X-Men: The Last Stand 2006

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(118) IMDb 6.8/10
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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

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X-Men: The Last Stand

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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)

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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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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scotty NYC on 28 April 2007
Format: DVD
I loved the first two movies. Exciting, great effects, cool characters, terrific stories... then you come to that 'awkward third album'... And yes it is awkward. But not a disaster by any reckoning. The story is good, the effects better than ever, the characters dynamic. So what's the problem? They simply try to squeeze too much in. There are loads of new characters, all demanding their air time, with the result that there simply isn't enough time for everyone to get a decent crack at things. It would've been far better so cut some of the minor characters to give the leads more time. Plus, some of the editing decisions are VERY questionable. For example, the battle at Jean Grey's house involving Wolverine and Storm... well, in the movie, it looks like they lose it to me. Not what you expect from your heroes. BUT... stick on the extra features and see the extended scene, however, and you get a very different picture. And a far, far superior scene. The finale has some similarly baffling editing.

So, when the action scenes are questionable, and the main characters don't get enough screen time, is it any wonder the movie didn't come up to expectations?

All this said, it's still a great movie. Not a triumph, but a worthy addition to the franchise.
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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 Mr. Martin K. Allan 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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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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