X2: X men United

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This was one of the first times I was ever was pumped for a sequel. As a kid I was obsessed with the first film. It was slick, it was deep and it was epic. So how did the second of the original trilogy come out?

When a mutant named Nightcrawler attacks the president of the US, the shit hits the fan. A new foe named Stryker uses this attack to launch on Prof. X’s school in order to capture and detain mutants. Meanwhile, Wolverine returns to the school just in time after not finding answers to his forgotten origins, escaping with Rogue, her boyfriend IceMan, and there friend Pyro. Stryker wants to use Xavier to exterminate mutant kind so it’s up to the X men, Magneto and Mystique to stop him while Wolverine learns his true origin…

X2 is nearly a superior sequel. There are more badass action scenes, cool characters, and great dramatic scenes. What begins to become apparent is the favoritism towards Wolverine starts to creep in but in this case it isn’t a hindrance yet. Also, I’m not a fan of the blatant Jean Grey sacrifice to open the Phoenix plot line nor do I like the Lady DeathStrike portrayal. Despite these grips, it is a great movie and I recommend it. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Author: torstenvblog

Writer of the strange and everything; lover of horror, literature, comics, and the alien is my spirit animal

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