PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
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 2 mins) The Nazi policy sorting of newly-arrived victims of genocide into two groups - one to be murdered on site and one to be enslaved - was called "selektion" and usually involved SS doctors such as Doctor Josef Mengele, who made the selection according to a particular captive's state of health as he perceived it. In the movie no such officials are present. When this scene was re-shot 11 years later for X-Men: First Class they got this right.
The X-Films' title sequences features a weapon used by the villain of each film, backed by the X-Men's Cerebro device. In this film it is Magneto's mutation machine.
$54,471,475 (USA) (16 July 2000)