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  • Summary: Mutants continue to struggle against a society that fears and distrusts them. Their cause becomes even more desperate following an incredible attack by an as yet undetermined assailant possessing extraordinary abilities. With the fates of mankind - and mutantkind - in their hands, the X-Men Face their most dangerous mission ever. [20th Century Fox] Expand
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. A diverting mix of insight and spectacle, human and superhuman. This machine is built for kids, but rarely do words like "noble," "Hollywood" and "rawkin'" all apply to one movie.
  2. 88
    Captures the feel of a first-rate comic book. It puts the pop back into Pop Art: It blows viewers away with a blast of kinetic energy.
  3. 80
    Directed with depth, efficiency, and wit by Bryan Singer, the film suffered only from a tendency to seem like a setup for an even bigger movie...Fortunately, bigger usually equals better here, and when it doesn't, it equals just as good.
  4. As it is, most of X2's action is restricted to the Northeast Corridor, with a climactic face-off in the western Rockies, where, in typical blockbuster fashion, everything goes kablooey and ka-bam.
  5. Mr. Singer and his collaborators grasp that comic books, for all their obligatory fights and explosions, are at bottom about their brave, troubled, impossibly muscled characters.
  6. A substantial improvement over "X-Men," in many ways, especially in visual and specialeffects departments.
  7. The movie is overplotted, a soulless maze of special effects and relentless action.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 105
  2. Negative: 3 out of 105
  1. MatthewL.
    Mar 14, 2004
    Excellent, better than the first film...
  2. May 20, 2013
    Darker and stronger, the film manages to build a frame and mounted and space for your entire cast shine, and the action scenes are actually better than its predecessor, which trona the film one of the best films of superheroes ever made. Expand
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  4. Mar 2, 2013
    Dark and exhilarating, X-Men returns brandishing the strong, action packed yet emotionally mature story that the original needed. However, lazy attempts at ensuring child friendliness detract from the overall quality. Fortunately, not by much. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2014
    This second installment of X-Men is even greater than the first film.

    It got so much more things going on at the same time. The action
    sequences are all incredible and highly unique as in the previous installment. The actors are superb, and the story is perfect! The CGI is flawless, and combined with a great opening scene and many entreating events, is this second X-Men film greater than the first. The soundtrack is another aspect of the film that’s great, it’s much more epic. The villains and the main cast are all awesome, so there’s no doubt that this film is spectacular.

    X-Men 2 get a 8.3/10
  6. Aug 16, 2014
    This movie is good, if not great, and it is certainly the best of the original trilogy of X-Men. It's best characters are probably Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, and the always entertaining Wolverine. I wish Nightcrawler was used more, and I thought he was about as awesome as Quicksilver was in Days of Future Past. Also, Cyclops wasn't used near as much as he needed to be. The X-Men series has always had a problem with not using the coolest characters correctly, and this one resorts to using Storm too much as well, but it doesn't make that mistake as much as Last Stand does. Other than that, there's really not too much negative about this movie. It just takes everything established in the first one and expands on it. The first one was just average, but this one is really good and fun. Expand
  7. JerkGuy
    Oct 1, 2007

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