X-Men 2 (DVD)

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X-Men 2 (DVD)

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X2: X-MEN UNITED, the remarkable sequel to X-MEN, picks up shortly after the first film's finale. At the White House, a would-be assassin--the acrobat...

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Good

ProAnother good comic book movie

ConsBit too long. Too much and yet not enough happens.

Sigh and harrumph. I dunno what’s the matter with me when it comes to movies. I’m all disenchanted with all the pieces of sh*t that make a buck or two being immediately optioned for franchises (2 Fast 2 Furious stand up and then f**k off). So imagine my suspicions-stroke-delight when the mildly...

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Super

ProFantastic characters and effects

ConsCan't think of any at the moment!

Hey Ciaoers. I'm on a film streak at the moment, reviewing most of my DVD collection, but this is a film I keep watching over and over again and never seem to get bored of it! It's called: X-MEN 2 ***ACTORS AND ACTRESSES*** Patrick Stewart - Star Trek Films, The Prince of Egypt, A Christmas Carol...

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“X-Men 2 follows a good start”

published 17/03/2008

ProDeep and clever plot, good acting and special effe...

ConsDrags a little in places

When Bryan Singer directed X Men in 2000, he always maintained that it was merely setting the scene for a bigger and better film version of the much loved comic book. In 2003's X Men 2, he shows what he meant as he directs a returning cast on top form and with a meaningful plotline. A Little...

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“X-Men 2 Exceeds the original”

published 06/10/2004

ProGreat Cast, wicked Speacile Effects, Deeper than O...

ConsHalle Berry Criminally Underused, Maybe To Long, a...

After watching the first X-men, I was looking forward to seeing the second one. So me and some friends went to see it the weekend it came out, and personally I was delighted, thrilled and dazzled, it is actually better than the first one! Story The X-men are mutants, people born with weird and...

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Good

ProExcellent acting by Hugh Jackman and Alan Cumming

ConsUnrealistic storyline (even for a comic book adapt...

Written by Zak Penn, David Hayter, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris and Bryan Singer, and directed by Bryan Singer X-Men 2 is the follow up to the hugely successful X-men, released back in May 2003. Plot Just as the dust had settled and things were getting back to normal, Whitehouse security is...

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Excellent

ProHugh Jackman. Hugh Jackman. Oh, and Hugh Jackman.

Consyou do really need to see the first film before th...

Bryan Singer must have been licking his lips and emitting evil laughs every few minutes between the release of X-Men and the filming of this sequel. His cast (who were signed up to return for at least one sequel) were going to make him big bucks on the 2nd installment of the comic book...

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Super

ProGreat action and excitement

ConsCharacters werent able to get developed very much

About the film X2 is the superhero sequel to X Men and it was released in 2003. This time, the budget was bigger at $110 million but it also made more money worldwide with its earnings standing at over $400 million. It is rated 12A due to violence, action, mild bad language and a slight sexual...

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Excellent

“THE X FACTOR”

published 04/06/2003

Promind blowing entertainment at its best

Consdon't think there was any

STORYLINE AND OVERLOOK Due to the huge success of the first, the x-men are back for some more none stop entertainment, and it has to be said I was not disappointed. It was based on the massive comic strip by marvel. The film starts from where the previous one ended with Magneto held in the...

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Satisfactory

ProSome good action sequences and performances.

ConsDull, unimaginative, too long

First off, what’s with the title? The film is officially known as X2 but it (understandably) is being marketed as X-Men 2. Do they think that that somehow sounds cooler? I can’t imagine… Anyway. This is perhaps the first sequel I’ve ever seen without first seeing the...

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“The Joy Of X : Volume 2”

published 16/01/2004

ProStunning effects, solid acting, all star cast

ConsWeaker, sometimes confusing, storyline

Having been sceptical about the original X-men film and ending up pleasantly surprised, I decided to view this sequel with less sceptical eyes and once more was treated to another effect-laden Marvel from director Bryan Singer. The technical wizardry combined with an all star cast including...

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“X-Men 2 the story continues”

published 27/05/2003

ProGood action stuff

Consa bit violent for very young children

The second X-Men film starts exactly where the original ended. Bad guy Magneto (Ian McKellen) is still in his plastic prison while Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) continues his mission to bring together ‘normal’ people and Mutants through his school for ‘special’ people. Your old chums from...

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Super

ProA rare sequel that excels the original

ConsA bit long for yonger audience members

X2, the third most anticipated film this year (after the final 'Lord Of The Rings' and 'Matrix Reloaded' respectivly). For those who have been living under a rock for the last, um... 40 or so years... The X-Men are a group of mutants who try to help the human race who are constantly rejecting and...

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“"The War Has Begun."”

published 21/08/2004

ProThe special effects are dazzling!!!

Consyou need to see the first one to truly understand ...

While shopping at our local Safeways last christmas we were able to buy the X-men 2 DVD for our 13 year old son that had been making large amount of hints that he would love to see this movie, We had a choice to either buy the 1 or 2 disc version the only differents between the two was the set...

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Excellent

“X-treme”

published 10/09/2004

ProBuilds on original

ConsStill missing some characters

Originally I saw this film at the cinema and was impressed, however the DVD really blew me away. The story is familiar, mutants live amongst us but are split between the good mutants (x-men) using their unique powers to help us and evil mutants who hate mankind for it's prejudice. This sequel is...

