History Film / XMen1

10th Dec '16 8:03:39 AM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The mansion interior was filmed in Casa Loma, a Toronto landmark.
13th Oct '16 1:47:32 PM siberia82
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''X-Men'' is the first movie in the ''Film/XMen'' series directed by Creator/BryanSinger, based on the celebrated comic book franchise [[ComicBook/XMen of the same name]].

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''X-Men'' is the first movie in the ''Film/XMen'' series ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' directed by Creator/BryanSinger, based on the celebrated comic book franchise [[ComicBook/XMen of the same name]].
13th Oct '16 8:19:47 AM siberia82
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''X-Men'' is the first movie in the '''Franchise/XMenFilmSeries'' directed by Creator/BryanSinger, based on the celebrated comic book franchise [[ComicBook/XMen of the same name]].

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''X-Men'' is the first movie in the '''Franchise/XMenFilmSeries'' ''Film/XMen'' series directed by Creator/BryanSinger, based on the celebrated comic book franchise [[ComicBook/XMen of the same name]].
12th Oct '16 9:01:53 PM Ambaryerno
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''X-Men'' is the first movie in the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' film series directed by Creator/BryanSinger, based on the celebrated comic book franchise [[ComicBook/XMen of the same name]].

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''X-Men'' is the first movie in the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' film series '''Franchise/XMenFilmSeries'' directed by Creator/BryanSinger, based on the celebrated comic book franchise [[ComicBook/XMen of the same name]].
6th Oct '16 10:34:23 AM cpslck
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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: X-Men has probably the most powerful opening scene in comic book movie history. It shows a young Erik Lensherr arriving in a concentration camp. He's torn from his parents and in the traumatic attempt to fight his way back to them, his mutant power activates. Effectively establishes movie (and the franchise) as much darker and edgier, lacking the camp and tackling [[FantasticRacism contemporary issues.]] It also tells you [[EstablshingCharacterMoment all you really need to know about Magneto and what drives him.]]

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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: X-Men has probably the most powerful opening scene in comic book movie history. It shows a young Erik Lensherr arriving in a concentration camp. He's torn from his parents and in the traumatic attempt to fight his way back to them, his mutant power activates. Effectively establishes movie (and the franchise) as much darker and edgier, lacking the camp and tackling [[FantasticRacism contemporary issues.]] It also tells you [[EstablshingCharacterMoment [[EstablishingCharacterMoment all you really need to know about Magneto and what drives him.]]
6th Oct '16 10:33:43 AM cpslck
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* DeusExitMachina: The plot could have been solved with minimal fuss with Xavier's telepathy. He could have read someone's mind to
figure out the RedHerring and tracking the Brotherhood is simple with Cerebro. So the first thing Magneto does is send Mystique to sabotage Cerebro and take out Xavier

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* DeusExitMachina: The plot could have been solved with minimal fuss with Xavier's telepathy. He could have read someone's mind to
to figure out the RedHerring and tracking the Brotherhood is simple with Cerebro. So the first thing Magneto does is send Mystique to sabotage Cerebro and take out Xavier
6th Oct '16 10:32:53 AM cpslck
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* DeusExitMachina: The plot could have been solved with minimal fuss with Xavier's telepathy. He could have read someone's mind to
figure out the RedHerring and tracking the Brotherhood is simple with Cerebro. So the first thing Magneto does is send Mystique to sabotage Cerebro and take out Xavier



* EstablishingSeriesMoment: X-Men has probably the most powerful opening scene in comic book movie history. It shows a young Erik Lensherr arriving in a concentration camp. He's torn from his parents and in the traumatic attempt to fight his way back to them, his mutant power activates. Effectively establishes movie (and the franchise) as much darker and edgier, lacking the camp and tackling [[FantasticRacism contemporary issues.]] It also tells you [[EstablshingCharacterMoment all you really need to know about Magneto and what drives him.]]



* FriendlyEnemy: Even after Magneto trying to kill Xavier and his students, Xavier still visits him and they play chess together.



* TheRunaway: Marie a.k.a. Rogue runs away from home after her power manifests itself while kissing her boyfriend, causing him to have a seizure and fall into a coma for three weeks.

