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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Film & TV

X-Men 2 Mutates Past Original with Solid Story, Fan Perks

by Ken Newquist / April 16, 2005
  • X-Men 2: X-Men United
  • Director: Bryan Singer
  • Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart
  • Running Time: 132 minutes
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X-Men 2 surpasses its predecessor by telling a tight, fast moving story while simultaneously giving fans almost everything they wanted.

The story picks up shortly after the end of the first film. The X-Men are back at Xavier's mansion, dabbling with normalcy. Rogue, life-force absorbing, power-stealing teenager, has a boyfriend in the form of the ice-wielding Bobby Drake, and both are happy that their biggest problem in life is figuring out how to kiss without Rogue knocking Bobby into next week. Wolverine is off doing loner-type things, namely tracking down his lost history, while Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm have settled back into their roles as teachers to the next generation of mutants.