Bryan Singer's second X-Men outing jumps right into what makes the comic so great; humans hating mutants, ridiculous science fiction, and Wolverine hacking into people while growling like an animal. With plenty of Nightcrawler bamfing around, a great new villain in Brian Cox's General Stryker, X2 took a pretty good franchise and made it even better. If only we could've kept the third film out of Brett Ratner's hands.