X-Men (2000)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 44 mins

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In a world where both Mutants and Humans fear each other, Marie, better known as Rogue, runs away from home and hitches a ride with another mutant, known as Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine. Charles Xavier, who owns a school for young mutants, sends Storm and Cyclops to bring them back before it is too late. Magneto, who believes a war is approaching, has an evil plan in mind, and needs young Rogue to help him. Can professor Charles Xavier and his team of heroic mutants foil Magneto's plans and protect the human race from destruction?
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Did you know? This movie is the first instalment in a series of mutant-superhero films based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox Read More
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as Jean Grey
as Logan / Wolverine
as Eric Lensherr / Magneto
as Professor Charles Xavier
as John Allerdyce / Pyro
as Rogue
as Young Magneto
as Senator Kelly
as Rogue's Mother
as Ororo Munroe / Storm
as Scott Summers / Cyclops
as Rogue's Father
as Jubilation Lee / Jubilee
as Magneto's Father
as Henry Gyrich
as Toad
as Mystique
as Magneto's Mother
as Bobby Drake / Iceman
as Rogue's Boyfriend
as Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat
as Sabretooth

Direction

Director
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director

Writers

Story Writer
Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Camera Operator
Key Grip
Gaffer

Music

Music Director
Music Editor

Sound

Sound Designer
Foley Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Mixer
Boom Operator

Animation

Animator

Art

Production Designer
Prop Master
Set Decorator
Set Designer
Set Dresser

Casting

Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist
Special Effects Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician

Stunts

Stunt Director
Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Performer
Stunt Double

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Producer
Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Artist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital EX, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Camera:
Panaflex Millenium, Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Panaflex
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Evolution Begins.
Join the Evolution.
Change is coming. The evolution begins july 14th.
Protecting Those Who Fear Them.
The time is coming when all that we are afraid of will be all that can save us.
Trust a few. Fear the rest.
Protecting those who fear them.
We're Not What You Think
The future is here.
Goofs:
Audio/Video Mismatch
When Wolverine is talking to Rogue on the train, she begins to cry and he pulls her head to his chest. In one scene you can see his lips moving (speaking the next line) without sound, until the shot changes and he speaks the line in sync.

Character Error
Marie, in her first scene, points to a map and says "Niagara Falls" which is on the New York-Ontario border but her finger is touching the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.

Character Error
During the Statue of Liberty fight, Mystique kicks Wolverine in the side of his head. Seeing as Wolverine's skeleton is laced with adamantium, it should have broken her foot. Yet, she shows no signs of injury or pain from it.

Continuity
In early scenes the filmmakers went to some effort to make Cyclops appear taller than Wolverine, but about half way through the film they just stopped, and suddenly Wolverine appears considerably taller than Cyclops (consistent with the difference in height of the actors themselves).

Continuity
Between when Cyclops blows open a door in the Statue of Liberty, and when he sees Jean in peril, he gains and loses a pair of gloves between shots.

Continuity
Senator Kelly boards a helicopter that is dark green and white in color with the Presidential Seal and the "United States of America" printed on the side. After they take off, the helicopter is blue and white and does not have the Seal nor the U.S. logo on it.

Continuity
When Storm and Cyclops stop Sabretooth at the beginning of the film, Cyclops places his hand on the visor to use his beam. In the next shot the beam is seen but both his hands are down, away from the visor.

Crew/Equipment Visible
The camera is visible in Cyclops' glasses when he is in Logan's room and says, "Oh, and Logan: stay away from my girl."

Factual Mistake
The Nazi Schutz-Staffel guards are wearing steel helmets. These were only used in combat situations, which did not include taking in and sorting victims for genocide. Camp guards wore "garrison caps" instead.

Factual Mistake
The Nazis separated the men from the women the minute they stepped off the train once they arrived at a concentration camp. Erik and his father would have been separated from his mother long before they made it as far as they did in the film.

Miscellaneous
When Wolverine hits the fallen tree, he and Rogue lunge forward before hitting the tree. Hitting the tree, Wolverine goes flying through the windshield and you can see the whole windshield is flying out but looking back at Rogue, it is back but cracked. In a real collision, he would have just hit the steering wheel and windshield and not fly through the windshield that far. He would need to be sitting on top of the car in order to fly out of the car that far when hitting the tree. Lastly, when wolverine is told to wear a seat belt, they are not moving very fast but when they hit the tree, Wolverine flies out the window a distance one would need to be going over 100 to do so. If he WAS moving fast enough the whole front end of the truck would be crushed.

