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Many call it the best X-Men movie, but Nostalgia Critic has some problems with it that a lot of people choose to ignore. Let's take a look at X2: X-Men United.
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X2 (often promoted as X2: X-Men United is a 2003 American superhero film. The film is based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the sequel to 2000's X-Men, as well as the second installment in the X-Men film series, and features an ensemble cast including Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Bruce Davison, and Anna Paquin.
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Best is Logan, and worst is X-men origins wolverine
Best- X2 Worst- The Last Stand and Origins
Best: Logan Worst: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Worst: X Men Origins Wolverine Best: Days of Future Part
Logan and Apocalypse
3:58 IS THAT LORD Ramsay Bolton room game of thrones
I think the Wolverine headshot scene pissed me off more because of how he loses his memories in Origins from one but not here?
Ro-Man. Worst couple ever because individually the film versions of each are awful so obviously together they're even worse and, comic book wise RO-MAN NEVER HAPPENED!!!
Go F Yourself!
He got a point iceman could've freeze the water and then save Gene gray
That not brian cox it's commander striker.
Oof, there are a lot of wrong points here.
It official.nostalgia critic is as stupid as f...k.Not only he doesn't understand source material, he is unable to reason."I know what I am doing this is the only way" is not only about the x plain ye imbecile clown. It is about the phoenix forces.she broke the fucking dam by trying to stop cyclops,and it was the reason she stopped focusing on the rocket. She knew and she would leave anyway. It is clear what hides behind nostalgia critic's hasty annoying voice.Inability to understand what is going on in the film itself.
I don't think you are particularly funny or intelligent.Your shitty lousy voice doesn't make this movie any less awesome than it is. It only makes your lines generally more annoying.hahah Lowbrow critic.
17:36 it was done a little better in Wolverine and the X-MEN
The reason so many kids shows have so many unlikeable leaders is because a lot of people in general hate people who constantly tell them what to do. The people who create these shows are artists that, no surprise, typically aren't big fans of authority figures who tell people what to do. This sometimes leaks into their writing of said authority figure characters. So characters that rebel against authority AKA Wolverine get more favorable writing.
1) Iceman Probably Can't Stop The Huge Flood, He's Still An Teen With Underdeveloped Powers~ ✔ 2) Professor Xavier Is Only Telepathic Not, Not Telekinetic~ ✔ 3) Storm I Read The Comments, BUT BITCH, You DAMN WELL Bet Storm *CAN FREEZE A GOOD PORTION IF NOT ALL THAT FUCKING DAM FLOODING OR JUST MELT THE ICE OR SOMETHING AROUND THE PLANE OR LIFT THE PLANE JET UP WITH HER WIND CONTROL POWERS* She's A Grown Ass Beautiful Woman Powerful Fucking Goddess Mutant, With Full Control Over Weather Manipulation And Temps To A Good Degree, With Full Control Over Her Powers *IF NOT FULL MASTERY OF HER POWERS BY NOW* She Can Fucking Fly, She Can Fucking Summon Huge Tornados Out Of The Sky *Shown In This Movie Just As A Reference Point* Make Clear Sunny Sky's Dark Rainy With Huge Amounts Of Lighting, Summon Elemental Attacks Like Freezing A Room Hardcore & Control Lightning~ ✔ 4) Nightcrawler Could Have Most Likely, IMO, Transported Everyone Fast As Fuck To Safety Out Of The Dam's Flooding~ ✔ 4 1/2) If Magento Was Around, He Would Have Been Written Into The Script Again Like "Damn, These People Still Can't Learn To Fly" And Help Their Plane And Get Out Of The Area & The Flood All Alive~ ✔ 5) Jean Grey Dies Like A Hero, I Will Admit That, But She Dies For No Fucking Reason Like Doug Says Clear As Day~ ✔
18:20 Yet again, Doug needs to LIE to cram in criticism in disguie of a bad joke. Nightcrawler says RIGHT AFTER he can get stuck inside a wall - which isn't a problem when teleporting out in mid-air. Idiot.
