With a even stronger script that give the ensemble more to do (with the exception of James Marsden) this is one of those sequels that is more satisfying than the original even if it is too much Hugh Jackman as in the comics the entire ensemble was important. Still it is better edited and faster and has a great climax that promises fantastic stuff in the future.
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.