Insider Gossip
  Monthly Hot Picks
  Book Reviews
  CD Reviews
  Concert Reviews
  DVD Reviews
  Game Reviews
  Movie Reviews
  The Home of WAXEN WARES Candles!
  Check Out Anne Carlini Productions Now!!
  NEW! Crystal Gayle
  MTU Hypnosis
  NEW! Ellen Foley
  Sony Legacy Record Store Day [April 2023]
  Gotham Knights [David Russo - Composer]
  Michigan Siding Company for ALL Your Outdoor Needs

DJ Supply

Movie Reviews
'X2: X-Men United'
(Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, et al / PG-13 / 135 mins / 20th Century Fox)

Overview: Already living in a society that mistrusts them, the mutants are faced with even more discrimination after an unforeseen enemy who may be a mutant with extraordinary powers launches a devastating attack. The news of the assault causes a public outcry against mutants, including renewed support for the act that would require them to be registered, and William Stryker, a military leader rumored to have experimented on mutants (possibly including Wolverine), is among the most vocal supporters of the legislation. Stryker puts into motion a plan to eradicate the "freaks" and begins an offensive on the X-Men mansion and school. Magneto, having escaped from his plastic prison, forms an unlikely alliance with Professor Xavier to stop Stryker. Meanwhile, Wolverine heads north to investigate his past.

Verdict: 'X2: X-Men United' is a lavish, reasonably intelligent, well-acted sequel with kick-butt effects that outdoes its predecessor in almost every department. Sleek and sexy, filled with delicious characters and effects, the flick actually sparkles with a lightness of spirit that was missing from 'X-Men.' Basically, 'X2' a lot of good, clean fun, full of vibrancy and memorable comic book antics, but ultimately an exhausting running time could kill the spirits of many a young fan. Luckily, 'X2' succeeds pretty well in rising to the challenge that most sequels face in this precarious day and age!
Reviewed By Russell A. Trunk