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* TheRunaway: Marie a.k.a. Rogue runs away from home after her power manifests itself while kissing her boyfriend, causing him to have a seizure and fall into a coma for three weeks. Its implied to be a common among mutants who find themselves ostracized by their own families. (Paralleling the experience of many gay and lesbian teenagers)


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* SuperheroSchool: Fun fact the movie established Charles' academy as an actual school (and not a front) and X-Men as the teachers. Downplayed in that the school's purpose isn't to raise superheroes - many students are just there to learn, free of prejudice and fear.
30th Sep '16 12:26:16 PM TitoMosquito
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: The X-Men have no idea why the Brotherhood kidnapped Rogue, nevertheless Wolverine plans to rescue her on his own when...
-->'''Cyclops:''' Wait a second! You said this machine draws its power from Magneto, and that it weakened him.\\
''[Wolverine stops at his tracks.]''\\
'''Xavier:''' Yes, in fact it nearly killed him.\\
'''Wolverine:''' He's going to transfer his power to Rogue and use her to power the machine.
18th Jul '16 4:21:51 AM k410ren
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** Magneto notes the similarity between the Mutant Registration Act and the Nuremberg Laws where all Jews in Germany were forced to register, making them easy targets for The Holocaust "I've heard these arguments before."



* KarmicTransformation: What Magneto intends for Senator Kelly (because he is a bigot) and [[spoiler:for the dignitaries on Ellis Island during the climax.]]

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* KarmicTransformation: What Magneto intends for Senator Kelly (because he is a an anti-mutant bigot) and [[spoiler:for the dignitaries on Ellis Island during the climax.]]
16th Jul '16 9:28:41 PM siberia82
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* BagOfKidnapping: After Magneto renders Rogue unconscious by throwing an object at her with his powers, Toad kidnaps her.

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* BagOfKidnapping: After Magneto renders Rogue [[spoiler:Rogue]] unconscious by throwing an object a tranquilizer dart at her with his powers, Toad kidnaps her.



* ChekhovsClassroom: In the DVD extras, the young mutants are learning about ancient Rome. Rome started out persecuting Christians, and then wound up becoming a Christian empire. How did this happen? "The Emperor became a Christian!" Which is exactly [[spoiler: what Magneto had in mind with his plan to turn all the world leaders into mutants.]]

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* ChekhovsClassroom: In the DVD extras, a deleted scene, the young mutants are learning about ancient Rome. Rome started out persecuting Christians, and then wound up becoming a Christian empire. How did this happen? "The Emperor became a Christian!" Which is exactly [[spoiler: what [[spoiler:what Magneto had in mind with his plan to turn all the world leaders into mutants.]]



* FollowTheLeader: The success of this film, followed by the great success of the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', unleashed a deluge of modern SuperHero-inspired [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action]] like ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Even obscure properties like [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] were optioned for movies.



* GlassyPrison: Although not made out of glass, [[spoiler: Magneto]] is imprisoned within a plastic, transparent prison at the end of the movie.

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* GlassyPrison: Although not made out of glass, [[spoiler: Magneto]] [[spoiler:Magneto]] is imprisoned within a plastic, transparent prison at the end of the movie.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Magneto is willing to sacrifice Rogue, but not himself in the advancement of his cause. Beautifully called out by Wolverine, who tells him: "You're so full of shit. If you were really so righteous, it would be you up in that thing." Of course, the biggest irony of that is, if he ''had'' been willing to sacrifice himself, the plan would have worked.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Magneto is willing to sacrifice Rogue, [[spoiler:Rogue]], but not himself in the advancement of his cause. Beautifully called out by Wolverine, who tells him: "You're so full of shit. If you were really so righteous, it would be you up in that thing." Of course, the biggest irony of that is, if he ''had'' been willing to sacrifice himself, the plan would have worked.



--> '''Rogue''': When they [the claws] come out... does it hurt?\\

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--> '''Rogue''': -->'''Rogue''': When they [the claws] come out... does it hurt?\\



--> '''Wolverine:''' What do you want with me?\\

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--> '''Wolverine:''' -->'''Wolverine:''' What do you want with me?\\



* KarmicTransformation: What Magneto intends for Senator Kelly (because he is a bigot) and [[spoiler: for the dignitaries on Ellis Island during the climax.]]

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* KarmicTransformation: What Magneto intends for Senator Kelly (because he is a bigot) and [[spoiler: for [[spoiler:for the dignitaries on Ellis Island during the climax.]]



--> "Once again, you think it's all about you."

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--> "Once -->"Once again, you think it's all about you."



** After Rogue (having absorbed a large part of Magneto's power) is used as a battery for the machine that gives normal people powers, she becomes drained of energy, and her hair gets [[LockedIntoStrangeness a grey streak]]. In fact, Magneto used her for this because using it was expected to ''kill'' the user.

