X-Men: The Last Stand 2006

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(152) IMDb 6.8/10

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier (Stewart), and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto (McKellen).

Starring:
Patrick Stewart,Hugh Jackman
Runtime:
1 hour, 44 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Thriller, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Brett Ratner
Starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman
Supporting actors Ian Mckellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn, Kelsey Grammer, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Ben Foster, Aaron Stanford, Olivia Williams, Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Marsden
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By b on 3 July 2008
Format: DVD
The third part of the X-men trilogy continues the story of the rivalry between Magneto and Charles Xavier as they seek to control the diverse powers of the mutants. The film moves to a visually impressive climax as the two armies battle for supremacy on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Yet this film lacks the strength and integrity of the two previous films. The carefully constructed dialogue and attention to the details of character is replaced by action sequences and CGI-imagery. New characters are introduced but are not explored, serving only to deflect attention from the rivalries and affections of the leads. Crucially, three important characters from the previous films are eliminated well before the climax.
The film does boast some effective scenes, mostly when McKellen is onscreen and once again his scenes with Patrick Stewart generate an energy and tension that other scenes lack. The battle sequences are imaginative and well-constructed and the ending is fine. However, compared to the previous films in the trilogy, this movie does feel somewhat soulless and lacking the same passion for the source material.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 1 April 2008
Format: DVD
Having enjoyed the first two films immensely - and I consider them brilliant examples of converting comic heroes onto the big screen - I was excited at the prospect of the third being released at the cinema.

However, I will not forget my disappointment in this film when I first saw it. I was amazed at the absence (for most of the movie) of many central characters, for example, Rogue, Xavier, and Scott. Also, the storyline implied that it was unlikely that the X-men would continue. Personally, I felt it was a wasted opportunity - it didn't bring more recognisable characters to life, for instance, Gambit; other characters like Beast and Juggernaut were introduced but not fully developed. Further films could have really explored these mutants.

For a long time, therefore, I was put off from viewing the film again. In fact, I have never made any effort to buy it, which would complete my collection of the trilogy. However, last night I watched it for the second time. I actually found that now that I know what happened, I found myself enjoying the movie and many of the qualities that I liked in the first two films became visible in this one.

Although I wouldn't buy this DVD at full price, in all, this second viewing has encouraged me to complete my trilogy (at the lower cost)!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. C. Harker on 15 July 2007
Format: DVD
When I watched this film the first time in the cinema, i made the mistake of watchin X-men 2 just before i went. This was really stupid because in no way is X3 as good as X2 and I was really disappointed with how X3 turned out.
Now, a few months later I watched it again and realised what an amazing film it actually is. The special effects are fantastic, the acting is great, and the cast is brilliant. The only thing that let it down was the weaker storyline, which in comparison the the other two films was rubbish. My advice is to watch this film but dont start comparing it to the other two - watch it when u havent seen the other films for a while because it is BRILLIANT!!!
Its a shame that cyclops AND xavier had to die though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 18 April 2007
Format: DVD
Not the greatest of the X-Men films, but not too bad nonetheless. I enjoyed it, some of the action set pieces are very impressive. On the down side the characters are underdevloped and the casting Vinnie Jones as Juggernaut was a bad move. On the plus side, Kelsey Grammer does a good job as Beast and the effects are mostly very good. The film would have benefitted greatly from more screen time for Collosus and Angel, and the absence of Nightcrawler was disappointing (although I did hear that Alan [...] did not want to reprise the role).
So not quite up to the standard of the previous two, but enjoyable enough. X-Men 4 the Absolute Final Last Stand anyone?
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Format: DVD
So, with the first two movies behind me, it's time to finish the trilogy with X-Men: The Last Stand. Since I hadn't really followed the movies, I didn't know what to expect going in. All conceptions out of my mind, I found the action great but on the whole emotionally empty.

In the time since we last checked in on our heroes, a new President has been elected, one who is sympathetic enough with the mutants to create a new cabinet position designed to deal with the mutant problem. It's even headed by a mutant, Beast (Kelsey Grammer).

Back at the mansion, Cyclopes (James Marsden) is still mourning the loss of his girlfriend. He heads to the place where she died only to make a startling discovery.

And speaking of startling discovers, someone has found a cure for the mutant gene. Mutants can now voluntarily get a shot that will make them normal once and for all. Magento (Ian McKellen) uses this to form a brotherhood of mutants to stand up and fight for their freedom once and for all. Will Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), and Storm (HalleBerry) be able to stop him yet again?

Plot wise, there is a lot going on. In fact, I think that's the biggest problem with the film. Either of the two plots would have been enough on their own, but instead they fight for dominance and neither is very well developed. This is especially true of the story that is supposed to be the emotional heart of the movie. It just isn't.

Of course, part of that is because even though this is the third movie in the series, the number of characters has kept most of them from being super well developed. If you just don't care about the characters, you don't feel the emotions they do.
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