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X2

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X2 (promoted in some markets as X2: X-Men United or X-Men 2: X-Men United) is a 2003 movie, the sequel to X-Men. It was directed by Bryan Singer, and stars Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Alan Cumming, and Anna Paquin.

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Plot

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After a devastating attack on the President's life, and the revelation that a mutant was involved, public pressure to ratify the Mutant Registration Act increases.

An attack on Professor Xavier's School for the Gifted (labeled a Mutant training facility by the media), leads to an unlikely alliance with the just-escaped Magneto in a frantic race to stop William Stryker, a military leader with a hatred of mutants, before he can succeed in his plan to destroy all mutants.

Stryker has orchestrated the attack on the President to get official approval for his attack on all mutants. He is able to control mutants with a powerful drug, and gains control over Professor Xavier through Jason, one of the professor's former students, who is able to project visions in the mind, blinding a person to reality. Stryker has created a copy of Professor Xavier's machine Cerebro which, we learn, was invented by then-friends Professor Xavier and Erik Lensherr (Magneto).

In the process, Wolverine learns some of his forgotten past and how his body was enhanced with a superstrong adamantium skeleton. He meets another adamantium-laced foe and fights her to protect the other mutants who have been imprisoned in a secret facility by Stryker.

The character Nightcrawler, the German named Kurt Wagner, is introduced in the film and becomes a member of the X-Men. In the end, Dr. Jean Grey sacrifices herself to save Professor Xavier and the other X-Men.

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