Originally Posted by BH/HHH
I know I'm in the minority here but I'm nt the biggest fan of X2 I much prefer the first film. I think X2 is an overly long film, and I don't think it has a truy epic action scene. Yeah the White Hose scene is cool but its not exactly a huge scene. However, this film is the best showcase of Wolverine on film so far (well maybe until the Wolverine) and the flashbacks in this were better than anything in Origins. But I digress, it's a good film but I don't think it's the best of the X-Series, I'd rank it 3rd behind X1 and my personal favourite First Class.
Same here. X2 forgot about the inherent themes of X-Men and all it did was the old "good guys vs bad guys" thing. Wolverine went to look for his past and found... nothing. He had his usual one back and forth scene with Jane and... nothing happened again. Dr. Xavier spent half the movie under hypnosis. Nightcrawler had a bombastic first scene and did little else but talking about his stuff: religion, being shy, whatever else.
Some of the action was good but I also prefer the first one.