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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
USA / English
"Take a Stand "
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).
Hugh Jackman Logan/Wolverine
Halle Berry Ororo Munroe/Storm
Ian McKellen Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto
Patrick Stewart Professor Charles Xavier
Famke Janssen Jean Grey/Phoenix
Anna Paquin Marie/Rogue
Kelsey Grammer Dr. Henry 'Hank' McCoy/Beast
James Marsden Scott Summers/Cyclops
Rebecca Romijn Raven Darkholme/Mystique
Shawn Ashmore Bobby Drake/Iceman
Aaron Stanford John Allerdyce/Pyro
Vinnie Jones Cain Marko/Juggernaut
Ellen Page Kitty Pryde
Daniel Cudmore Peter Rasputin/Colossus
Ben Foster Warren Worthington III/Angel
Director: Brett Ratner
Producer: Avi Arad,Lauren Shuler Donner,Ralph Winter
Writer: Simon Kinberg,Zak Penn
The last stand? I hope not
I'll be truthful, I didn't like this film very much. Of course, it had a lot to live up to, of course, with the previous two films high standard. The film opens well, with strangely disturbing versions of Xavier and Magneto visiting a young Jean. It also goes straight into to the action, the two main plots of the story soon becoming apparent. Both however, come second place to special effects in this film. At just over 1 and 30 minutes, it would be almost impossible to cram a finale worthy of the trilogy without missing out some things. I just don't see why it had to be the emotion. With the cure side of the story, it seems we never get an insight into the characters worries and feelings towards it. The phoenix part is also extremely disappointing, we aren't ever told why Phoenix does what she does and who is in control. You can only go so far as to blame Brett Ratner, he does a good job with the battle scenes but always seems to want to rush anything involving a character's emotion. I can imagine him on set hurrying along the actors as they try to get into character for the harrowing scenes. So if newcomer Ratner isn't the problem, what is? The script. It's as if the writers truly want this to be the last film, killing off characters early to make way for new ones. Rogue is put on the back seat, even though the central theme of the cure should have her at the forefront. The final battle is also inexplicable, with both sides not really sure what they should be doing. It does allow for one of the great moments of the trilogy (Kitty and Juggernauts chase through - and I mean through - the facility). Still on the script, don't forget the corny lines ("I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!") and terrible ending which seems to forget the events of the rest of the film. Vinnie Jones and Halle Berry are both below par in the acting stakes even thought they didn't have much to work with. I don't want this to be the last stand as I think the saga deserves better than this. The previous films had intelligence and emotion, compared to explosions and annoyances. Maybe X4 will prosper without many of the main characters, well, one can only hope.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 7.1
Musician: John Powell
Running time: 104 min
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3