“X-Men:The Last Stand”
Run time: 1:44
Yes, one man can ruin a movie — or the absense thereof. Brian Singer’s direction on the first two X-Men movies was great, but I have to admit he had excellent scripts to work with. In this one, not so much. Brett Ratner gets a script that takes one of the comics best storylines ever (Phoenix), leaves out some of the characters from X-Men 2 (Nightcrawler) and sort of grazes over things while tallying a high body count, with some surprises.
The original X-Men was high on action and introduced the characters. X-Men 2, furthered the storylines and delved intot he characters as people. X-Men 3 does neither. If you a huge fan of the comics, you will hate this movie. If you are a fan of the movies, you’ll like it but you won’t be overwhelmed. I’m stuck in the middle.
Rating: 3 out of 5