Deconstruction - X2
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Story Structure%TimeWhat happensVerbsExpositionSettingDesires / CurcumstancesCharacter Revealing DecisionsValue Change: AppearancesValue Change:
Emotion / Attitude
Overall Emotional Charge
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Act 10.00%0Xavier Voiceover: Mutants. Can we share the world with them?SpaceTODOTODOTODO
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1.67%0:00:02White House tour: Tour guide talks about Lincon speech.
There is a suspicious character on the tour.

Oval Office: President talks to secretary about scheduling.

Halls: Guard hears something strange. Suspicious Character remains.
He's a devil! Jumps over guard! Runs down hall.

Oval Office, secret service evacuates president.

Nightcrawler runs through halls taking guards out. Teleports around. Guards shoot and miss a lot.
Goes on tour
Combat
Shoots
Misses
Teleports
White House

Oval Office
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Inciting Incident: Nightcrawler attempts to assassinate the President, creating a hard stance in the government against mutants.3.33%0:00:04Nightcrawler teleports into room with guards, they all shoots as he teleport away.

Tension builds in Oval Office, guards point guns at door as they hear shots.
Nightcrawler teleports around taking guards out faster than they can shoot him,

He towers over the president ready to strike, but a downed guard shoots him. He teleports away.
the knife he leaves says "mutant freedom now"
Teleports
Guards
Combat
Shoots
Oval Office

Outside dam
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Sub-Plot: Logan searches for who he is.5.00%0:00:06Icy Landscape: Logan walks among trees. Walks up to a wolf that stands before the entrance to a facility.
Logan enters the compound, it's in ruins.

Storm teaches kids about Neanderthals. Kid sticks out forked tounge.
Jean Gray smiles at Cyclops.
Walks

Teaches
Smiles
SmilesFacility

Museum
Desire(Logan): Find where he was infused with adamantium, get answers about who he is.
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6.67%0:00:08Jean hears the thoughts of everyone, gets overwhelmed, makes monitors around flicker.
Cyclops checks if she's ok. Cyclops comforts her while describing her growing powers. Jean confesses she's had a premonition of something terrible happening.
Reads Mind
Loses Control
Comforts / Exposition
Senses Disturbance
ComfortsMuseum
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8.33%0:00:10They hug. Jean senses a disturbance in the food court.

Kids argue in food court. Fire boy sets fire to antagonising other boy.
Time freezes! All non-mutants stop moving.
Xavier rolls up, tells kids to stop showing off.
TV News shows white house attack.
Senses Disturbance

Argues
Sets on Fire
Freezes Time
Admonishes
Watches TV
Sets Fire ToMuseum
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10.00%0:00:12Back at X-Men house, cyclops Jane and Xavier speculate about who's behind the attack.
They are worried about government reprisals. Xavier says he's tracking the mutant but he moves too fast to locate him.

President meets with Col Stryker and Senator Kelley.
Outside office woman cracks knuckles. They've learned of the X-Men school.
Speculates
Plans

Meets
Discusses
DiscussesX-Men House

Oval Office
Desire(X-Men): Find whoever attacked the president and interrogate him.
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11.67%0:00:14President autorizes enter, detain question of people there.

Kelley talks to Striker, he wants access to Magneto. Denied.
Eyes flash, it's Mystique.

X-men house, Rogue and Ice guy almost kiss. Motorcycle heard outside,
Authorizes
Gives Orders

Requests
Refuses

Kiss
White House

Oval Office

X-Men House
Desire(Stryker): Capture Xavier and Cerebro.

Desire(Mystique): Rescue Magneto.
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13.33%0:00:16Logan walks in. Rogue and he hugs and exchange pleasantries.
Storm and Jean enter. Jean and Logan talk alone. Jean says they're going to Boston. There is sexual tension. Cyclops enters, there's a tense exchange.
Hugs
Greets

Chats
Spars Verbally
ChatsX-Men House
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15.00%0:00:18Magneto sits in his plastic prison. Guard enters.
Stryker enters. They banter a bit. Guard holds Magneto down, while Stryker adminsters some sort of substance to the back of Magneto's neck. Stryker asks about Cerebro.
Banter
Restrains
Mind Controls
Interrogates
Magneto Cell
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16.67%0:00:20Xavier sits in Cerebro. Logan enters. Xavier threatens him to put out his Cigar.
Logan puts it out in his hand and shows his healing power.
Xavier describes the workings of cerebro, how he can sense all humans and mutants.
Tracking the erratic line of Nightcrawler. He finds where he has stopped.
Logan asks Xavier to read his mind to help his amnesia. Xavier refuses, and asks Logan to watch the children.
Threatens
Puts out cigar
Explains
Tracks
Finds
Requests
Refuses
Puts out cigar
Explains
Cerebro
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18.33%0:00:22Storm and Jean fly towards Nightcrawler's position.

