 August 2000
  Peru 10 August 2000
  Mexico 11 August 2000
  Taiwan 11 August 2000
  Uruguay 11 August 2000
  South Korea 12 August 2000
  Belgium 16 August 2000
  France 16 August 2000
  New Zealand 17 August 2000
  Brazil 18 August 2000
  United Kingdom 18 August 2000
  Ireland 18 August 2000
  Iceland 18 August 2000
  Venezuela 23 August 2000
  Argentina 24 August 2000
  Austria 31 August 2000
   Switzerland 31 August 2000 (German speaking region)
  Germany 31 August 2000
  Finland 1 September 2000
  Denmark 8 September 2000
  Norway 8 September 2000
  Netherlands 28 September 2000
  Portugal 29 September 2000
  Spain 3 October 2000
  Czech Republic 5 October 2000
  India 6 October 2000
  Japan 7 October 2000
  Israel 12 October 2000
  Greece 13 October 2000
  Poland 13 October 2000
  Russia 18 October 2000
  Slovenia 26 October 2000
  Italy 27 October 2000
  Egypt 1 November 2000
  Croatia 2 November 2000
  Hungary 2 November 2000
  Turkey 3 November 2000
  Romania 9 November 2000
  Estonia 10 November 2000
  Kuwait 15 August 2001

ReferencesEdit

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

Other websitesEdit