X-MEN (2000 U.S.) D/W: BRYAN SINGER W: DAVID HAYTER/TOM DE SANTO P: LAUREN SHULER DONNER/RALPH WINTER
Stan Lee (who has a cameo) was the Executive Producer of this fine adaption of his Marvel Comics creation. Patrick Stewart is the wheelchair-bound Professor Xavier who runs a secret school for talented young mutants shunned by society. Ian McKellen (also in Singer`s APT PUPIL) dons a DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS-style helmet as his nemesis Magneto, trying to turn normal phobic humans into mutants. Hugh Jackman is Wolverine, with Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, George Buza, Dan Duran and Wolfgang Muller. Michael Fink`s visual FX are excellent and not overused. A worthwhile comic book adaptation and good groundwork for sequels to work on. Followed by X2. There have been several animated adaptations over the years too.

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