X Men 2: United (2003) Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart
Directed by: Bryan Singer (Usual Suspects)
This film lost its wit along the way. The script was full of cliches. The dialogue was almost like straight from a grade school kid's essays. BUT you dont get into a superhero flick for the script, do you?
The action was crisp. The pace was a lot better. There were no preambles to be done. No explanations to be made. Not much voice over to explain who is who and why is why. The characters have been well introduced from Xmen thus allowing more time for action, scene after scene. And yes, the heroes and the villains are divided by a fine line. That leaves anyone who think this is a bad sequel as the unfortunate bad guy and villain rolled into one. Be one of us - see the film.
Just Married (2003) Starring: Ashton Kutcher (Dude Where's My Car) and Brittany Murphy (8 Mile)
Directed by: Shawn Levy (Big Fat Liar)
Is there really a movie classification called Slapstick Romance? Well if there is, then this movie perfectly fits the bill.
Can be aptly titled National Lampoon Gets Married, this movie proves quite a few things. You can show Venice as a not-so-attractive place (compared to its usual image for romance) what with its dark alleys and old hotels with walls crashing down. And that driving through the French Alps can be very very dangerous. It was a romantic comedy of conquering family issues regarding non-approval of the person we chose to marry and proving to them that you can have love over all the problems in the world. (Did I really see those rather serious theme in the movie? - well, you've got to catch it before you get hitched, yourself.)