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Dr Jean Grey (Famke Janssen, Goldeneye) reaches extraordinary new levels using her powers of telepathy alongside weather-manipulator Storm (Academy Award winner Halle Berry, Monsters Ball), life-force zapper Rogue (Anna Pacquin, Buffalo Soldiers), laser beam Cyclops (James Marsden, Disturbing Behaviour) and the cool Ice-Man (Shawn Ashmore). United with further newcomers including the iron claw-clad Lady Deathstrike (Kelly Hu, The Scorpion King) and fingertip firestarter Pyro (Aaron Stanford), X-Men 2 contains the most spectacular array of super-hero powers you have ever seen!
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 instalment. 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
I already had the definitive edition of Xmen and its a steelbook and wanted the same version of x2, but couldn't find it, only in a regular dvd case, so bought this one for £1. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Craigster90
4.5 out of 5
The rumored war between mutants and humans begins to take shape after a mutant makes an attempt on the life of the President of the United States. Read more
I tend to get a bit bored with all the comic originated hero movies, but I love the X Men! This follow up to the first movie is full of action and excitement and nice to see a new... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bear
I was never that much of a fan of the original X-men movie, not that I’m a die-hard comic book fan of the source material; I just thought it could have been better. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Albatross