PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a world where mutants (evolved super-powered humans) exist and are discriminated against, two groups form for an inevitable clash: the supremacist Brotherhood, and the pacifist X-Men.
Bryan Singer chose the Holocaust opening, to ground the movie in reality.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier:
Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia,...
(at around 1h 35 mins) Stuntwoman Kathryn Anderson's name is misspelled in the end credits as "Kathyrn".
The film title appears in a sequence of genes and chromosomes.
For the airing on cable network FX, Wolverine's response "You're a dick" is replaced with "You're a dork."
$54,471,475 (USA) (16 July 2000)