X2: X-Men United -
Rating: 7/10
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Written by: Michael Dougherty, Daniel P. Harris

Length: 134 minutes

Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi/action violence, some sexuality, and brief violence


Hugh Jackman

Synopsis: The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.

Review: As impossible as it seems for a sequel to be better than its predecessor, X2 was. Now that they have established the X-Men world they area able to play around in it. This movie doesn’t waste time catching the viewer up, if you don’t already know something about the X-Men or didn’t see the first film you’re behind. In this film they are able to bring in some more characters with interesting and flashy skills, I think their budget may have increased just a bit. There were the usual exciting fight sequences and high-budget special effects. A combination of good writing and good acting that is unusual in a Hollywood blockbuster led to some funny moments in this movie.

All of the old cast is back, plus a few new-comers, notably Alan Cummings as Nightcrawler in what I would consider a mellow role for him. Hugh Jackman will probably always look weird to me if he hasn’t got wild hair and a grimace on his face, since Wolverine was his first acting venture that reached the States I’m not sure I’ll ever shake that image. So I guess it’s a good thing he is good at the part. Famke Janssen as Jean Grey whipped out her acting ability and really stood out in this film. Rebecca Romijn-Stamos gets to she her blue scales for one scene and actually look like herself, I’m sure audiences everywhere appreciate it. Brian Cox performs well as an ex-military bad-guy intent on killing all of the mutants in the world.

I’m not sure what can be attributed for the improvement from X-Men to X2, but hopefully the producers know and can make sure that the next one (and there is sure to be a next one) continues this trend. I would recommend seeing this movie, I would also recommend waiting until the frenzy dies down and you won’t have to deal with the crowds of people stampeding to see this movie.

 



Home ~ Nude Section ~ Links ~ Links to Us ~ Search ~ Movie Reviews

Questions and Comments, Please Contact:
idolpleasures{A--T}gmail.com

Copyrights are the property of their respective owners. The images displayed on this site are for newsworthy purposes only. All of the images on this site are either the property of IdolPleasures.com, used with permission of their respective copyright owners, or believed to have been granted into the public domain.
All original content Copyright © 2002 Idol Pleasures™ All Rights Reserved