X2: X-Men United

20th Century Fox Released 2003




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Movie Summary

Bryan Singer

Several months have passed since the X-Men have defeated and imprisoned their nemesis, Magneto. This conquest was a victory for the X-Men and all mutants. With Magneto locked up the mutants feel secure at Professor X's hidden Mutant Academy. This sense of security is tested when a mutant assassin, Nightcrawler, sneaks into the White House and attempts to murder the President. Almost immediately, anti-mutant actions are being planned and carried out by the military. The X-Men, including Wolverine, Rogue, Iceman and a few others find themselves under attack. Soon the X-Men realize their only chance at saving mutant-kind may be to form unlikely alliances with enemies.


Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Brisk and involving with a streamlined forward propulsion, it's the kind of superhero movie we want if we have to have superhero movies at all.

  • 80

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    About twice as good as the original...bigger and more ambitious in every respect, from its action and visceral qualities to its themes.

  • 70

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Mr. Singer and his collaborators grasp that comic books, for all their obligatory fights and explosions, are at bottom about their brave, troubled, impossibly muscled characters.

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Professor Charles Xavier (X)

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Logan / Wolverine

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

Eric Lensherr / Magneto

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Ororo Munroe / Storm

Famke Janssen

Famke Janssen

Jean Grey

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Wolverine: Who the hell is this?
      Kurt: Kurt Wagner. But in the Munich circus I was known as "The Incredible Nightcrawler".

    • Storm: Can you teleport inside?
      Kurt: No. I have to be able to see where I'm going otherwise I could end up inside a wall.

    • Magneto: What's your name?
      Pyro: John.
      Magneto: What's your real name, John?
      Pyro: (manipulating a flame) Pyro.
      Magneto: Quite a talent you have there, Pyro.
      Pyro: I can only manipulate the fire. I can't create it.
      Magneto: You are a god among insects. Never let anyone tell you different.

    • Charles: Eric, what have you done?
      Magneto: I'm sorry, Charles. I couldn't help it.
      Charles: What have you told Stryker?
      Magneto: [sighs] Everything.
      Charles: (gas fills the room) Scott!
      Magneto: You should have killed me when you had the chance!

    • Charles: Logan, my tolerance for your smoking in the mansion notwithstanding... continue smoking that in here and you'll spend the rest of your days under the belief that you are a six-year-old girl.
      Logan: You'd do that?
      Charles: I'll have Jean braid your hair.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Production Budget - $110,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $214,949,694 (6th)
      Worldwide Gross - $407,711,549 (9th)

      Domestic Adjusted fro 2013 - $290,877,197
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $551,729,061

    • Filming locations include:
      Burlington, Ontario, Canada
      Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
      New York City, New York, USA
      Colwood, British Columbia, Canada
      Mission, British Columbia, Canada
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      Vancouver Film Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
      Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
      Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    • Production Companies:
      Marvel Enterprises
      Bad Hat Harry Productions
      The Donners' Company
      XF2 Canada Productions

      XM2 Productions

    • Taglines:
      1. X-Men United.
      2. First, they were fighting for acceptance. Now, they're battling for survival.
      3. In this world wide conspiracy the only thing you can count on... Is the X factor.
      4. The ones we fear most, will be all that can save us... again.
      5. Evolution Continues.
      6. Get ready for the return of the Evolution.
      7. The time has come for those who are different to stand united.

    • Music:
      Dies Irae from Mozart's Requiem in D Minor, K.626
      Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Evolution Exhibit
      Written and Performed by Christopher Tin
      News Theme
      Written and Performed by Christopher Tin
      Center of the Sun
      Written by Annie Danielewski and Rhys Fulber
      Performed by Conjure One featuring Poe
      Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Romanze
      Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Performed by The National Arts Centre Orchestra
      Conductor Mario Bernardi
      Pastoral Lands
      Written and Performed by William Loose
      Bye Bye Bye
      Written by Andreas Carlsson, Kristian Lundin and 'Jacob Schultz' (I) (as Jacob Schulze)
      Performed by NSYNC
      Sports Jam
      Written and Performed by Christopher Tin
      Mozart's Sonata K545
      Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Performed by Don Great

    • Filmed with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.


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