X-Men: The Last Stand 2006

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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

Available in HD on supported devices

X-Men: The Last Stand

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Thriller, 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)

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3 of 3 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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By Mr. C. Gelderd VINE VOICE on 7 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Out of the trilogy of films, I have to admit I enjoyed this one the most. I understand this instalment didn’t fear will overall with most critics or fans, but there is so much to enjoy in the 100min run time, I didn’t feel bored or under-whelmed at all. Maybe because I’d watched the steady introduction and the meaty story of previous films, I now wanted an action spectacle with more engaging characters and just good fun all round, and I am not afraid to admit I found it here.

Right from the first minute, this film erases the timeline established in ‘X-Men: First Class’, but that isn’t Brett Ratner’s issue or the film itself. The wider decision is down to the studios and however they wanted to take the series, so it’s hard now to establish it in the “new” timeline, but if you class ‘The Wolverine’ in with things, then moments and characters from ‘The Last Stand’ are present in that too which also ties into ‘Days Of Future Past’. It’s probably more complicated than it should be!

Here we have a final chapter of a trilogy that acts as a loud, fun and bombastic summary of the war between good and evil. With brilliant character arcs portrayed from the dependable and enjoyable likes of Jackman, Berry, Stewart et al, we are treated to a handful of new characters who simply add to the fun of the film in the guise of evil Juggernaut played by the one-trick pony Vinnie Jones, Kitty Pryde played by the lovely Ellen Page and more time to shine, literally, for Colossus played by the towering Daniel Cudmore. We also have great support from newcomer Kelsey Grammer as X-Man Beast, mixing great action with grounded drama in his performance.

The story is fluffier than previous films and probably doesn’t ask many taxing questions or moral subjects as Bryan Singer did so well early on.
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By merciful-evans on 2 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
This is my personal favourite of the series. I know its generally considered to be the poorest, so I just want to 'stand up & be counted' here. The premise of a 'cure' for mutants is a great maguffins and there is great characterisation in here. For example the shameful rejection of Mystique by Magneto and the latter's sorry end in the old folks home. The new characters are admittedly 2 dimensional but they are peripheral and are not supposed to drive the film.

Ok, lots of key people are killed off, but that is allowable in a movie of this sort I think. It serves to remind us that this is a consequence of the violence depicted. The tacit relationship of Logan & Rogue was sensitively handled I think and Jean Grey's volatile personality & untethered power justified Xavier's fears spectacularly.

Am I wrong? Well, the acid test is the enjoyment of the movie, and I'm not mistaken about that.
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