ouch, looks like I've opened a can of worms because I've been brave enough to publically admit that I enjoyed the x-men movie for what it is! Says who? Really, is there a written law which states "x-men movies must dwarf all other comic book movies in sending messages". No. It's just another comic book franchise where the movie producers take pieces that they like and bolt them into a movie which they think will sell. Guess what ? It worked, and it worked well. Oppression. Do I really need to explain it further? They were taking a stand against racism and extermination of their kind. It's a theme seen throughout human history, and I felt it was covered rather well here - those who desire to be 'normal', versus those who are honoured to be 'different'. If they had a 'cure' for being black 100 years ago you'd have seen the same thing. Some people would have changed in a bid to avoid oppression, while others would stand against it and be proud for who they are, and fight for acceptance for who they really were. Today being black isn't the stigmatism it used to be as great people have successfully fought for change. They made a massive statement at the end of the movie where the Beast was being put forward as the UN rep for both mutant and non-mutant americans. There's your massive statement you were looking for. It's a massive theme, and not one usually covered in a comic book action movie. Yes you can. The movies have always been about Wolverine, not Cyclops. Maybe he's bigger in the comic books, but he's a minor player in the movies. So what? You can't focus on everyone.