Analysis: X-Men (2000)

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Analysis: X-Men (2000)
The comic book genre is something that is all too common nowadays. It seems that every other film being released is on based off of a superhero character. Many of the story lines in these epics are inspired by and reflect real life events and issues. The first X-Men film is no exception to this. X-Men was directed by Bryan Singer and released in 2000. In the movie, a world is depicted in which a small portion of people are mutants. These mutants each possess different superhuman powers which in turn makes them feared and distrusted by normal humans. This film is about the struggle between two groups of mutants, trying to bring about acceptance for their community. The main villain, Magneto, wants to bring about acceptance through violence, while the protagonist of this film wants to do it through a more peaceful route. X-Men is an accurate, smart comic-book adaptation that follows its source material for real relevance and deeper meaning, for example its tie to actual life history, while still delivering all the action a comic book fan could want. Marvel Comics initially released Stan Lee’s first X-Men series in 1963, meaning the cherished characters were around a great time before the film adaptation was made and the effects that were used to make this movie made the stories come alive. As a result, the majority of this movie’s audience grew up reading the comic books that this movie was based off of. This lead to fans having high expectations for this movie and both the knowledgeable fans and those who had never read them were not disappointed. The fact that the movie was able to appeal to all members of the audience is what made it a hit. One critic from the IGN Entertainment says, “While Singer has managed to include a lot of references and characters from the comic series for the fans … he's managed to work most of those scenes in such…...

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