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X-Men: The Last Stand Movie Review

Updated on May 23, 2016
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Alec is a film critic with a true passion for the film industry & hopes his reviews and articles will help launch his career.


X-Men: The Last Stand chronicles the uprising of the Brotherhood, led by Magneto. The humans have invented a "cure" that will rid mutants of their abilities. Magneto is convinced that this is an act of war and must be met with war itself. As the Brotherhood meet the human military in battle, the X-Men defend the human side, not because they agree but because they want few casualties.

There are several new mutants introduced in this film that had very little screen time. There are several instances where we aren't shown what happened to them. Actually, that's the main problem with this film. There's so much started, but hardly any conclusions. So many questions are still unanswered by the end that it's frustrating.

The effects were splendid, however, and the big war was definitely worth the wait. The acting is just as good as United, so Last Stand does at least deserve credit for that. There are a few moments throughout Last Stand that are heartbreaking, most of which belong to Ian McKellan's Magneto and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine.

In conclusion, the film does try, but it also rushes and doesn't fill in all the questions that pop up constantly throughout. The biggest question? How is the scene after the credits even possible? The good news is, the film at least tried. I've seen worse and Last Stand is nowhere near horrendous. Last Stand is just simply average.

© 2016 Alec Zander


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      Cindy 18 months ago from Planet Earth

      I haven't seen this movie in a long time, but I remember how angry it made me the first time I saw it. The movie had good actors and an interesting plot idea, but the execution fell flat. I didn't appreciate how the movie handled Cyclops and Dark Phoenix.