The original X-Men film kick started the superhero film craze that has lasted over a decade. Way back in 2000 we watched a team of mutant heroes played by the likes of acting heavyweights Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry show off their incredible superpowers and five films later the X-Men are with us to stay.
One of Sunglasses Shop's favourite X-Men moments happens right at the start of the X-Men franchise. Cyclops, played by James Marsden, turns up on his Harley wearing a pair of Oakley Juliet. The Oakley Juliet is about as indestructible as sunglasses can get – perfect for holding back the red-hot rays Cyclops can shoot out of his eyes. A pretty useful skill when you're trying to save the world.
The X-Men returned in 2011's X-Men: First Class, a reboot showing the early days of Professor X and Magneto. Sadly Cyclops was neglected from the line-up so there was a distinct lack of Oakley sunglasses, but with sequels lined up we at Sunglasses Shop are holding out for mutant eyewear goodness.
Become The Mutant With Oakley
X-Men: the Last Stand starring James Marsden
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