Director: Bryan Singer
Stars out of 10: 7.5
X-Men is a very impressive movie, although it always gets overshadowed by its immediate successor and it’s not hard to see why. This one is kinda raw, delivers the goods, but feels unpolished, hurried even. But I gotta say, I loved Bryan Singer’s direction and his way of handling such a big cast. Gotta give him that. Like some of the superhero films, this one also has messages and themes to it to which audiences can relate to, in this case: Outcast, loneliness, insecurity and the like. I enjoyed the way how the film starts off and brilliantly keeps rolling till the finish. But it was a little low on the dialogues though but that’s nothing.
Speaking of performances, Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier), Ian McKellen (Magneto) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) were fitting and iconic in their roles. All three masterfully tackled their characters and fleshed it out 100% and never faltered one bit. It’s a good thing Singer kept them in the sequels as well. The rest of the cast were pretty decent, although I liked them better in the sequels, but none were as impressive as Anna Paquin (Rogue). She’s like a modern-teen icon for, what, insecurity…??? Maybe? I loved her performance and her chemistry with almost everyone was good!
In conclusion, one of my favourite superhero films and it’s definitely worth checking out!