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Not Quite The Last Stand..
on 16 September 2008
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...