52 minutes | Sep 2, 2021

X-Men 2

Mutants. Since the discovery of their existence, they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, often hatred. Across the planet debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain? Or simply a new species of humanity, fighting for their share of the world? Either way, it is an historical fact that sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute.X-Men 2 took the mould made by its 2000 predecessor, and made it bigger, bolder and better. For the first movie in Sequeltember, I take a look into its guaranteed greenlighting after the first movie's success, the comic book storyline behind the plot, and the introduction of one of the greatest comic book characters put to film; Alan Cumming's Nightcrawler - a blue-skinned demon with a kind heart and strong faith that also happens to feature in one of the greatest cold opens of any superhero movie.Honestly, it's just such a shame that this movie, as well as its predecessor, is so blighted by association to Bryan Singer. His behaviour on the set of this movie actually got a major cast member injured and yet the guy still kept getting hired.... X-Men 2 is widely seen as one of the best X-Men movies, and started the evolution of superhero cinema. Well mutation is the key to our evolution.... I would love to hear your thoughts on X-Men 2! The previous episode on X-Men can be found at https://www.verbaldiorama.com/episode/x-men GET IN TOUCH.... Twitter @verbaldiorama Instagram @verbaldiorama Facebook @verbaldiorama Letterboxd @verbaldiorama Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com Website verbaldiorama.comSUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA.... Leave a 5-star rating/review: Apple Podcasts or Podchaser Join the Patreon: https://verbaldiorama.com/patreonThank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Mark, Brendan, Ian, Lisa, Dan and Sam!Buy Merch! https://verbaldiorama.com/merch Tees, mugs, hoodies and totes are available!EPISODE THANKS TO....Most excellent patrons:Andy & Mike from Geek Salad for his Patron thoughts. You can find Geek Salad @geeksaladradio on TwitterDerek from The Midnight Myth for his Patron thoughts. You can find The Midnight Myth @TheMidnightMyth on TwitterSam from Movie Reviews in 20 Q's for his Patron thoughts. You can find Movie Reviews in 20 Q's @MovieReviewsIn on TwitterSubscribe, follow and listen to Geek Salad, The Midnight Myth and Movie Reviews in 20 Q's in your podcast app of choice!Twitter peeps@FilmEffectPod@ArguingWMyself@ThiefCGT@DWLundberg@NextToTheAisle@Johnathanblade@trivia_ladInstagram folk@friendlysparpodFacebook chumsNone this timeTheme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme SongMusic by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.
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