Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary powers — the result of unique genetic mutations. Under the tutelage of Professor X (Patrick Stewart), the outcasts learn to harness their powers and must now protect mankind from the evil Magneto (Ian McKellen). This first chapter of the X-Men saga features an all-star cast, including Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin and Rebecca Romijn.
**Charlie Rose Interview
**Mutant Watch Featurette
**Hugh Jackman Screen Test
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Cast & Crew
You won't be upset you saw it, you'll have some fun, you'll see Wolvie beat the living hell out of a helicopter.
Did the plot points stick in my head five minutes after leaving the theater? Not so much ... but I know I was having fun while watching.
How does all this play out for those of us -- i.e., me -- who have not been staying up nights fretting over the origins of the X-Men and Women? The answer is: Fairly well.
Jackman's committed performance keeps the movie on track, though Huston and Schreiber are strictly on autopilot.