X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Posted in Reviews by - June 11, 2014
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

With Bryan Singer’s absence, Brett Rush Hour Ratner steers this exciting franchise off course. The film promises much but delivers a flat script and a succession of disappointing conclusions. In supposedly the last X-Men adventure, a cure has been discovered in a child that can stop the mutant genome. This poses a threat to Magneto’s quest for worldwide domination and Professor X’s pupils who see the cure as the antidote to all their hormonal problems. Jean Grey returns from the dead, now with upgrades which make her the most destructive force on the planet. She kills off the Professor (far too early) and joins Magneto on the warpath, leaving the friendlier X-Men to stop them. Rather rudimentary destruction ensues. Unfortunately the sillier moments undermine the charm promised by the first two films, and this merely ends up feeling like an imitation.

AKA: X-Men 3; X3

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