X2: X-Men United - Nostalgia Critic

  • Published: 14 March 2019
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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   2 months back

    What is the best and worst X-Men movie?
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  • Rhett Dilley
    Rhett Dilley  17 hours back

    “Every time it cuts back to them, it brings everything to a screeching, monotonous halt.” I don’t want to hear that from YOU, Doug. Your obnoxious sketches do that all the time

    • MailMan Favors
      MailMan Favors  3 days back

      3:58 IS THAT LORD Ramsay Bolton room game of thrones

      • Gaming Goof
        Gaming Goof  4 days back

        I think the Wolverine headshot scene pissed me off more because of how he loses his memories in Origins from one but not here?

        • Joel Baldwin
          Joel Baldwin  4 days back

          Ro-Man. Worst couple ever because individually the film versions of each are awful so obviously together they're even worse and, comic book wise RO-MAN NEVER HAPPENED!!!

          • Alec Aquino
            Alec Aquino  6 days back

            Go F Yourself!

            • Anthony Barratt
              Anthony Barratt  1 weeks back

              He got a point iceman could've freeze the water and then save Gene gray

              • Anthony Barratt
                Anthony Barratt  1 weeks back

                That not brian cox it's commander striker.

                • weightycarlos
                  weightycarlos  1 weeks back

                  Oof, there are a lot of wrong points here.

                  • john harbingeroid
                    john harbingeroid  1 weeks back

                    It official.nostalgia critic is as stupid as f...k.Not only he doesn't understand source material, he is unable to reason."I know what I am doing this is the only way" is not only about the x plain ye imbecile clown. It is about the phoenix forces.she broke the fucking dam by trying to stop cyclops,and it was the reason she stopped focusing on the rocket. She knew and she would leave anyway. It is clear what hides behind nostalgia critic's hasty annoying voice.Inability to understand what is going on in the film itself.

                    • john harbingeroid
                      john harbingeroid  1 weeks back

                      I don't think you are particularly funny or intelligent.Your shitty lousy voice doesn't make this movie any less awesome than it is. It only makes your lines generally more annoying.hahah Lowbrow critic.

                      • Aaron Page
                        Aaron Page  2 weeks back

                        17:36 it was done a little better in Wolverine and the X-MEN

                        • Pendy555
                          Pendy555  2 weeks back

                          The reason so many kids shows have so many unlikeable leaders is because a lot of people in general hate people who constantly tell them what to do. The people who create these shows are artists that, no surprise, typically aren't big fans of authority figures who tell people what to do. This sometimes leaks into their writing of said authority figure characters. So characters that rebel against authority AKA Wolverine get more favorable writing.

                          • Cupcake Neko
                            Cupcake Neko  2 weeks back

                            1) Iceman Probably Can't Stop The Huge Flood, He's Still An Teen With Underdeveloped Powers~ ✔

                            2) Professor Xavier Is Only Telepathic Not, Not Telekinetic~ ✔


                            She's A Grown Ass Beautiful Woman Powerful Fucking Goddess Mutant, With Full Control Over Weather Manipulation And Temps To A Good Degree, With Full Control Over Her Powers *IF NOT FULL MASTERY OF HER POWERS BY NOW* She Can Fucking Fly, She Can Fucking Summon Huge Tornados Out Of The Sky *Shown In This Movie Just As A Reference Point* Make Clear Sunny Sky's Dark Rainy With Huge Amounts Of Lighting, Summon Elemental Attacks Like Freezing A Room Hardcore & Control Lightning~ ✔

                            4) Nightcrawler Could Have Most Likely, IMO, Transported Everyone Fast As Fuck To Safety Out Of The Dam's Flooding~ ✔

                            4 1/2) If Magento Was Around, He Would Have Been Written Into The Script Again Like "Damn, These People Still Can't Learn To Fly" And Help Their Plane And Get Out Of The Area & The Flood All Alive~ ✔

                            5) Jean Grey Dies Like A Hero, I Will Admit That, But She Dies For No Fucking Reason Like Doug Says Clear As Day~ ✔

                            • kurvos
                              kurvos  2 weeks back

                              18:20 Yet again, Doug needs to LIE to cram in criticism in disguie of a bad joke. Nightcrawler says RIGHT AFTER he can get stuck inside a wall - which isn't a problem when teleporting out in mid-air. Idiot.

