(This review may contain spoilers).
The first X-Men movie was probably one of my first introductions to Marvel. Before then, I was a Superman fan all the way… and then me and my sister saw the X-Men movie at the cinema (twice) and I had a temporary interest in Marvel that flagged for a while, only to wake fully with Thor.
Rewatching this movie, I thought it was good… but it really could have done with being longer. I enjoyed seeing Wolverine for the first time and I always thought that Hugh Jackman did a really good job playing the character. I wasn’t especially keen on the love triangle elements… but I did really enjoy the bantering between Logan and Scott.
I had a lot of sympathy for Rogue in this movie. Not being able to touch someone seems like an awful ‘gift’ to have. While I think she was far too young to be a love interest for Logan, I did enjoy seeing their friendship and the fact that Logan did care about her and was protective of her.
It was interesting to see Charles and Eric interacting and the hints of there having been a deeper friendship between them at some point in the past. It was sad to see how vastly different their morals had become… but I definitely felt that Xavier was one of the good guys.
When Logan and Rogue were in the school, it was pretty cool to see the variety of different abilities the students had. I would have liked to see more of the characters and their backgrounds explored… though Cyclops was probably one of my favourites in this movie.
There were a number of different actors I recognised in this movie and I felt they all fit in well with the parts they played. I found Mystique to be a really intriguing character and I would have liked to know more about her.
There were some quite intense moments in this movie that pulled my attention, despite knowing how it would turn out. This movie was really good to watch again. There were some cool special effects and even if the characters weren’t explored as fully as they might have been, what I saw of them, I liked. And since I have the next two X-Men films… I’ll be seeing more of them.