|Release Date:||July 14, 2000|
|Running Time:||104 mins|
X-Men is a superhero film that was released in 2000. It is the first film in the series. The film had a budget between $95 and $100 million and grossed $334,627,820 worldwide.
In Poland of 1944, World War II, Nazi soldiers are leading a Jewish crowd in the rain and mud. Among them is a young boy named Erik Lensherr. Suddenly, the Nazis start separating the Jews, and young Erik is separated from his mother. They both cry in horror as Nazi soldiers hold back Erik and drag his mother past a big iron gate. Erik scream and cries in terror, but the Nazis just pull him back cruelly. He sends his hands forward, towards his mother, and suddenly the gate begins to bend. He keeps crying with hands forward and the gate beds some more and almost falls completely. A Nazi soldier standing by the gate is hit and drops.
In Congress, Senator Robert Kelly attempts to pass a "Mutant Registration Act", which would force mutants to publicly reveal their identities and abilities. Magneto begins his plans to level the playing field between mutants and humans. Meanwhile, a girl named Marie (a.k.a Rogue) runs away from her home in Meridian, Mississippi. She meets Logan (a.k.a Wolverine) in Canada. Suddenly, both of them are attacked by Sabretooth, a mutant and associate of Magneto. Cyclops and Storm arrive and save Wolverine and Rogue and bring them to the X-Mansion. Professor Charles Xavier runs the facility, and leads a group of mutants who are trying to seek peace with the human race, educate young mutants in the responsible use of their powers, and stop Magneto from starting a war with humanity.
Abducted by Mystique and Toad, Senator Kelly is brought to Magneto, who tests a machine on him that artificially induces mutation though Kelly manages to escape imprisonment with his new abilities. After an accident causes Rogue to use her powers on Wolverine, she is convinced by Mystique (disguised as Bobby Drake) that Xavier is angry with her and that she should leave the school. Xavier uses Cerebro to locate Rogue at a train station. Mystique infiltrates Cerebro and sabotages the machine. At the train station, Wolverine convinces Rogue to stay with Xavier but a fight ensues when Magneto, Toad and Sabretooth arrive to take Rogue. Arriving at Xavier's school Kelly dissolves into a puddle of water when his mutation becomes unstable.
The X-Men learn that Magneto intends to use Rogue's ability on himself to power his machine. Xavier attempts to use Cerebro to locate Rogue but falls into a coma. Jean Grey fixes it and uses Cerebro to find Magneto's machine on Liberty Island, which Magneto intends to use on the world leaders who are meeting for a summit on nearby Ellis Island. Just as the group arrives at the top of the statue and kill Toad, Magneto and Sabretooth incapacitate the group and continue with their plans. Magneto transfers his powers to Rogue who is forced to use them to start the machine. Wolverine breaks free and initiates a fight with Sabretooth but is thrown over the side of the statue.
Wolverine returns, and Cyclops, with Jean's help, blasts Sabretooth out of the statue. With Jean stabilizing him, Storm uses her abilities to send Wolverine to the top of Magneto's machine. With time running out, Wolverine attempts to stop the machine and save Rogue, but Magneto, now having regained some of his strength, halts Wolverine's claws. Cyclops manages to find a clean shot, wounding Magneto and allowing Wolverine to destroy the machine. Placing his hand to her face, Wolverine succeeds in transferring his regenerative abilities to a dying Rogue. Professor Xavier recovers from his coma and the group learns that Mystique is still alive (after Wolverine stabbed her at Liberty Island) when they see her impersonating Senator Kelly on a news broadcast. In an attempt to help Wolverine learn more about his past, Xavier sends him to a military base near Alkali Lake. Xavier visits Magneto in his plastic prison cell, and the two play chess. Magneto warns his friend that he will continue his fight, to which Xavier promises that he (and the X-Men) will always be there to stop him.
- Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X
- Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine
- Anna Paquin as Marie D'Ancanto/Rogue
- Ian McKellen as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto
- Famke Janssen as Jean Grey
- James Marsden as Scott Summers/Cyclops
- Halle Berry as Ororo Munroe/Storm
- Rebecca Romijn as Raven Darkholme / Mystique
- Bruce Davison as Senator Robert Kelly
- Ray Park as Mortimer Tonybee/Toad
- Tyler Mane as Victor Creed/Sabretooth
- Shawn Ashmore as Bobby Drake/Iceman
- David Hayter as a Museum Cop
- Tom DeSanto as a Toad Cop
- George Buza as a Trucker
- Shawn Roberts as Rogue's Boyfriend
|In order of release: X-Men • X2: X-Men United • X-Men: The Last Stand|
X-Men Origins: Wolverine • X-Men: First Class