Mystique enters building, disguises herself as Stryker's assistant.
She sits down at Striker's computer and logs in via voice recognition.

Picks up Magneto's file, prints dossier on all the guards.
Flies

Disguises
Infiltrates
Hacks

Steals
Jet

Lab
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20.00%0:00:24She finds document on Cerebro and rest of X-men compound. Is rejected by password prompt before she gets further.

Real assistant enters. Mystique exits desiguised as mexian cleaner. Walks past real mexican cleaner who is confused,
Finds secret

Disguises
Escapes
Lab interior
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21.67%0:00:26Storm and Jean enter old church. Nightcrawler teleports around telling them to leave in German.

Storm shoots lightning strike at beam, he falls down, Jean catches him with telekenesis.
He says his name is Kurt Wagner.
Teleports
Asks to leave

Shoots Lightning
Telekinetics
Introduces
Church
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23.33%0:00:28Kurt tells them he was not in control of his actions. They touch his tattoos, asks if he did it himself.
Sees mark on back of neck, same as was put on Magneto.

Logan sleeps, has flashbacks to adamantium trauma. Wakes up in middle of night.
Explains
Observes

Sleeps
Wakes
Explains

Remembers
ChurchStorm / Jean find Nightcrawler. Learns that he was mind-controlled.
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25.00%0:00:30Logan walks the hall, kid watches tv and changes channel by blinking. He walks on to find Ice Man in kitchen.

Xavier enters Magneto's Chamber.
Xavier asks about the assassination attempt on president.
Wanders

Asks
X-men house
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Act 1 Climax: Stryker captures Xavier and assaults X-men house.26.67%0:00:32Magneto tells Xavier about Stryker's visits. Magneto mentions Stryker's son being part of mutant school once.

Logan and Ice Man chat in kitchen. Ice's parents doesn't know he's a mutant.
They talk about the challenges of dating Rogue. Ice mentions Jean.

Magneto tells Xavier that he's told Stryker everything. Gas floods the cell.
Answers

Chats

Confesses
Suffocates
Answers
Chats
Magneto cellStryker captures Xavier!
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28.33%0:00:34Xavier is stuck inside. Stryker's assistant shows up outside and overpower Scott.

TV-watching boy is confronted by swat team in hallway. They shoot sedation arrows into him.

Logan hears commtion from kitchen.
Overpowers
Combat

Sedates
Shoots

Hears
Magneto cell

X-men house
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30.00%0:00:36Swat team enters dorm rooms and shoots tranqs at sleeping children!
Girl who can run through walls escape!

Logan wrestles with soldier in kitchen.

Screaming Girl Screams at sight of soldier! Wakes everyone up!

Logan kills soldier with claws.

Helicopters circle the house.

Logan kills several soldiers. gets shot with tranq but shrugs it off.
Metal man fights soldiers. More soldiers arrive.
Sedates
Shoots
Escapes

Combat

Screams
Wakes

Kills

Guards

Kills
Shoots
Resists
Fights
X-men houseSwat team enters x-men house, making most mutants there escape.
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31.67%0:00:38Kids run out through secret passage.

Logan stays and fights soldiers. Ice Man finds rogue. They run, but soldiers come!

Metal man guides kids through passage out through sewer pipe.
Escapes

Fights
Combat
X-men house
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Act 1 Crisis Decision (Logan finds himself subplot): Should Logan go with Stryker and learn about his past, or go with the kids to protect them?33.33%0:00:40Logan kills 4 guards that are about to get to kids. Kids run.

Stryker confronts Logan. Taunts him.

Rogue tells others to go back for Logan.

Ice wall forms between Logan and Stryker. Logan wants to go with Stryker but kids convince him to come in order to help them.
Combat
Kills

Confronts
Taunts

Rescues

Freezes
Asks
Convinces
X-men HouseDesire (Logan et al): Escape government forces!Logan: Confronted with learning more about his past or rescuing kids, he chooses to protect the kids.
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35.00%0:00:42They climb into car in garage. They drive away in cyclops's car.

