Snoogans - wrote on 06/14/11
Favors action over story this time. Main themes from the previous two films are followed through with and most of the ongoing character relationships get resolved, but it's a less satisfying conclusion than I'd hoped. The newly introduced mutants are forgettable - minus the stellar standout of Beast. The Phoenix story could've been handled better. The mutant cure plot was very much in line with the dramatic tone of the series and gave much more weight to an otherwise routine sequel. As an X-Men fan, I still enjoyed this outing for what it was. Doesn't deserve the amount of hate it has gathered over time, but I do agree with most of the negative criticisms.