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  • Summary: In the climax of the X-Men trilogy, a "cure" for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. (20th Century Fox)
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Surprise, surprise. X-Men: The Last Stand, the third big-screen convocation of mutant shape shifters, weather changers, ice makers, energy suckers, healers and telepaths from Marvel Comics, has shifted the shape of the franchise from pretty good, if uninspired, to terrifically entertaining.
  2. 75
    It delivers pretty much what's expected.
  3. 70
    If little else, the third and supposedly final entry in the X-Men mega-franchise suggests that some movies -- or at any rate some formulas -- are not just critic-proof, they might even be director-proof.
  4. Director Brett Ratner can't make chicken a la king out of chicken droppings, and that's what writers Simon Kinberg ("XXX: State of the Union") and Zak Penn ("Elektra") supply.
  5. 63
    But for all the sound, fury and spectacle, the film feels vaguely hollow and unsatisfying.
  6. 50
    Last stand? My ass. Billed as the climax of a trilogy, the third and weakest chapter in the X-Men series is a blatant attempt to prove there is still life in the franchise.
  7. 40
    What a comedown, after the weirdly beautiful things Singer and his technicians did in the first two movies.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 235
  1. JamesH.
    Jul 27, 2006
    10
    It was the perfext way to end a series. I still hope for X4 though.
  2. SuleimanM.
    May 26, 2006
    9
    Fantastic, how about you gusy watch it before saying it's bad, that would be vital. By the way, Halle berry was HOT!
  3. ChadT.
    May 28, 2006
    8
    Aside from a few obvious logical blunders, I actually liked this more than the first two. Better special effects, better characterization, Aside from a few obvious logical blunders, I actually liked this more than the first two. Better special effects, better characterization, and more emphasis on Wolvie made this a highly entertaining action film. Expand
  4. JesseH.
    Jun 1, 2006
    6
    It's absurd that anybody would give this movie a ZERO rating.... or a TEN rating. A ZERO denotes a movie that is among the worst ever. A It's absurd that anybody would give this movie a ZERO rating.... or a TEN rating. A ZERO denotes a movie that is among the worst ever. A TEN denotes a great movie, among the best ever. X3 is neither. Those who hated it had too high of expectations. It's a sequel of a sequel... it's not going to be as good as its predecessors! Those who loved it are wearing their Cyclops Special Rose Colored Glasses; they are blind fans. This was an entertaining movie. Good action, the plot was fine, but it was rushed and crammed too much into a short movie. It should have been 20 minutes longer to develop the plot and characters better. But the bottom line is that X3 is entertaining. Ignore the zeroes and ones, ignore the nines and tens, just read all the other reviews. Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2013
    5
    By far, the worst X-Men film yet, this was a horrible way to follow the awesome first movie and the extremely awesome second movie. ThisBy far, the worst X-Men film yet, this was a horrible way to follow the awesome first movie and the extremely awesome second movie. This didn't even follow up on some of the major plot points of X2 that everyone wanted to see. LAME! Expand
  6. JustinN.
    Jun 12, 2006
    3
    It really is so hard to put a finger on what irked me about this movie, but I'll try. First of all, the screenplay was quite bland, with It really is so hard to put a finger on what irked me about this movie, but I'll try. First of all, the screenplay was quite bland, with very little interesting dialogue and a complete lack of character development. Some may say: "But it's just a comic book movie! What do you expect, a masterpiece?" Well, after Spiderman 2 and Batman Begins, yeah, I expect a little more than super heroes jumping around attacking each other. [***SPOILERS***] They could've gone deeper and explored Jean Grey's madness, but instead just sort of glossed over everything. The dialogue was a lot less entertaining as well, with very few laughs. My next point: the action was pretty bland as well. There were far fewer "F--- YEAH!" moments and just a lot of Jean Grey disintegrating stuff with her mind. Compared to Wolverine's fight against Uriko in the second movie, X3 really was a let down. Lastly, and this is somewhat minor but needs to be said, the movie seemed to lack continuity with the other installments. With Nightcrawler gone and the Beast coming out of nowhere (as well as certain mutants just dying), the movie felt separate from X2. Strangely, the Phoenix took on a different look from the last movie as well. This could also be because of the new director I suppose. All in all, a fairly crappy movie. Expand
  7. JerkGuy
    Sep 28, 2007
    0
    This film and all the X-Men films are garbage, pure garbage, they should have called it

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