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.
|Directed by||Bryan Singer|
|Written by||Comic Book:|
|Produced by||Ralph Winter|
Lauren Shuler Donner
|Cinematography||Newton Thomas Sigel|
|Edited by||Steven Rosenblum|
|Music by||Michael Kamen|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|July 14, 2000|
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.
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.
- Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine
- Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier
- Anna Paquin as Marie D'Ancanto / Rogue
- Ian McKellen as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
- Bruce Davison as Senator Kelly
- James Marsden as Scott Summers / Cyclops
- Famke Janssen as Dr. Jean Grey
- Halle Berry as Ororo Munroe / Storm
- Rebecca Romijn-Stamos as Mystique
- Ray Park as Toad
- Tyler Mane as Sabretooth
- Shawn Ashmore as Bobby Drake / Iceman
Filming took place from September 22, 1999 to March 3, 2000 in Toronto. Wolverine's claws required a full silicone cast of Hugh Jackman's arm, and 700 versions for Jackman and his stunt doubles.
Bryan Singer asked John Williams to compose the music for the movie, but Williams was too busy composing for Saving Private Ryan.
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.
- When the 20th Century Fox logo disappears the "X" in "Fox" glows and remains on a black background than the other letters.
|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|
- ↑ Greg Dean Schmitz. "Greg's Preview - X-Men". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 2007-01-11. Retrieved 2007-04-15.
- ↑ Abel, Kris (2006-10-26). "Making Wolverine's Claws". CTV. Archived from the original on 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2006-10-26.
- ↑ Bill Ramey (2006-02-12). "Superman-on-Film". Batman-on-Film. Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2007-05-22.
- TheXverse.com: Archived 2006-02-06 at the Wayback Machine X-Men Movie News
- X-Men at Rotten Tomatoes
- X-Men on IMDb
- X-Men on Marvel.com
- X-Men Comics Message Board Archived 2007-11-20 at the Wayback Machine