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X2 (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 2 May 2003 (USA)
The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.

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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. Written by John Wiggins

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First, they were fighting for acceptance. Now, they're battling for survival. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action/violence, some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

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£7,037,861 (UK) (2 May 2003)

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$214,948,780 (USA) (19 September 2003)
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Character-development-heavy scenes of Cyclops and Professor X being brainwashed by Stryker were shot, but 20th Century Fox cut them out, because of time length and story complications. David Hayter was disappointed, feeling that James Marsden deserved more screentime. See more »

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The character Peter Rasputin (Colossus, who turns into metal during the attack on the school) is listed in the end credits as "Peter Raputin." See more »

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Professor X: [voiceover] Mutants. Since the discovery of their existence they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, often hatred. Across the planet, debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain or simply a new species of humanity fighting for their share of the world? Either way it is a historical fact: Sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute.
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When the 20th Century Fox logo fades away, the X in the logo stays for a second longer before it also fades away. See more »

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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Romanze
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by The National Arts Centre Orchestra
Conductor Mario Bernardi
Courtesy of CBC Records/Les Disques SRC
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One of the rare sequels that outshines the original.
14 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a great sequel to the first X-MEN movie which was also good but could've been a lot better. Many of the shortcomings of the first movie are annihilated in this one, and the sequel makes a lot of important plot setups for the third movie to cover. The acting was excellent from everybody, the script was well done, and more action scenes were added to make the movie more exciting. The only complaints that I had from this movie was the short screen times for Halle Berry, Patrick Steward, and James Marsden. I hope that for X-MEN 3 Matthew Vaughn will find a way to add new characters,and give these three more screen time than they got here. Overall, a great second entry that knocks the crap out of the first movie.


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