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13:24 it's nice13:35 who cares? 13:58 even he hates 15:55 it a classic 16:55 all about him 17:10 this was a thing 17:20 seconds of chemistry , never brought up ever 22:48 we barely knew 23:56 totally not a threat 24:05 first of all I really doubt that would fly 24:15 for the sake of ending this 24:26 let's..know..loved him most 24:33 wait a minute , did she have a thing for you?25:15 cracked expections 25:29 how impressive again? ,Super long neatlessly slow , more plotholes and way too many characters for them to be interesting 26:00 mostly inconsistent26:10 joker
before i checked this channel out, the critic's reputation precedes him, and I judged too soon. dude's actually pretty funny
Mystique has a thing for Wolverine because women tend to get clingy after you’ve penetrated them.
Actually, enough iron in the blood COULD do that. If you grind up a bunch of fortified cereal in water, you can stir a magnet through it and get filaments attached to it. Get enough together and you could PLAUSIBLY meld it together into a blob and harden it into a projectile. This is a world of mutants, he can control ferromagnetic things, therefore it's plausible. Also, Rogue couldn't fly at first. She only gained the power of flight after holding onto Ms. Marvel for too long once.
Halfway through the vid and judging from the comments, I see that NC has continued its downward spiral from being good-natured sarcastic fun to being Cinemasins level nitpicky just for the sake of making a joke. Hope you rediscover that fun again in the future, doug.
“Now its a singer film” laughed so hard I got a cramp
In defense of Magneto using the little metal balls I think that shows creativity of his power. He took the iron out of that guy’s body and turned it into his escape tools.
I like this film, but I find it overrated.
22:30 ok let's just clear some things up here PROFESSOR X IS NOT TELEKINETIC.
Clearly, the NC is underestimating the strength of Air Traffic Control. It would be a very interesting fight.
Wolverine Key Claw - Easy, because of his sharp claws, he can bypass the digit lock of a keys edge (I literally don't know the correct term for the bumps on keys) all he has to do is turn it. What The Did To Rogue - Yes, not giving her not her powers. Seriously, just read the comments of the first film's review. Pyro's Face-Heel Turn - It's literally set up since the begining of the film. He hates humanity, outlashes at teens and attempts to kill cops, doesn't agree with the ways of the X-Men, and gets told he's a god. He has literally all the reasons to join Magneto. Only way - Iceman is not powerful enough to freeze all that water. Storm can't control all elements, only weather. Xavier can't move things with his mind, he's a telepath, not telekentic.
"This is the Only Way" is this Film's "No Bastion".....
I would've liked to see this version of nightcrawler at the end of Dofp
A powerful psychopath? Don't you mean psychic?
LOL if you pause on the Villain Cliche List, "This is not over, Bears!" is at the bottom right. xD Dude, let's be realistic; who WOULDN'T have a thing for Logan?
The way they made Jean look she looks just like Mariska Hargitay.
Wolverine is the only one who's ever beaten Mystique in a fight. That's my interpretation of her sudden attraction to him. That moment totally worked for me and says alot abour both characters in a small amount of time.
This is like a Cinemasins video, it’s fucking awful. Every question raised is sorted by common sense. Why can’t Professor X pick up the jet? Cause he’s not telekinetic, moron. The majority of this video is just saying what’s happening, it’s kinda pointless I’m gonna be honest.
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1:22 I gethe idea1:32 bigger bugget 1:40 the stupidest1:50 using the title twice it's stupid 2:26 it doesn't add up2:33 story lines 2:45 let's be honest the best part 3:00 fast pasted scene 3:33 lost and confused , character development you're going to get 4:00 GET USED TO 4:30 hypocritical stuff 5:00 get an idea like that 5:30 exact same age 5:52 completely abandoned him again 6:30 little control over his 6:55 nobody's powers make sense in these 7:11 villain cliches7:27 dead7:36 there's problem somewhere7:45 want children to die 8:05 totally prepared for that 8:27 facebook has better security than you 8:38 who can it be?8:57 sounds like the narrator from 9:17 totally something he can do now 9:53 singer film 9:58 captive 10:05 that's yeah sure 11:00 play this sound effect over it 11:32 thank you 11:45 you'll be fine
Arnold I need an Ice pun "FROSTY"
I might like the opening better (and I realize you guys probably did the best you could) if it didn't look like 2007 Newgrounds animations.
OMG stop talking about "realistic", it`s A FUCKING COMIC!