Soldiers approach Cerebro.

Rogue hands logan his dogtag in car. They decide to head towards Boston.
Drives
Gives
Garage / Car

Cerebro
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36.67%0:00:44Soldier briefs Stryker, they got six mutants.
Advanced devise opens door to Cerebro. Stryker walks into Cerebro, telling his men to take what they need.
Briefs
Breaks In
Steals
CerebroStryker captures Cerebro!
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Act 238.33%0:00:46Prison Guard hangs out in bar. Meets a woman, Grace. She gives him a spiked beer. It's Mystique. She injects him with something in bathroom.

Stryker confronts Xavier in dingy lab.
Seduces
Injects

Confronts
Bar

Secret Base
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40.00%0:00:48Stryker blames Xavier for his son's cruelty. He would plant images in the minds of their parents. Wife killed herself.

Stryker shows his mind control serum in front of Xavier.
Shows him restrained son in wheelchair, serum is from son's brain. He goes to work at Xavier.
Blames

Explains

Mind Controls
BlamesSecret BaseDesire(Stryker): Mind control Xavier to kill all mutants.Stryker uses his son to mind-control people: He hates mutants more than he loves his son.
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41.67%0:00:50Ice Man and gang arrive at his parent's house. Gives rogue mom's old clothes.

Logan tries to use X-Phone.

Fire-Man wathces family pictures.
Gives

Struggles with Technology

Envies
Watches family picturesIce man's house
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43.33%0:00:52Rogue and Ice man kiss. Ice starts to go into shock, they wrench apart.

Parents return.
Kiss
Poisons
Ice man's house
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45.00%0:00:54Guard enters magneto's cell with food tray. Scanned for metal, but finds nothing.

Magneto lifts sadistic guard, drags metal out of him into a little pebble.
Destroys cage, floats on little disk across chasm towars exit, killing guards.
Searches

Lifts
Destroys
Escapes
Kills
Magneto's CellMagneto escapes prison thanks to Mystique!
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46.67%0:00:56Bobby Ice's parents are chocked at and afraid of his mutant powers.
Brother calls police.

Storm and Jean fly jet. Trying to hail people with no response. Nightcrawler prays.
Argues
Calls Police

Flies
Calls
Prays
Ice Man's house

Jet
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48.33%0:00:58Storm and Nightcrawler talks about tattoos. Nightcrawler describes his struggles, says he pities people who fears mutants. Storm makes a case for anger being healthy.

Logan and Jean speak on mutant-phone. The jet is on its way.
Discusses

Flies
Plans
DiscussesJet
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Act 2 Climax:
Mutants escape the government forces!
50.00%0:01:00Police enters and confronts the mutants.
Nervous officer shoots logan in the head.
Fire-boy fights back, explodes cars, kills officers and likes it.
Rogue touches his foot and disables him,
Points Gun
Shoots
Combat
Explodes
Kills
Sedates
Ice man's house
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51.67%0:01:02Logan ejects bullet and wakes up. Jet lands.
Ice looks at parents watching from window.

They board the jet. Greets Nightcrawler.
Heals
Lands
Escapes
Greets
Ice man's house
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53.33%0:01:04Jason shows Xavier telepathic images of X-men house. Little girl approaches Xavier in his dream. Xavier suggests using Cerebro to find rest of students.

Fighter Jets pulls up beside Jet. They're gonna fire!!!
Mind Controls
Deceives

Threatens
Flies
Xavier's Mind

The Sky
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55.00%0:01:06Evasive maneuvers! Storm causes a storm around them, blowing the pursuing jets away.
Fighter jet fires missile before ejecting.

Missiles approach!!!! Jeans blows one missile up with her mind, barely deflects other one. Rogue gets blown out into air.
Combat
Dodges
Makes Storm
Fires

Telekenesis
Falls
The Sky
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(No real crisis decision, Magneto rescues them. How did he know where the plane was going to be???)56.67%0:01:08Nightcrawler teleports out and grabs rougye, teleports back.

The plane is about to crash but stops in mid air. It's Magneto!
Teleports
Rescues

Telekenesis
ForestThey escape and are rescued by Magneto.
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Act 358.33%0:01:10Magneto briefs the other on Stryker's plans. Magneto tells Logan that Stryker crafted his adanantium.Briefs
Explains
Forest
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60.00%0:01:12Jean reads Nightcrawler's mind to find Stryker's base. The base is underground where Logan went in the beginning.

