X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) | Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.
X-Men: The Last Stand is the third movie of the X-Men Franchise, and is the first X-Men movie to not be directed by Bryan Singer. This movie had a lot of expectations going in and it was quite a letdown. This movie was not as good as the previous two movies especially due to poor writing and the presence of a lot of inconsistencies.
Let’s start with the positives, the performance as always are great. Jackman was fantastic, but McKellen was arguably the star of the movie. Despite a lot of others like Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, and Famke Janssen being great, a lot others were pretty bad. The action is fantastic in this movie, there are a lot of big action sequence, and most are actually handled quite well. Also, it have really amazing special effects.
So the movie tries to handle two different storylines: Mutant Cure & Dark Phoenix Saga, and it was handled quite badly. The director did not handle the material well in this movie and there is very lazy writing. The debut of many comic book characters such Beast, Kitty Pryde, Juggernaut, Angel, and many more, was certainly interesting, some characters are very well done, but others are not well portrayed. A lot of these new comic book characters actually feels forced and unnecessary, just like how Juggernaut use that bad one-liner all the time.
There is a lot of things in the movie that does not really make sense and fit into the context of the movie. This also impact the series continuity, as a lot of these things that happen, not only mess up the franchise going forward, but create plot holes about the past. Don’t get me wrong I love Marvel comics, I love the X-Men, and I love comic book movies, but this movie simply isn’t a movie that I would watch over and over.
Movie Brawl Rating: 6.4