X2: X-Men United - Nostalgia Critic

  • Published on Mar 13, 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  6 days ago +288

    What is the best and worst X-Men movie?
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    • Ready Player Two
      Ready Player Two 2 days ago

      Ironically Daredevil and Hulk were released in theaters the following year.

    • Mr. Protomorph
      Mr. Protomorph 3 days ago

      Channel Awesome, do The Spongebob Squarepants Movie 1 & 2 review! Plizzzzzz!!!!!!!

    • Cody Acker
      Cody Acker 3 days ago

      The best one is X-Men: Days of Future Past; while the worst one is X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

    • TJ123Hedgehog
      TJ123Hedgehog 3 days ago

      I can tell this guy can take down Thanos

  • Reyquiem
    Reyquiem Day 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 Day ago

    Please do Holmes and Watson that awful movie needs punishment

  • BovinaSancta79
    BovinaSancta79 Day 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
    lainchisap Day 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

    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

  • Kate Cross
    Kate Cross Day ago

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

  • NavySharkz
    NavySharkz Day ago

    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?!?

  • Lignum Kluter
    Lignum Kluter Day ago

    I'm 90% sure that last line was improoved

  • Madison Speer
    Madison Speer Day ago

    Omg I wanna see you review X-Men: Evolution!!!! Please!!!!

  • Harlequin669
    Harlequin669 Day ago

    Watching you're Audible comercial, I couldnt help but think someone was holding you at gunpoint and forcing you to say those things Doug. Are you ok?

  • deathkittinzz
    deathkittinzz Day ago

    Is it bad that I enjoyed the mid-video audiobook ad more than the movie?

  • Михаил Сказко

    I'm Jaggernaut, bi..... lol that's hilarious

  • JDMC Music Aus
    JDMC Music Aus Day ago +1

    Yeah the only X-men movies I like are Last Stand and Logan
    Last Stand because it's actually quite fun and not boring like the first two

  • Ian M
    Ian M Day ago

    You started a car with your house key?

  • Ian M
    Ian M Day ago

    Brian Cox looks so much younger when he does his astrophysics shows ;-)

  • Andrew Garfield
    Andrew Garfield Day ago

    Why does the third installment of every franchise always suck or end up being worse than the first two movies😭

  • Ghost Killer
    Ghost Killer Day ago

    Logan is a great fucking movie

  • Sarah Barker
    Sarah Barker Day ago

    Speaking of Animal Farm, have you ever thought of reviewing the TV movie adaptation?

  • Dominik Martinez

    Do the whole series

  • Jakob Oltman
    Jakob Oltman Day ago

    Review Daddy Day Care!

  • Zorn Casteel
    Zorn Casteel Day ago

    ~ Best one they ever made ...

  • Reid Tanner
    Reid Tanner Day ago

    Now do x men 3 the last stand

  • Mcgewgler Tims
    Mcgewgler Tims Day ago

    Nostalgia Critic has become nostalgic for me. I use to binge watch him when I moved into my first apartment and had no TV lol

  • Corthmic
    Corthmic Day ago +1

    "Xavier couldn't have lifted the plane from the inside?"
    Doug, Xavier can't even move his legs with his powers, why the hell would he be able to move a jet?

  • Hasatanel Belial

    I do not think I have ever heard the line "The advantage is mine" before.

  • willord ordona
    willord ordona Day ago +1

    Kind of miss the days when X-men characters have enemies that are actually at par with their powers.
    The movies miss a lot of these stuff and I thought we got something going with magneto and Sabretooth

  • Denny Reyes
    Denny Reyes Day ago

    Can you do kingdom of heaven?

  • Don F
    Don F Day ago

    Mystique is Marvel's Resident Office Slut, look how many baby daddies she had in the comics! Jennifer Lawrence did a great job portraying that character aspect in First Class.

  • slade tuner
    slade tuner Day ago

    X-2 is pretty dark

  • Anthony Prieto
    Anthony Prieto Day ago

    Dragon heart after the X month

  • John Hunt
    John Hunt Day ago

    If you were to rename this movie, what would you name it?

  • SuperSylar
    SuperSylar Day ago

    The cuts during his complaints were the best XDDD

  • Shady Mist
    Shady Mist Day ago

    You forgot to add this to the Nostalgia Critic playlist.

  • soundwave803
    soundwave803 Day ago

    I like the opening animation for x-month

  • Тори Грин
    Тори Грин 2 days ago

    Hi, critic. I really like your videos, and I like your style of narration, but, unfortunately, I do not understand English very well (American?). There is one channel that broadcasts your videos and through which I can enjoy your reviews. This channel was banned, although it made a very high-quality translation. I do not know whether you will read this or any of your team. I very much hope that you will see this comment and help the blocked channel, because once you have agreed to translate your videos. The channel is called Студия Озвучки ДжоШизо.

    If you do not want or can not do this, then I really ask you to make Russian subtitles for your videos, because in Russia there are a lot of people who love you.
    Sincerely, your fan from Russia.

