X2: X-Men United - Nostalgia Critic

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    Many call it the best X-Men movie, but Nostalgia Critic has some problems with it that a lot of people choose to ignore. Let's take a look at X2: X-Men United.
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    X2 (often promoted as X2: X-Men United is a 2003 American superhero film. The film is based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the sequel to 2000's X-Men, as well as the second installment in the X-Men film series, and features an ensemble cast including Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Bruce Davison, and Anna Paquin.
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    1. Channel Awesome

      What is the best and worst X-Men movie? Support this week's charity - pipfilm.com/ Animation by Kritken - us-new.com/client-TheKritken X-Month logo by - us-new.com/client-Grid17Productions

      1. Sofia The Wolf Gamer

        Review Balloonatiks

      2. TPabsolute

        X-men 3 last stand is the best x men movie

      3. Devin Giles

        X-Men (2000)

      4. Thomas Phillips

        These films you should review eg Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code+Angel & Demons+Inferno starring Tom Hanks

      5. 太郎眠


    2. Gracekim1

      Wait I thought character moments are a good thing

    3. Ailurophile

      Is x-men first class not considered an x-men movie?

    4. cyde79

      A school mass murder joke, really? But I did like the video!

    5. Metalfanrog

      The book animal farm is actually the book that beast read in the prison in the x men cartoon.

    6. Healer Force

      Ya know i do find it Ironic that Brian Singer was in A star trek movie i guess it kinda rubbed off on him

    7. Da_ Gudz

      When you said rouge ran because she’s just rouge you misted the chance to say she’s gone rouge

    8. gruthakhul100


    9. Royal Refraction

      Huh in the UK it was just called X-Men 2

    10. Halo Canon

      Jesus this was a bad review. Some really odd complaints, many of which demonstrate either willful ignorance of the movie's story (Xavier isn't a telekinetic) and/or a lack of any basic research. Jesus man, what the hell happened?

    11. Shams The Whisteller

      Awesome, glad your doing X-men!

    12. LegoStarWars 100

      Finally, someone else who doesn’t like NSync

    13. eddiespagheddie

      This is a great movie

    14. The Phoenix Quill

      'storm couldn't have steered the water away?' Storm controls the weather, but she doesn't have any control over water itself to my knowledge. 'Xavier couldn't lift the plane from inside' I thought Xavier was only telepathic, not telekinetic?

    15. Tamás Jenővári

      damn, i just wanna read animal farm now...

    16. Olvrem

      They shot this movie at my University (Hatley Park Castle). So now I tell people I went to the Xavier School for gifted children.

    17. Nes


    18. Friendly Redneck Neighbor

      Everyone let’s just remain calm and chill. Good old critic isn’t making reviews, he is creating content through which to entertain you, usually with comedy. There’s no reason to get upset because he got a few facts wrong... although I pray to God he has enough common sense not to use wiki.

    19. Jason Steiner

      Charles Xavier has never had telekinesis he could not have lifted the plane he could have control jeans mind and made her lift the plane though

    20. Luis Flores

      It's Joe still a part of the team?

    21. Alt. Knt.

      22:22 Really Singer, did you read that line...out loud? did you ever you read that line out loud? You could have. I mean, you clearly could have. You just stated...That This Powerfully Telekinetic/Telepathic mutant, whose idea to save her mutant friends from drowning in a raging waterfall inside a jet by stepping out of the jet, lifting the jet and building a psychic wall towards the waterfall, waiting for it to claim her life while her mutant friends are saved...was THE ONLY WAY to save them.

      1. Mar Gillard

        Iceman...can step out the jet and freeze the water dead in its tracks, but... 22:28 Storm can use her mutant powers and assist jean with lifting the jet or redirect the water so that it flows in a different direction but... 22:31 Xavier can lift the jet from the inside but... 22:35 Jean can LIFT THE JET FROM THE INSIDE! BUT...!! 22:38 YOU CAN'T BE THIS STUPID! Y-YOU CAN'T! YOU LITERALLY JUST STATED OUT LOUD WHY. THIS MOVIE. CAN'T. WORK! I MEAN, WHAT ARE YOU, A MORON?!!!

    22. trigger1808

      So if all the bones of worverine is adamantium. Does that mean his dick and ball's is also adamantium?

