#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Professor Charles Xavier and his team of genetically gifted superheroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker. Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey must join their usual nemeses—Magneto and Mystique—to unhinge Stryker’s scheme to exterminate all mutants.
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I didn’t quite enjoy ‘X2’ as much as ‘X-Men’, though not by much in truth. This follow-up film is still something I’d class as entertaining. Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) again impresses, though those behind him are – though all good – a little meh in my opinion; especially newcomer Brian Cox (Stryker), who underwhelmed me.
All in all, it’s a film that is totally worth watching and is a sequel that is worth its salt.
/copied directly from my Letterboxd review\
Good watch, might watch again, and can recommend.
Again, horrible “comic book movie”, good stand alone movie.
Wolverine was the most interesting thing about the last movie, and this is a surprising instance of a studio realizing audience feedback and basically just made the first Wolverine origin movie, because that’s what this is.
Comic continuity aside, and Wolverine aside, the war of the Brotherhood of Mutants is fairly compelling angle to take, and it is refreshing they did it from the human’s side, but if you look at it closer, then we’re just looking at another race war. It sort of takes the fuel out of the fire when you realize how “real” your super power problem story is.
While this has a slightly better premise, and good plot skeleton, there is a lot of “(mostly Wolverine does) something cool here” stuff, but there are at least 2 large exceptions with multiple mutants working together that end up being a “lot of cool stuff”, but also add some significance to the story and heavily progress the plot.
I’d honestly recommend anyone watch this over the original.
Another X-ellent movie!
Some people would tell you that X2 is more conventional and mainstream than the first movie and to that I can only say: What a load of rubbish! Not only does X2 continue in the style set by the first film but it also improves on it greatly. This is achieved by adding more characters, making a deeper story and making the ever expanding universe even more chaotic so as better to capture the essence of the comic book. Two thumbs way up! The story picks up after the events of the first film in a way that pleases the viewers of the first film and is satisfactory to new viewers. The story is still well written and the pacing has improved a lot from the first film. There are no real slow points during the movie and the director takes special care to cram many of the scenes with breath taking visual effects so the audience will never lose interest. The dialog is once again both very sharp and witty and intelligent and allows for adequate character development. The character development is something some people have seen fit to criticize as they claim there isn’t enough of it and except for only two characters I whole heartedly disagree. The character development of the main characters happened pretty much in the first film and therefore it is only necessary to add a bit more depth to the characters instead of repeating the character development from the first film. I did feel, however, that the film seemed somewhat rushed at times and that is a shame as it definitely had potential to be a 2½ hour film.
The acting is still sublime and I, of course, have to emphasize Hugh Jackman who is still absolutely brilliant as Wolverine. Both in bringing out the animal sides during the fight sequences but also in keeping the character human like in the comics. Ian McKellen returns as well and further fleshes out his character of Magneto and makes the character every bit as devious and charismatic as in the previous film. Patrick Stewart returns as well and does what he did in the first film and he is still the only one who could play Xavier. Among the new actors are Brian Cox and Alan Cumming. Cox does what he does best and plays the new villain with the exaggerated style he usually does. Cumming on the other hand shows remarkable depth as Nightcrawler and is in spite of his appearance one of the most human characters in the film. I will miss him in the third film. Lets hope Beast is any bit as good as in the comics. Some have had their characters lessened in the sequel. Most notably James Marsden while Famke Jansen’s character is developed further. Halle Berry’s character Storm is still kept in the background but I’m sure she will get more screen time in the third film. Aside from the ones I have now mentioned the acting is quite good all round.
Action wise the film took a major step up from the first film and many of the action scenes are quite simply awesome. We get to see more of Wolverine’s feral rage which is always worth a look. All fights scenes with Wolverine are awesome and some of the most entertaining I’ve seen. Also we get a brief glimpse of Collosus kicking some ass and he does look cool I must say. In fact many of the individual mutants’ powers are fleshed out in X2 and like in the original X-Men film they look absolutely beautiful. My only concern regarding the effects and action scenes is how on earth they are going to top them in the coming third X-Men film.
In regards to music and sound the film improved upon the first film with a much more catchy soundtrack and more audible effects. For example the sounds of Wolverine’s claws shooting out and retracting have been amplified making him even more menacing than he was in the first film. Very well done.
All in all X2 is an excellent continuation of the original film and we are nearing something that is more like a saga than a series of films. I’m really beginning to see Bryan Singer as a master director after these two brilliant films and I am a little sad he opted to do Superman Returns rather than finish what he started with the X-Men films.
Entertaining but a little chaotic
I did enjoy this sequel I admit, but I think I’m the minority when I say that its not quite as good as the first film. The first X-men introduced us to a handful (Or two) of mutant characters and we learned about each one of them. The focus of the story was aimed at one thing but here in the sequel they have added so many more mutant characters that the main story is almost forgotten in a windstorm of action scenes. Anna Paquin as Rogue has hardly anything to do here except be frustrated at not being able to be intimate with her boyfriend. This film is definitely geared at a young audience with a lot of the characters being of the teen variety. Halle Berry as Storm is another casualty where her big mission in this film is to get children out of a tunnel. She is absolutely wasted and didn’t director Bryan Singer have a better written character for this Oscar winner? The things that I think help the film for me is the mutant Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) who is so sexy and strong that even when she’s just standing there doing nothing you can’t take your eyes off her. If they ever do a film with just her, I’m sold! Their is two performances that stood out for me and the first one is by Famke Janssen who plays Dr. Jean Grey. Its the best written role in the film and she shows real human complexities, she’s not just a comic book figure. She’s having problems with her telekinetic abilities because of the dreams she’s been having and she’s also torn between her relationship to two others. The other performance is by Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier who runs the school. He doesn’t just posture and allow special effects to run his character, Stewart is too well trained an actor to allow that. In a scene at the end of the film his character is staring out a window reflecting on what has happened and what the future may hold. Even with all the impressive special effects in this film, that scene of Stewart leaves the most indelible image for me. I hope if or when they make another sequel that they try and keep just the main characters as the focus so the overall point of the film doesn’t get lost like it seemed to in this film. Of all the new characters introduced here the one I liked the most was Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler played by Alan Cumming. Entertaining film but has way to much going on in such a short amount of time. Lets hope they tone everything down the next time.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min)
Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Bryan Singer
Writer Zak Penn, David Hayter, Bryan Singer
Actors Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry
Country United States, Canada
Awards 6 wins & 41 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Aaton 35-III, Panavision Primo and Frazier Lenses, Beaumont VistaVision Cameras, Panavision Primo and Frazier Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo and Frazier Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo and Frazier Lenses
Laboratory Alpha Cine Service, Vancouver, Canada (dailies), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218, Vision 500T 5279, Ektachrome 100D 5285, SFX 200T)
Cinematographic Process VistaVision (visual effects), Super 35 (common-top)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383, Vision Premier 2393), D-Cinema