X2: in which Wolwerine dresses like Simon Cowell. Magneto’s escape from his plastic prison cell was very cool. The film has a nice pace and visuals, and it sure felt ‘bigger’ than the first installment. I like to think of the mutants as a metaphor for other minorities, this is what gives the saga some credibility.
I don't know why, but X2 fell a little short for me, even when I was 13 when I first watched it in the theater. Even though they set up the the Phoenix arc very well (until a certain somebody ruined it later on), I felt this was Diet X-Men as opposed to its predecessor. Not bad, but not great either.
Ottimo sequel,in cui migliora nettamente la regia e si mantiene benissimo la linearità della saga,che non fornisce scene memorabili,ma nemmeno grosse pecche.A volte si potrebbe dosare meglio il corso degli eventi per aumentare il climax(il finale alla diga dura 40 minuti ma non esplode mai) e si calca troppo sul discorso del "diverso",ma come prodotto d'intrattenimento è davvero notevole.4*
This had more exploration than the first, considering the developmental issues, and the sub-plot of Wolverine's past brought a new darker and deeper dimension. Despite their enemy (it's almost impossible to label a bad or good mutant) helping them and running off, this reflected the clever idea to bring in William Stryker, who not only contributed earlier, but brought a sense of oppression to the other mutants.
Considering the first was no classic it is unfortunate the second doesn't even come close to matching the interest of the first. Lazy storytelling, lazy filmmaking. Performances are mostly phoned in except an engaging Famke Janssen and a better utilized Rebecca Romjin. Camp and not in a good way, especially in the cheezy YA love triangle angle between the young mutants.Some fair effects but overall the lesser sequel.