Summary: When it could focus on insight and enlightenment, it chooses to instead focus on self-acceptance character-wise, and sci-fi action sequences plot wise. The film only hints at what it could be throughout its entire duration.
Excerpt: Viewing a film the second time around makes you appreciate the beauty and accuracy of how good the film was. Direction was creative and authentic. Definitely in the same class of Avengers and TDK (DC) for engaging superhero films. Kurt Wagner aka. Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming) was manipulated by Col.
Summary: This was an interesting sequel to the first film and no doubt that it had much more story to it considering the first one was merely a development on the characters. This gave us some more action combined with better character development, possibly better story development, but what I must mention...
Excerpt: Wolverine returns from a failed attempt to discover his origins to find the X-Men under siege from a shadowy organisation bent on the extermination of mutantkind. As a long time fan of the comic books, the original X-Men film was a disappointment.
Summary: In a continuance of the saga he began, Bryan Singer expands on the action sequences and mutant powers he explored in the first film. X2 is flashier, more adventuresome, and, sometimes, cheesier.