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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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Channel Awesome
Channel Awesome 11 days ago
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myungsook choi
Logan and Apocalypse
thecouchgenie wtf
in the purge review what music was used for the title card?
Evan Arnold
Evan Arnold 3 days ago
Best: Logan Worst: Last stand
Sofia The Wolf Gamer
Review Balloonatiks
TPabsolute
TPabsolute 4 days ago
X-men 3 last stand is the best x men movie
Ant Jones
Ant Jones 8 hours ago
I would actually like a Top 11 of worst educational establishments in TV and film. Sunnydale High? Xaviers school for the gifted? Yeh, I'm a party animal.
Bulwark Tom
Bulwark Tom 11 hours ago
This review is a little nit-picky
andrew sanders
andrew sanders 14 hours ago
I loved this film,watching it 5x at the cinema! Famke J was superb & i cried when she sacrificed herself,...& then jumped outta my seat with excitement with the glimpse of the Phoenix at the end,& promising so much for the next film. We all know how that turned out eh! 😞😕
Haunted Knight
That mansion attack though... *"If you wanna shoot me, SHOOT ME!"*
Barry Madden
Barry Madden Day ago
Ok, Animal farm isn't a book, it's an allegorical novella about Stalinism, and spoiler alert, it sucks.
Draggo 2012
Draggo 2012 Day ago
I love these X-Men movies.
lcodfan
lcodfan Day ago
Leonardo was my favorite ninja turtle
Stanger_in_the_Alps
Nightcrawler was able to save Rogue because she was free falling through the AIR. He is scared about teleporting into an object... since he has no idea what the room looks like inside, it's always possible he'll teleport into a control console, or a filing cabinet.
M Balazs
M Balazs Day ago
Are you off on your anti depression pills or it it that time of the month? or is it both? :D This film is awesome, you just forcefully nit pick and twist things.
GrassValleyGreg
I'm willing to give the X-Men the 007 pass- it doesn't necessarily HAVE to make sense. But the original X-Men TAS WAS better than ANY of the movies.
Nova JT
Nova JT Day ago
For all the ones who say that Xavier doesn’t have telekinesis didnt xavier tell logan that jean had the same powers has him? I know he meant the mind reading thing but couldnt he just have been confused and taught that in this universe that they made it so that he had it
Michelle Tackett
You swung and missed on this one. X2 has been one of the best games of all time and it still holds up.
Coco Lime
Coco Lime Day ago
... you mean films?
Gilligan Lewis
Gilligan Lewis 2 days ago
Why not just manipulate the electrons in every atom if magneto controls magnetism his abilities therefor control or at the very least be able to manipulate electricity. Scarlet Witch, reality wrapping.... well if they every dueled just disable her atoms bit by bit! I wish they could implement real science 101 into this. Science is OP as....
mattwho81
mattwho81 2 days ago
Superhero movies have come a long way but at this point this movie had the edge on character development and story arcs. Compare to others of the time and it has so much more heart.
James Boyd
James Boyd 2 days ago
it's got tons and tons of hits, cuz the guide dog teacher is super thick
AlexVonWolfstein
AlexVonWolfstein 2 days ago
What's the guitar riff near the end from?
Паисий Пчельник
THE. BEST. SUPERHERO. MOVIE. OF. ALL. TIME. DIXI
Gavin Gwinn
Gavin Gwinn 2 days ago
10:22 my favorite part so far
Den Gmirin
Den Gmirin 2 days ago
🖖🍾👍
Will B
Will B 2 days ago
"He could have picked up the plane from inside" Since when is Xavier telekinetic? I thought he could mess with people's heads, never throw things with his mind.
lightkingz
lightkingz 2 days ago
Are we counting Deadpool as X-men
lightkingz
lightkingz 2 days ago
Please add in the shows
BroTheDude
BroTheDude 2 days ago
This guy does such a good job at making entertaining and actually thoughtful reviews of old movies. I appreciate your work very much friend.
rash b
rash b 3 days ago
"Now it's a Singer film." Well played!
42nd Blaze
42nd Blaze 3 days ago
Literally every problem Doug has with this movie is solved by scenes he doesn’t take into consideration or just by logical deduction. There’s a lot of wrong in this movie however Doug mentions absolutely none of them
QueenCheetah
QueenCheetah 3 days ago
X2 is definitely my favorite X-men movie; in part because it confirms what 'Evolution' taught us: that Nightcrawler is the sexiest mutant of all time.
Peter Parker
Peter Parker 3 days ago
Mutants aren't only blue.
inuome92
inuome92 3 days ago
I actually really like watching your paid promotion commercials. They’re always really funny xD
Miguel de Lima
Miguel de Lima 3 days ago
7:14 "This isn't over, Bears!" in the bottom right XD
DigitalFulcrum
DigitalFulcrum 3 days ago
*sigh* I feel like I'm probably the only Scott "Cyclops" Summers fan out there. He's a very important character to Xmen but I guess no one likes the daddy who has to enforce discipline and rules.
Abel Mantor
Abel Mantor 3 days ago
"This is the only way ." Lol.
fan films
fan films 3 days ago
Or nightcrawler could of morphed out of the plane and grab jean
Gracekim1
Gracekim1 3 days ago
Wait I thought character moments are a good thing
Ailurophile
Ailurophile 3 days ago
Is x-men first class not considered an x-men movie?
cyde79
cyde79 3 days ago
A school mass murder joke, really? But I did like the video!
Metalfanrog
Metalfanrog 3 days ago
The book animal farm is actually the book that beast read in the prison in the x men cartoon.