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Excellent

ProFast Paced, distinctive Sci-Fi

ConsNothing worth mentioning

I thought the original X-Men was a ground-breaking movie. How..? well, to me it was the first decent stab by hollywood at getting a true comic classic right. The characters were all there (within reason), and none of them had been fiddled with or edited for political correctness or whatever...

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Product Information : X-Men 2 (DVD)

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X2: X-MEN UNITED, the remarkable sequel to X-MEN, picks up shortly after the first film's finale. At the White House, a would-be assassin--the acrobatic, teleporting blue mutant Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming)--menaces the president. Meanwhile, in the Canadian Rockies, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) searches for answers to his mysterious past at the top-secret facility where he received his metallic skeleton and claws. Back at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) and Storm (Halle Berry) instruct students Rogue (Anna Paquin), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), and Pyro (Aaron Stanford), while Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Cyclops (James Marsden) pay a visit to the imprisoned Magneto (Ian McKellen). However, Magneto has a secret weapon in the shape-shifting Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos). Soon allies and enemies alike will unite to defeat the hate-filled military scientist William Stryker (Brian Cox), who wants to rid the world of mutants. When Stryker launches a ruthless two-pronged attack that leaves the school under siege and Xavier and Cyclops captured, Wolverine and the remaining X-Men must spring to action to save their friends and prevent all-out genocide.<BR>Even better than its excellent precursor, X2 delves deeper into the X-Men mythology, introducing new characters and touching on essential storylines from the decades-long run of the Marvel comic book series. Providing larger action-packed set pieces and more advanced special effects, director Bryan Singer further develops the characters of Jean Grey, Storm, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Iceman, Pyro, and Mystique. Each member of the cast breathes vitality into their mutant characters with Wolverine, perfectly portrayed by Jackman, once again the wild heart at the centre. A love letter to longtime fans of the comic and an amazingly entertaining movie for everyone else, X2: X-MEN UNITED is that rare breed of sequel that manages to improve on the original in every way.

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD

Studio(s): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; Deluxe Video Service - Fox

Release date: 03/05/2004, 10/11/2003

No of Discs: 2, 1

Catalogue No: 24224 CDVD, 24224 DVD

Cinematographer: Newton Thomas Sigel

Composer: John Ottman

Creator: Stan Lee

Director of Photography: Newton Thomas Sigel

Editor: John Ottman

Executive Producer: Stan Lee, Lauren Shuler Donner, Avi Arad, Bryan Singer, Tom DeSanto

Producer: Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter, Bryan Singer, Zak Penn, Avi Arad

Author: David Hayter, Bryan Singer, Zak Penn, Stan Lee

Barcode: 5039036015011, 5039036015035

Subject: Stan Lee

Screenwriter: Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, David Hayter, Daniel Harris, Michael Dougherty, Zak Penn

Languages

Main Language: English

Hearing Impaired Language: English

Technical Information

Special Features: Audio Commentary From Director Brian Singer John Ottman And Tom Sigel, Audio Commentary From Lauren Shuler Donner Ralph Winter Michael Dougherty Dan Harris And David Hayter, The Secret Origin Of X Men, Nightcrawler Reborn, Nightcrawler Attack, Evolution In The Details Designing X2, United Colours Of X, Wolverine Deathstrike Fight Rehearsal, The Second Issue Of X Men Making Of X2, Introducing The Incredible Nightcrawler, Nightcrawler Stunt Rehearsal, Nightcrawler Time Lapse, FX2 Visual Effects, Requiem For Mutants, X2 Global Webcast Highlights, 11 Deleted Scenes, 8 Static Image Galleries Featuring Over 800 Pictures, 3 Trailers

Aspect Ratio: 2.40 Wide Screen, 16:9 Wide Screen

Sound: DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1

Dubbing Sound: DTS 5.1 English<br>Dolby Digital 5.1 English, Dolby Digital 5.1<br>DTS

Professional Reviews

Review: "...It lives in the present, providing one amazing spectacle after another..." (Chicago Sun-Times, p.29, 02/05/2003)<br><br>"...X2 is 2 good to be 4-gotten. Brisk and involving with a streamlined forward propulsion....One of the unexpected aspects of X2 is the way its concerns seem to be uncannily relevant today..." (Los Angeles Times, p.C1, 02/05/2003)<br><br>"...A symphony of crescendos and pauses, orchestrated toward a big seat-rattling climax, during which an enormous dam breaks, veins bulge on both villainous and heroic brows, and a lot of computer-generated images pop, wiggle and shimmy to the throb and roar of John Ottman's music..." (New York Times, p.E1, 02/05/2003)<br><br>"...Hugh Jackman is again in fierce, lupine form as Wolverine..." (Rolling Stone, p.70, 29/05/2003)<br><br>...No other film-maker has better dramatised superpowers in action and yet remembered the human cost of all the trickery. X2 is full of double-edged power fantasies that manage a frisson of awe amid the excitement..." (Sight and Sound, p.59-60, 01/06/2003)<br><br>"...The cast is full of actors who are fun to watch..." (USA Today, p.11D, 02/05/2003)<br><br>

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