X-Men 2 was better than expected and definitely better than the first one. I never read the comic books, so I can't compare to anything, nor do I really know a ton about the mutants. But... Cyclops is a dork, Mystique is...amazing, and Wolverine really gets the shaft with having claws when everyone else could just kick his ass from a distance. Wouldn't Magneto just outright own Wolverine? That fight would be over before it started unless I'm missing something. The Nightcrawler effects were impressive as well. And, oh yeah, did I mention Mystique?