Full Movie Reviews
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/05/2012
Not all big budgeted films usually come out great. This reviewer recalls not enjoying the film since it was all action and lacks charm and depth compared to the previous 2 installments. There was a cure discovered to benefit the mutants. This premise alone spells disaster for the franchise. Magneto (Ian McKellen) forms an army consisting of Jean Grey / Phoenix (Famke Janssen), Mystique (Rebecca Romijn), Pyro (Aaron Stanford), Juggernaut and Multiple Man. Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and the X-Men, led by Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry) and Cyclops (James Marsden) try to stop Magneto's attacks. Screenplay was not as enticing as X2 and lacked proper character development due to the overloaded characters. If only the Phoenix storyline was more focused. …
Yojimbo - wrote on 01/28/2012
When a research facility produces a "cure" for mutants, they find that they must choose sides in a war of ideologies between Magneto and the X-Men. I f**king hated this film when it came out. I have been a fan of the X-Men for more years than I care to admit to, and the Dark Phoenix saga is possibly THE classic X-Men story and to see this bastardised version of it caused a short circuit in my cerebral cortex. I still have a lot of problems with it; there are some serious lapses in logic, the plot has holes you could fly the Golden Gate bridge through and Vinnie Jones is still abysmal as Juggernaut. By far the biggest problem with it though is the dismissive way it treats its protagonists; it introduces large numbers of dispensible, second rate characters to use as cannon fodder (often …
Ichabod Crane - wrote on 04/26/2008
The worst of the three x-men movies easily. The are several problems within it. The first is the story, Both stories dark phoenix and a cure have potential but they are poorly realized. Neither story is given the attention needed for a good story, they do not interact well and they both stay oddly separated. The stories only interact once and it does not really accomplish anything. It basically goes heres this part, oh wait now back to the other. It is very poorly done. Another problem here is like many bad sequels there are too many characters. This causes many big characters in the comics to be thrown away, and it also causes many characters to have too little screen time. Also in an attempt to make it an ending I guess. They kill off many characters, in many poor ways. There is not …
Arek - wrote on 04/15/2008
The owners of the X-men movie rights apparently decided it was time to milk the third installment of the X-men trilogy for whatever it was worth. The final product churned out was among the worst Hollywood tripe imaginable. First of all, characters were killed left and right in this movie, almost at random. The first two movies spent a great deal of time developing and cultivating deep characters and their relationships, only to have X-Men Last Stand throw them into a meat grinder as some cheap party trick. Second, I found the ending contrived and boring. Finally, the theme and plot of the comic books were discarded entirely in this movie.
(if you don't care about the comic books you can stop reading this review now -suffice it to say the movie was sub par, whether it followed …
WestIsBest - wrote on 11/17/2007
After the excellent superhero movie that was X-Men 2, I was understandably looking forward to this sequel. I was aware that with Bryan Singer gone, it may not be of the same class but I never expected this!
The fact that they took turns that no-one expected for no apparant reason than to be shocking didn't sit well with me. I didn't like how they killed off Scott (my favourite character) right at the beginning or what the point was in 'killing' Xavier and stripping Magneto of his powers when they basically suggested they have undone it all during the credits!
*end of spoilers!*
The acting was fine and the script was passable. The action scenes were good, as always, but the plot just seemed completely empty, as did the characters. I just didn't care about …
Matthew Sanchelli - wrote on 08/16/2007
I was incredibly disappointed in this movie. The trailers were cut together in a way that really gave me hope. The marketing of the movie on billboards and bus stop posters were pure genius, in my opinion. I really had high hopes for this movie.
Walking out of the theatre I felt empty...so empty I can't even think of a good comparison.
Some will want to comment to me (oh he must have a crush on Brian Singer)....no I do not....I wasn't too much of a fan of Superman Returns; but I do think that he would have done The Last Stand a heck of a lot more justice than Ratner did. And personal feelings aside about Ratner (ewww) this movie was a horrible way to close an "implied trilogy".
The story lacked...well good story. The idea of the mutant cure good. Execution...horrible. It …