I know everyone has said these thing, but I had to say them. 1. The reason Jason made Charles think he was a little girl was because his power is not telepathy like Charles, but rather creating illusions, so he had to do that to gain his trust and it didn’t last as long as you said it did, and it was a sad moment when jason made Charles think he could walk again. 2. Pyro’s turn was not out of nowhere because throughout the movie he was guy that wanted to show off his powers and Charles restrained him, and remember that pyro attacked all of those cops in the film, so when magneto offered him to join him, he took it as freedom from xavier, so he decided to join him. 3. How is having a fast moment be followed by a slow moment a bad thing? Especially when you usually complain about when a fast moment is followed by another fast moment. 4. How is making rogue more compelling a bad thing? All they did was make her more interesting, and I don’t mind it because it makes sense that she would be scared and tortured by her powers because her power is if she touches someone, they die. Also, when rogue was originally introduced, she was a timid villain looking for forgiveness. 5. The scene with iceman’s parents was there to develop iceman. 6. The only reason you complained about the jet fight, (which was awesome) was because you are used to the animated series where they fight mutants and sentinels, but that doesn’t make the action scene bad. 7. Cyclops knew that logan and Jean had a thing because in the first film that was the whole reason he didn’t like logan. 8. Iceman is not nearly powerful enough by the time of that movie to freeze the lake. 9. Mystique making out with wolverine was a reference to the comics where they had a relationship. 10. I always felt like Jean wanted to die because she was scared of the power growing inside of her and knew about the Phoenix. So when she said it was the only way, to me she was saying it was the only way to stop the Phoenix, but little did she know that water would make her become Phoenix.
11. What he discovered was that he lost his memory because of the experiment. 12. Also, while they did have a bunch of characters they did choose the right ones to focus on, iceman, wolverine, rogue, magneto, Charles, and Stryker. You know, the moment you announced x month, I got worried because I realized that you were going to rip apart x2, because I saw your days of future past video where you said you didn’t like x2. The only thing that would have been worse is if you ripped apart Logan. And honestly, I usually agree with your videos with a few exceptions like this, Donnie Darko, and a few others.
Thank god x month is over because it was with the exception of wolverine origins just unfair nitpicking.
Make a video of the prince of the dinosaurs
7:40 Yeah, I kinda agree that a school that harbors a guy that can shatter glass with his voice, an old man that's damn well unkillable with animalistic sensibilities and razor-sharp metal claws, a mutant that has the combatics of the worlds best Marine platoon with three brains in his head, a girl that can create a sword with mystical energy and her walking tank of a brother that can smash tanks with one fist, a woman who can maniplulate the weather like it's hair at a salon and her nephew that can sprout and shoot bony spikes from his body, a girl who can create a full body of armor made of pure energy, freaking DEADPOOL (on occasion), the reincarnation of APOCALYPSE the first mutant, a boy with metallic wings that can shoot its bladed feathers abd use them as a shield, a woman who can probe your mind and create psionic weapons, a literal beast with the mind of Oxford's greatest intellectual, a girl who can sap away your life force in mere seconds while being able to mimic your physical abilities or powers, a girl who can project your worst nightmares, a boy who can become an indestructible and unstoppable ball of destruction, a girl who can shift between human and wolf, a boy who can create Glaciers out of nothing, the two most powerful psychics in existence with a third that can turn her skin into a diamond lattice, a guy who can turn playing cards into explosives, an acrobatic assassin who can teleport, a boy packing a laser cannon of death behind each of his eyes, a girl who can sap energy and create explosions, another who creates explosive orbs in the palm of her hands, whatever Hepzibah is, a telepath Super-Soldier from the future, a woman that can manipulate probability, a boy who's a One-shot wonder that can become a walking ATOM BOMB, a girl who can change ALL OF REALITY in a second, a girl that can sneak attack you by walking through walls and even more I can't even remember or list here CLEARLY needs a security system. I'm _pppprrrreeeeeeeeeeeeettttyyyy_ sure they're ok.
Dude. You missed a golden opportunity to make a Cardi B drugging people joke at the part with Mystique and the dude in the bathroom stall!
I swear to god Don Karnage is running at 1:13
I love Channel Awesome and i love X-Men 2!
