X: X-Men Series #AToZChallenge


Movie Name: X-Men and the rest of the series
Language: English
Genre: Super-hero
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan
Director: Bryan Singer
Year Of Release: 2000

What it is about:


The setting of X-Men depicts a world in which a small proportion of people are mutants, whose possession of superhuman powers makes them distrusted by normal humans. This film focuses on mutants Wolverine and Rogue as they are brought into a conflict between two groups that have radically different approaches to bringing about the acceptance of mutant-kind, Professor Xavier and his X-Men, who want peace between humans and the mutants, and the Brotherhood of Mutants, led by Magneto, who believes that humans and mutants could never co-exist, leaving him to develop a sophisticated knowledge in matters of genetic manipulation, which he uses to attempt to mutate the world leaders to allow mutant prosperity.

Professor Charles Xavier is the mutant founder of the X-Men and the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, who hopes for peaceful coexistence between mutant-kind and mankind and is regarded as an authority on genetic mutation. Although restricted to a wheelchair, his mutant powers include vast telepathy, which is amplified by the Cerebro supercomputer that he invented with Magneto's help. But when Magneto has other plans that include kidnapping and manipulating Xavier's X-Men for his own powers and sustenance, the war is on.

This is the gist of the X-Men, and almost all the other movies within the same series. Well, except Deadpool.

What I loved about it:

Trust Marvel to come up with such imagination and such highly likeable characters! I love the way the movie has been made and the amount of creativity and imagination that has gone behind it. I haven't read any of the X-Men books, but I would love to some day. I hadn't heard of the books or the movie until someone suggested it to me one day. This was the first movie that I watched and I was hooked. Plus, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine doesn't hurt the eye. This is a very tricky concept, but it has been executed brilliantly. Be it the characterization of each mutant and their powers, or the emotions that the evoke - there is something natural about the clearly artificial concept. Every mutant stands out on their own, albeit the movie focuses only a few primary ones. The characters don't appear caricaturish or comical in spite of their weird powers.


The moral of the story here is co-existence. Mutants or not, that is what we humans need to do. I have watched all the X-Men movies as and when they released and like most of us, I've mainly focused on Wolverine. That was until Deadpool came along. But, he's so awesome, he has movies of his own.


While I have liked most of the movies in the series, some did lack the clarity that the others had. While the first three movies were brilliant, I wasn't too happy with X-Men: Days Of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. I initially didn't like X-Men: First Class too, but when I watched it the second time, I loved it.

For those interested, this is the order in which the movies were released.

X-Men
X2: X-Men United
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men: First Class
The Wolverine
X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Deadpool
X-Men: Apocalypse
Logan

Here, some of them are prequels and some of them are sequels.

So, this is the chronological order in which the movies are based.

X-Men: First Class
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men: Apocalypse
X-Men
X2: X-Men United
X-Men: The Last Stand
The Wolverine
Deadpool
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Logan

While the movies are linked mainly by the characters, the story line is usually not connected much. This means that you can watch any of it any time and enjoy it.

Runners-up: None.

This post is a part of the A To Z Challenge for April, where my theme for this year is Movies I Love.

8 comments:

  1. I fell in love with Hugh Jackman when I saw him as Wolverine! Isn't he delicious!!? Heheheh!!
    I have seen one of the X Men films -- can't remember which -- but I loved it, despite it being a sci-fi film..the kind I generally stay away from. I fail to grasp the scientific terms they use. But, I would much rather watch X Men than Avatar.

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    1. Oh yeah he is. And yes, X-Men >>>>>> Avatar.

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  2. Hugh Jackman doesnt hurt the eye at all woman ;-)
    I liked a few of these movies not the later ones- Logan in my opinion was the worst one!

    X is for Xenial #atozchallenge

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    1. Hehehe, I know, right? ;)

      Logan was terrible. Almost like they made it just because it had to be made.

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  3. Have seen a few of the X men films, not much my kinds. I most of the times just end up giving company watching it with my family.

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    1. Strangely, this is the only series I like in this genre.

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  4. Ah! The boys at my home would love to read about this post. They absolutely love X-men series and just dont tire of watching it. I think I will check it out from the first one in the series and may be then I would be able to appreciate it too :D

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    1. Please do, it is quite interesting.

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