Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, Tyler Mane, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, David Hayter, Stan Lee, Tom DeSanto, George Buza
In a world where both Mutants and Humans fear each other, Rogue (Anna Paquin) runs away from home and hitches a ride with another mutant, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), who owns a school for young mutants, sends Storm (Halle Berry) and Cyclops (James Marsden) to bring them back before it is too late. Magneto (Ian McKellen), who believes a war is approaching, has an evil plan in mind, and needs young Rogue to help him.
After Blade, came the time for Marvel's mutants to hit the big screen. X-Men is an excellent film, and that kind of film everyone can enjoy. If you are a fan of the comic book series, then you will enjoy seeing the characters becoming 'real'. If you are not a fan, it will surely entertain you.
Director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects) continues working on ambiguity, and on the difficulty to distinguish good from evil.
The performances are great. Patrick Stewart is outstanding as Professor Charles Xavier. Hugh Jackman did - and still does - a fantastic Wolverine. Ian McKellen is fantastic as the 'evil' Magneto.
Magneto: Does it ever wake you in the middle of the night? The feeling that one day they will pass that foolish law or one just like it, and come for you? And your children?
Professor Charles Xavier: It does, indeed.
Magneto: What do you do, when you wake up to that?
Professor Charles Xavier: I feel a great swell of pity for the poor soul who comes to that school... looking for trouble.
Magneto: Why do you come here, Charles?
Professor Charles Xavier: Why do you ask questions to which you already know the answer?
Magneto: Ah, yes. Your continuing search for hope.You know this plastic prison of theirs won't hold me forever. The war is still coming, Charles. And I intend to fight it, by any means necessary.
Professor Charles Xavier: And I will always be there, old friend.