Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since 20th Century Fox’s first “X-Men” film hit theaters. Directed by Bryan Singer and written by Tom DeSanto with singer, this summer film was for some fans an introduction, and for others a live-action adaptation they had been waiting for.
It was also, for some of us, a HUGE disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, several of the casting choices were spot on- like Sir Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Ian McKellen as Magneto, and eventually Kelsey Grammer as Beast as well as Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler- but the rest? Eeeeeeh.
This is not to harp on a less-than-stellar cast, though. This is to share Hugh Jackman‘s adorable video post to celebrate the anniversary.
McKellen has also posted now.
So, maybe have your own Nerdbot Cinema tonight with “X-Men,” and take a look back at the superhero flick.