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X-MEN 2: X-MEN UNITED (2003)
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Directed By:
Bryan Singer

Starring:
Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Anna Paquin, Alan Cumming, Katie Stuart, Ian McKellen, Rebecca Romijn, Kelly Hu and Brian Cox

Rated PG-13
Genre: Comic Book Sci-Fi
Format Used: My Own DVD
Contains: Mild Violence, Graphic Violence
Also Known As:
X2 (offical title)
X-2 (USA) (poster title)
X-Men 2: X-Men United (USA) (promotional title)
X2: X-Men United (USA) (promotional title)

THE PLOT:

The Mutant registration act is still going forward, but a man named William Stryker is going further then Senator Kelly ever would have dreamed in his sickest nightmares. He's using mutants with a mind control drug to meet his ends. He sends Nightcrawler to try to kill the President in order to prove a point.

But he's doing worse then that, with his mutant son, Stryker plans on stealing Cyrobro's blueprints and using it to wipeout all mutants in the world. So the X-Men and the Brotherhood of evil mutants must join forces to stop Stryker's mass genicide.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Okay, let's start with that they did right with X-Men 2. They continued the battle between bigots and mutants. They show that Magnus isn't all bad. Lady Deathstrike is cool, but they forgot the Lady part in the name. All the good points make it worth watching, but is it perfect? No, I'm afraid not. Again, Director Bryan Singer does not use the X-Men costumes. What's the point of having code-names if everyone can see their faces? Plus, I learned from a documentary on SUPERMAN that Bryan never read comic books and that was a good thing. How is that a good thing? That's like having my mother direct a horror movie, she doesn't watch horror movies, she doesn't like horror movies. So, how the f*** can she direct a bloody horror movie? I think know the source material is a good start when directing something is based on something else. I'm sorry, but knowing what your working with seems important to me. There are changes in characters and situations that I don't approve of. But all and all I guess I give this movie 8 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

X-Men fans unite and say "what the hell?". On the possitive side the actors do a great job acting and the dialog is pretty flowing and the lession of tolerence is there. But I agree about the changes. 8 STARS

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ ACTORS (The actors look allot like the comic book.)
+ ACTING (The acting is well done.)
+ DIALOG (The dialog flows well.)
+ EFFECTS (Killer effects.)
+ STORY (For the most part it works.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- NO COSTUMES (Again they have these generic uniforms instead of the cool outfits from the comic.)
- BRYAN SINGER (Should stay away from things he knows nothing about.)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (Die hard fans of the comic book will not like the changes they made.)

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