X-Men : Movie Review

There are millions of people who have been captivated by Marvel Comics, everyone is a fan of at least one of their creations (Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Silver Surfer et al.), but the majority of them have been left hugely disappointed when watching their superheroes on the big screen.

Not this time, this is one comic book adaptation that truly delivers.

Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects) brilliantly directs the intelligent screenplay, written by life long X-Men fan David Hayter.

The human race is evolving. There are a small number of people, known as mutants, who have been born with powers they do not understand. Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) runs a school, which tries to teach these gifted individuals to control their special powers and use them for the greater good of mankind.

Unfortunately the Professor's former colleague and friend, Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto (Ian McKellen), believes that the future belongs to the mutants. Along with his followers, he threatens the destruction of humankind.

The main characters are Logan/Wolverine, magnificently played by Hugh Jackman, in his first major role, and Rogue (Anna Paquin). Supporting cast includes Cyclops (James Marsden), Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), Storm (Halle Berry), Sabretooth (Tyler Mane), Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) and Toad (Ray Park).

The stunning special effects, striking costumes, and distinctive music score help make this an action-packed and fascinating film, which is superior to others of its kind. Do not miss it.

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Author : Steve Hill of Cinema.com