X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)





Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones, Patrick Stewart, Ellen Page, Ben Foster, Dania Ramirez, Daniel Cudmore, Michael Murphy, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Josef Sommer, Eric Dane, Bill Duke, Meiling Melançon, Omahyra Mota, Ken Leung, Cameron Bright, Stan Lee


Several months have passed since the X-Men stopped William Stryker (Brian Cox), but that victory came at a price: they have lost Jean Grey (Famke Janssen). As humans finds a cure to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Magneto (Ian McKellen).


Bring back Bryan Singer, because X-Men: The Last Stand takes a huge step back. It is still a good action film with lots of explosions and great special effects, and it does deliver some thrill, but it has many issues. The dull story seems to be written just to end the trilogy; there is no characters development, and I wonder what's the matter with them: Rogue takes the cure, nullifying her powers for love; Jean/Phoenix goes from sacrificing her own life for the sake of the group, to joining the dark side; Professor X just vanishes. And what happened to Nightcrawler? He had good potential.
The acting from Ian McKellen is marvellous and he brings something Shakespearean to his character; the rest of the cast is visibly unmotivated.


Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto: Charles Xavier did more for mutants than you will ever know. My single greatest regret is that he had to die for our dream to live.


  1. You're being generous. This is not a good movie. Just way too much going on in way too short a time frame. Easily the worst of the all the X-Men flicks.

    1. It is definitely the worst X-Men film, but, despite the lacks, it is quite enjoyable.