X-Men: The Last Stand

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Olivia Williams, James Marsden, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Daniel Cudmore, Rebecca Romjin-Stamos, Shawn Ashmore

Directed by: Brett Ratner

Produced by: 20th Century Fox, Donners' Company, The, Marvel Entertainment

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Genre: fantasy

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Review by Xibo Date seen: July 9, 2006
Viewing Location: Kip's Bay, NYC Grade: B+
Summary: Lots of explosions and fight scenes; not much of a story.
X-Men suffers from having too many characters. On the evil side we have Magneto, Pyro, Juggernaut, Callisto, Quill, Mystique, Multiple Man, and more. On the good side we have Professor X, Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Shadowcat, Rogue, Iceman, Angel, Beast, Moira McTaggart, and more. And of course, Phoenix. So, introduce all these characters, add even more characters, and make them fight! Whee. Side effects are mostly good, except that when Magneto drops the Golden Gate bridge on Alcatraz, there's nothing holding it together; it should have collapsed completely. And the bridge-moving sequence transforms from day to night almost instantly; equally instantly, X-Men's jet travels from New England to San Francisco. Huh? Oh well. Maybe next time they'll make a movie with fewer X-Men in it, and more story.  

B- B- B-
Review by Finrod Date seen: July 16, 2006
Viewing Location: theater Grade: B-
Summary: Could've been an A, ended up a B-
This could have been a good movie but just kind of ended up disappointing. I didn't like the way they handled Phoenix; it just didn't work for me. Bryan Singer jumping to Superman Returns ended up ruining two movies, sad to say.  

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