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.
Dr. Bruce Banner, thanks to a gamma ray experiment gone wrong, transforms into a giant green-skinned hulk whenever his pulse rate gets too high. Meanwhile, a soldier uses the same technology to become an evil version of the original.
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
A robotic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 20-year old drifter and his future wife from an most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.
It has been several months since The X-Men stopped William Stryker, but that victory came at a price: they have lost Jean Grey when she tried to save them from the collapsed reservoir. Scott Summers (Cyclops) is still grieving about her loss. One day, he comes out to the place where Jean Grey sacrificed herself. Jean Grey appears right in front of him. Meanwhile, the rift between humans and mutants has finally reached the boiling point. Humans have discovered what causes humans to mutate and have found a cure for the mutation. The X-Men are appalled at this idea. When news about the cure comes to Magneto, he decides to organize an army of mutants and wage his war against the humans. When Jean Grey evolves into the Phoenix, her new mutant powers are so strong that she can not control her own body. Then, she kills off Professor X with her new powers. Now, The X-Men must stop Magneto again and put an end to the war against the humans, as well as stop Jean Grey's Phoenix powers. Written by
When director Bryan Singer dropped out of production, Hugh Jackman recommended Darren Aronofsky to replace him, having worked with Aronofsky in The Fountain (2006). Joss Whedon turned it down to work on a "Wonder Woman" movie (ironically his "X-Men" comic 'Gifted' would inspire the final film's plot). 'Rob Bowman' and Alex Proyas were considered for the job. Zack Snyder was approached, but he was committed to 300 (2006); Peter Berg was approached, but turned down the job. Matthew Vaughn was hired in March 2005, but with a release date set of May 2006, he realized he could not put together a good film in such a short time and left. Finally Brett Ratner was hired, who had experience of making successful films out of rushed productions, as seen with Rush Hour (1998). See more »
When Magneto reveals the tattoo of the identification number he received in the concentration camp it appears on the inside of his left arm. As a male concentration camp prisoner, he would have received the tattoo on the outside of his arm. Only female concentration camp prisoners were tattooed on the inner arm. See more »
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.
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.
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When the 20th Century Fox logo fades away, the X in the logo stays for a second longer before it also fades away. See more »
I went to see x-men 3 with high hopes. X2 was better than the first movie, and it ended with a huge bird looking figure in the lake where Jean Grey was last seen.
After the movie ended i left the theater unsatisfied. No huge phoenix, no fire in Jean Grey's eyes, like she had when she was battling scott. More than that, she was the only level 5 mutant (when did they start giving powerlevels to mutant powers anyway) with a wicked mind, but was only displayed as a weapon for magneto to take down the human opposition. She should've been more than that.
Another thing that bothered me was the introduction of Beast, Hank mcCoy. I remember a scene from one of the first movies where you could see a TV show on which Hank could be seen before he was mutated, arguing on behalf of the mutants. In this movie we see him fighting along side wolverine pretending to never have met, yet claiming he had been with the x-men before.
Finally Juggernaut was pictured as a normal random mutant, without any relations towards Xavier, or hate against him. Couldn't they have used some other mutant with less potential story line for this part? He didn't add anything to the movie.
The movie did have his good points. I loved the way Archangel rescued his father, from falling to his death, catching him in full flight after his father wanted him to be the first to be cured.
The Golden Gate scene was awesome. Some might claim it was too much, and totally unbelievable, even for a comicflick. But hearing about how much trouble they went to shooting that scene with a 2500 foot model, i could do nothing else but smile.
I must say i loved the easter egg after the end credits. It made me believe there will be a 4th movie. Let's hope that one will be better than this one.
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