Healer Force
Healer Force 3 days ago
Ya know i do find it Ironic that Brian Singer was in A star trek movie i guess it kinda rubbed off on him
Da_ Gudz
Da_ Gudz 3 days ago
When you said rouge ran because she’s just rouge you misted the chance to say she’s gone rouge
gruthakhul100
gruthakhul100 3 days ago
14:13 OMG KILL IT WITH ACIDFIRE KILL IT !!
Royal Refraction
Royal Refraction 3 days ago
Huh in the UK it was just called X-Men 2
Halo Canon
Halo Canon 3 days ago
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?
Shams The Whisteller
Awesome, glad your doing X-men!
LegoStarWars 100
LegoStarWars 100 3 days ago
Finally, someone else who doesn’t like NSync
eddiespagheddie
eddiespagheddie 3 days ago
This is a great movie
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?
Tamás Jenővári
damn, i just wanna read animal farm now...
Olvrem
Olvrem 3 days ago
They shot this movie at my University (Hatley Park Castle). So now I tell people I went to the Xavier School for gifted children.
Nes
Nes 3 days ago
7:51😂😂
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.
Jason Steiner
Jason Steiner 3 days ago
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
Luis Flores
Luis Flores 3 days ago
It's Joe still a part of the team?
Alt. Knt.
Alt. Knt. 3 days ago
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.
Mar Gillard
Mar Gillard 3 days ago
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?!!!
trigger1808
trigger1808 3 days ago
So if all the bones of worverine is adamantium. Does that mean his dick and ball's is also adamantium?
2Scribble
2Scribble 3 days ago
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
Comic Maniac15
Comic Maniac15 4 days ago
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)
Ryan Lewand
Ryan Lewand 4 days ago
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.
TJ Chimichanga
TJ Chimichanga 4 days ago
Uhh didn't logan stab you? Is that a turn on for this chick?
MrSkippyable
MrSkippyable 4 days ago
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.
BurnRoddy
BurnRoddy 4 days ago
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.
Elroid Tiereon
Elroid Tiereon 4 days ago
I remember seeing this one as a kid. And beside some cool stuff... It sucked. It really did.
Bork TheFedZ
Bork TheFedZ 4 days ago
I crack up laughing more than a boy in puberty.
masseffectfreak07
Does he have a new camera? For some reason the video is super sharp
Mitch Fletcher
Mitch Fletcher 4 days ago
19:25 Says you. Leonardo is great, even if he's a little uptight.
twinodoom
twinodoom 4 days ago
Everyone's talking about how Xavier couldn't have lifted the plane. But why couldn't JEAN lift the plane from inside?
David Gantenbein
David Gantenbein 3 days ago
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.
BYERE
BYERE 4 days ago
I mean, yes, the whole floating platform thing DOES look silly, but it IS the sort of thing Magneto would do...
Prime92
Prime92 4 days ago
wow, that's some grade a shit intro animation. just wow.
Sofia The Wolf Gamer
Review Ballonatiks
Olav Bjortomt
Olav Bjortomt 4 days ago
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.
Uriko Star
Uriko Star 4 days ago
When Xavier paused everyone all I could think about was how nobody could blink, their eyes must be so sore!
Dalton Clarke - Judith Nyman SS (2404)
Review : Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil
JP vidz
JP vidz 4 days ago
can you do ducktlales {2017} season 1 I would love to hear your thoughts
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
Dennis P.
Dennis P. 4 days ago
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.
permeus2nd
permeus2nd 4 days ago
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.
Ancient_Castle
Ancient_Castle 4 days ago
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.
Dylan Short
Dylan Short 3 days ago
Ikr
Mikey McDonagh
Mikey McDonagh 4 days ago
Wow this has to be the most nitpicky nostalgia critic review I've ever seen
Walter Honwana
Walter Honwana 2 days ago
I had to force myself to finish the video
Kunisake The Artist
*A N I M A L F A R M ! !*
Kunisake The Artist
You want... all of these children... to d-
Logical Overdrive
15:49 he’s right, really good book.
zan w
zan w 5 days ago
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
Peek- At -Ch'you
Peek- At -Ch'you 5 days ago
Geez, and I thought SOME modern 21st Century Fox Marvel films are try hards. 🙄
CmanTheMonkey
CmanTheMonkey 5 days ago
Can you make an Elvis month with his movies please
Jacob Entz
Jacob Entz 5 days ago
Funny how he just completely glosses over a majority of the good shit
Thomas Phillips
Thomas Phillips 5 days ago
These films you should review eg Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code+Angel & Demons+Inferno starring Tom Hanks
Rhonda Peterson
Rhonda Peterson 5 days ago
Do a review of aqua teen hunger force please
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.
TheK8iKat
TheK8iKat 5 days ago
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!"
MrHandss
MrHandss 5 days ago
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.
God of Evil
God of Evil 5 days ago
BUT!!!! You must admit that the one good thing.... THE ONLY NEW COOL THING was Victor Creed AKA Sabretooth played by Liev Schreiber.
TheK8iKat
TheK8iKat 5 days ago
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.
TheK8iKat
TheK8iKat 5 days ago
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
Dante Bazzea
Dante Bazzea 5 days ago
Please can you review Here comes the boom someday
THEANIMEFANZ
THEANIMEFANZ 5 days ago
Now I l know why this is x-month.... the Disney buyout
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."
God of Evil
God of Evil 5 days ago
Awesome.
Mateusz Tur
Mateusz Tur 5 days ago
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.
Nicolas Schultz
Nicolas Schultz 5 days ago
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
George Zarmakoupis
22:31...for the millionth time... Xavier doesn't have telekinetic powers. Only psychic/telepathy.
Toddy Zoas
Toddy Zoas 5 days ago
Do "Nostalgia Critic: Tom & Jerry in The Fast and The Furry", please!!!!
Saint Boot
Saint Boot 5 days ago
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.
Miah Thorpatrick
Miah Thorpatrick 5 days ago
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.
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