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.

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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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