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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  • Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome

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

    9 giorni fa
  • Evan Arnold
    Evan Arnold

    Best: Logan Worst: Last stand

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  • Sofia The Wolf Gamer
    Sofia The Wolf Gamer

    Review Balloonatiks

    2 giorni fa
  • TPabsolute

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

    2 giorni fa
  • Devin Giles
    Devin Giles

    X-Men (2000)

    3 giorni fa
  • Thomas Phillips
    Thomas Phillips

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

    3 giorni fa
  • Gilligan Lewis
    Gilligan Lewis

    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....

    3 ore fa
  • mattwho81

    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.

    3 ore fa
  • James Boyd
    James Boyd

    it's got tons and tons of hits, cuz the guide dog teacher is super thick

    6 ore fa
  • AlexVonWolfstein

    What's the guitar riff near the end from?

    6 ore fa
  • Паисий Пчельник
    Паисий Пчельник


    8 ore fa
  • Gavin Gwinn
    Gavin Gwinn

    10:22 my favorite part so far

    10 ore fa
  • Den Gmirin
    Den Gmirin


    10 ore fa
  • Will B
    Will B

    "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.

    11 ore fa
  • lightkingz

    Are we counting Deadpool as X-men

    12 ore fa
  • lightkingz

    Please add in the shows

    12 ore fa
  • BroTheDude

    This guy does such a good job at making entertaining and actually thoughtful reviews of old movies. I appreciate your work very much friend.

    13 ore fa
  • rash b
    rash b

    "Now it's a Singer film." Well played!

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  • 42nd Blaze
    42nd Blaze

    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

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  • QueenCheetah

    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.

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  • Peter Parker
    Peter Parker

    Mutants aren't only blue.

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  • inuome92

    I actually really like watching your paid promotion commercials. They’re always really funny xD

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  • Miguel de Lima
    Miguel de Lima

    7:14 "This isn't over, Bears!" in the bottom right XD

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  • DigitalFulcrum

    *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.

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  • Abel Mantor
    Abel Mantor

    "This is the only way ." Lol.

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  • Michelle Tackett
    Michelle Tackett

    Go back and read some comics, then watch more movies to learn what makes a good movie.

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  • fan films
    fan films

    Or nightcrawler could of morphed out of the plane and grab jean

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  • Gracekim1

    Wait I thought character moments are a good thing

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  • Ailurophile

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

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  • cyde79

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

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  • Metalfanrog

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

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  • Healer Force
    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

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  • Da_ Gudz
    Da_ Gudz

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

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  • gruthakhul100


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  • Royal Refraction
    Royal Refraction

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

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  • Halo Canon
    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?

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  • Shams The Whisteller
    Shams The Whisteller

    Awesome, glad your doing X-men!

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  • LegoStarWars 100
    LegoStarWars 100

    Finally, someone else who doesn’t like NSync

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  • eddiespagheddie

    This is a great movie

    Giorno fa
  • The Phoenix Quill
    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?

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  • Tamás Jenővári
    Tamás Jenővári

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

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  • 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.

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  • Nes


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  • Friendly Redneck Neighbor
    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.

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  • Jason Steiner
    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

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  • Luis Flores
    Luis Flores

    It's Joe still a part of the team?

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  • Alt. Knt.
    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.

    2 giorni fa
  • Mar Gillard
    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?!!!

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  • trigger1808

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

    2 giorni fa
  • 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

    2 giorni fa
  • Comic Maniac15
    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)

    2 giorni fa
  • Ryan Lewand
    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.

    2 giorni fa
  • TJ Chimichanga
    TJ Chimichanga

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

    2 giorni fa
  • 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.

    2 giorni fa
  • 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.

    2 giorni fa
  • Elroid Tiereon
    Elroid Tiereon

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

    2 giorni fa
  • Bork TheFedZ
    Bork TheFedZ

    I crack up laughing more than a boy in puberty.

    2 giorni fa
  • masseffectfreak07

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

    2 giorni fa
  • Mitch Fletcher
    Mitch Fletcher

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

    2 giorni fa
  • twinodoom

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

    2 giorni fa
  • David Gantenbein
    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.

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

    2 giorni fa
  • Prime92

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

    2 giorni fa
  • Sofia The Wolf Gamer
    Sofia The Wolf Gamer

    Review Ballonatiks

    2 giorni fa
  • Olav Bjortomt
    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.

    2 giorni fa
  • Uriko Star
    Uriko Star

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

    2 giorni fa
  • Dalton Clarke - Judith Nyman SS (2404)
    Dalton Clarke - Judith Nyman SS (2404)

    Review : Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil

    2 giorni fa
  • JP vidz
    JP vidz

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

    2 giorni fa
  • Jason Todd’s Hot Bod
    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

    2 giorni fa
  • Dennis P.
    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.

    2 giorni fa
  • 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.

    2 giorni fa
  • 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.

    2 giorni fa
  • Dylan Short
    Dylan Short


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  • Mikey McDonagh
    Mikey McDonagh

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

    2 giorni fa
  • Walter Honwana
    Walter Honwana

    I had to force myself to finish the video

    11 ore fa
  • Kunisake The Artist
    Kunisake The Artist

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

    3 giorni fa
  • Kunisake The Artist
    Kunisake The Artist

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

    3 giorni fa
  • Logical Overdrive
    Logical Overdrive

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

    3 giorni fa
  • zan w
    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

    3 giorni fa
  • Peek- At -Ch'you
    Peek- At -Ch'you

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

    3 giorni fa
  • CmanTheMonkey

    Can you make an Elvis month with his movies please

    3 giorni fa
  • Jacob Entz
    Jacob Entz

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

    3 giorni fa
  • Thomas Phillips
    Thomas Phillips

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

    3 giorni fa
  • Rhonda Peterson
    Rhonda Peterson

    Do a review of aqua teen hunger force please

    3 giorni fa
  • Alexander The Great
    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.

    3 giorni fa
  • 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!"

    3 giorni fa
  • 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.

    3 giorni fa
  • God of Evil
    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.

    3 giorni fa
  • 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.

    3 giorni fa
  • 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

    3 giorni fa
  • Dante Bazzea
    Dante Bazzea

    Please can you review Here comes the boom someday

    3 giorni fa

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

    3 giorni fa
  • Kurington Kuriton
    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."

    3 giorni fa
  • God of Evil
    God of Evil


    3 giorni fa
  • Mateusz Tur
    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.

    3 giorni fa
  • Nicolas Schultz
    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

    3 giorni fa
  • George Zarmakoupis
    George Zarmakoupis

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

    3 giorni fa
  • Cabeça de Limão
    Cabeça de Limão

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

    3 giorni fa
  • Saint Boot
    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.

    3 giorni fa
  • Miah Thorpatrick
    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.

    3 giorni fa
  • 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".

    3 giorni fa
  • Megan Suarez
    Megan Suarez

    You should review Firestarter

    3 giorni fa
  • Trent Gein
    Trent Gein

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

    4 giorni fa
  • 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.

    4 giorni fa
  • Blake King
    Blake King

    Please do Holmes and Watson that awful movie needs punishment

    4 giorni fa
  • 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....

    4 giorni fa
  • 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.

    4 giorni fa
  • Adorable Nurse :3
    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

    4 giorni fa
  • Kate Cross
    Kate Cross

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

    4 giorni fa
  • 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?!?

    4 giorni fa
  • Lignum Kluter
    Lignum Kluter

    I'm 90% sure that last line was improoved

    4 giorni fa