Friday, July 29, 2011

X-Men 3: The Last Stand review

Saxon at A Knight's Quest requested we review X-Men: First Class but we have not seen it yet so we decided to review X-Men 3: The Last Stand the third movie in the X-Men series.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Directed by: Brett Ratner
Genre: Action Adventure, Comic Book,
Release date: May 26, 2006
Running Time: 104 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13

The Good: Lots of action, Same great cast as the others, Really good special effects,Massive epic battle at the end of the movie, Magneto is a great villain, Perfect ending.

The Bad:To many new characters are introduced and not developed.

Plot: Warning minor spoilers. In a flashback to "twenty years ago" Professor Charles Xavier (who can still walk) and Magneto meet a young Jean Grey at her parents house before Charles restricted her powers .
Another flashback to "ten years ago" shows a young Warren Worthington (aka Angel) as he tries to cut off his wings.
Back in present time, the pharmaceutical company Worthington Labs announces it has developed an inoculation to suppress the X-gene that gives mutants their powers and makes them different from other humans, offering the "cure" to any mutant who wants it. While some mutants are interested in the cure, including the X-Men's Rogue, but many others are horrified by the announcement. In response to the news, the X-Men's adversary Magneto raises an army, warning his followers that the "cure" will be forcefully used to exterminate the mutant race.
Cyclops, still depressed about the loss of Jean Grey, returns to Alkali Lake were Jean disappeared. Jean appears to Cyclops, but as the two kiss, Jean takes on a fearsome appearance. Psychically sensing trouble, Charles Xavier sends Wolverine and Storm to investigate the disturbance. When they arrive, the two X-Men encounter telekinetically floating rocks, Cyclops' glasses, and an unconscious Jean. Cyclops himself is nowhere to be found. Xavier explains that when Jean sacrificed herself, she unleashed the powerful alternate personality she calls "Phoenix". Wolverine is disgusted to learn that Xavier has kept Jean in check telepathically, but when Jean awakens, he realizes she is not the Jean Grey he knew. Jean pleads with Wolverine to kill her, but when he refuses, the Phoenix surfaces and telekinetically slams Wolverine into a wall. She then escapes to her childhood home.
Magneto, also aware that Jean is now a powerful mutant, meets Xavier at Jean's house. The two men vie for Jean's loyalty until the Phoenix resurfaces, unleashing her devastating power. Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot: 8.6/10- X-Men 3: The Last Stand's is not as good as the others but still is good.

Action: 9.7/10- Massive epic battle at the end of the movie and many other great action scenes.

Acting: 9.0/10 Same great cast as the other movies.

Special effects: 9.3/10- X3's special effects are some of the best of any movie.

Soundtrack: 8.3/10- Not as good X2 but still good.


Overall: 9.1/10- X-Men 3: The Last Stand is great movie with lots of action.

Closing comments: If you liked the other X-Men movies you will like this one.

Recommended for:Comic Book movie fans, Superhero movie fans, Action movie fans, Patrick Stewart fans, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen fans, X-Men fans.

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