Being unfamiliar with the comic books,
there's nothing to compare or upset me from the past.
The story is about a bill that will require
all mutants to register with the government, so they can keep
track of them.
It's a good science-fiction action-adventure
movie--easy to follow and does not spend hours explaining things
that don't need explaining.
And who cares? It's full of fun stuff,
just to enjoy and watch. X marks the spot for entertainment!
Origins are tough. Explaining the impossible
is, well, darn-near impossible, but with performances by Patrick
Stewart and Ian McKellen, you can tell right away this is NOT
your typical comic-book movie.
Written with the barest of plots, and--in
one case--the barest of costumes, X-Men is truly a marvel (pun
Well-written, with mind-blowing special
effects, it's intelligent, witty, and just plain X-cellent!
The film is a feast of fantasy and is based
on the Marvel comics that go back to the mid-60s. In the 37 years
of the comic-book series, the X-Men characters have died,
gone to heaven, been resurrected, and become clones.
The picture is a digital effects extravaganza
that also works on the emotional level, with neatly placed flashes
The concept of being outcasts and surviving
and being productive in a world that at times can be cruel keeps
the live-action movie as close as possible to the copy of the
X-Men are like outsiders whose genetic
mutations give them such powers as telepathy, rapid healing,
and shape shifting. I think fans of this science-fiction thriller
will love the long-awaited big-screen treatment of their favorite
comic heroes and villains.