This summer is the 15th (!!!) anniversary of the original iconic X-Men movie. Let's take a look back the only way the internet knows how: by pointing out dumb little things that bothered us!
1. Senator Kelly Isn't Completely Wrong About Mutants Being Dangerous...
All the events of the movie are predicated on the fact that Senator Kelly believes that mutants should be monitored to ensure people's safety and even though the guy's a gigantic douche I... well, I actually think he's kind of right. (Don't hate me!) I mean, mutants do pose a threat. One of the first things we see in the movie is a mutant accidentally putting a teenager in a coma because she doesn't know how to control her powers.
I don't agree with the fear mongering, I don't think that mutants should be treated like second class citizens, and I certainly don't feel bad for him when Senator Kelly gets transformed into a jellyfish monster and dies. That said, I also don't think that acknowledging the fact that there might be some potential danger involved when a small percentage of society possesses godlike power will (as the movie suggests with no ambiguity) lead to a second holocaust. Maybe mutant registration isn't the answer, but there's a discussion to be had there, and I don't think it's as black and white as the movie makes it seem.
2. What Is Keeping Rogue Stuck in the Burning Van?
During the first big action scene, while Wolverine, Cyclops and Storm are fighting Sabretooth, Rogue finds herself "stuck" in a burning van. I've watched the scene many times and I still can't figure out what's keeping her from escaping. As of now, my best guess is that it's got something to do with the fact that her seat belt won't unbuckle and if that's the case, it's really dumb. It's not hard to wiggle your way out of a buckled seat belt. They're made of nylon, not adamantium.
3. Why Does the Academy Have Stables?
What possible use could a bunch of pubescent super-children have for horses? Also, how rich is Professor Xavier that he can afford all this stuff?
4. Why Does Professor X Let Wolverine Sleep in the Dorms?
Wolverine's a hero and all, but he's also a relative stranger with deep emotional issues and built in knives. He should barely be allowed on school grounds, much less given a room sleep in that's on the same floor as the student's dorms.
5. How Does Iceman Manage to Freeze Fire?
I get that this is a movie about people with supernatural powers and shit, but that's not how science works...