    23. 2Scribble

      What I find ESPECIALLY amusing about this film is how everyone focuses on the Jean/Logan/Scott triangle (basically the 'romance' between a sex object, a whore and a sock puppet) when there isn't a SINGLE woman in this movie who Logan didn't have 'a scene' with :P

    24. Comic Maniac15

      Everyone says xmen uses blue too much. The truth is that blue was chosen in the comics since it was one of the cheaper colors(along with green and purple)

    25. Ryan Lewand

      Is this choppy editing going to be a thing from now on? Also you would think after all the comments on the first X review he would drop the rouge thing.

    26. TJ Chimichanga

      Uhh didn't logan stab you? Is that a turn on for this chick?

    27. MrSkippyable

      No offense Doug, but you really feel like you were reaching with this one. I had my complaints too (Heck my friends and me even has the same questions about the scenario at the end with the jet when this first came out). But for the most part it was pretty well written. Here though most of your complaints felt like too focused nitpicks.

    28. BurnRoddy

      Wolverine did date Mystique in WW2, later on she would date Sabretooth before settling down with Magneto. I know this because I have a copy of that particular run. It was a Sabretooth 4 issue miniseries from way back in 1993. I think she also had a thing with Mister Sinister but I'm not sure if it was mutual.

    29. Elroid Tiereon

      I remember seeing this one as a kid. And beside some cool stuff... It sucked. It really did.

    30. Bork TheFedZ

      I crack up laughing more than a boy in puberty.

    31. masseffectfreak07

      Does he have a new camera? For some reason the video is super sharp

    32. Mitch Fletcher

      19:25 Says you. Leonardo is great, even if he's a little uptight.

    33. twinodoom

      Everyone's talking about how Xavier couldn't have lifted the plane. But why couldn't JEAN lift the plane from inside?

      1. David Gantenbein

        Basically to also be able to hold off the water. She is neither super powerful nor super fast in the movie. She is also shown to direct her powers with her hands and in general needing to at least see the target for some time. It may not be totally like in the comics where she developed way past this level, but she was also not that powerful in the early comics as well.

    34. BYERE

      I mean, yes, the whole floating platform thing DOES look silly, but it IS the sort of thing Magneto would do...

    35. Prime92

      wow, that's some grade a shit intro animation. just wow.

    36. Sofia The Wolf Gamer

      Review Ballonatiks

    37. Olav Bjortomt

      Nitpicking at its worse, for the sake of some stupid "jokes". Glossing over how good it actually is - because it's the best X-Men movie. Most annoying Nostalgia Critic episode I've seen.

    38. Uriko Star

      When Xavier paused everyone all I could think about was how nobody could blink, their eyes must be so sore!

    39. Dalton Clarke - Judith Nyman SS (2404)

      Review : Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil

    40. JP vidz

      can you do ducktlales {2017} season 1 I would love to hear your thoughts

    41. Jason Todd’s Hot Bod

      Are you gonna have to review some of the movies into April? Because theirs not enough Wednesday left in March for all of them, lol

    42. Dennis P.

      the thing about nightcrawler teleporting out of the plane is that it was in the air, there was no chance that he could teleport into somthing dangerous, he teleported roughly where he thought she was and caught her, i do admit him teleporting back inside the plane is a stretch, but you could blame that on stress, people can do crazy things when they are under a lot of stress, in the facility, nightcrawler wasnt under any real stress, at least not in the same way as before, so he didnt think he could teleport into a room where he could easely accidently telleport into somthing.

    43. permeus2nd

      14:01 THANK YOU! bloody depowering Rogue and turning her into a wuss, were is my bad ass southern bell that beats up 60ft tall robots with construction girders she ripped out of the building she got slammed into before punching it into scrapy bits.

    44. Ancient_Castle

      Did they hold you at gunpoint when you were filming that commercial? Because it sure looks and feels like they did. Psst, blink twice in your next X-Men review if I was right.

    45. Mikey McDonagh

      Wow this has to be the most nitpicky nostalgia critic review I've ever seen

    46. Kunisake The Artist

      *A N I M A L F A R M ! !*

    47. Kunisake The Artist

      You want... all of these children... to d-

    48. Logical Overdrive

      15:49 he’s right, really good book.

