X2 X-Men-Special Ed Steelbook

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Following a shocking attack on the President, the X-Men must stand united with their deadliest enemies to combat a menace that threatens every mutant on the planet -- and possibly all of mankind.

Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry lead an all-star cast in this dazzling, action-packed spectacle that is "arguably the greatest superhero movie ever!" (Entertainment Weekly)

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 204254180
UPC 024543442257
UPC 14 00024543442257
Format DVD
Release Date 6/5/2007
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Actors
Name Jackman,Hugh
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Alan Cumming - Actor
Anna Paquin - Actor
Bryan Singer - Director
Elliot Graham - Editor
Famke Janssen - Actor
Halle Berry - Actor
Helen Jarvis - Art Director
Hugh Jackman - Actor
Ian McKellen - Actor
James Marsden - Actor
John Ottman - Editor
John Ottman - Original Music By
Michael Dougherty, et. al. - Screenplay
Newton Thomas Sigel - Cinematographer
Patrick Stewart - Actor
Ralph Winter - Producer
Stan Lee - Executive Producer
Zak Penn, et. al. - Based On Story By
Awards
Winner (2004) MTV Award, Shawn Ashmore, Breakthrough Male Performance
Nominee (2004) MTV Award, Hugh Jackman, Kelly Hu, Best Fight,MTV Award, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Best Kiss,MTV Award, X2: X-Men United, Best Movie
MTV Award (2004) Hugh Jackman, Kelly Hu, Nominee, Best Fight,Shawn Ashmore, Winner, Breakthrough Male Performance,Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Nominee, Best Kiss,X2: X-Men United, Nominee, Best Movie
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review The problem with X2 is essentially the same one that plagued X-Men: too many characters, resulting in too little screen time for each one. X2 may be the most ambitious superhero motion picture to date, but it doesn't work quite as well as Spider-Man or Superman, both of which are, in some ways, inferior. The reason is simple: in those movies, we get into the skin of the protagonist, whether it's nerdy Peter Parker or bumbling Clark Kent. In X-Men and its sequel, there are simply too many heroes running around...The appeal of X2 is probably less broad-based than that of a Spider-Man or Superman. Although it's possible to enjoy this movie without boasting any familiarity with the comic book (or, for that matter, having seen the first movie), director Bryan Singer has developed this project with the fans in mind.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "X2: X-Men United" is the kind of movie you enjoy for its moments, even though they never add up. Made for (and possibly by) those with short attention spans, it lives in the present, providing one amazing spectacle after another, and not even trying to develop a story arc. Having trained on the original "X-Men" (2000), i tried to experience the film entirely in the present, and the fact is, i had a good time...Like the comic books that inspired it, "X2" begins with the premise that mutant heroes with specialized superpowers exist among us. Name the heroes, assign the powers, and you're ready for perfunctory dialogue leading up to a big two-page spread in which sleek and muscular beings hurtle through dramatic showdowns...Since the earliest days of "Spider-Man," Marvel heroes have had personal problems to deal with, and there's a classic Stan Lee moment here in the scene where Iceman breaks the news to his parents that he is a mutant. The movie treats the dialogue as a coming out scene, half-seriously, as if providing inspiration for real-life parents and their children with secrets...There's a romance in the movie between Rogue and Iceman, but it doesn't exploit the possibilities of love between mutants with incompatible powers. How inconvenient if during sex your partner was accidentally teleported, frozen, slashed, etc. Does Cyclops wear his dark glasses to bed? "X2: X-Men United" lacks a beginning, a middle and an end, and exists more as a self-renewing loop. In that it is faithful to comic books themselves, which month after month and year after year seem frozen in the same fictional universe. Yes, there are comics in which the characters age and their worlds change, but the X-Men seem likely to continue forever, demonstrating their superpowers in one showcase scene after another. Perhaps in the next generation a mutant will appear named Scribbler, who can write a better screenplay for them.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review Like the first Tim Burton-directed Batman movie, the original X-Men was the rare comic-book adaptation that satisfied the needs of both summer-movie audiences and all but the most Mylar-addled comic-book fans. Directed with depth, efficiency, and wit by Bryan Singer, the film suffered only from a tendency to seem like a setup for an even bigger movie. And here it is. Significantly longer and stuffed with new mutants, unresolved old business, new subplots, and many more fights, X2: X-Men United suggests that Singer's gaggle of screenwriters received script notes reading "More, more, more."...With their expansive casts, tangled plotlines, and overheated passions, the X-Men comic books have always been as much about soap operatics as laser beams. So far, the film series has not just understood that notion, but run with it. Singer sandwiches melodrama within eye-catching, comics-inspired compositions, allows time for characters to interact with (and often annoy) one another, and, whenever the situation gets too grim, lets Hugh Jackman's anti-heroic Wolverine or some other witty business deflate any pretensions. Aside from a couple of duds in the ensemble, the film also benefits from its gifted cast, with Ian McKellen once again standing out as Magneto, the pitiless, radical mutant whose escape from prison leads to the uneasy alliance suggested by the film's subtitle. With all the talk of government crackdowns in the name of national security--the president even shares George W. Bush's habit of wearing an American-flag pin, lest anyone question his patriotism--the story also boasts a muted contemporary resonance. Only in the finale do the special effects start to overwhelm the plot and characters, but by that point, the film has long since begun to coast on its own momentum toward the inevitable, and welcome, setup for the presumably even bigger X3.
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Reviewer Keith Phipps
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Sensormatic, English, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Jackman,Hugh
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner ...it may be the best super-hero movie yet made.
Kevin Carr, Film Threat It's a relief to see a sequel that measures up to the original.
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper at the Movies ...has everything you'd want in a comic book adaptation...
Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer A follow-up with as much artistic integrity, complexity, humor and well-designed action as the original.
Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post The fantastic and at times deliciously nihilistic world of X2 is fully, believably three-dimensional.
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper and the Movies ...has everything you'd want in a comic book adaptation...

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