Jean and Logan speak. she's worried about Scott. He wants to be close to her. She says she loves him. Logan tells her he can be good. They kiss! She is frustrated.
Reads Mind
Finds

Speaks
Pleads
Kiss
Pulls Away
ForestAnd then Jean reads Nightcrawler's mind to find Strykler's secret base.

Desire(X-men + Magneto): Stop Stryker. Rescue Xavier.
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61.67%0:01:14Nightcrawler asks Mystique why she doesn't stay hidden. She says they shouldn't have to.

Jean enters Logan's tent and kiss him passionately! It's mystique. She shows him the scar he gave her. She toys with Logan, then gets out.
Asks
Explains

Kiss
Reveals Disguise
Taunts
ExplainsForest
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63.33%0:01:16Pyro speaks to Magneto. Magneto tells him he's powerful.Assures
Seduces
Jet
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65.00%0:01:18Stryker has impriosned children

Storm briefs team of base layout.
Logan volounteers to enter. Magneto tells them to send mystique instead.
Logan enters the tunnel, calls Stryker out!
Imprisons
Gives Orders

Briefs
Volounteers
Plans
Refuses

Taunts
Secret Base

Jet
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66.67%0:01:20Stryker opens side entrance, soldiers emerge and captures Logan.
Stryker walks up to greet him. Mystique decloaks. Fights everyone.
Gains access to the control room.
Captures
Greets
Fights
Combat
Secret Base
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Act 3 Climax: Assault on Stryker's Secret Base to rescue Xavier and children68.33%0:01:22They blow doors to control room. Mystique opens the doors letting the others in.
Stryker moves his men to Cerebro.

Xavier enters Cerebro in his illusion.

Magneto enters control room.
Breaks Into
Opens
Retreats

Mind Controls
Secret BaseThe X-men assault Stryker's base.
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70.00%0:01:24They identify cerebro room, children hostages.

Jean and nightcrawler head for the children. Logan runs off.

Cerebro: Stryker walks up to his son. Tells him it's time to strike.
He relays the message to Xavier.
Finds

Plans
Runs

Gives Orders
Mind Controls
Secret Base
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71.67%0:01:26Xavier puts on helmet scans for all mutants.

Scott fires at Jean! Jean telekenetic-push him!
Searches

Combat
Shoots
Telekenesis
Secret Base
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73.33%0:01:28Storm and Nightcrawler rescues the kids.

Jean searches for Scott. He shoots her with his eyes, Jean throws the force back at him, part of the dam wall cracks. ominously.

Water drips onto Stryker.

Scott walks up to Jean and hugs her.
Rescues

Searches
Combat
Shoots
Telekenesis
Breaks

Drips

Hugs
Secret Base
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75.00%0:01:30Stryker sees dam pressure builds up.

Logan wanders the halls alone. He finds the chamber where he was made. Sees x-rays on the wall. Liquid Adamantium bubbling.
Observes

Searches
Secret Base
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Logan sub-plot climax(?): Fighting someone with identical abilities. Not sure what this accomplishes for the story. No meaningful decision. Feels like the only purpose is that it's "pretty cool".76.67%0:01:32He remembers his escape.

Stryker and assistant enters. Speaks about adamantium. His assistant also draws out claws, they fight!
Remembers

Combat
Fights
RemembersSecret Base
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78.33%0:01:34Logan strikes her, she heals! Overpowers him. Logan dumps her in water.

Pyro leaves ship and goes in after the adults.

Logan pumps adamantium into his enemy. She dies.
Combat
Fights
Heals
Overpowers
Drowns

Leaves

Injects
Kills
Secret Base

Outside Base
Logan fights another claw-person for no reason.
Does not further or hinder his knowledge of past.
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80.00%0:01:36Soldiers guard the chamber, Magneto pulls out all grenade pins. All the soldiers explode.
Magneto puts on his helmet.

Xavier hears voice to kill all mutants, everyone starts to die, except Magneto with his helmet.
Combat
Telekenesis
Explodes

Mind Controls
Secret Base
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81.67%0:01:38Stryker heads outside into the snow!

Magneto opens doors, everyone does not die.
Escapes

Rescues
Outside BaseDesire(Stryker): Escape!
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Magneto - Defining Character Decision: Deceive Xavier to kill all humans instead of rescuing him.83.33%0:01:40Magneto repairs Cerebro, Mystique transforms into Stryker and whispers instructions to Jason.

