X-Men 2

Corrected entry: Given how Mystique can apparently infiltrate any place with her shapeshifting abilities and other talents, why didn't she just free Magneto herself by impersonating the guard, rather than this convolute plan involving injecting him with iron? Or better yet, since Magneto is allowed guests, why not impersonate Xavier?

Correction: Mystique would have needed a pretty good pretext to get him out, regardless of who she pretended to be, and still couldn't have taken anything in that might have aided his escape. Hiding metal in an unsuspecting guard is far more effective, especially since the area would have been locked down as soon as the escape became apparent.

Nick

Corrected entry: When Bobby freezes the coffee in the cup, he manages to defy physics and prevent the frozen liquid from expanding at the same time.

Correction: Water expands due to the slow freezing process, allowing gaps to form between the water crystals. Iceman's power allows him to instantly freeze things - no time for gaps to form. SO he does not contradict the laws, he just does it so fast that no gaps form. This can be done with a deep cryo chamber in a lab.

Corrected entry: When the F-16's fire missiles at the Blackbird, Jean diverts one and the other hits them. Why does such a sophisticated aircraft not have something so simple as chaff (radar missile decoy) and flare (infared missile decoy) dipensers? No ECM generators either.

Correction: The jet is a transportation vehicle only, not a military-style aircraft. Just because it has the advance radar & electronic equipment to see they are being targetted etc, does not mean that it has to have the evasion equipment that is standard on a military jet.

Corrected entry: The supposedly claustrophobic Storm is often seen gallavanting about in narrow hallways, corridors, tunnels, and a tent. Heck, even the Blackbird Jet seems pretty cramped. As this is not mentioned in either movie, it wouldn't be a problem EXCEPT THAT on the X2 website, "claustrophobia" is listed as a weakness in Ororo's profile. As this obviously refers to "movie-Storm," the on-screen incarnation SHOULD fear enclosed spaces.

Correction: As someone who also suffers from claustrophobia, I can be pretty sure when I say that each situation would have been within the comfort level. For example: The blackbird was cramped, but spacious enough so as not to suffocate her. The corridors were tight, but wide enough for a number of people to walk in at a time. You never see her tent, but most likely she left the flap open (that's what I do).

Corrected entry: When Logan returns from Alkalai Lake in the beginning, Jean tells him that she and Storm are taking the jet up to Boston to pick something up (Nightcrawler). But Xavier doesn't know yet that Nightcrawler is in Boston; he doesn't track him to Boston until a subsequent scene.

Correction: While he doesn't know Nightcrawler's exact location, it's entirely possible Xavier knew Nightcrawler was just in the general area of Boston. He could have sent Storm and Jean the exact coordinates as soon as he found them.

Corrected entry: Mystique injects the security guard with a liquid metal which is later revealed to be iron. Regardless of whether it's suspended in liquid, molten, or anything else, enough iron to make 3 decent sized ball-bearings, injected into the body, would kill you.

Correction: When Magneto says he must have too much iron in his blood, this is meant as a pun. The liquid is not iron but resembles mercury or something similar. Since they already have one made up metal alloy in the movie (adamentium) it is possible to have another. This one would stay in liquid form and not be harmful to the human body and be able to pass a security scan.

Corrected entry: In the scene when the Professor is waking up from being captured, watch the "neural inhibitor" he is wearing. Some times it has blue neon lights, some times the lights are absent.

Correction: The lights are on the inside of the device so the angle of the camera caused them to be blocked out at times by the device itself.

Corrected entry: When the X-Men are leaving the facility at Alkali Lake, they are carrying Professor X because Nightcrawler teleported him. Look closely and you can see Professor X moving his legs back and forth.

Correction: I don't know if this counts as "comic book discrepancies", but professor X CAN move his legs, he's not paralyzed. His legs were crushed so that he can't stand on them, but he has feeling in them and he can move them. I don't think they've said he's paralyzed in the movie, so this isn't really a "mistake".

Corrected entry: In the climatic finale where Jean Grey left the X-men jet to stop the water from the dam, would it not be easier and more logical to have Ice Man create a wall of ice and Jean Grey to just lift the ship away?

Correction: Ice Man is still a young mutant, probably he doesn't have full control over his powers yet. Sitting in a plane with a huge flood on the way might disturb the young boy so that he is unable to concentrate enough to use his powers, let alone think about how he can use them.

Corrected entry: If Stryker is a US Army Special Ops officer, what the heck is he doing in Canada developing the Weapon X Project on a Canadian citizen (Logan)? Does the US now sanction the use of their officers in foreign scientific espionage?

Correction: It's explained in the comics that the Weapon X project involves many different countries, USA, Japan, Canada, Russia, and numerous others that haven't been divulged yet.

Corrected entry: We see Magneto pulls the pins out of the security guards grenades, however, a real grenade would not explode if this happened. The handle, called the spoon, has to be released from the grenade first. (This is to ensure that the grenade does not explode until it leaves the thrower's hand after the pin is pulled.) The spoons of the grenades on the guards appear to be held down by the loops holding them in place, and we never see the spoons come off or hear them hit the floor.