                              • Creative Videos 13
                                Creative Videos 13  2 weeks back

                                13:24 it's nice13:35 who cares? 13:58 even he hates 15:55 it a classic 16:55 all about him 17:10 this was a thing 17:20 seconds of chemistry , never brought up ever 22:48 we barely knew 23:56 totally not a threat 24:05 first of all I really doubt that would fly 24:15 for the sake of ending this 24:26 let's..know..loved him most 24:33 wait a minute , did she have a thing for you?25:15 cracked expections 25:29 how impressive again? ,Super long neatlessly slow , more plotholes and way too many characters for them to be interesting 26:00 mostly inconsistent26:10 joker

                                • TheSilkSatinSultan
                                  TheSilkSatinSultan  2 weeks back

                                  before i checked this channel out, the critic's reputation precedes him, and I judged too soon. dude's actually pretty funny

                                  • Ziggler Norris
                                    Ziggler Norris  2 weeks back

                                    Mystique has a thing for Wolverine because women tend to get clingy after you’ve penetrated them.

                                    • Julia Lilienstein
                                      Julia Lilienstein  2 weeks back

                                      Actually, enough iron in the blood COULD do that. If you grind up a bunch of fortified cereal in water, you can stir a magnet through it and get filaments attached to it. Get enough together and you could PLAUSIBLY meld it together into a blob and harden it into a projectile. This is a world of mutants, he can control ferromagnetic things, therefore it's plausible.
                                      Also, Rogue couldn't fly at first. She only gained the power of flight after holding onto Ms. Marvel for too long once.

                                      • ygdrana
                                        ygdrana  2 weeks back

                                        Halfway through the vid and judging from the comments, I see that NC has continued its downward spiral from being good-natured sarcastic fun to being Cinemasins level nitpicky just for the sake of making a joke. Hope you rediscover that fun again in the future, doug.

                                        • Alpha Diallo
                                          Alpha Diallo  3 weeks back

                                          “Now its a singer film” laughed so hard I got a cramp

                                          • Metal-Max1991
                                            Metal-Max1991  3 weeks back

                                            In defense of Magneto using the little metal balls I think that shows creativity of his power. He took the iron out of that guy’s body and turned it into his escape tools.

                                            • PixarMan2001
                                              PixarMan2001  3 weeks back

                                              I like this film, but I find it overrated.

                                              • Choti Jackson
                                                Choti Jackson  3 weeks back

                                                22:30 ok let's just clear some things up here PROFESSOR X IS NOT TELEKINETIC.

                                                • Ghost_Anna _Reads
                                                  Ghost_Anna _Reads  4 weeks back

                                                  Clearly, the NC is underestimating the strength of Air Traffic Control. It would be a very interesting fight.

                                                  • TheSmashMaster9000
                                                    TheSmashMaster9000  4 weeks back

                                                    Wolverine Key Claw - Easy, because of his sharp claws, he can bypass the digit lock of a keys edge (I literally don't know the correct term for the bumps on keys) all he has to do is turn it.
                                                    What The Did To Rogue - Yes, not giving her not her powers. Seriously, just read the comments of the first film's review.

                                                    Pyro's Face-Heel Turn - It's literally set up since the begining of the film. He hates humanity, outlashes at teens and attempts to kill cops, doesn't agree with the ways of the X-Men, and gets told he's a god. He has literally all the reasons to join Magneto.

                                                    Only way - Iceman is not powerful enough to freeze all that water. Storm can't control all elements, only weather. Xavier can't move things with his mind, he's a telepath, not telekentic.

                                                    • Eamonn Deane
                                                      Eamonn Deane  4 weeks back

                                                      "This is the Only Way" is this Film's "No Bastion".....

                                                      • devin poling
                                                        devin poling  4 weeks back

                                                        I would've liked to see this version of nightcrawler at the end of Dofp

                                                        • JDB
                                                          JDB  1 months back

                                                          A powerful psychopath? Don't you mean psychic?