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** After [[spoiler:After Rogue (having absorbed a large part of Magneto's power) is used as a battery for the machine that gives normal people powers, she becomes drained of energy, and her hair gets [[LockedIntoStrangeness a grey streak]]. In fact, Magneto used her for this because using it was expected to ''kill'' the user.]]



* MaleGaze: An in-universe version. Rogue in her first scene notices her boyfriends eyes are on her butt, which she [[ShakingTheRump gives a shake]]

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* MaleGaze: An in-universe version. Rogue in her first scene notices her boyfriends boyfriend's eyes are on her butt, which she [[ShakingTheRump gives a shake]]



** Magneto gives it when he's planning on using a dangerous device to turn the world leaders into mutants with Rogue, who will be the source but also be sacrificed.

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** Magneto gives it when he's planning on using a dangerous device to turn the world leaders into mutants with Rogue, [[spoiler:Rogue]], who will be the source but also be sacrificed.



** And Wolverine gives it right back to Magneto after the latter says that Rogue is a necessary sacrifice:

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** And Wolverine gives it right back to Magneto after the latter says that Rogue [[spoiler:Rogue]] is a necessary sacrifice:



* StayWithMeUntilIDie: Storm does this for [[spoiler: the artificially mutated]] Senator Kelly.

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* StayWithMeUntilIDie: Storm does this for [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the artificially mutated]] Senator Kelly.



** Magneto. His plan is actually rather benevolent and would finally [[MassEmpoweringEvent end the division]] between Mutants and the rest of Mankind, while sacrificing only [[spoiler: Rogue]] to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans make it work]]. It's a ''[[VisionaryVillain good]]'' plan, it's just a shame his machine ''[[GoneHorriblyWrong doesn't]]'' work!

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** Magneto. His plan is actually rather benevolent and would finally [[MassEmpoweringEvent end the division]] between Mutants and the rest of Mankind, while sacrificing only [[spoiler: Rogue]] [[spoiler:Rogue]] to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans make it work]]. It's a ''[[VisionaryVillain good]]'' plan, it's just a shame his machine ''[[GoneHorriblyWrong doesn't]]'' work!



* WhamLine: [[spoiler: Wolverine and Rogue]] have been chased and attacked several times by Magneto's band of mutants. The X-Men come to the conclusion that Magneto's after [[spoiler: Wolverine, possibly due to his self-regeneration abilities]]. Then Magneto corners the pair in a train station and has [[spoiler: Wolvie]] completely at his mercy...
--> [[spoiler:'''Wolverine''']]: What do you want from me?
--> '''Magneto''': You? Whoever said we wanted you? ''(turns to look at [[spoiler:Rogue]])''

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: Wolverine [[spoiler:Wolverine and Rogue]] have been chased and attacked several times by Magneto's band of mutants. The X-Men come to the conclusion that Magneto's after [[spoiler: Wolverine, [[spoiler:Wolverine, possibly due to his self-regeneration abilities]]. Then Magneto corners the pair in a train station and has [[spoiler: Wolvie]] [[spoiler:Wolvie]] completely at his mercy...
--> [[spoiler:'''Wolverine''']]: -->[[spoiler:'''Wolverine''']]: What do you want from me?
--> '''Magneto''': -->'''Magneto''': You? Whoever said we wanted you? ''(turns to look at [[spoiler:Rogue]])''



* YouKeepTellingYourselfThat: When Magneto is making his final speech to the heroes about how the turn-everyone-into-a-mutant-beam is going to bring peace to the world and is worth the sacrifice, Wolverine is not impressed. He quips that if Magneto really believed everything he was saying, he would have just used himself to power the doomsday apparatus rather than Rogue. [[FridgeBrilliance One realizes]] that, if Magneto had in fact done this, his plan would have succeeded without a hitch (though considering that he sees himself as the one thing keeping mutants out of the death camps, he wouldn't sacrifice himself unless he was 100% certain of the outcome).

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* YouKeepTellingYourselfThat: When Magneto is making his final speech to the heroes about how the turn-everyone-into-a-mutant-beam is going to bring peace to the world and is worth the sacrifice, Wolverine is not impressed. He quips that if Magneto really believed everything he was saying, he would have just used himself to power the doomsday apparatus rather than Rogue.[[spoiler:Rogue]]. [[FridgeBrilliance One realizes]] that, if Magneto had in fact done this, his plan would have succeeded without a hitch (though considering that he sees himself as the one thing keeping mutants out of the death camps, he wouldn't sacrifice himself unless he was 100% certain of the outcome).
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