Correction: Actually... if you watch closely, the scene cuts between angles pretty quickly, you will see the handle (spoon) pop off on some of them after the pins are pulled.

Corrected entry: Think that maybe professor X would wisen up in securing Cerebro. It's obvious from the first movie that the eye scan isn't effective (especially because some one like Mystique can change her eyes, and she's still out there) yet he obviously did nothing because Stryker gains access with his machine. You'd think that he might do something simple like, I dont know, password protect it like the government files that Mystique couldn't access.

Correction: According to interviews, only three weeks lapsed between the two movies. It's believable that he simply didn't get around to it in that time.

Corrected entry: When Cyclops was helping Jean Grey get on the jet to flee before the dam burst, you can see that Jean Grey is running with BOTH feet, and not limping on one foot as she supposedly "broke/sprained" her leg earlier.

Correction: It has to do with the apparent jump in her mutant abilities. Once Cyclops helps her into the jet she refuses his help when he tries to continue caring for her. With an odd look on her face, she mentions that she's fine then later runs outside and does battle with the tidal wave. She's flipping switches, lifting the jet, holding Nightcrawler inside, pushing back the wave, and controlling the flight-stick all at the same time. I think that once she knew what she was going to do she used her own "TK" powers to get her act together. Why would a woman that can lift and hold things with her mind need some dude or crutches for that matter, to lean on. She held herself together, literally.

Corrected entry: The sign at the gates of the Alkali Lake complex says that it was run by the Department of Natural Resources. The complex was a Federally run facility in Canada, so the sign should be in both English AND French.

Correction: Not really true. There tends to be less and less French the further west you go. Quebec has no English but Ontario has both etc. Also, how old is this base? We haven't always had the language laws we have now.

Corrected entry: When Professor X asks Wolverine to put out his cigar while in Cerebro, he looks around, and finding no other alternative, stubs it out on the palm of his hand, causing him obvious discomfort. It's not like there's anyone else around to show off to, so why not just stub it out the sole of his boot? Some people say Professor X made him do it, but it's hardly in his nature to deliberately cause someone else pain, even if he'd heal from it quickly.

Jon Sandys

Correction: It was done to show the audience his mutant power of quick healing.

Corrected entry: One supposes the Professor could pronounce his last name any way he'd like, but not only is it pronounced Za-vier in the dictionary, there isn't a single word in English beginning with X that is pronounced "eggs" as the "eggs-avier" in the movie. Its always like "z".

Correction: The X-Men 1.5 DVD has Hugh Jackman's first reading, and Bryan Singer (reading Jean Grey) pronounces Xavier's name correctly, ie. Za-vier. This suggests that the decision to pronounce the name the way they finally did was deliberate, perhaps to emphasise the fact it starts with an 'X'.

Nick

Corrected entry: When Mystique (as Jean Gray) tries to have sex with Wolverine, he notices the scars from when he stabbed her at Liberty Island. If Mystique is really capable of duplicating other people according to height, weight, voice, etc., shouldn't she have been able to hide those scars?

Correction: Yes, but there is another explanation as well. She wants to give away that she is NOT Jean. In a way she wants to be found out, but hopes that he will have sex with her anyway. Love makes you do crazy things, and believe crazy things as well. There is a story in the comics where Wolverine has sex with a disguised Mystique, she thinks she decieved him but he claims he knew all along because of his senses - this could be the movie equivalent.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Wolverine meets Stryker for the first time (in the mansion), there are obvious blood stains on his shoulders and face. That's impossible seeing that he has healing abilities and can heal without leaving any visible marks or bloodstains (ie. the bullet that hit him straight in the forehead).

Correction: His wounds heal, but the blood stays. The blood is still there, when his bullet wound heals.

Corrected entry: In the scene when they find nightcrawler in the church, he turns away from them and they see the drug circle on the back of his neck. he touches it with his fingers and his fingernails are yellow. however, later on, in the jet and also when he is talking to Storm, his fingernails are blue like the rest of his body

Correction: His fingernails are still yellow when he is in the jet. The light's not as bright.

Corrected entry: With regards to the Department of Nartural Resources sign at Alkali Lake - Canada doesn't have a Department of Natural Resources, they have a Ministry of Natural Resources.

Correction: There is in fact a Department of Natural Resources in Canada. The official web site is http://www.cfl.forestry.ca/CFL-LFC/who_we_are/role_nrcan.html

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In the end, when the President is visited by the X-Men, he receives a blue binder, which is laid in front of him on the table. When they have left, you see a shot including the President's desk, and you can see that the only thing he has on the table are some sheets of paper, stapled in the upper left corner, opened up. Then the shot changes to a close-up of the President, and then back again, and you see the blue binder in front of him, closed, and the papers have disappeared.

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During the scene in the bar with Mystique and the prison guard the person on the TV is called Dr. Hank McCoy, this is the real name of X-Man The Beast.

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