                                                          • SukiNoKoe
                                                            SukiNoKoe  1 months back

                                                            LOL if you pause on the Villain Cliche List, "This is not over, Bears!" is at the bottom right. xD
                                                            Dude, let's be realistic; who WOULDN'T have a thing for Logan?

                                                            • Diego Bareno
                                                              Diego Bareno  1 months back

                                                              The way they made Jean look she looks just like Mariska Hargitay.

                                                              • Big Duke
                                                                Big Duke  1 months back

                                                                Wolverine is the only one who's ever beaten Mystique in a fight. That's my interpretation of her sudden attraction to him. That moment totally worked for me and says alot abour both characters in a small amount of time.

                                                                • Lewis Davidson
                                                                  Lewis Davidson  1 months back

                                                                  This is like a Cinemasins video, it’s fucking awful. Every question raised is sorted by common sense. Why can’t Professor X pick up the jet? Cause he’s not telekinetic, moron. The majority of this video is just saying what’s happening, it’s kinda pointless I’m gonna be honest.

                                                                  • Creative Videos 13
                                                                    Creative Videos 13  1 months back

                                                                    1:22 I gethe idea1:32 bigger bugget 1:40 the stupidest1:50 using the title twice it's stupid 2:26 it doesn't add up2:33 story lines 2:45 let's be honest the best part 3:00 fast pasted scene 3:33 lost and confused , character development you're going to get 4:00 GET USED TO 4:30 hypocritical stuff 5:00 get an idea like that 5:30 exact same age 5:52 completely abandoned him again 6:30 little control over his 6:55 nobody's powers make sense in these 7:11 villain cliches7:27 dead7:36 there's problem somewhere7:45 want children to die 8:05 totally prepared for that 8:27 facebook has better security than you 8:38 who can it be?8:57 sounds like the narrator from 9:17 totally something he can do now 9:53 singer film 9:58 captive 10:05 that's yeah sure 11:00 play this sound effect over it 11:32 thank you 11:45 you'll be fine

                                                                    • Healer Force
                                                                      Healer Force  1 months back

                                                                      Arnold I need an Ice pun "FROSTY"

                                                                      • Jorno
                                                                        Jorno  1 months back

                                                                        I might like the opening better (and I realize you guys probably did the best you could) if it didn't look like 2007 Newgrounds animations.

                                                                        • A Frog
                                                                          A Frog  1 months back

                                                                          OMG stop talking about "realistic", it`s A FUCKING COMIC!

                                                                          • Henry Smith
                                                                            Henry Smith  1 months back

                                                                            I know everyone has said these thing, but I had to say them.
                                                                            1. The reason Jason made Charles think he was a little girl was because his power is not telepathy like Charles, but rather creating illusions, so he had to do that to gain his trust and it didn’t last as long as you said it did, and it was a sad moment when jason made Charles think he could walk again.

                                                                            2. Pyro’s turn was not out of nowhere because throughout the movie he was guy that wanted to show off his powers and Charles restrained him, and remember that pyro attacked all of those cops in the film, so when magneto offered him to join him, he took it as freedom from xavier, so he decided to join him.

                                                                            3. How is having a fast moment be followed by a slow moment a bad thing? Especially when you usually complain about when a fast moment is followed by another fast moment.

                                                                            4. How is making rogue more compelling a bad thing? All they did was make her more interesting, and I don’t mind it because it makes sense that she would be scared and tortured by her powers because her power is if she touches someone, they die. Also, when rogue was originally introduced, she was a timid villain looking for forgiveness.

                                                                            5. The scene with iceman’s parents was there to develop iceman.

                                                                            6. The only reason you complained about the jet fight, (which was awesome) was because you are used to the animated series where they fight mutants and sentinels, but that doesn’t make the action scene bad.

                                                                            7. Cyclops knew that logan and Jean had a thing because in the first film that was the whole reason he didn’t like logan.

