X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

X-Men: The Last StandThree Stars

Who’s in it

Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones, Ben Foster, on and on

Should you see this movie?

If you liked the other ones you will probably like this. I had great expectations for this film, but was nervous because of the director Brett Ratner. I think Marvel has to be really careful with their directors, because they have so many projects shouldn’t mean they should just pick whoever, and you can not not judge Ratner by the job Singer did with the previous movies. I thought there was too much going on in a short period of time that everything seemed stunted, there were characters included that, granted, it was awesome to see them on the screen in a new formation (Jean Grey as Pheonix, Juggernaut, Angel, Beast, Bobby Drake as true Iceman, and more Kitty Pride), but Beast looked silly, Angel had no relevance whatsoever and The Pheonix got a bit part as a power junkie slave to Magneto. The acting was stiff, Magneto wasn’t believeable anymore and nether was Wolverine. The action half baked and over done for shock quality, the Golden Gate bridge scene, cool and within Magneto’s magnitude, but at the same time it would not be able to just hover over that distance over the water. Even fantasy has some tangible limits. Everything seemed too talky, tell not show, and the whole thing just didn’t compare to number 2. Now, it did have some great action, and you wanted to see the characters story advance, and you did get that. You got to see more of the characters as I mentioned above, you got cool scenes with Juggernaut and Kitty Pride, Iceman and Pyro, Collosus, on and on. But when you see this you hope that, unless they ditch Ratner and the box office showed this, the next one will fall victim to the four movie superhero trap. The third one with a new director is so so, and the final one is crap that ends the franchise for 15-20 years. Let’s hope that with how many characters died that is the case.

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