First screened in August 2000
Director: Bryan Singer. Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, Tyler Mane, Bruce Davison. Screenplay: David Hayter (from a story by Tom DeSanto and Bryan Singer, based on characters from the Marvel Comics series).

Twitter Capsule: Jackman is rousing; rest mostly fizzles. Too many characters, many of whose powers don't feel cinematic. Tacky-looking, too.

VOR:   Sure hope this is going somewhere. Interesting cast collected, and fertile ground for gutsy messaging, however inchoate at present.

Photo © 2000 20th Century Fox/Marvel Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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