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

    9 days ago

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

  • Evan Arnold

    Evan Arnold

    Day ago

    Best: Logan Worst: Last stand

  • Sofia The Wolf Gamer

    Sofia The Wolf Gamer

    2 days ago

    Review Balloonatiks

  • TPabsolute


    3 days ago

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

  • Devin Giles

    Devin Giles

    3 days ago

    X-Men (2000)

  • Thomas Phillips

    Thomas Phillips

    3 days ago

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

  • M Balazs

    M Balazs

    38 minutes 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


    6 hours ago

    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

    10 hours 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

    Michelle Tackett

    11 hours ago

    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

    2 hours ago

    ... you mean films?

  • Gilligan Lewis

    Gilligan Lewis

    15 hours 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


    15 hours 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

    18 hours ago

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

  • AlexVonWolfstein


    18 hours ago

    What's the guitar riff near the end from?

  • Паисий Пчельник

    Паисий Пчельник

    20 hours ago


  • Gavin Gwinn

    Gavin Gwinn

    22 hours ago

    10:22 my favorite part so far

  • Den Gmirin

    Den Gmirin

    22 hours ago


  • Will B

    Will B

    23 hours 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


    Day ago

    Are we counting Deadpool as X-men

  • lightkingz


    Day ago

    Please add in the shows

  • BroTheDude


    Day 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

    Day ago

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

  • 42nd Blaze

    42nd Blaze

    Day 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


    Day 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

    Day ago

    Mutants aren't only blue.

  • inuome92


    Day ago

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

  • Miguel de Lima

    Miguel de Lima

    Day ago

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

  • DigitalFulcrum


    Day 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

    Day ago

    "This is the only way ." Lol.

  • fan films

    fan films

    Day ago

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

  • Gracekim1


    Day ago

    Wait I thought character moments are a good thing

  • Ailurophile


    Day ago

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

  • cyde79


    2 days ago

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

  • Metalfanrog


    2 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

    2 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

    2 days ago

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

  • gruthakhul100


    2 days ago


  • Royal Refraction

    Royal Refraction

    2 days ago

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

  • Halo Canon

    Halo Canon

    2 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

    Shams The Whisteller

    2 days ago

    Awesome, glad your doing X-men!

  • LegoStarWars 100

    LegoStarWars 100

    2 days ago

    Finally, someone else who doesn’t like NSync

  • eddiespagheddie


    2 days ago

    This is a great movie

  • The Phoenix Quill

    The Phoenix Quill

    2 days ago

    '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

    Tamás Jenővári

    2 days ago

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

  • Olvrem


    2 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


    2 days ago


  • Friendly Redneck Neighbor

    Friendly Redneck Neighbor

    2 days ago

    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

    2 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

    2 days ago

    It's Joe still a part of the team?

  • Alt. Knt.

    Alt. Knt.

    2 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

    2 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


    2 days ago

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

  • 2Scribble


    2 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

    2 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

    2 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

    2 days ago

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

  • MrSkippyable


    2 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


    2 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

    2 days ago

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

  • Bork TheFedZ

    Bork TheFedZ

    2 days ago

    I crack up laughing more than a boy in puberty.

  • masseffectfreak07


    2 days ago

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

  • Mitch Fletcher

    Mitch Fletcher

    2 days ago

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

  • twinodoom


    2 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

    Day 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.



    2 days ago

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

  • Prime92


    2 days ago

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

  • Sofia The Wolf Gamer

    Sofia The Wolf Gamer

    2 days ago

    Review Ballonatiks

  • Olav Bjortomt

    Olav Bjortomt

    2 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

    3 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)

    Dalton Clarke - Judith Nyman SS (2404)

    3 days ago

    Review : Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil

  • JP vidz

    JP vidz

    3 days ago

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

  • Jason Todd’s Hot Bod

    Jason Todd’s Hot Bod

    3 days ago

    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.

    3 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


    3 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


    3 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

    Day ago


  • Mikey McDonagh

    Mikey McDonagh

    3 days ago

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

  • Walter Honwana

    Walter Honwana

    23 hours ago

    I had to force myself to finish the video

  • Kunisake The Artist

    Kunisake The Artist

    3 days ago

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

  • Kunisake The Artist

    Kunisake The Artist

    3 days ago

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

  • Logical Overdrive

    Logical Overdrive

    3 days ago

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

  • zan w

    zan w

    3 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

    3 days ago

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

  • CmanTheMonkey


    3 days ago

    Can you make an Elvis month with his movies please

  • Jacob Entz

    Jacob Entz

    3 days ago

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

  • Thomas Phillips

    Thomas Phillips

    3 days ago

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

  • Rhonda Peterson

    Rhonda Peterson

    3 days ago

    Do a review of aqua teen hunger force please

  • Alexander The Great

    Alexander The Great

    3 days ago

    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


    3 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


    4 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

    3 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


    4 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


    4 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

    4 days ago

    Please can you review Here comes the boom someday



    4 days ago

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

  • Kurington Kuriton

    Kurington Kuriton

    4 days ago

    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

    3 days ago


  • Mateusz Tur

    Mateusz Tur

    4 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

    4 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

    George Zarmakoupis

    4 days ago

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

  • Cabeça de Limão

    Cabeça de Limão

    4 days ago

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

  • Saint Boot

    Saint Boot

    4 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

    4 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.

  • SpaceGeek2161


    4 days ago

    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".

  • Megan Suarez

    Megan Suarez

    4 days ago

    You should review Firestarter

  • Trent Gein

    Trent Gein

    4 days ago

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

  • Reyquiem


    4 days ago

    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.

  • Blake King

    Blake King

    4 days ago

    Please do Holmes and Watson that awful movie needs punishment

  • BovinaSancta79


    4 days ago

    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....

  • lainchisap


    4 days ago

    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.

  • Adorable Nurse :3

    Adorable Nurse :3

    4 days ago

    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

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