  • dannyboi451
    dannyboi451 2 days ago

    This is the best of the original trilogy you fucking idiot. I'm sick of you making fun of good movies. The Jurassic Park sequels except for the 3rd one are good movies. Small soldiers? Good movie. Jack? A fucking good movie but because now you people hate it.

  • sanic 69
    sanic 69 2 days ago


  • DevolutionX23
    DevolutionX23 2 days ago +3

    Has anyone told him Rogue gets her powers from Captain Marvel? Like, seriously, come on.

  • bastardjustice
    bastardjustice 2 days ago

    This is practically the best xmen in the original trilogy.

  • Rastrisfrustreslos Gomez

    4:55 where that clip from? that shit's hilarous! XD

  • Garish Soup123
    Garish Soup123 2 days ago

    please do a review of Ever After

  • Michael Leahy
    Michael Leahy 2 days ago

    Batman: Gotham Knight. It’s like the animatix, but with Batman

  • Tim Creech
    Tim Creech 2 days ago

    You do realize Rogue couldn't originally fly right?

    • Tim Creech
      Tim Creech 2 days ago

      Rogue's flying ability actually comes from Captain Marvel Miss Marvel at the time

  • Diego Santillan Vargas

    fuck you nostalgia critic

  • Claudia Taylor
    Claudia Taylor 2 days ago


  • MrKockNoker
    MrKockNoker 2 days ago +1

    All the X-Men movies are overrated, even X-2.

  • Kevin Feige
    Kevin Feige 2 days ago

    Give me my bribe money back you slackers!

  • PTMWontDie2
    PTMWontDie2 2 days ago

    Unrelated to X-Men:
    You’ve reviewed highly-requested bad animated films like Norm of the North, The Emoji Movie and The Boss Baby.
    Critic...it’s Wonder Park’s turn now. That movies supposed to be so bad it doesn’t even have a credited director.
    Review Wonder Park.

  • Yearlonggiant
    Yearlonggiant 2 days ago

    This doesn’t really change my opinions about the movies I still view em as Classics Heck I still Look at X-Men; Last Stand as one of my favorite X-Men movies....But it’s hard to pick Favorites when pretty much every X-Men Movie is Great in some way

  • Shadow of Dread
    Shadow of Dread 2 days ago

    What did Nostalgia Critic mean by the cameo that will age great? I know that’s Beast but what does he mean? Is he talking about the actor playing him?

  • ranwolf76
    ranwolf76 2 days ago

    I always understood the Logan/Mystique scene was just Mystique fucking with Logan's head

  • Linus Knight
    Linus Knight 2 days ago


  • Adam Conlon
    Adam Conlon 2 days ago

    What in name's god was that commercial?

  • The Judge
    The Judge 2 days ago

    I really appreciate you guys making the ads entertaining as heck to watch, so I don't just skip them like on a lot of channels.

  • Kay Haven
    Kay Haven 2 days ago +1

    Also could these movies please get a proper reboot? The X-Men are really cool!

  • Kay Haven
    Kay Haven 2 days ago +1

    That ******* Garfield bit had me rolling!!!

  • Seanbhoy CFC
    Seanbhoy CFC 2 days ago

    X2 is the best of the trilogy for me. It's more enjoyable than the other 2 movies. Has a stronger and more Satisfying story in my humble opinion. Not saying it was the perfect Xmen movie by any means but Maybe if it was tied to a stronger Trilogy it'd be more fondly remembered 👍

  • my name is not important

    We'll miss how se existed

  • IAmJustHere1
    IAmJustHere1 2 days ago

    Hey Critic, why haven’t you reviewed Snow Dogs yet?

  • MrNIKK57
    MrNIKK57 2 days ago

    What, no Jason Bourne related joke? Brian Cox and makes a kick-ass mind wiped assassin?

  • Dobadobadooo
    Dobadobadooo 2 days ago

    Like with the first X-Men movie review, I don't think the criticisms used here really justify the negative attitude used throughout the review. Minor inconsistencies and deviations from the comics aren't really big deals, and I'd say this still stands as one of the best superhero-movies to this day.

  • Cinema Mansion
    Cinema Mansion 2 days ago

    Do the Valor for a charity. It helps the homeless.

  • Sara Achilles
    Sara Achilles 2 days ago


  • Giancarlo Oliveri
    Giancarlo Oliveri 2 days ago

    are you guys doing last stand?

  • Michael Layco
    Michael Layco 2 days ago

    9:53 that joke doesn't work, like at all. Singer is a pedophile, he likes skinny lithe young boys, not big hairy men with old ass briefs.

  • Michael Layco
    Michael Layco 2 days ago

    Doug "I'm smarter than everyone because I see problems with movies everyone else is too STUPID to notice, even though I don't know or understand anything about what makes a good film" Walker

  • Melvin Gehteuchdochnixan

    i liked it. too bad they botched the phoenix thing.

  • T@wesomE
    T@wesomE 2 days ago

    Well they pulled the freaking X out of the xmen on the film title so i guess this draw the attention a little more than some anticipated!

