Movie Rob Sporadic Scene: X2 (2003) – Nightcrawler’s Attack on the President

Today I have Rob here of MovieRob here, who graciously joined in with the intense X-Men Blogathon that is in full swing here on my site. Today he is going to discuss his choice for a Sporadic Scene with us! Thanks a lot for participating Rob!

I was so thrilled when Zoë invited me to join in on this X-Men blogathon.

When thinking about an amazing scene is any of the X-Men movies, the first that comes to mind is…..well…..…I’ll get to that in a second…

In order to completely understand the scene that I’ve chosen, we need to see it in its full context.

In X-Men (2000), Senator Kelly talks about how fearful it could be for people if Mutants could commit crimes by using their powers.  He gives us a prime example:

Senator Kelly: I have here a list of names of identified mutants living right here in the United States.

Dr. Jean Grey: Senator…

Senator Kelly: Here’s a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls. Now what’s to stop her from walking into a bank vault, or the White House, or [indicating the gallery] into their houses?

Dr. Jean Grey: Senator, please…

Senator Kelly: And there are even rumors, Miss Grey, of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!

This scene in and of itself just gives us a theoretical scenario, but when Bryan Singer decided to shoot X2 (2003), he opened it with the visual of that very scenario, a Mutant breaking into the White House to attack the President.

This scene where Nightcrawler takes on all of the defenders of The Pres while using both martial arts, his tail and teleportation is superb and it’s choreographed amazingly blending live action and Special effects

That’s why I think this is a Sporadic Scene.

If you have a scene that you would like featured, drop me a mail at with a picture/gif/video of the scene and an explanation as to why (should you want to include it).

20 thoughts on “Movie Rob Sporadic Scene: X2 (2003) – Nightcrawler’s Attack on the President

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Zoe is having an X-Men blogathon. Here is my (small) contribution – my favorite scene from an X-Men movie. Check it out!!!


  2. Great scene! I realise I never got back to you on this. I’m so sorry. I promise to do a non X-Men one soon. Work gone cray.


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