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X2: X-Men United (2003)

X2 (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2 May 2003 (USA)
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When anti-mutant Colonel William Stryker kidnaps Professor X and attacks his school, the X-Men must ally with their archenemy Magneto to stop him.

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Bryan Singer

Writers:

Zak Penn (story), David Hayter (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Professor Charles Xavier
Hugh Jackman ... Logan / Wolverine
Ian McKellen ... Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto
Halle Berry ... Ororo Munroe / Storm
Famke Janssen ... Jean Grey
James Marsden ... Scott Summers / Cyclops
Anna Paquin ... Rogue
Rebecca Romijn ... Raven Darkholme / Mystique / Grace (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)
Brian Cox ... William Stryker
Alan Cumming ... Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Bruce Davison ... Senator Kelly
Aaron Stanford ... John Allerdyce / Pyro
Shawn Ashmore ... Bobby Drake / Ice Man
Kelly Hu ... Yuriko Oyama / Lady Deathstrike
Katie Stuart ... Shadowcat
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Storyline

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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In this world wide conspiracy the only thing you can count on... Is the X factor. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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The mansion used for the school also appears as Lex Luthor's mansion in Smallville (2001), another comic book based epic. Before that it was the title character's mansion in the light-hearted comedy Billy Madison (1995). See more »

Goofs

When Rogue falls from the plane Nightcrawler teleports and grabs her, but rather than transporting her safely to the ground, he returns her to the falling plane in which case they, along with the other occupants, would most likely die. 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

In the American version of the movie, Wolverine asks for "something other than chocolate milk" and receives the reply "There should be some Dr Pepper..." In international versions, the replay is "There should be some soda...". In both versions, the bottle is still a Dr Pepper bottle, only the audio is altered. See more »

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Most "X"-Cellent!!
5 May 2003 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

X2: X-MEN UNITED (2003) ***1/2 Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Bruce Davison, Anna Paquin, Kelly Hu, Aaron Stanford, Shawn Ashmore, Cotter Smith. Superlative sequel and a boost of hyperactive energy in the franchise's arm in the second chapter of the Marvel Comics' cult classic this time with good mutants teaming with bad to stop a bent human military advisor (hissable Cox) out to wipe out both types at any cost. Far-out special effects, new characters (particularly winning is Cumming as the blue-skinned Night Crawler) and non-stop action packaged with kinetic infectious giddiness. Jackman continues to amaze as the tormented Wolverine, Berry is given more to do as the tempestuous Storm, Janssen's Jane Grey is perhaps the most nuanced in her suddenly advance telekinetic skills and McKellen is well…magnetic as Magneto. Fun tongue-in-cheek screenplay by Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris (w/ David Hayter, Zak Penn and director Bryan Singer getting story credits) keeps up with the multi-layered storyline encompassing class welfare, social strata and in general to accept one for who they are and not what they are. Well done!


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$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,558,731, 4 May 2003

Gross USA:

$214,949,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$407,711,549
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