Episode 12: X2

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With X-Men: Days of Future Past dropping this weekend, the Cinema Excelsior crew invites you to journey all the way back to 2003, when this franchise made the leap from good-time popcorn fluff to thoughtful, sophisticated entertainment (but before the - ahem - unpleasant business that followed). 

X2 is a seminal installment in not only this series, but in the comic movie canon. Does it hold up more than a decade after its release?

SPOILER: Yes, but what's most interesting is why.

With Nick Bestor, Stefan Claypool, Lillian DeRitter, Patrick Regan, and Daniel Watson-Jones.