X-Men 2 (2003)

Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Zak Penn, David Hayler, Bryan Singer
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Bruce Davidson, Aaron Sranford, Shawn Ashmore, Kelly Hu

Story After an attack on the President by Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming). William Striker (Brian Cox) is calling for all mutants to be captured. After capturing Xavier (Patrick Stewart) on one of his visits to Magneto (Ian McKellen) and Cyclops (James Marsden). Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) and Storm (Halle Berry) are of locating Nightcrawler leaving Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) in charge of the school.

Striker sets up an attack on the school trying to capture all the mutants inside with most getting out safe and Rogue (Anna Paquin), Pyro (Aaron Stanford) and Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) teaming up with Wolverine to locate the others and the location of Strikers base. While this is going on Mystique (Rebecca Romijn) is trying to free Magneto. We are now left with the humans who want to destroy the mutants, the mutants who want to destroy humans and the mutants who just want peace who will come out on top?

Verdict This is a brilliant sequel and one of the best superhero movies you will see. each character is well worked and performed well. The fights are all well executed to give full effect on the powers being used. The story is very well told adding to the what was built up in the first movie. You will be kept on the end of your seat from start to finish.

Best quote Magneto ‘Charles Xavier, have you come to rescue me?’

Favourite character Pyro gets all the best line and most development through the film

Stand out performance Hugh Jackman this is his best outing as Wolverine strong leader and big screen presences.

Best moment Magneto landing the X-men jet

Worst Moment Most of Storm’s scenes dull character with boring power

My rating 92%

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