X-Men (movie)

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

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.

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.

Cast

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

Filming

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]

Music

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 office

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 credits

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

Release Dates

Country Premiere
23x15px Australia 13 July 2000
23x15px United States 14 July 2000
23x15px Singapore 20 July 2000
23x15px Sweden 2 August 2000
23x15px Hong Kong 3 August 2000
23x15px Malaysia 3 August 2000
23x15px Thailand 4 August 2000
23x15px Peru 10 August 2000
23x15px Mexico 11 August 2000
23x15px Taiwan 11 August 2000
23x15px Uruguay 11 August 2000
23x15px South Korea 12 August 2000
23x15px Belgium 16 August 2000
23x15px France 16 August 2000
23x15px New Zealand 17 August 2000
23x15px Brazil 18 August 2000
23x15px United Kingdom 18 August 2000
23x15px Ireland 18 August 2000
23x15px Iceland 18 August 2000
23x15px Venezuela 23 August 2000
23x15px Argentina 24 August 2000
23x15px Austria 31 August 2000
23x16px  Switzerland 31 August 2000 (German speaking region)
23x15px Germany 31 August 2000
23x15px Finland 1 September 2000
23x15px Denmark 8 September 2000
23x15px Norway 8 September 2000
23x15px Netherlands 28 September 2000
23x15px Portugal 29 September 2000
23x15px Spain 3 October 2000
23x15px Czech Republic 5 October 2000
23x15px India 6 October 2000
23x15px Japan 7 October 2000
23x15px Israel 12 October 2000
23x15px Greece 13 October 2000
23x15px Poland 13 October 2000
23x15px Russia 18 October 2000
23x15px Slovenia 26 October 2000
23x15px Italy 27 October 2000
23x15px Egypt 1 November 2000
23x15px Croatia 2 November 2000
23x15px Hungary 2 November 2000
23x15px Turkey 3 November 2000
23x15px Romania 9 November 2000
23x15px Estonia 10 November 2000
23x15px Kuwait 15 August 2001

References

  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.

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