X-Men

Synopsis: They are children of the atom, homo superior, the next link in the chain of evolution. Each was born with a unique genetic mutation, which at puberty manifested itself in extraordinary powers. In a world filled with hate and prejudice, they are feared by those who cannot accept their differences. Led by Xavier the X-Men fight to protect a world that fears them. They are locked in a battle with former colleague and friend, Magneto who believes humans and mutants should never co-exist.
Production: 20th Century Fox
  13 wins & 26 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
64
Rotten Tomatoes:
81%
PG-13
Year:
2000
104 min
$156,164,829
Website
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ANGLE ON:

The boy's parents watch him as he -- as they, are taken

away.

The rest of their story is as you would expect.

EXT. SKY - DAY

Bright, bright blue framing a blinding white sun.

PAN DOWN AGAIN TO REVEAL:

The cracked, drought-stricken soil of nowhere.

TITLES:

KENYA - 1978

A group of children at play. Tribal children who,

without the help of the titles, could be from any age.

They run through a tiny village of tents, playing. Every

child holds a long reed-like stick and they chase each

other playing their version of tag.

As each child is tapped, they chase the others. Each

trying to avoid being "it", though never going far enough

away to miss the fun.

One girl in particular. A PRETTY GIRL OF 12, with

unusual white hair, is tagged and immediately shunned.

She chases kids this way and that, but to no avail. She

is not strong enough, nor agile enough, to win.

She tumbles and lands on her stick, snapping it. She

stands and, when the children see that her stick is

broken, they begin to giggle.

The giggles become laughter and the laughter becomes a

taunt, and before we even realize, the inherent cruelty

of children let loose becomes evident.

They have now formed a circle, at first avoiding her

touch with distance, but now growing tighter with menace.

In the unspoken manner of children at prey, the group

begins to chant in their native tongue - a song we have

not heard but sung in a way none-too inviting. They

begin to poke at her with the reeds, driving her back.

The girl now moves to the center of the circle, no longer

wishing to tag anyone.

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David Hayter

David Hayter (born February 6, 1969) is a Canadian-American voice and screen actor and screenwriter. He is well known as the English voice actor for Solid Snake and Naked Snake throughout many titles in the Metal Gear video game series. His works as a screenwriter include X-Men, X2 and Watchmen. more…

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Submitted by shilobe on March 28, 2017

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