07 October 2008

Radar Blips - X-Men

The Year: 2000

The Players: Catwoman as Storm, the Wuss from Superman Returns as Cyclops, Jean-Luc Picard as "Wheels," The dude who played Wolverine as Wolverine, Darth Maul as Toad, Gandalf the Gray as Magneto, Xena Onatop as Jean Grey and Jimmy Olsen's twin brother as Iceman.

The Take: $157 Million

What happens when a Toad gets struck by lightning?: You get the worst catchphrase ever.

Why you should see it: This film ushered in the golden age of superhero cinema by grounding the fantastic in a "realistic" world. The movie really flies by while setting the stage for the even better sequel by introducing the pitch perfect Magneto and the human-mutant conflict. Most of the actors are perfectly cast and define these live actions characters. The action sequences wont blow you away, but the Wolverine and Sabretooth fights are decent as is the Wolvy Mystique clash. Lastly, if you like Wolverine, you are in luck, this is basically part 1 of a (so far) 4 part Wolverine film saga.


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