I never had anything to do with X-Men comics or cartoons and I only liked the first one. But this one was INCREDIBLE and I am now a huge fan of both movies! Unlike the disappointing Hulk (bad movie) and even the fragile Spider-man story, X-Men brigs true human issues to the big screen and almost can be taken out of the comic book genre because it seems so much more than that. Don't waste your money on mindless ridiculous movies like Hulk, instead get a movie that you know you will enjoy. THe interaction between the characters is great. Each has something great to do. Women take a fornt seat as Storm, Jean Grey, and Mystique are the major stars of the movie. Wolverine and Magneto play awesome roles and although Professor X's role may be smaller than in the first, it is much more important to the story of the film. The new X-Men just get cooler and cooler, bringing Nightcrawler, Deathstrike, Iceman, and Pyro to the scene. Also, Rogue and Cyclops are back, although with smaller roles, they have their moments. The action in non-stop and fantastic from Wolverine's rage on the school invasion to Storm and Jean piloting the X jet away from incoming missles. THe opening scene with Nightcrawler is not easily forgotten and shows Bryan Singer's true talent. The nemesis is fantastic and seeing the X-Men together in a fragile relationship is a joy to watch. Get this movie! Get X-Men 1 too! Its a saga you won't want to miss!