X2: The Review

Oracle of Film

Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, James Marsden, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Aaron Stanford, Kelly Hu with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan
Plot: When the President is attacked by a rogue mutant, Colonel William Stryker (Cox) uses it as an excuse to launch a hate campaign on the mutant species.

The job of a sequel is to get bigger and better than the first movie, without losing that original charm. X2 manages to do that, and make it look easy.


The true talent of X2 was something I hadn’t noticed before, because up until a few flops, including other X-Men movies, I never realised how tough it was to make an ensemble piece. When dealing with so many cult characters like the X-Men, it is almost impossible to represent them all in a way that doesn’t drop a couple of…

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