X-Men - The Last Stand (2006)
IMDb Rating 7.0
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Hugh Jackman Logan/Wolverine
Halle Berry Ororo Munroe/Storm
Ian McKellen Eric Lensherr/Magneto
Famke Janssen Jean Grey/Phoenix
Anna Paquin Marie/Rogue
Kelsey Grammer Dr. Hank McCoy/The Beast
Rebecca Romijn Raven Darkholme/Mystique
James Marsden Scott Summers/Cyclops
Shawn Ashmore Bobby Drake/Iceman
Aaron Stanford John Allerdyce/Pyro
Patrick Stewart
Ellen Page
Vinnie Jones
X-Men: The Last Stand is the third installment in the popular superhero franchise, and it's an exciting one with a splash of fresh new characters. When a scientist named Warren Worthington II announces a "cure" for mutant powers, it raises an interesting philosophical question: is mutant power a disease that needs a cure, or is it a benefit that homo superior enjoys over "normal" human beings? No surprise that Magneto (Ian McKellen) and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants resist the idea that they need to be cured, and declare war on the human race. But it's a little tougher for the X-Men, led by Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Cyclops (James Marsden), and Storm (Halle Berry). If you're Rogue (Anna Paquin), for example, your power means you can't even touch your boyfriend, Iceman (Shawn Ashmore). To compound matters, someone previously thought dead has returned, and might be either friend or foe.

With director Bryan Singer having moved on to Superman Returns, the franchise passes to the hands of Brett Ratner (Rush Hour), whose best work is done in the big action sequences such as a showdown between mutant armies. But it's difficult to manage the sheer volume of characters when adding longtime comic-book stalwarts such as Beast (Kelsey Grammer) and Angel (Ben Foster), and one character in particular deserved better than an off-screen dismissal. And fans of the original Dark Phoenix comic book story might be underwhelmed by the movie's resolution. X-Men: The Last Stand is presumably the last film in the series, but the ambiguous ending leaves possibilities open. Look for the two writers most responsible for making the X-Men who they were, Stan Lee and Chris Claremont, in early cameos. --David Horiuchi

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Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Sci-Fi; Thriller
Director Brett Ratner
Producer Avi Arad; Lee Cleary; Lauren Shuler Donner; Ralph Winter
Writer Simon Kinberg; Zak Penn
Studio 20th Century Fox
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 104 mins
Movie Release Date 5/26/2006
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 802
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/4/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 024543373926
Release Date 10/3/2006
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 6.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
· Full-Length Audio Commentary by Director Brett Ratnerand and Screenwriters Simon Kinberg & Zak Penn.
· Producer Commentary by Avi Arad, Lauren Shulder Donner and Ralph Winter
· Deleted & Extended Scenes and 3 Alternate Endings with Optional Audio Commentary
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