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Despite society’s pervasive ignorance, the X-Men and thousands of mutants across the globe survive. Under the tutelage of Professor Charles Xavier, the world’s most powerful telepath, these "gifted" students have learned to control and direct their respective powers for the greater good of mankind. They fight to protect a world that fears them.
PROFANITY: 3 S-words, 1 A-word. Just a couple others. SEX/NUDITY: One short, mild scene. VIOLENCE: Typical comic book style violence. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some beer drinking in one scene. ACTION: LOTS of action throughout. COMEDY: Just a few funny comments here and there.
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James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Good "X2 is a good way to start the 2003 Summer movie
season, and it's a worthy companion piece to its predecessor, but for comic book
fans in search of the Holy Grail, the quest must continue. And there's a big
green guy lurking around the corner…''
Review Good "X2: X-Men United is the kind of movie you enjoy for its
moments, even though they never add up. Made for (and possibly by) those with
short attention spans, it lives in the present, providing one amazing spectacle
after another, and not even trying to develop a story arc. Having trained on the
original X-Men (2000), i tried to experience the film entirely in the
present, and the fact is, i had a good.''
Review Above Average "The cast is full of actors who
are fun to watch... But the longer the movie goes, the more its 133 minutes
prove wearing. The story tries to develop a love angle between Jackman and
Janssen, but it doesn't begin to take. And the finale is particularly weak.''
TV Guide OnlineFull
Review Above Average "The combat visuals that follow are as powerful as
those of any war film, and all the more poignant since the victims are teens and
pre-teens (many of them clever cameos by the comic's supporting players).
Well-placed dramatic moments explore the complex reality of familial
relationships and further the allegorized critique of anti-gay prejudice,...''
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They are the next link in the evolutionary
chain. Each was born with a unique genetic mutation, which manifested itself in
extraordinary powers. In a world increasingly filled with hatred and prejudice,
they are outcasts who are feared and loathed by those who cannot accept their
differences. Yet despite society's pervasive ignorance, the X-Men and
thousands of mutants across the globe survive.
Under the tutelage of Professor Charles Xavier,
the world's most powerful telepath, these "gifted" students have
learned to control and direct their respective powers for the greater good of
mankind. They fight to protect a world that fears them.