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X2 (X-Men 2) (2003)

  Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: Halle Berry, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Patrick Stewart
Links: X2 on the IMDb, Official site, Buy the Soundtrack, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD
Genre: Action

This movie gets: 7.00 (2 ratings) Ranking: Ranked equal 104th of 187 movies (2 ratings minimum; see full chart)

"Wolverine's sidies still just as scruffy = +1 point" - a review by pearly

X2 is the sequel to X-Men (2000). It boasts the same director and the same cast in starring roles, with a few added extra cast members in Brian Cox as the head bad-guy, and Alan Cumming as an addition to the side of good (with rather an exciting mutation meaning he can teleport himself places, with effects kinda like when Willy Wonka transported Mike Teevee in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), except that Nightcrawler, as he is known, is not shrunken at the other end).

In this installment, there is once again a group of normal humans out to get the mutants, this time by creating a copy of Cerebro, the contraption used by Professor X (Patrick Stewart) to locate mutants, and then using the Cerebro copy to kill the mutants (Cerebro apparently has the downside that if the user concentrates on the mutants he is seeking too hard, he will kill them - quite a downside, methinks). With a weapon so powerful, even Magneto (Ian McKellen) must join the goodies to try and fight for mutant survival. And so there is much fighting, and showing off of various mutated talents, and many heated conversations between adversaries.

Special effects: yep, this movie sure has some. There weren't as many storms in this one as the last one though, which was a bit of a disappointment. However, you do get to see Rogue (Anna Paquin) having a smooch with her boyfriend that doesn't end up with him being in a coma or anything, so I guess you win some, and you lose some.

I've now watched both the X-Men movies, and it probably speaks volumes that I'm not particularly looking forward to the last in the trilogy. I mean, I'll watch it if someone else wants to go see it, or if it's free, but I can't say I love the movies. They're a good way to spend a coupla hours, but that's about it really.

pearly gives this movie 6 out of 10.
Review created on Thu 7 Aug 2003

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Number of reviews: 1
Number of ratings: 2
Average rating: 7.00
Lowest rating: 6 (by pearly)
Highest rating: 8 (by em_fiction)
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