A long time ago in an X-Mansion 30 miles away*... the Hit Me With Your Best Shot series began. It was July 2010 when, on a 10th anniversary rewatch of the mutant team franchise kickoff I came up with the series. Only two people joined me for that first episode and one of those images is lost to the whims of jpg storage on the internet but the series grew quite a lot from there. With X-Men Days of Future Past nearly upon us (well, it already took me. It took me, with the stink of filthy mutant dna on its breath, and I liked it. I liked it!) it's time to honor Bryan Singer's influential superhero team movie again.
This was a rerun Hit Me episode of sorts so participation is low but you'd all best be back for the next few episodes! Promise me you'll gaze upon the movies and make judgments - blue pinky, adamantium claws swear it.
8 BEST SHOTS FROM X-MEN (2000)
Directed by Bryan Singer / Shot by Newton Thomas Sigel
Click on the images for the 9 corresponding articles
Shots that go "WUMPH!", and not shots that sneak in and tap on the shoulder...
-Antagony & Ecstacy
Isn't it a beauty, narratively speaking?
-The Film Experience
...an arresting impression.
-Best Shot in the Dark
I had to go with this shot because of the relationship between Rogue and Wolverine in the movie...
You know, people like you...
How much he doesn't give a fuck...
- The Film's The Thing
So weirdass and INLAND EMPIRE-like...
-Against the Hype
A fascinating "eureka!" moment and a humourous one at that...
Tragic, scary and playful...
- Coco Hits NY
Hmmm. I thought there'd be more of Storm (kidding). But no, I did think there'd be more Mystique! What's your favorite shot in that movie... or have you forgotten the whole thing?
* Charles Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters is in exotic Westchester, right? So close!