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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 26 May 2006 (USA)
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The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Logan / Wolverine
Halle Berry ... Ororo Munroe / Storm
Ian McKellen ... Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Patrick Stewart ... Charles Xavier / Professor X
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 / Shadowcat
Daniel Cudmore ... Peter Rasputin / Colossus
Ben Foster ... Warren Worthington III / Angel
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Storyline

When a "cure" is created, which apparently can turn any mutant into a "normal" human being, there is outrage amongst the mutant community. While some mutants do like the idea of a "cure", including Rogue, many mutants find that there shouldn't be a "cure". Magneto, who still believes a war is coming, recruits a large team of mutants to take down Warren Worthington II and his "cure". Might seem easy for the X-Men to stop, but Magneto has a big advantage, which Wolverine doesn't have. Jean Grey has returned, and joined with Magneto. The Dark Phoenix has woken within her, which has the ability to destroy anything in her way, even if that "anything" is an X-Man. Written by rsanchez

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Taglines:

Evolution will make a last stand. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X III: The Last Stand See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$210,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,750,665, 28 May 2006

Gross USA:

$234,362,462

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$459,256,008
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Stan Lee, Chris Claremont: (At around two minutes) The X-Men creator and longtime X-Men writer appear in the opening scene, as neighbors of Jean Grey. They are credited as "Waterhose Man" and "Lawnmower Man", respectively. (Claremont created the "Dark Phoenix Saga" in the X-Men comics, which was the basis of the Jean Grey and Phoenix storyline in this movie.) See more »

Goofs

In the final confrontation between Magneto's forces and the X-men, we see scores of angry mutants arrayed against a scant security force and only a handful of X-Men. Magneto has the ability to reduce the opposing "good" mutant numbers very easily yet doesn't do so. As Magneto's "pawns" are battling the defense force to get into the compound of the pharmaceutical company, Magneto himself stands on the remnants of the bridge watching the carnage. Though Magneto has the ability to control metal and manipulate magnetic fields, and Colossus, who in his mutant state is entirely metal, and Wolverine, who's body is laced with Adamantium structurally reinforcing his entire skeleton, are well within his power to control, he doesn't seize this opportunity to reduce the X-men forces by a full third. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eric Lensherr: I still don't know why *I'm* here. Couldn't you just make them say yes?
Prof. Charles Xavier: Yes, I could, but it's not my way. And I would expect you, of all people would understand my feelings about the misuse of power.
Eric Lensherr: Ah, "power corrupts" and all that. Yes, I know, Charles. When are you going to stop lecturing me?
Prof. Charles Xavier: When you start listening. And you're here because I need you.
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Crazy Credits

The Marvel logo features comic-book images of the X-Men in its pages. Notable characters/events seen are the Phoenix, Angel, Juggernaut, and a moving bridge. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original DVD release of the film had two different sets of navigation menus, one themed around the Brotherhood, and one themed around the X-Men. The content selectable is the same regardless, but this aesthetic was not reused on the Blu-ray release. See more »

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Good, but still disappointing
29 May 2006 | by elvato87See all my reviews

First of all, let me say that X3 was a great action film. If you want to have a great time at the movies, this is a fun film to watch. However, as a fan of X-Men and the film trilogy, there were some problems with the film.

There are a lot of characters that are undeveloped. It's not such a problem with the one's we already know, but it is for the one's that we don't. There's also unneeded information for certain characters that aren't really in the movie. Certain characters play big roles, but we don't get to know them. Others have minor roles, and the info is meaningless. For instance, a character is introduced in the prologue to the movie, but is barely seen in the remainder of the film. The movie was way too short. It seems like everyone's in a hurry throughout the film. If it had been 2 and a half hours, it would have been able to develop all of the characters, and the back stories would have been more relevant to certain characters. The movie is action packed and fun, but it really doesn't draw you into it the way the first two did, say for a couple of scenes.

Overall, it was worth seeing on the big screen, and I'm glad that I saw it. It is a good film. But again, you'll be a little disappointed as an X-Men fan. 7/10.

One final thing, stay after the credits for the final scene. It seems nobody saw the entire movie.


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