Ok, if you're dumb enough to come in this thread after reading its title, and you didn't want to know the details of X2, then you deserve to have the movie ruined for you. That being said, here's my review of X2. Positives First of all, this was much more what I expected X-Men to be like. I thought the first one was good, but it didn't have as much action as I would have liked in it, and its running time was really short in my opinion. But X2 definitely makes up for the original's running time. Overall: X2 is better than X-Men in my opinion. Mystique's use of increasing the guard's iron level in his blood to break Magneto out was awesome, seeing Magneto manipulate it and pull it out of him. Plus she looked really hot while doing it in her "Rebecca Romeijn-Stamos" look. I liked the concept of the X-Men having to unite with Magneto and his henchpeople. It was a nice twist on the whole X-Men constantly fighting Magneto plot of the comic. Everyone was brilliant in their role. Alan Cumming was a great Nightcrawler, Hugh Jackman's Wolvie was great, we all know Ian McCallum can act, and so on and so on. I also like the ever-increasing cast of X-Men and new villians being introduced. The Colossus cameo was great. Seeing Iceman show his powers off some more was also cool. Hopefully Gambit, Beast, Jubilee (with a larger role than just studying in class) will make an appearance in X3? Lady Deathstryke and Stryker were cool characters too, but I felt they got "Darth Maul-ed," wasted in one movie when they had more sequel potential. I also hope more of the classic X-Men villains get introduced, such as Juggernaut, Apocalypse, as well as the Sentinals. Jean Grey's death: I totally did not see it coming; and I was just as shocked as the X-Men were. I felt like Obi-Wan watch Qui-Gon die, just sitting there watching it happen and not being able to do anything about it. I felt like screaming NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I really hope she comes back as Phoenix, which you are lead to believe. Negatives As I already said, Lady Deathstryke was wasted in this movie. She was a BMF; Wolverine shouldn't have taken her out completely and so quickly. WHERE DID STORM'S ACCENT GO? SHE HAD AN AKWARD HEAVY ACCENT IN X-MEN, BUT NO TRACE OF IT IN X2. This bothered me throughout the whole movie. Stryker's son controlling Professor X... wtf. Professor X would be too mentally strong for this to happen. Plus it was really confusing deciphering what was real and what was an illusion in Cerebro 2. I couldn't figure out why Cyclops was shooting his laser at his girlfriend, but then Don explained to me that he was under mind control. Once again, too difficult to decipher. Pyro. He really bugged me. "Ooh, I'm to cool to be an X-Man... I've got to flame-throw the cops and join Magneto." I really didn't like Pyro at all. I can see how Jean Grey's death could be for drama purposes within the series, but wouldn't the more logical way to save the X-Men from an oncoming tidal wave be to have Iceman just FREEZE ALL THE WATER COMING AT YOU, STOPPING IT BEFORE IT HITS YOU ALL??? Again, this bugged me. What was that acid stuff that was being used to mark the mutants? What was its purpose? I hope this gets explained more in X3 or it will really seem useless in the grand scheme of the series. That's pretty much all I can think of now, but I'm sure I'll post more once other people start commenting. I'd give it 3.5 stars out of 4.