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X2 (2003)
Action,Adventure,Sci-Fi,Thriller
USA / English
"The time has come for those who are different to stand united "
The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.
Patrick Stewart Professor Charles Xavier
Hugh Jackman Logan/Wolverine
Ian McKellen Eric Lensherr/Magneto
Halle Berry Storm/Ororo Munroe
Famke Janssen Jean Grey
James Marsden Scott Summers/Cyclops
Anna Paquin Rogue/Marie D'Ancanto
Rebecca Romijn Mystique/Grace (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)
Brian Cox William Stryker
Alan Cumming Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler
Bruce Davison Senator Kelly
Aaron Stanford John Allerdyce/Pyro
Shawn Ashmore Bobby Drake/Iceman
Kelly Hu Yuriko Oyama/Deathstrike
Katie Stuart Kitty Pryde
Director: Bryan Singer
Producer: Lauren Shuler Donner,Ralph Winter
Writer: Zak Penn,David Hayter
After Watching This, Roll On X-Men 3
Absolutely happy! That is the only word I can use to describe my feelings after spending my hard-earned money to see X-Men 2. It was worth every penny.

Firstly, the makers of superhero films such as this have an unenviable task. They have to please hardcore comic fans and casual movie fans which is no easy task. And The X-Men-with their forty years of history and continuity-are perhaps the hardest heroes to put on the big screen. Well, I've spoken to many hardcore X-fans and casual movie fans and they all enjoyed it too.

I won't go into great detail about the plot. Let's just say that The X-Men and their enemy Magneto have to join forces to combat an even bigger threat. I enjoyed this movie so much because for the first time in years, I didn't read ANYTHING about the plot or any reviews prior to viewing it. That is why I'm not going to go into great detail about the plot. Just enjoy it.

All the favourites are back including my personal favourite Hugh Jackman as Wolverine (I hope Wolverine gets his own movie franchise one day). The makers of this movie have done a great job in making sure various characters get the right amount of screen time. We'd all love our favourites to get more screentime but with so many X-Men (and women), the producers have to do the best they can; and they do indeed.

There are a few really great special effects in this movie but unlike some special effects laden movies, the plot is more important in this movie. Furthermore, the movie is much deeper and really makes you think. Marvel comics (and movies) have always been deep and many of the issues have reflected real life. This movie is about persecution and intolerance of mutants and reflects many issues from the past and the present such as Hitler's treatment of the Jews and the different ideologies of Martin Luthor King and Malcom X. In fact, many longtime X-fans have compared the X-Men's Professor X to Martin Luthor King and the evil Magneto to Malcom X. Seeing a movie like this cannot only provide a couple of hours of entertainment but make you view society in a totally different way.

This is the best superhero film since the 70's (when we saw gems such as Superman The Movie) and the 80's (when we saw Tim Burton's Batman). It was a fantastic film but it begs one question-how are they ever going to top this?

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Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
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Imdb rating: 7.9
Musician: John Ottman
Running time: 133 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 20:27:3