I like X2 a lot but Singer was fantastic with the original. I watched it again recently and there is so much subtlety that is overlooked. My fav scene is where Prof X confronts Magneto in that hallway with all the Xs around them. There is so many wonderful visuals. The Xs surround them and the mirrors are great. Love the dialogue too. This film feels like a small X-Men adventure. Prof X has a major role; Cykes is the hero in saving Wolverine and at the end; the X-Men work as a team; and nothing is overkill. X2 is great but it turns into a Wolverine story too much with Prof X and Cykes delgated to nothing roles. Love the action but the team work aspect is lacking. There is a difference between making a good action film and making a really good "film". Watch the original again and pay attention to the subleties. The scenes are so rich and precise.