I like Nighcrawler, but is german accent sounds like he's from Poland and his german sounds like a japanese guy immitating Hitler
you should've brought in hyper fan girl, devil boner and bill to defend the movie and act it out every now and then
Nice work fox screw up this one.
I hate to be that guy, but the song Bye Bye Bye is from the Backstreet Boys, not NSync.
Eehh Cox is 27 days older so not the _exact_ same age
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About Jean's (here is your joke) sacrifice. Well, yeah, that, maybe, wasn't hinted enough in movie ("judge the film by what it have here and now" and other such stuff), buuuuut... Since Jean had Dark Phoenix inside her isn't this sacrifie looks like intentional suicide? So DP just won't be released and won't do Thanos' job too early. Jean felt she and Prof. X can't hold him any more and she won't be able to help X-Men properly (we'll imagine she helped them properly)+kinda convinient place and situation for burial of someone that strong as DP.
5:32 I think Stryker knew Mystique took the body of Senator Kelly and that’s why he said that line. Because he is technically speaking 26 years older than her!
Wolverine is the Batman of Marvel. Spider-Man is the Superman of Marvel.
This is a great movie, but too many fans talk like its the "Empire Strikes Back" of Xmen trilogy (hope I'm not strawmanning too much, that is my perception though). I like all of the first five xmen movied about equally with a slight preference for X1. One advantage of X2 is that most characters and relationships have already been established. X2 gets to explore and expand these arcs and conflicts, as well a start a few new ones. Great action sequences too. In no particular order: Nightcrawler vs WH security, Wolverine vs the the invasion team, Magneto breezing out of prison the instant he is in range a few ounces of metal, Pyro finally rejects school and discipline(he's clearly fed up with holding back at the start of the movie) so unleashes his flame power at the police after they shoot Wolverine in the face, and Wolverine vs Deathstrike.
What I think this movie's big weakness is that villain's plan is too convoluted This is something X3 did much better. What is happening at the end of X3: The humans are making a cure for the mutant super powers from the biology of a young mutant boy. Many mutants regard this as certain genocide. The evil mutants are going stop this by killing the young mutant and everyone protecting him. The xmen have to stand against them. The evil mutants have also brought the most powerful and unstable mutant alive to the battle. Now imagine trying to explain the plot and stakes of X2's climax to someone who just came into the room. Here we go: A military scientist wants exterminate the race of super powered mutants. It just so happens that the leader of the xmen could (but wouldn't of his own free wiil) kill every mutant at once with his telepathic ability, if his power is augmented by his custom built telepathy amplifying machine. So the scientist captures Professor X and builds a copy of the telepathy amplifier. The scientist can control almost any mutant with a compound extracted from the nervous system of his own mutant son, whom he has lobotomized and who has a different kind of telepathic power. The compound won't work on professor X because his mind is too powerful, but the scientist's son can overpower him directly by proximity. So the scientist is going to put professor X and his son in the telepathy amplifier and use the mind control compound on his son to force him to force professor X to locate and kill every mutant in the world through the telepathy amplifier. The peaceful and evil mutants have to team up against the military laboratory to stop it. Then while the good mutants are distracted in battle, the evil mutants get to the telepathy amplifier alone. Instead of disarming the whole situation, the evil mutants use the shape shifter on their team to pretend to be the scientist to trick his son into forcing professor X to locate and destroy all of the humans instead. To me, this amount of complexity is harmful to a story. It may be valid to say that having to pay attention to the movie isn't really a flaw. On the other hand, Its my opinion that suspension of disbelief and immersion hold better when the plot doesn't depend too much on knowing the fictional rules of a story. Examples of Scifi that does this well include Batman 1989: The Joker is planning to attack the city with weaponized chemical gas Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989: The Shredder is recruiting and exploiting already troubled teens to build a personal army of violent robbers and using them against the citizens of New York. Star Wars 1977: The galactic empire is chasing some rebels who have the schematics to their planet destroying space station, while also trying to find and destroy the last rebel stronghold. Again its an opinion, but I think many would agree keeping track of fewer details makes a smoother story.
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X2: X-Men United must’ve been named by the same people who named Zenon: Z3.
10:45 Probably a little late to the party but... Yeah iron in the blood actually does pretty much work like this, you can manipulate the iron in your body with a magnet. The bullshit part is that the metal detector didn't pick it up... and the fact that no matter the stage of illness he would be VERY sick (like vomiting blood and liver failure) if not dead.