  • Dara Fontenot
    Dara Fontenot 2 days ago

    "Ew, that's what you meant you have blue balls" I died xD

  • Eidlones
    Eidlones 2 days ago

    Ignition works by turning a key. Jab a knife into the key slot, bypassing the notches for the key. Turn.
    Once again, Doug being an idiot.

    VII III 2 days ago

    Uh.... discounting the Xavier thing but it is clear that without Jean inside the jet it would still be pretty heavy... so that would not work.

  • otakon17
    otakon17 2 days ago

    Is..is anyone else kinda weirded out seeing Doug in 60 FPS?

  • Tater Cat
    Tater Cat 2 days ago

    Is h gonna harp on the "but Rogue isn't flying!" thing in all movies?

  • Gredon 13
    Gredon 13 2 days ago

    There would be no problems with Magneto if they had made an armored glass prison.

  • Adam Stringer
    Adam Stringer 2 days ago

    Apparently Bryan Singer didn't want to make superhero movies, to the point that he banned comics from the set.

  • TonyLikeGames2
    TonyLikeGames2 2 days ago

    Why don't you just put the end credits AFTER the charity shoutout? I hate that there's no music at the end anymore.

  • Salim Markabi
    Salim Markabi 2 days ago

    Ayy Critic Animal Farm is one of my favorites too!

  • Luca Fear
    Luca Fear 2 days ago

    Your next video should be why DC and Marvel are so different when it comes to movies. Like why Marvel can make great movies while DC, which can make great trailers still make some flops. Like how if DC made cyborg more smooth or simple in design they could make it easier to animate by having him wearing a mocap suit and make a scene look more natural in Justice league were Flash and Cyborg fist bump and it looks awkward.

  • Z H
    Z H 2 days ago

    I don't want Audible now.

  • mediocre gaming
    mediocre gaming 2 days ago

    Can you do a nostalgia critic video reviewing “ Robots”

  • Katetanic
    Katetanic 2 days ago

    Wait, didn’t wolverine and cyclops hate each other because of their love for Jean gray??

  • Ron S.
    Ron S. 2 days ago

    No, Xavier could not have lifted the plane from inside. Or outside. He's a telepath, not a telekinetic.

  • Dean's Girl AKA RedRhody

    I’m a huge X-Men fan and it would take ages for me to list everything that’s wrong with this franchise. So, I’ll stick to two fucking gripes:
    No Rogue and Gambit. Do I even have to expand on that?
    Sure, it was fine to allow Nightcrawler to express his canon religious beliefs. But *GODDESS FORBID* they allow Storm to do the same!
    And don’t get me started on the Phoenix--
    Okay, okay. I’ll stop.

  • Haydn Anderson
    Haydn Anderson 2 days ago

    Say what you will, Iceman's *hot*
    Yeah I know, bad pun

  • Christian Williams
    Christian Williams 2 days ago

    Please do both the red Dawn movies

  • Cinema Mansion
    Cinema Mansion 2 days ago

    Sponsor The Blk Tux And make a joke say as a joke “Nostalgia critic wears the worst suit”

  • Second Coming97
    Second Coming97 3 days ago +5

    Man have we really had a turn around where people are now hating on the OG X-Men trilogy. Yes the third is very lackluster (but still a decent conclusion to the trilogy) but these films despite there faults and flaws were so important to helping people take comic book movies seriously. Yes you have Blade, but that film is always gonna be held back by people's low view on horror films.
    The OG X-Men trilogy (especially the second film) still hold up pretty damn well even today.

  • Lord Memnoch
    Lord Memnoch 3 days ago

    Angry little nerd complaining from mommy's basement because this is the biggest problem of his life, how about letting those comics go and this movie obviouslly, and go live your life !!Actually whine about a movie like a man child that you really are....pathetic really!

  • Alexisminas
    Alexisminas 3 days ago

    Have they ever explained why they won't touch Barbie movies?

  • Eric Alley
    Eric Alley 3 days ago

    Anyone get the impression that during the Audible plug Jeff Bezos was just off camera holding Doug at gunpoint?

  • Foxy Wolf
    Foxy Wolf 3 days ago


    Congrats Doug!

  • Eggstatic
    Eggstatic 3 days ago

    This is #48 on trending

  • Kenneth Bone
    Kenneth Bone 3 days ago

    the plastic prison is such a dope scene

  • Argyle Euphoria
    Argyle Euphoria 3 days ago

    Aside from multiple acts of child sexual abuse, X2 is the worst thing Bryan Singer has done.

  • Leila Smith
    Leila Smith 3 days ago

    What's the name of the music that plays during the Audable ad?

  • mr moo
    mr moo 3 days ago

    Review X Men last stand XD

  • S.A.
    S.A. 3 days ago

    Is it me or NC that has changed, cause I feel like a lot of his recent videos have had a lot of issues with his criticism.

  • Ушкуйник 14
    Ушкуйник 14 3 days ago

    Oh, superheroes movie...

  • Sebastian Emond
    Sebastian Emond 3 days ago

    24:29 - 24:42 Cyclops: "This day could literally not get any worse."
    Wolverine: "Have fun raising Superman's bastard!"
    Cyclops: "Da-F#*&?!"