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X2: X-Men United (2003)

X2 (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 2 May 2003 (USA)
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When anti-mutant Colonel William Stryker kidnaps Professor X and attacks his school, the X-Men must ally with their archenemy Magneto to stop him.

Director:

Bryan Singer

Writers:

Zak Penn (story), David Hayter (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Professor Charles Xavier
Hugh Jackman ... Logan / Wolverine
Ian McKellen ... Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto
Halle Berry ... Ororo Munroe / Storm
Famke Janssen ... Jean Grey
James Marsden ... Scott Summers / Cyclops
Anna Paquin ... Rogue
Rebecca Romijn ... Raven Darkholme / Mystique / Grace (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)
Brian Cox ... William Stryker
Alan Cumming ... Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Bruce Davison ... Senator Kelly
Aaron Stanford ... John Allerdyce / Pyro
Shawn Ashmore ... Bobby Drake / Ice Man
Kelly Hu ... Yuriko Oyama / Lady Deathstrike
Katie Stuart ... Shadowcat
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Storyline

Several months have passed since the X-Men defeated Magneto and imprisoned him in a seemingly impregnable plastic chamber. One day, a mutant by the name of Nightcrawler infiltrates the White House and attempts to assassinate the President, setting off a chain reaction of anti-mutant measures by the government. Meanwhile, Logan is trying to discover his past. As scientist named William Stryker discovers Professor X's secret school and Cerebro, Magneto's partner, Mystique, is planning to break her leader out of prison. But when Professor X's school is attacked by Stryker's forces, Logan, Rogue, Iceman, and a few are lucky to escape. Those who remain meet in Boston, where they form an uneasy alliance with Magneto to stop Stryker and rescue Professor X. Written by John Wiggins

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In this world wide conspiracy the only thing you can count on... Is the X factor. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action/violence, some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

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Release Date:

2 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X-2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Burlington, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,558,731, 4 May 2003

Gross USA:

$214,949,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$407,711,549
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was billed by Bryan Singer as the Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) of the X-Men film franchise. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 6 mins) On the X Plane before the missiles hit it, Rogue scrambled to get her seat belt buckled. However, after the first plane flip, she's sitting with a smile on her face, hands in her lap, no worries. Then she's shown again gasping and holding the belt buckles with both her hands. See more »

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Professor X: [voiceover] Mutants. Since the discovery of their existence they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, often hatred. Across the planet, debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain or simply a new species of humanity fighting for their share of the world? Either way it is a historical fact: Sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute.
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Mozart's Sonata K545
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Performed by Don Great
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More Of Same Eye-Popping FX
21 September 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Since the first movie, "X-Men," was famous for its great special effects, this sequel knew enough to deliver the same kind of eye-popping effects to please its fans....and it did! There are absolutely tons of stunning special effects, both visually and audibly. All of that means very few lulls in this 134-minute film.

Having said that, I do think the film needed some lulls. At over two hours of pretty intense action, it needed more breaks. It's just too much. Either that, or shorten the story.

Rebecca Romjin-Stamos, in her skin-tight outfit, is still a feast for us male eyes and Halle Berry and Famke Jannson aren't bad, either! Other familiar names from the first film are still here, such as Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Anna Pacquin and Ian McKellan.

It's a pretty interesting story and although they state evolution "as a fact" early on once again, they do have something unusual in today's films: a Christian character who was a good guy.

All in all, if you liked the first film, you'll like this.


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