Mistique of X1-2 is the best Mistique ever. I'd rewatch the X2 again just to focus on her
I'm russian so not sure, but X2 is the best of the series ever for me.
I fetishize blue myself as you can tell. Also, you can tell Bryan Singer is bisexual because of his closeups.
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That scene with ice mans family, and his mom basically saying 'have you tried not being a mutant' is probably supposed to be a metaphor for homosexuality. Since one of the main 'theories' of mutants is that they are supposed to reflect how gay people are treated. Their feeling of being different and being treated different and often badly etc. If you keep that in mind that scene makes... Some more sense
Fact: in the uk it’s pronounced as just xmen 2 Yh not even x2 or xmen united
mason man coffey
this scene kicks ass won’t be surprassed it’s surprisingly damn good art
"Would you call it, 'T2?' They did. They actually did, if you recall...for the 'ultimate DVD' release...
I love that Airplane! callback.
It’s Iron man
Xmen apocalypse is a cool ass film
Storm being awful in all of these movies, should be DIRECTLY BLAMED ON THE DIRECTORS AND WRITERS. They went on record, saying "we never really got her appeal."
Well, let's just prey and hope that Marvel Studios will do better once the reintroduce the X-Men characters into the MCU after Avengers: Endgame.
The Byron show 2.0
I think that animal farm might be one of Doug's favorite books just a thought though
Actually, Mystique and Wolverine have had a history of flirtation that goes back to the old west in 616 canon
Funsies. I enjoyed it in spite of its flaws. Also I feel a missed opportunity with magneto and a flying joke, fly you fools.
This Month is awesome..would be fun if you Could Watch the Harry Potter Movies Doug..Tho that is a lot to do.
This movie is my favorite only because of Nightcrawler.
Will y’all ever go to L.A. Comic Con in October?
That’s the critic’s problem. He doesn’t know when a joke isn’t funny anymore. He needs to learn not to beat a dead horse.
I think Leonardo and Fred are just fine.
Brian Cox is Scottish? Cool.
Mystique revolutionized PG13 nudity.
Iron in the blood cells does kinda work like that tho. They’re just atoms. I was able to separate and measure the amount of iron in breakfast cereal for a chemistry experiment. No fancy acids or distillation or whatnot. Basically just a food processor, some water and some magnets.
X men United is still the best X men film ever done.
STORM COULD HAVE FUCKING FROZEN THE WATER I WAS FROZUUUUUUUUUUUUUN TODAY!@
Worst Xmen movie
Why did you turn corporate? :(
Has he finally done it? Has he finally made a review worst than the Event Horizon one? History has been made
“Now it’s a Singer film.” Bruhhhhh.....😂
OMG these movies are ass 😂😂😂😂😂😂
I'm so glad you mentioned the heavy drops about Dark Pheonix. Oh man, did the next movie disappoint. I walked out actively upset. The next time I was this upset was when the Spiderman films tried to do....Venom.
7:45 When it's a code red but the teacher doesn't lock the doors or even bother turning off the lights
"I know X-Men fans hate Cyclops" Wait what???
Its true. They pretty much made him into a dick in the comics.
Once again, we must remind non-X-men fans that Professor X is not a telekinetic (the Ultimate universe notwithstanding) and even in the films is never depicted as such.
nice review in 60fps
I'm liking this series on the X-Men.
X-Men fans hate Cyclops? You mean people who only watched the movies?
They pretty much made him into a dick in the comics.
10:03 Why does the inside of the dam look like the inside of the Matrix?
0:37 His name is Dewey Duck and he stole my pirate crew....wait, wrong Don Karnage.
Critic , save djoshiizo Chanel !
I would actually like a Top 11 of worst educational establishments in TV and film. Sunnydale High? Xaviers school for the gifted? Yeh, I'm a party animal.
This review is a little nit-picky
I loved this film,watching it 5x at the cinema! Famke J was superb & i cried when she sacrificed herself,...& then jumped outta my seat with excitement with the glimpse of the Phoenix at the end,& promising so much for the next film. We all know how that turned out eh! 😞😕
That mansion attack though... *"If you wanna shoot me, SHOOT ME!"*