Richard Sawyer

X-Men 2

20th March 2004
X-Men 2 Poster reviewer: Richard Sawyer
rating: 5 out of 5
directed by: Bryan Singer
written by: Zak Penn, David Hayter and Bryan Singer
starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen
genre: Action Thriller Sci-Fi Fantasy
released: 1st May 2003

Bigger, badder and far more enjoyable than the original. It takes the foundations set before it and truly exploits its license to a degree not recently found in modern cinema. Tackles issues of prejudice in a comic book coated environment. It's this environment of action, violence, and all round ass-kickery that really enthrals the viewer. It's not Shindler's List, but is as worthy a watch as you're likely to find.