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      Generation X

      TV-PG 1996 1h 37m Sci-Fi List
      Reviews 25% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Mutant teens with superhuman powers fight a renegade physicist (Matt Frewer) and his evil mind-control scheme. Read More Read Less

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      Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed It's self serious, unfocused, and often times can't seem to turn its attempts at humor in to fodder for giggles. Nov 17, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      James B This film was strange yet interesting the plot is odd having a bad villain and as a die hard marvel fan it's sad to see chamber and skins altered due to the budget Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review Audience Member filme horrivel uma merda historia fraca açao fraca ruim de tao ruim que é não recomendo ninguem a asssstir esse filme Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review steve d Cheesy with a few good performances but between Skin and the Jim Cary wannabee it doesn't work. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member To think I spent weeks in anticipation for this movie so long ago.. This movie is crap, but many 'trailblazers' are. The mistakes learned here made X-Men and X2 the successes they are. One thing that wasn't a mistake was casting Finola Hughes as the redeemed White Queen. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review russell h This was awful but Matt Frewer was funny as shit. Was he trying to be Jim Carey? Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Generation X was a movie of the week released by Fox during the days when X-Men action figures and The Animated Series dominated children's lives - needless to say, anticipation was high, and a lot of comic book fans were on the edge of their seats. And then it came out and everyone said "what the fuck?" The movie features that chick from SNL (the movie you fucking dingleberry) as Emma Frost, who is running the school for gifted children, alongside Banshee, played by some guy you've probably never heard of or seen anywhere. They're joined by a team of 90s, angst fueled stereotypes teenagers who can't get their shit together for more than five minutes at a time, before they start bickering and fighting amongst one another. It's got Jubilee, played by some girl, M (don't ask, it doesn't matter) played by some other girl, Mondo (some dickhead who can't control his temper) played by some dude, Skin, played by some other dude, and two new mutants made up for the movie because the lack of budget to include additional established characters: Buff (basically a buff girl) played by, you guessed it, some girl, and Refrax (the flea market equivalent of Cyclops) played by, you know fuck it. You should see the pattern by now. The villain of the movie is humanity, but they threw in a guy called Tresh played by the guy who was Max Headroom, and who outclasses the other actors so magnificently that the only thing it can be compared to is Raul Julia in Street Fighter. Anyways, while the kids, complain about life, mope around and do silly kid shit, they get picked on by local townsfolk, and get sort of, kind of hunted by Max Headroom. The problem with this movie isn't just the bad acting, or the lack of production value. The problem is trying to make a movie about the X-Men universe and omitting every major character except Jubilee (who was also, arguably, the most annoying character in the cartoon). The story is completely by the numbers, the direction is imprecise and sloppy, and the film commits one of the most glaring sins of film making: it's boring. TL;DR - 3/10 Generation X is an obvious attempt to cash in on the success of the popularity of X-Men in the 90s. It came out in 1996, but the effects were so severe that the wait for the X-Men movie in 2000 felt like a lifetime - probably helped by the film looking like it was made 30 years later, and not just four. Unless you're a big fan of 90s, teenage, made for TV movies, you can definitely skip this one. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Mutant teens with superhuman powers fight a renegade physicist (Matt Frewer) and his evil mind-control scheme.
      Director
      Jack Sholder
      Producer
      David Roessell
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 37m