X2: X-Men United Reviews

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January 10, 2018
The truth is, the film is never again as good as its brilliant opening sequence.
January 3, 2018
X-Men 2 remains a decent enough sci-fi effort, which delivers on most of the levels fans could expect. Too bad it's hampered by a plot that wouldn't get green-lit for an average episode of Buffy.
July 14, 2015
X2 still feels like a prologue. No matter how much goes on, you feel like nothing has happened.
July 14, 2015
The light tone and modest character development of X-Men have given way to an avalanche of digital effects and a bloated symphonic score.
July 14, 2015
Fortunately, bigger usually equals better here, and when it doesn't, it equals just as good.
July 14, 2015
Performances are solid throughout, with the actors managing to straight-face their way through some truly inane dialogue.
April 15, 2013
There's little zest, less grace and, particularly in the writing, no creative spark to ignite the imagination.
April 15, 2013
The plotting seems dangerously self-interested, being concerned almost exclusively with the survival of the mutants themselves, and, behind the succulent effects, the tone is oddly hectoring.
December 29, 2010
Bigger and badder than No. 1, but still a blast.
April 15, 2009
Bigger and more ambitious in every respect, from its action and visceral qualities to its themes.
February 9, 2006
The emotional spectrum has widened, too, encompassing buoyant mirth and heroic tragedy.
July 8, 2003
Bigger, brasher, sexier but much, much more confusing.
June 19, 2003
It's a funny, profound and deeply moving moment, young Drake realizing that his life in the eyes of his parents will never live up to their more modest expectations.
June 3, 2003
A great comic-book movie.
June 1, 2003
During shooting, Singer constantly referred to The Empire Strikes Back as his template -- and, by jove, he's made a movie that's worthy of the comparison.
May 28, 2003
Very smart, if way too long.
May 23, 2003
Suffice to say that I was steadily engrossed and entertained and ultimately moved by a drama that is, in the end, more human than mutant.
May 11, 2003
The best new addition to the corp is Alan Cumming's Nightcrawler. His pointy ears, yellow eyes, and blue skin make him the most creepily beautiful presence in the pageant.
May 9, 2003
Best of all, this is a film which excites the eye without numbing the brain.
May 8, 2003
A summer firecracker.
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