X-Men: The Last Stand 2006

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(126) 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

Available in HD on supported devices

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)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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 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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. P. Williamson on 16 Sep 2008
Format: DVD
Let's face it, this film, was GOING to get trashed. Whenever a writer leaves, the next installment is irrevocably slated - case in point with Blade Trinity where the director left and the writer was forced to take over all duties. But if you're analysing this film as an X-Men fan as so many reviewers seem to be claiming to be, then I fail to see what people are complaining about. This is THE film that stuck close to the comic book; there being a number of sequences that are quite literally panel-for-frame reproduction of the end of the franchise in comic book format. Sure, there may be a bit of stilted dialogue and hammy acting here and there, but what do you expect from a film where the main characters include a woman who controls the weather, a man with titanium protuding from any selected orifice, and a telekinetic in a wheelchair?

Judge this film if you must, I personally found it to be a valuable contribution to the saga, but don't use your own bias to mope about it being unfaithful to a franchise you claim to love.

Now, we must all wait in turn for the unofficial "X Men 4" aka Wolverine's Origins...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rob Payne on 2 May 2009
Format: DVD
As a big fan of the first two X-men films, I had very high hopes for the third installment. X2 turned out to be a surprising improvement on the first film, could X3 go one better? Sadly not. To me, X3 represents all that is wrong with Hollywood today. Right from the very start it feels rushed and poorly conceived and constructed. It is a movie clearly made for maximum capital gain off the back of the success of X1 and X2, and with little regard for maintaining the quality of those two films, which warranted a vastly better end to the franchise than this corny mess. There are a few half-decent action scenes, but the plot, about the discovery of a mutant 'cure' is ridiculous, even by superhero movie standards, and the film is way too short to make any real sense at all. As such, I was still waiting for X3 to begin when the end credits started to roll. The final nail in the coffin however, is the appearance of a totally pointless character; the lion from the wizard of Oz dipped in blue Kraft paint. Garbage.
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