X2: X-Men United
X2: X-Men United (or X-Men 2) is a 2003 American superhero film based on Marvel Comics' X-Men superhero team. It is the sequel to 2000s X-Men, and the second installment in the X-Men film series. The film was directed by Bryan Singer, written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, and David Hayter, and features an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Bruce Davison, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Kelly Hu, and Anna Paquin.
William Stryker, a villainous former Army commander, holds the key to Wolverine's past and the future of the X-Men. This threat re-ignites the call for a mutant registration act. Stryker starts a full-out assault on Professor Xavier's mansion and school. After escaping his plastic cell, Magneto proposes a partnership with Xavier and the X-Men to combat this new formidable enemy they both have in common.
Why It Rocks
- The very improvement follow up to the X-Men series, with the plot is more improvement than the first movie.
- We finally get to learn more about Wolverine's past.
- The movie introduces us to Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming) who is the best part of the movie and he is portrayed very faithfully to his comic book counterpart.
- Hugh Jackman is more awesome as Wolverine, and even better than what he was in the first movie. The same goes for Halle Berry as Storm, James Marsden as Cyclops and Patrick Stewart as Professor X.
- Very good acting, especially for all of the casts as well, who all protrayed as the X-Men superheros..
- The scene where Bobby's mother asks him if he's tried "not being a mutant" is a really touching moment that deals with the problems of people not being accepted by their own relatives.
- Awesome soundtrack by John Ottman.
- Lady Deathstrike's portrayal in this movie is not very accurate to her version in the comics since she is a Cyborg in the comics, not a mutant.
- David Hayter, one of the screenwriters for both X-Men and this film, was the voice of Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid.
- X-Men 2 - Movie Review
Chris Stuckmann's review