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The phenomenal global success of X-Men meant that director Bryan Singer had even more money to spend on its sequel, and it shows. Not only is the script better (there's significantly less cheesy dialogue than the original), but the action and effects are also even more stupendous--from Nightcrawler's teleportation sequence through the White House to a thrilling aerial dogfight featuring mutants-vs-missiles to a military assault on the X-Men's school/headquarters to the final showdown at Stryker's sub-Arctic headquarters. Yet at no point do the effects overtake the film or the characters. Moreso than the original, this is an ensemble piece, allowing each character in its even-bigger cast at least one moment in the spotlight (in fact, the cast credits don't even run until the end of the film). And that, perhaps, is part of its problem (though it's a slight one)--with so much going on, and nary a recap of what's come before, it's a film that could prove baffling to anyone who missed the first installment. But that's just a minor quibble--X-Men 2 is that rare thing, a sequel that's actually superior to its predecessor. --Robert Burrow --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
X-Men 2 is a thrilling tale of good vs evil, brilliantly filmed and with a storyline that keeps you involved to the end. My 11 year old loved this and so did I. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ryder
Not a great fan of the XMen series. However, the film was entertaining taken at face value.Published 1 month ago by James Brown
Strangley thought this was weaker than the first film. Pretty much knew what was going to happen before it did. Wanted to like it more than I did. ShamePublished 1 month ago by Mr R P Smith
Good film added to my x-men collection, good condition and cheap to buy.Published 2 months ago by Paul Dwyer
This is an inferior sequel due to it's predictability in story development, the characters fall rather short and the villain in this one is really poor even though it is portrayed... Read morePublished 2 months ago by josh91
With the first movie watched and enjoyed, I decided to venture further to X2: X-Men United. This was my first time viewing the film, and I have to say I enjoyed it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers