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Movie Review: X-men 3

Tuesday, May 30, 2006
We saw X-men 3: The Last Stand this weekend at the cinemas. X-men 3 is the latest in the quite successful series of X-men movies that's been released over the past 6 years.

The movie centers around a "cure" for mutants that turns them, effectively, into normal people. This sparks and outrage and the heroic, sympathetic bad-guy character Magneto (played marvelously by Sir Ian McKellan) leads a militaristic campaign to destroy this. The opposing forces, led by the understated pacifist Professor Xavier (played by professionally bald Patrick Stewart) of course want to stop him.

While certainly a fun film and thought provoking in many ways (the film outlines the battle for minority rights) it lacks (in my mind) some of the clarity of the previous films. It also takes a lot of liberties and (plot spoiler!) starts killing off main characters with reckless abandon. But all in all I enjoyed the film immensely and have few actual complaints.

Final word on X-men 3: If you enjoyed the first two, see this one.

3 Comments:

Blogger Laura said...

I heard they killed major characters because said major characters didnt want to make any further sequels/spin offs.

So would you say this is a must-see in the theater or is it a decent rental?

9:52 AM, May 30, 2006  
Blogger Rebekah said...

And make sure to stay to the end of the credits!!!

12:46 PM, May 30, 2006  
Blogger RC said...

it's a fun theater pic for sure laura...

and that makes sense...everything I've heard says this is the last one anyways...

i blogged the other day about hugh jackman and he's supposed to be doing a wolverine spin-off

(which if you read my post i say is a bad career move for jackman)

anyways...

i liked it though, and really didn't find it confussing...a whole lot of fun.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

1:44 PM, May 30, 2006  

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