well, another x-men movie is out and wow, its a stinker! the main problem here is that bryan singer, of the usual suspects and house tv series, was approached to direct superman returns after problems with the current director brett ratner, of rush hour fame. as it turns out, fox did want to keep the scheduled release of summer 2006 for x-men, so singer and he team chose to do superman instead. ironically, the director whose job he replaced got hired to do x-men. so, for summer superheroes, wed best wait for superman, which has cost approximately uptodate 290$ millions.
contrary to what was originally posted, only one x-man dies. another one is missing, presumed dead, and another one survives at the end of the credits. thx paul.
instead of pursuing the cameos of x2, ratner the rat chose to do something completely different. chose to say that the phoenix is actually the "dark" side of jean grey and that the phoenix force has nothing to do with it. so "dark" phoenix is a superhuman killer. the other main part of the plot is that worthington labs, company of the father of warren worthington the third (angel), developped a "cure" for mutants. they got this from a child mutant that hey have been studying. seems that ratner ratster got some elements of his plot from x2, remember the psi mutant that controlled everyone. btw, 2 main characters die within 20 minutes, and another dies before the end.
for the uninitiated, the phoenix force is a primordial energy being that roams the universe, destroying things here and there. it is the guardian of the omicron crystal. it comes to earth, entranced by jean grey and takes control of her. she becomes the phoenix and is überpowerful, her energy is like the energy of a burning sun, thats why there was a reflection of fire in the water at the end of x2. anyways, phoenix becomes a slave to the dark urges of humankind and becomes a force of destruction, the dark phoenix. it would have made a great story.
back to the "plot". of course, magneto doesnt stand for this, so he makes a stink by recruiting mutants for an army to fight for mutant rights. there is a lot of bashing and fighting before the day is through, wolverine acting like an idiot and not thinking about his adamantium skeleton, which is made out of metal.
the movie ends with all is well that ends well, minus 3 main characters, whos contract ran out i guess. magneto gets "cured", but aha, so that he can come back, ratner shows that magneto still has some powers left. famke jansen spends most of the movie looking confused and pissed, barely saying a few words. well see how it does at the box office, im not sure there will be another x-men movie. maybe a spin-off with wolverine. that would definitely be popular.
check this out, this is off imdb. i guess fox paid him pretty well, cause it looks like we didnt see the same movie.
In conclusion, I'd say the X-Men trilogy ended up really well. However, one has to note this is the worst movie in the trilogy; not for being genuinely bad, but because it feels sometimes rushed. However, I have to note that the final act of the movie will leave your jaws open. There are tons of surprises, and discovering who dies and who loses their powers is enough to bring the toughest X-Men fan to tears. Here in Cannes, the audience seemed to have really enjoyed this movie, and I am part of that audience. "X-Men: The Last Stand" is a marvelous, action-filled comic book brought to life, with loads of drama and lots of surprises.
contrary to this wanker, i think that the x-men the last stink is so bad thats its not even a rental. glad i didnt pay for that crap. "… to bring the toughest x-men fan to tears …" ? what are you on anyway? its a bad movie, id give it a 3.5. maybe a 4 out of 10.
i love a good rant.