Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that X2: X-Men United is the action- and violence-packed second film in the X-Men blockbuster movie franchise. The action in the fight scenes is unrelenting and, though cartoonish and rooted in comic books, features moments where the President of the United States is pinned down on his Oval Office desk by a knife-wielding mutant, police officers are burnt to a crisp, and soldiers are clawed to death by Wolverine. At other moments characters are kicked, thrown, and shot at. Teens smoke in a mall, and Wolverine is often seen with a cigar in his mouth. There's occasional profanity ("s--t," "ass," "tit," "dick," "hell") and some product placement as characters drink Dr. Pepper and Miller Genuine Draft.
Mystique wears a skin-tight outift that looks like a nude body covered in blue and green paint.
Cartoonish, comic book-style violence. In fight scenes, characters claw other characters to death, a mutant kills a squadron of police officers with fire, and the president of the United States gets pinned to his desk while a mutant sticks a knife inches away from his face. Characters are thrown, stabbed, punched, kicked, and tossed around.
"S--t," "ass," "tit," "dick," "hell."
Like the comic, this film can be seen as a metaphor for those -- young people in particular -- who stand out from the pack because they're different. It stresses that it's those who are different and willing to embrace what makes them unique who bring about evolution and progress in the world.
When drinking soda, characters drink Dr. Pepper. When Wolverine drinks beer, he reaches for Miller Genuine. The film is also tied to vast quantities of X-Men merchandise.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Early in the film, teen characters smoke at a mall. Wolverine is often seen smoking a cigar. The President of the United States pours himself a drink of unknown alcohol, but does not act intoxicated. Wolverine asks for and drinks beer, but does not act intoxicated.