X-Men

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Good versus evil, the rise of genetic mutants, and super heroes that would satisfy the most sophisticated palate are the entertainment du jour in X-men. Adapted from comic books, this super hero movie introduces a small group of people who are born with special powers. Rogue (Anna Pacquin) is a teenage girl, who has the power to touch anyone and absorb their energy. She runs away from home because of her fear of being different. She accidentally meets another mutant named Wolverine who has indestructible claws coming out of his hands and the power to heal himself instantly. While on the road they are ambushed by another mutant named Sabretooth, who both looks and fights like a lion. Wolverine is about to be beaten when he are saved by two other mutant named Cyclops, a man who shoots laser beams out of his eyes and Storm (Halle Berry) who can control the weather. They are taken back to X-men headquarters where they are introduced to the leader of the team, Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) who is able to control things with his mind. He asks Rogue and Wolverine if they would like to join the X-men. (I wonder if I could be an X-man? I’m blind and I can drive. My wife says I always drive her up the wall.) Professor Xavier says that the bad mutants lead by Magneto – who has the power over anything containing metal – are ready to go to war with humanity unless the X-men can stop them. This is a well-presented movie with good character development and a simple, but good plot. You will enjoy this exciting, fast paced film if you are an X-men fan or not. Star Trek fans will not enjoy this movie if they think they will hear Patrick Stewart say, “Make it so number one.” I give this very entertaining film a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.