X-Men (2000)

On the shadowy periphery of society lives a secret organization of mutants
despised, deformed and loathed, they live in fear of a nation that holds them in contempt. They are comic book fans. And one of their favorites is X-Men, which tells the tale of a secret organization headed by Professor Charles Xavier, master of the mysterious brain device known as Cerebro and ideological enemy of the metal-manipulating villain Magneto. It's all very neat-o.

Featuring the extremely British performances of Patrick Stewart (Robin Hood: Men in Tights) and Sir Ian McKellan (Last Action Hero), X-Men tries its altogether best to maintain some shred of dignity even while adults with names like Cyclops and Storm leap around in spandex suits fighting other adults named Toad and Magneto. There's a lot to work with, so Mike enlisted the help of his MST3K co-star Bill Corbett (voice of Crow T. Robot) for this hilarious RiffTrax!

X-Men
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Mike has also reviewed comic book based superheroes like Judge Dredd and Spawn (there might be some Barb Wire in there too). And does his review of The Shadow count as a comic book hero?


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