    49. zan w

      Rogue hasn't learned to fly yet.... Because she hasn't drained miss marvel power yet.... How are you nitpicking comic plot holed and not realizing that it not a part of rogue real power to fly and have super strength

    50. Peek- At -Ch'you

      Geez, and I thought SOME modern 21st Century Fox Marvel films are try hards. 🙄

    51. CmanTheMonkey

      Can you make an Elvis month with his movies please

    52. Jacob Entz

      Funny how he just completely glosses over a majority of the good shit

    53. Thomas Phillips

      These films you should review eg Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code+Angel & Demons+Inferno starring Tom Hanks

    54. Rhonda Peterson

      Do a review of aqua teen hunger force please

    55. Alexander The Great

      I see Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, Lost, The Walking Dead, TaleSpin, Seinfeld, Star Trek - The Next Generation. (I'm a good guesser) You forgot to put Walker, Texas Ranger, Power Rangers, JAG, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Dragon Prince, 24, etc.

    56. TheK8iKat

      Oh, man... The ending... Crap. I just remembered why "mutation" is seen as such a bad thing. Because I had somehow seen that very last part without seeing the rest, and in that moment I was literally thinking "yes, everyone is different!"

    57. MrHandss

      first class and days of future past are better. no, i'm not counting the deadpool movies or logan. anyways, the worst is easily xmen origins: wolverine.

      1. God of Evil

        BUT!!!! You must admit that the one good thing.... THE ONLY NEW COOL THING was Victor Creed AKA Sabretooth played by Liev Schreiber.

    58. TheK8iKat

      Gosh. Even if it might not feel like it was that long ago for some, this is reminding me of when I was a small child and like. "... Why the heck are girls always damsels in distress?" Also, why does the most handsome/hardcore dude get the most screentime? It's X-Men. Not Wolverine.

    59. TheK8iKat

      OH, MY GOSH. THE FETISHIZING OF BLUE. BLUE IS MY FAVORITE COLOR. XD BUT UGH... PICK OTHERS! PURPLE. GREEN. GO CRAZY WITH IT! Although, Mystique is supposedly Nightcrawler's mother. So - BUT YEAH. MYSTIQUE. WHY TF DOES SHE HAVE FEATHERS WHEN SHE IS NAKED? ... FOX? ... DISNEEEEY? HAAALP. Although, I do realize it would... OnO Prolly make sense that she did for her disguises. Eh... But then she can make clothes? Idk. XD

    60. Dante Bazzea

      Please can you review Here comes the boom someday


      Now I l know why this is x-month.... the Disney buyout

    62. Kurington Kuriton

      During the scene where Magneto escapes his prison my son (9) said that "Magneto is cool!". All I could reply was: "Yes. Yes he is."

      1. God of Evil


    63. Mateusz Tur

      Mystique was portrayed as more of a wild animal than a woman in the original X-men movies. I'm not sure why would it be weird that she suddenly wants to screw Wolverine. Probably she just felt like doing it.

    64. Nicolas Schultz

      The more he swears the better the movie. Okay new pitch: First X-Men film by Disney is Jackman playing every part in a Les Mis like musical only using the word Fuck in different tones. And in the end he fights Lou Ferignos Hulk

    65. George Zarmakoupis

      22:31...for the millionth time... Xavier doesn't have telekinetic powers. Only psychic/telepathy.

    66. Cabeça de Limão

      Do "Nostalgia Critic: Tom & Jerry in The Fast and The Furry", please!!!!

    67. Saint Boot

      I am so sick of this sponsor dick riding in the middle of the video. I set up adblockers so I would not have to see shit like this in the first place.

    68. Miah Thorpatrick

      I already loved the movie "Logan". These movies are making me love it even more as that as far superior to anything remotely tying into X-Men.

    69. SpaceGeek2161

      When Rogue was fumbling with the seat belt on the jet, isn't she just having trouble because of her gloves (trying to use a cloth surface to grip smooth metal)? That's the impression that I got, and it makes MUCH more sense than "the seat belt on our super high-tech jet is broken".

