"X-Men: First Class" opens this week and, at the time of this entry, is sitting at a 100 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes (20 reviews).
The X-Men universe is, to say the least, a continuity heavy place to be. I think they could offer Master's degrees on the history of mutants in Marvel Comics. It's that heavy.
Charles Xavier and his merry band of mutants first appeared in the pages of Marvel Comics in 1963, but it took almost 40 years to finally bring them to the big screen. That fact always amazes me, considering the amount of money that could have been made in the '80s and '90s off of the property.
In celebration of the newest film in the franchise, we'll take a look back at that first "X-Men" film.
"X-Men" was released in 2000 and was a longtime dream come true for comic fans. It was especially great because of what could be considered the best casting ever of Patrick Stewart was Prof. Xavier.
I can 100 percent promise that Stewart was at the top of the list of fan dream casts.
It was also a success, grossing more than $150 million in the US.