Revealing Mistakes
In the train station, as Sabretooth is coming up behind Storm at the ticket window, he throws the guy behind her out of the way. The line attached to the stuntman is visible in this shot as he is yanked out of the way.
Trivia:
This film received 10 Saturn Awards nominations and won for actor (Hugh Jackman), supporting actress (Rebecca Romijn), director (Bryan Singer), costume designer (Louis Mingenbach), screenplay (David Hayter) and movie.

This movie is the first instalment in a series of mutant-superhero films based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox

Hugh Jackman took ice cold showers every morning of filming in order to help get into character. This tradition started when jumping into the shower at 5 AM before realizing there was no hot water. Shocked awake but not wanting to wake his sleeping wife, he grit teeth and bore it, before realizing that this mindset - wanting to scream and lash out at something but having to hold it in - was the mentality that Wolverine is in constantly. He then made cold showers his Wolverine preparation routine for each film featuring the character.

The scene in the train station where a young boy smiles at Cyclops and he smiles back was unplanned. The boy was a huge X-Men fan, and Cyclops was his favorite. The scene originally called for Cyclops to look at the train schedule, but according to Bryan Singer the boy could not stop smiling at James Marsden. Finally, during one shot, Marsden just looked back at him and smiled, much to the boy's delight. Bryan Singer liked the idea so much, he kept it in the film, and told the actress playing the boy's mother to react the way she did.

Neither Sir Patrick Stewart or Sir Ian McKellen knew how to play chess during filming

Shortly after accepting the role of Magneto, Ian McKellen was offered the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings, which originally he had to decline. He spoke to Bryan Singer about his interest in making Lord of the Rings, and Singer agreed to rearrange the film's shooting schedule so that McKellen would finish his scenes by the end of 1999, freeing him up to travel to New Zealand in January 2000, where Lord of the Rings had been in production since October 1999.

Wolverine's line, "What do they call you, 'Wheels?'" was an ad-lib by Hugh Jackman (the scripted line was, "What do they call you, Baldie?").

Rebecca Romijn's make-up as Mystique consisted of 110 custom-designed prostheses, which covered 60% of her body and took nine hours to apply. She could not drink wine, use skin creams, or fly the day before filming, because it could have caused her body chemistry to change slightly, causing the prosthetics to fall off.

Most of the eye effects were achieved by the actors wearing special contact lenses. However, the cast found these lenses uncomfortable and dangerous to wear: Rebecca Romijn could only wear her Mystique lenses for one hour at a time, and had only 10% vision; Tyler Mane kept his Sabretooth lenses in for too long, and ended up getting blinded for a day; and Halle Berry wore her opaque white Storm lenses only once, found them unbearable, and insisted she have CGI for her eyes.

To celebrate her last day on set, Rebecca Romijn brought in a bottle of tequila, which she gave to her fellow cast/crew during a break in filming. Unfortunately, that day she happened to be filming the Wolverine/Mystique fight scene, and she threw up blue-colored vomit (from the chemicals in her make-up) all over Hugh Jackman.

In the comics the X-Men wore a distinctive blue-gold uniform, but the filmmakers revised the uniform to black leather suits. Tom DeSanto explained that test designs of the X-Men in their blue-gold outfits were unsuccessful, and Bryan Singer noted that durable black leather made more sense for the X-Men to wear as protective clothing. Despite support from Stan Lee and Chris Claremont, many fans were upset about the change in costumes, so Bryan Singer added dialogue referring to the issue - when Wolverine complains about the uniforms, Cyclops replies "What would you prefer, yellow spandex?" The blue-gold uniforms would appear in the prequel X-Men: First Class (2011).

James Marsden, despite being nearly six feet tall, had to wear platform shoes to appear taller than Hugh Jackman, who was six feet two inches; these platform shoes can be clearly seen as Cyclops scales the wall at Liberty Island. He also had to stand on an apple box to appear taller next to one of the boys at the train station; as a prank, Tyler Mane set up an apple box in Marsden's trailer bathroom with a note: "This is so you can reach your sink."