X2: X-Men United

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Fun but violent sequel has peril, cursing.

PG-13 2003 135 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 27 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 68 reviews

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age 15+

For Kids 12-14yrs WITH Supervision & Scene-Skips, 15-18 w/Some Supervision

I think review written by TC on July 11, 2017 is right on. I agree. Plus adding my own hopefully-helpful tips. The movie is good (as far as xmen can be) but they have a few pretty adult scenes not only in visuals but especially in body language, intentions, and blatant emotional infidelity. We use amazon prime movies, so I sometimes try to "fast" watch and review the movies before I watch them with my 12/13 yr old girls...so that I can skip the inappropriate scenes while they close their eyes (my wife and I still have them close their eyes/ears). Below times are approximate, but hopefully they help others (1) Skip from 0:45:38 (parent cue: security guard sitting at table in bar) to 0:47:18 (parent cue: scene of water dam/mountains). This scene-skip is the one where mystique (in form of pretty girl) seduces security guard and they end up in the bathroom stall. Since this scene has a slightly important piece of information, I just tell my girls that this is the scene where she injects the guard with liquid metal that permeates his blood streams, which magneto uses later to both, kill the guard and to manipulate in to "buck shot" to break his glass prison etc. (2) Skip from 0:51:12 (parent cue: Logan is using a "cell phone" and says "Jean!") to 52:17 (parent cue: rogue says "I'm sorry" right after kissing and almost hurting "freeze" guy). This skip-scene is where freeze guy peeks at rogue changing clothes (not to mention why in the world she'd be changing with him in the room and why he doesn't step out). also after she changes, they have a pretty hot and heavy kiss. (3) Skip from 1:14:52 (parent cue: Logan lying in camping tent, looking at his dog tags) to 1:15:50 (parent cue: mystique and logan are talking after he pushes her way) This skip scene is where Dr. Grey (actually mystique) comes into logan's tent and starts kissing him (pretty passionately) while she's lying on top of him...not to mention after previously having a short talk about she can't be unfaithful to cyclops, etc. altho it ends up being an "ok" ish outcome, the movie dangerously flirts with audience's primal feelings of pleasures of the flesh in a very inappropriate situation.
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age 11+

Awesome sequel. Great for kids 11+

Violence 3/5: Comic book action. Romance, Nudity 2/5: Some kissing and Mystique looks like a nude woman in a costume, but no actual nudity. Language 2/5: “D--k,” is the first cuss word in the movie. Also, some uses of “s--t,” “ass,” “hell,” and “dammit.”

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
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