When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 6.8/10 (157,426 voted)
Critic's Score: 58/100
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry
Storyline It has been several months since The X-Men stopped William Stryker, but that victory came at a price, they have lost Jean Gray when she tried to save them from the collapsed reservoir. Scott Summers (Cyclops) is still grieving about her loss. One day, he came out to the place which is where Jean Gray sacrificed herself. Then, Jean Gray appeared right in front of him. Though, it seemed that after that, Scott had disappeared. Meanwhille, the rift between humans and mutants had finally reached the boiling point. When humans discovered what causes humans to mutate, they have found a cure for the mutation. The X-Men were appalled at this idea. It was not long at all until the news about the cure came to Magneto. He decides to organize an army of mutants and wage his war against the humans. Then, it became clear that Jean Gray evolved into the Pheonix, her new mutant powers are so strong that she can not control her own body...
Writers: Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn
Cast: Hugh Jackman
Dr. Henry 'Hank' McCoy
Warren Worthington III
L'Ultime chapitre de la trilogie (The final chapter of the trilogy) [France]
Release Date: 26 May 2006
Filming Locations: British Columbia, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $122,861,157
(28 May 2006)
(24 September 2006)
Did You Know?
CAMEO: R. Lee Ermey appears as the sergeant directing defensive preparations before the Brotherhood assaults Alcatraz. Ermey is noted for playing army officials to perfection.
Rogue's streaks change from white to blond and back and forth in the 3 movies.
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.
How to ruin a trilogy.
- MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD -
Last night I went to watch the German premiere of what I hoped would be
the triumphant finale in the X-Men trilogy. I had purposefully ignored
all early reviews and news about the film, I didn't even know that
Bryan Singer had left the project - believe me, after ten minutes of
the movie, I knew he had.
I won't bother to go into the story here, as in fact, there are almost
five or six story lines from the comics collapsed into this movie, none
of them working at all. It almost seems as if three different movies
had been made and then just cut together. Jean Grey as Phoenix is so
badly developed that it amounts to an insult to any fan of the comic
book. During the final battle she just stands around in the background
for -literally- twenty minutes until she decides to annihilate San
Francisco, obviously for the sole purpose of creating a "cool" FX
sequence. To see just how much the production team obviously
disrespects the intelligence of the audience, watch how day turns to
night from one shot to another after Magneto moves the Golden Gate
Bridge to Alcatraz. My jaw dropped at witnessing such a massive
Brett Ratner obviously has no love or respect whatsoever for the comics
or even the previous films, as is displayed by the following creative
disasters that riddle this movie:
- Nightcrawler, who was a visually entrancing and emotionally
interesting character in the last installment has mysteriously
disappeared from the X-Men...
- Rattner introduces new Mutants left right and center without
developing their character or even their motivation one bit - something
Singer paid great attention to. The best example is the prison
breakout, where Magneto frees Multiple Man and the Juggernaut, both of
whom agree to join his cause without even knowing who he is or what his
- The costume design of the Juggernaut is indescribably ridiculous and
makes every scene featuring him unintentionally funny. Think Hercules
meets the Flintstones.
- Gone is the subtle, inventive dialog from parts 1 and 2. It is
replaced by clichéd phrases that are delivered by a visibly unmotivated
cast, Hugh Jackman being the best example, a mere shadow of himself.
For every funny one-liner in this movie, there are at least ten that
will make you wince.
- Cyclops is killed off like a character from a bad soap opera in the
first ten minutes of the movie. It is inexcusable to remove such a
vital character in such a disrespectful manner and I feel sorry for
James Marsden for having to go out on a whimper like he did.
The list goes on and on.
This movie is the sudden demise of what Brian Singer turned into one of
the great franchises and I can only imagine how he must feel at seeing
what the producers are willing to do for a quick buck.
Anybody who liked the first two movies, likes the comic book, or has
any respect for decent film-making - I ask you to save your ten bucks
and not hand it to the makers of what is a failure of character and
creativity in every respect.