    70. Megan Suarez

      You should review Firestarter

    71. Trent Gein

      One of the worst episodes yet. Unbelievably nitpicky and looking for any issues you possibly can. Fuck off

    72. Reyquiem

      I will say that I have four issues with this review. One: It was pretty obvious from the start that Pyro was going to join Magneto. I don't think you should be claiming it was a surprise, unless you weren't paying attention. Two: The opening fight scene and, yes, the airplane scene you keep referring to both imply, at least to me, ahead of time that Nightcrawler doesn't actually *need* to see where he's going to teleport there, because at least once in both scenes (though it's hard to tell in the fight scene, so I may be mistaken) he isn't looking at where he ends up. The exact wording of his explanation suggest this too. All he actually needs is a general idea of the direction and distance to the target point. He's just afraid (perhaps justifiably so) of ending up inside a solid object. When mind-controlled and when operating on reflex, i.e. when he isn't thinking about it, he pulls it off with no trouble. But this is mostly just my own theory; I don't know if anything else corroborates it. Three: Xavier can't lift planes. His power is purely telepathic in nature. You really should know that. Four: Not even a single mention of the many gratuitous boob shots of Mystique? I like boobs as much as anyone, but even I have to admit they went overboard. I mean, just look at 16:39 for ONE entirely unsubtle example. And not even a single joke about it? I'm disappointed. But everything else, I'm with you on. I wouldn't call this the best X-Men movie at all - if Logan counts, I'd definitely pick that, otherwise I'd say probably Days of Future Past. Probably.

    73. Blake King

      Please do Holmes and Watson that awful movie needs punishment

    74. BovinaSancta79

      What is the song played at the beginning of the video. After the intro I mean. A metal song played in low volume while NC talks. Would like to know....

    75. lainchisap

      Did you all get a telenovela camera, for extra fast frame rate? It's especially jarring going from the film to critic stuff. Please turn down the eye-pain, kthx.

    76. Adorable Nurse :3

      for fucks sake critic how is nightcrawler gonna be able to teleport into an underground bunker hes never seen before. of course he could catch rogue he can see her, SHE OUTSIDE IN THE OPEN AND HE KNOWS WHAT THE PLANE LOOKS LIKE AAAAGHHH!! WHATS HAPPENING TO YOUUUUU

    77. Kate Cross

      you think that he might be hinting at doing a review on animal farm?

    78. NavySharkz

      Thank you for pointing out each and every criticism I have been making about this piece of crap since it came out. This movie is the height of overrated. You left out how Colossus armored up just to punch a guy through a wall then inexplicably goes back to flesh form in the next scene. Iceman uses his power to create a wall for Wolvie and Stryker to look at each other lovingly through instead of , I don't know, freezing the damn guards that were standing there?!?

    79. Lignum Kluter

      I'm 90% sure that last line was improoved

    80. Madison Speer

      Omg I wanna see you review X-Men: Evolution!!!! Please!!!!

    81. Harlequin669

      Watching you're Audible comercial, I couldnt help but think someone was holding you at gunpoint and forcing you to say those things Doug. Are you ok?

    82. deathkittinzz

      Is it bad that I enjoyed the mid-video audiobook ad more than the movie?

    83. Михаил Сказко

      I'm Jaggernaut, bi..... lol that's hilarious

    84. JDMC Music Aus

      Yeah the only X-men movies I like are Last Stand and Logan Last Stand because it's actually quite fun and not boring like the first two

      1. NavySharkz

        This person gets it!

    85. Ian M

      You started a car with your house key?

    86. Ian M

      Brian Cox looks so much younger when he does his astrophysics shows ;-)

    87. Andrew Garfield

      Why does the third installment of every franchise always suck or end up being worse than the first two movies😭

    88. Ghost Killer

      Logan is a great fucking movie

    89. Sarah Barker

      Speaking of Animal Farm, have you ever thought of reviewing the TV movie adaptation?

    90. Dominik Martinez

      Do the whole series

    91. Jakob Oltman

      Review Daddy Day Care!

    92. Zorn Casteel

      ~ Best one they ever made ...

    93. Reid Tanner

      Now do x men 3 the last stand

    94. Mcgewgler Tims

      Nostalgia Critic has become nostalgic for me. I use to binge watch him when I moved into my first apartment and had no TV lol

    95. Corthmic

      "Xavier couldn't have lifted the plane from the inside?" Doug, Xavier can't even move his legs with his powers, why the hell would he be able to move a jet?

    96. Hasatanel Belial

      I do not think I have ever heard the line "The advantage is mine" before.

    97. willord ordona

      Kind of miss the days when X-men characters have enemies that are actually at par with their powers. The movies miss a lot of these stuff and I thought we got something going with magneto and Sabretooth

    98. Denny Reyes

      Can you do kingdom of heaven?

    99. Don F

      Mystique is Marvel's Resident Office Slut, look how many baby daddies she had in the comics! Jennifer Lawrence did a great job portraying that character aspect in First Class.

    100. slade tuner

      X-2 is pretty dark