Monday, 23 March 2015

X2 (2003)





Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Bruce Davison, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Kelly Hu, Anna Paquin


Several months have passed since The X-Men defeated Magneto (Ian McKellen) and imprisoned him in a plastic chamber. As scientist named William Stryker (Brian Cox) discovers Professor X's (Partick Stewart) secret school and Cerebro, Magneto's partner, Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Samos), is planning to break her leader out of prison. But when Professor X's school is attacked by Stryker's forces, Logan (Hugh Jackman), Rogue (Anna Paquin), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) and a few are lucky to escape. Those who remain meet in Boston, where they form an uneasy alliance with Magneto to stop Stryker and rescue Professor X.


X2 is a brilliant and very ambitious film that improves on its predecessor in every way. Director Bryan Singer seems more comfortable, and he keeps working on the difficulty to distinguish good from evil. In fact, the human villain confuses us, and we don't know which part we should take: Professor X or Magneto's.
This film adds more characters, more special effects and a bit more much action. The opening scene with Nightcrawler is fantastic, and so is the fight between Wolverine and Lady Deathstrike. The characters are developed and they all get the right amount of screen time. The makeup is great as we can see from Mystique and Nightcrawler. 
The acting from Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen is marvellous. Hugh Jackman still does a great job with his Wolverine. 


Professor XMutants. Since the discovery of their existence they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, often hatred. Across the planet, debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain or simply a new species of humanity fighting for their share of the world? Either way it is a historical fact: Sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute. 

Wolverine: You picked the wrong house, bub.




  1. This is still my favorite of all the X-Men movies. Glad you like it.