Sunday, February 19, 2012

X2: X-Men United

Apes Pick: X2: X-Men United [Blu-ray]

Why we picked this film:  Well, we just watched X-Men.  Why not go with the 2nd installment in the series.

Beeps:  I really enjoy this film.  I think it's better than the first one in a lot of ways, but also falls behind in some other ways.  On the positive, the acting is sharp, especially by the great Brian Cox who plays William Stryker to absolute perfection, the script is tight, and the movie paces itself extremely well.  On the negative, I wish they would have fleshed out the whole Jean Grey/Phoenix story a bit more.  Well, at all really.  I mean we get 0 story about these powers of hers, and that's just a shame because it's an interesting part of X-Men lore.  Oh well, you can't win them all.  Still an absolute top tier movie and a must own.  5 Stars! 

Apes: Maybe I'm a nerd or I just really like Sci-fi, but this movie really does it for me. Assuming you've seen the first movie you already have a wealth of character background, but this movie doesn't rest on its laurels... It gives you more in depth looks into the existing characters and introduces some new characters. To me the movie felt action packed, but fortunately not in a way that lacked story or plot. I still want to know more about Jean Grey, but even if the future movies don't fill me in it is still a great film. I give it 5 stars and am greatly anticipating the rest of the series.

Overall we give this film 5 stars!

~Beeps and Apes

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