Magneto leaves with Mystique. Xavier starts finding all humans.

Logan stabs Stryker in the stomach. Asks him who he is. Stryker tells him he's an animal.
Repairs
Disguises
Gives Orders
Deceives

Leaves
Searches
Mind Controls

Combat
Stabs
Asks
Taunts
Secret BaseMagneto switches Xavier's mind control to kill all humans.Magneto decides to deceive Xavier rather than rescue him: His desire for a mutant-controlled world is way more important than any friendship they might have shared.
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85.00%0:01:42The dam breaks, water floods the base!
Stryker tells him to come with him, tells him he'll tell him everything.

The X-men gather outside Cerebro. Jean tells them what's happening.
Breaks
Floods
Requests
Promises

Assembles
Explains
Outside Base

Secret Base
Stryker tempts Logan to come with him, but Logan doesn't.
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86.67%0:01:44Stryker starts getting a sharp headache, so does everyone on the planet.
The president too.

Storm tells Kurt to teleport blindly inside. He grips storm. They are inside.
They see a little girl.
Damages

Convinces
Teleports
Deceives
Outside Base
Oval Office
Secret Base
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88.33%0:01:46Magneto finds Stryker, tightens his chains. They start taking off in the helicopter.
Pyro joins them in the helicopter.

Storm chills the room down. Xavier semses something is wrong, tears off helmet.
Punishes
Flies
Recruits

Makes Storm
Breaks Free
Outside BaseStorm stops Xavier from killing all humans.
Main desire reached: Stryker's plan is stopped.
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90.00%0:01:48The dam ruptures further, for reals.

Logan sprints through hallways.

The x-men run for the exit. Water rushes down another way. Logan closes doors with is claws.
Breaks

Runs

Closes
Escapes
Outside Base
Secret Base
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91.67%0:01:50They all exit to the surface. Children are with them. Helicopter is gone.

Jet emerges, rogue is flying it, she lands clumbsily. They enter the jet.
Gathers
Flies
Lands
Outside Base
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Logan sub-plot resolution: Logan denounces and abandons Stryker to die.93.33%0:01:52Logan walks up to chained Stryker with child in his arm. Throws dogtag at Stryker's feet. Stryker screams at him, kid sticks out forked tounge.

They try to take off in the jet. It has no power.
The dam starts bursting.
Renounces
Screams
Taunts

Struggles with Machine
Breaks
Outside Base
Jet
Logan denounces Stryker and leaves him to die.
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Act 3 Crisis Decision: Jean's Sacrifice to save them all.95.00%0:01:54Jean senses a disturbance in the force. She can feel the water coming, she looks regretfully at the people she loves and walkes out. She closes the doors and fixes the engine. She takes control of the jet telekinetically.

Jean holds off the onslaught of water with her mind.
Senses Disturbance
Sacrifices
Telekenesis
Repairs

Deflects
Telekenesis
Outside Base
Jet
The dam bursts, and Jean sacrifices herself to save the others.Jean sacrifices herself: She is brave.
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96.67%0:01:56She speaks through Xavier, she tells them this is the only way.

Jean is swept away by the water. Scott cries. Scott and Logan: "she's gone ;("
Nightcrawler reads a nice bit of scripture.
Telepathy
Explains

Dies
Mourns
Preaches
Outside Base
Jet
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Resolution98.33%0:01:58The jet flies off.

The president prepares a press conference.
President start holding speech about mutant threat. Suddenly everyone freezes still except him.

The sky outside darkens. Thunder cracks. Xavier and everyone appears in his office.
Flies

Speech
Stops Time
Makes Storm
Oval office
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Resolve sub-plot: Increased government hostility towards mutant.100.00%0:02:00They hand the president files from Stryker. Xavier tells him of Stryker's effort to start a war, advices him to hold a better speech through sheer intimidation.Explains
Threatens
Oval officeThe x-men intimidate the president into not taking such a harsh stand on mutants.Xavier intimidates the president: He is tough.
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101.67%0:02:02Xavier tells Logan and Cyclops of Jean's past condifence issues, that she made a choice.

Logan tells Cyclops Jean chose him.

Xavier greets group of students, looks moodily out the window. They ask him if everything is allright. "it will be"
Explains

Confesses

Broods
Reassures
X-men house
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103.33%0:02:04Jean vague voiceover about mutation leaping things forward. We see a pretty shot of a lake. Is she dead?MusesPretty lake
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