X2: X-Men United (DVD, 2003, 2-Disc Set, Widescreen)
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|Edition:||Widescreen 2-Disc Set|
|Number of Discs:||2|
|Display Format:||Widescreen 2-Disc Set|
New York Times - A. O. Scott (05/02/2003)
USA Today - Mike Clark (05/02/2003)
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (05/02/2003)
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (05/29/2003)
Sight and Sound - Kim Newman (06/01/2003)
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (05/02/2003)
Movieline's Hollywood Life - Daniel Davis (11/01/2003)
Total Film - Dan Jolin (12/01/2003)
Uncut - Leslie Felperin (12/01/2003)
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- gghobbycomNov 2, 2007by
Better than the first! Outstanding
It's rule of thumb sequels rarely equal the original. Even when they do, the fans are general a bit jaded, knowing what to expect on the second go around, so even if it is as good, it's not as fresh. Expectations can really hurt a film. Everyone is so excited they often expect MORE, and so are let down no matter how good the film is. So going in, sequels have a hard road. When one is as good it's rare; when it's BETTER that is unbelievable. WEll, believe it - X 2 is even better.<br><br>The characters are set, so this film gives the chance to explore them a little deeper. Glad to say the whole cast is back. Super fun to see Gandolf being a bad guy! Ian McKellan is back as Magneto the mutant who sees the destruction of mankind as the only way for the mutants to survive. Patrick Stewart is Professor Charles Xavier, the kindly mentor who has a safe haven for mutants and works for their betterment for all. Back also are Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine; Halle Berry magnificent as Storm; Famke Janssen as Jean Grey and Bruce Davison as Senator Kelly . Also, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos as Mystique, Magneto's new sidekick, Brian Cox (the first Hannibal Lector) as Striker, his mutant killer Yuriko Oyama is played well by Kelly Hu and super addition is Alan Cumming as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler. The whole cast does a wonderful job.<br><br>When we last saw Magneto, he'd been imprisoned within a plastic jail, since any metal can be reformed and used by him. Everyone was happy at the school run by Xavier, while Logan was off trying to figure out his past. The Senator was now a mutant.<br><br>After the Nightcrawler attacks the president in a protest for Mutant's rights, Striker is able to pressure the president into a campaign against Xavier's School, playing right into Magneto's plans. Short order, Mystique has Magneto free, but Xavier has been taken by Strike who is trying to manipulate him into killing all the mutants. Thus in a switch, the good mutants must work with Magneto to free Xavier.<br><br>It's lightning pace, wonderful effects, great fight scenes and stronger character development. It's just an outstanding action flick that leaves you hungry for X 3!!Read full review
- thejokerking666Jan 8, 2011by
awesome! i love it!
i like the ideas and all of the xmen stuff from comics to movies. and great actors in it great story great battles and i bought it because i like the xmen movies
- valdc029645Nov 9, 2010by
THIS MOVIE WAS AWESOME!
I TRUELY ENJOYED THIS MOVIE;BECAUSE I LOVE ANYTHING THAT WOVERINE<br>IS IN.BECAUSE HE IS A GREAT PERSON.AN THE TALENTED KIDS.<br>IT GIVE ROOM FOR NORMAL CHILDREN TO SAY THEY CAN AVIEVE WHAT THEY WANT TO<br>BECOME WHEN THEY GROW UP.
- maverickfilmmak...Nov 2, 2010by
X2: X-MEN United (Widescreen, 2-Disc Set) A Must
What do i like about it, first of all it's Widescreen (with so many big tv screens out there i don't understand why they keep releasing Full Screen versions). Second it's a special edition with lots of extras (that's the reason for the second dvd), Third and maybe this is the most important it was sealed.<br>I'm a big fan of Marvel Comics since i was a kid, so i always dreamed of making a film about Spider-Man or any other Marvel Super Heroe (i'm a filmmaker), and when the Sam Raimi film came out i was a total fan again (the first two films about Spider-Man were really bad). So now i have my comic collection and my film collection on dvd of Marvel Heroes. I bought this one when it came out, but somebody stole it. And thanks to eBay i found it and bought it. Now my collection is complete again.Read full review
- blood4fameSep 6, 2010by
Marvel is great as always
Although not completely loyal to the comic line ( what movie is right? ) This is still a must-have for the Marvel/XMen fans.