                                                                            8. Iceman is not nearly powerful enough by the time of that movie to freeze the lake.

                                                                            9. Mystique making out with wolverine was a reference to the comics where they had a relationship.

                                                                            10. I always felt like Jean wanted to die because she was scared of the power growing inside of her and knew about the Phoenix. So when she said it was the only way, to me she was saying it was the only way to stop the Phoenix, but little did she know that water would make her become Phoenix.

                                                                            • Henry Smith
                                                                              Henry Smith  1 months back

                                                                              11. What he discovered was that he lost his memory because of the experiment.

                                                                              12. Also, while they did have a bunch of characters they did choose the right ones to focus on, iceman, wolverine, rogue, magneto, Charles, and Stryker.

                                                                              You know, the moment you announced x month, I got worried because I realized that you were going to rip apart x2, because I saw your days of future past video where you said you didn’t like x2. The only thing that would have been worse is if you ripped apart Logan. And honestly, I usually agree with your videos with a few exceptions like this, Donnie Darko, and a few others.

                                                                          • Henry Smith
                                                                            Henry Smith  1 months back

                                                                            Thank god x month is over because it was with the exception of wolverine origins just unfair nitpicking.

                                                                            • niels dekker
                                                                              niels dekker  1 months back

                                                                              Make a video of the prince of the dinosaurs

                                                                              • Starman Gaming
                                                                                Starman Gaming  1 months back

                                                                                7:40 Yeah, I kinda agree that a school that harbors a guy that can shatter glass with his voice, an old man that's damn well unkillable with animalistic sensibilities and razor-sharp metal claws, a mutant that has the combatics of the worlds best Marine platoon with three brains in his head, a girl that can create a sword with mystical energy and her walking tank of a brother that can smash tanks with one fist, a woman who can maniplulate the weather like it's hair at a salon and her nephew that can sprout and shoot bony spikes from his body, a girl who can create a full body of armor made of pure energy, freaking DEADPOOL (on occasion), the reincarnation of APOCALYPSE the first mutant, a boy with metallic wings that can shoot its bladed feathers abd use them as a shield, a woman who can probe your mind and create psionic weapons, a literal beast with the mind of Oxford's greatest intellectual, a girl who can sap away your life force in mere seconds while being able to mimic your physical abilities or powers, a girl who can project your worst nightmares, a boy who can become an indestructible and unstoppable ball of destruction, a girl who can shift between human and wolf, a boy who can create Glaciers out of nothing, the two most powerful psychics in existence with a third that can turn her skin into a diamond lattice, a guy who can turn playing cards into explosives, an acrobatic assassin who can teleport, a boy packing a laser cannon of death behind each of his eyes, a girl who can sap energy and create explosions, another who creates explosive orbs in the palm of her hands, whatever Hepzibah is, a telepath Super-Soldier from the future, a woman that can manipulate probability, a boy who's a One-shot wonder that can become a walking ATOM BOMB, a girl who can change ALL OF REALITY in a second, a girl that can sneak attack you by walking through walls and even more I can't even remember or list here CLEARLY needs a security system. I'm _pppprrrreeeeeeeeeeeeettttyyyy_ sure they're ok.

                                                                                • AJ Banky
                                                                                  AJ Banky  1 months back

                                                                                  Dude. You missed a golden opportunity to make a Cardi B drugging people joke at the part with Mystique and the dude in the bathroom stall!

                                                                                  • Nick Wilde
                                                                                    Nick Wilde  1 months back

                                                                                    I swear to god Don Karnage is running at 1:13

                                                                                    • Suns Geek
                                                                                      Suns Geek  1 months back

                                                                                      I love Channel Awesome and i love X-Men 2!

                                                                                      • TheMetroRetro
                                                                                        TheMetroRetro  1 months back

                                                                                        I like Nighcrawler, but is german accent sounds like he's from Poland
                                                                                        and his german sounds like a japanese guy immitating Hitler

                                                                                        • Archie Thomas
                                                                                          Archie Thomas  2 months back

                                                                                          you should've brought in hyper fan girl, devil boner and bill to defend the movie and act it out every now and then

                                                                                          • Daniel Witz
                                                                                            Daniel Witz  2 months back

                                                                                            Nice work fox screw up this one.

                                                                                            • Sam
                                                                                              Sam  2 months back