Last night, I finally got to watch the third installment of X-Men movies; X-Men: The Last Stand (X3).
This movie was directed by Brett Ratner after Bryan Singer, who directed the first two movies, left the franchise and moved on to the Superman movie franchise.
I wasn’t expecting much from the movie, especially that the feedback I got from some people I know who saw the movie before me wasn’t that positive, but well it turned out a lot better than I thought, and I ended up really enjoying it.
In fact I think this is the X-Men movie I enjoyed most of the series, with all due respect and admiration for Bryan Singer’s work.
This installment is supposed to be the last one in the series, but the ending leaves the options open for taking it further.
The story of the movie is that a “cure” is found for mutations, and mutants are left with one of two choices: retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human.
Of course Charles Xavier’s camp is always on the side of tolerance and all, while Magneto’s camp want to start a war against the government; In the end, it turns into a war beween the two camps in what is portrayed as the mother of all wars.
This movie is certainly the darkest of the series, the one with the greatest special effects, some of the coolest action sequences and the most mutants with a range of cool and different powers.
I personally recommend this movie to all fans of comic book based action hero movies, it’s a light fun movie that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.
My score for this movie is: 7.5/10.