X-Men 2

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'.


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: 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: 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.

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

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: 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: 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

Corrected entry: Early in the movie when Logan is at the 'abandoned' military base, watch his hair and eye brows. The style of both changes significantly between the first shots and the later shots. This is because they had to film the later part of the scene towards the end of filming, when his appearance had been changed considerably, mostly because he was in the middle of shooting Van Helsing, which will be released in 2004.


Correction: Duplicated.

Corrected entry: At the little campfire, why was Magneto able to sense Nightcrawler in the tree? Wouldn't it be Jean Grey who would first notice?

Correction: Yes, but Jean isn't likely to care if the conversation is overheard by somebody else that's on her side, so she wouldn't have said anything.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Nightcrawler is attacking the president and the secrect service agents, he is seen "jumping" from room to room with the doors closed. Later in the movie Nightcrawler confirms himself that he has to see the place he needs to "jump" into and cannot do it blindly or he may end up in a wall.

Correction: But at the time he wasn't under his own control - Stryker was controlling him, and he probably didn't care if he ended up teleporting Nightcrawler into a wall. Plus of course, Stryker has been to the White House before, so knows the layout. Also, if you watch carefully, Nightcrawler knocks most of the doors off of their hinges, allowing him to get a clear view of the rooms.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the X-men appear in the White House when the president is about to adress the nation, Storm is controlling the weather but when the X-men appear for the first time, her eyes are still their normal brown.

Correction: Storm isn't controlling the weather the whole time - she set up the storm, which could stay on its own, then they appear in the office, then they disappear and Storm calms down the weather.

Corrected entry: In the fight scene between Wolverine and Lady Deathstrike, she manages to cut him up pretty bad and puncture his back many times with her claws. Yet in the scenes following the fight his clothes are in perfect condition and they contain no blood. I know he can heal himself, but are his clothes self healing too?

Correction: This isn't so much a movie/comic discrepancy as it is a question that's answered within the comics. The X-Men's uniforms are made of Unstable Molecules, a material invented by Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four that works in conjunction with the wearer's powers. (Unstable Molecules are the reason that the Human Torch's costume doesn't burn up when he flames on.) They do, indeed, "heal" shortly after a battle. We also actually do see Wolverine's costume quite torn up as he is outdoors talking to Stryker the final time. The cuts are very long and thin, and would be hard to notice in the darkness of the base's interior.

Corrected entry: When Stryker unchains himself from the chopper, he gets up just before Xavier attacks all humans, he then collapses in front of the chopper. When Magneto and Mystique show up Stryker is sitting leaning up next to the wheel with the chain looped over him. He might have sat up somehow, but why would he have looped the chain over himself again?

Correction: Stryker isn't chained when Magneto & Mystique came to the chopper.

Corrected entry: When the X-jet is crashing, Magneto just happens to be at the place it's falling down? Talk about luck!

Correction: Not luck, just Magento's great thinking and planning. He figured that the jet would return to the mansion, and it was. He probably noticed the battle and knew the X-Jet was damaged. It was already on it's way down, Magneto just used his ability to control metal to bring it towards him. It did not fall to him, he pulled it.

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: Speaking as an ex-chemistry teacher: water is really weird. It expands if you cool it to the freezing point OR IF YOU HEAT IT. That is, the frozen tea, and the very hot tea, might be the same amount LARGER than lukewarm tea. It's perfectly plausible that hot tea could occupy the same volume as frozen tea, although I haven't checked the coefficient of thermal expansion for tea to be sure.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie when Nightcrawler is about to kill the President pay attention to the knife. When Nightcrawler gets shot in the arm he drops the knife and it leaves a mark on the right side of the desk from the President's point of view. After the attack when Striker says "That was really close" the mark is on the left side of the desk from the President's point of view when he was laying his back on it earlier.

Correction: Pay closer attention. When Nightcrawler drops the knife it lands in a leather section of the desk (there are 3 of them). When Stryker looks at the mark left bt the knife you can only tell that it landed close to the left edge of one of the leather sections, exactly the same spot it was dropped by Nightcrawler.

Corrected entry: When Stryker is visiting Magneto in his cell he appears to be wearing metal-framed glasses.

Correction: It's next to impossible to tell if they're metal or not. But you have to give Stryker the benefit of the doubt, considering that he is the person who built the plastic cell in the first place, and he'd surely know better than to use metal frames.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the police have arrived at the Drake residence and are ordering Pyro to "get down" after shooting Wolverine, Pyro decides to take matters into his own hands by firing flame first at one officer THEN at the other. The officers obviously have itchy trigger fingers and good aim (judging by how quickly and accurately they pegged Wolverine in the head), so wouldn't it stand to reason that the female officer would have shot Pyro while he was "flaming" the male officer?

Correction: They won't because they are taken by surprise and they freeze. It's a very abnormal situation for the officers. They are maybe very well trained, but they are definitively not trained for such a situation.

Corrected entry: Stryker says that the Mutant School is in Upstate New York, but when they show a close up of the sign on front gate of the school, its says Westchester County. Westchester County is not in upstate New York.

Correction: Speaking as a resident of Upstate New York, trust me. When you tell anybody outside of the state that you're from "New York", everyone assumes you mean New York City. Therefore, EVERYTHING is considered upstate.

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Continuity mistake: 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. (02:01:40)

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

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Question: When Jean 'hears everything' at the museum, she hears a man yell "to the shelter" this suggests that she can hear all the way to Washington D.C. with her incoming increase of powers. My question is can the Phoenix hear the future? If you watch with the subtitles, you see as she's looking around, it says WOMAN- THEY'RE GONNA KILL HIM the voice is of Rogue in the scene where she bobby and john are in the tunnels after Logan closes the passage way.

Answer: The Phoenix Force is a primal force of the universe and Jean is tapping into it. As such, she's heading for a point where she really doesn't have any limitations - in the comics, Phoenix destroyed an entire star system. A degree of precognition doesn't seem remotely out of the question.

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