2003-05-03 22:36 ☼ post

X2 was pretty much everything I was hoping for and more. Nightcrawler was absolutely perfect. Wolverine was even better than the first movie (they’ve sooo got to do a solo Wolverine movie with Hugh Jackman). I loved his interplay with the younger mutants and the contrast we see in his character when he unleashes his inner beast on the invaders when the mansion is attacked.

Magneto, Mystique, and Lady Deathstike were all well played villains, but Mystique really stood out this time around. It was great to see further development of her character and her relationship as loyal lieutenant to Magneto.

Besides the quality acting there were a lot of great special effect and action scenes throughout the movie as well. Magneto’s escape from prison. Every Wolverine fight sequence including the final Lady Deathstrike duel (his reaction prior to that melee was priceless). The opening Nightcrawler scene… the list just goes on and on. I doubt there will be anything besides The Matrix Reloaded”:http://us.imdb.com/Title?0234215 this summer that can top this movie in pure geek out fun.

I have no doubt there will be an X-Men III and I can hardly wait.