X-Men: The Last Stand

As entertaining an X-film as has yet been seen

Film Review by Keir Hind | 15 Jun 2006
Film title: X-Men: The Last Stand
Director: Brett Ratner
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Uncle Tom Cobbly-an-all

Speculation suggested this would be a tamer tale than the first two X-films. Wrong. 'X-Men: The Last Stand' is as entertaining an X-film as has yet been seen. It won't win over anyone who didn't like the first two, but it's eminently entertaining, and has a drastically dramatic denouement. The plot involves the development of a cure for the mutation that gives people like the X-Men superpowers, but also centres around Jean Grey, a character presumed dead after the first film, who returns here with more power than she can handle. These two plotlines could conflict in morally interesting ways, but this ain't philosophy: expect explosions. There's shocking surprises and astonishing action to be found in this marvellously mind-numbing movie. 'Nuff Said'. [Keir Hind]