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.
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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
Stan Lee, Chris Claremont:
The "X-Men" creator and longtime "X-Men" writer appear in the opening scene, as neighbors of Jean Grey. They are credited as "Waterhose Man" and "Lawnmower Man," respectively. (Claremont created the "Dark Phoenix Saga" in the "X-Men" comics, which was the basis of the Jean Grey/Phoenix storyline in this film.) See more »
The Golden Gate bridge is a suspension bridge, and its structural integrity is dependent on its principle suspension cables (in tension) being anchored on land on either side, and its towers (in compression) being solidly rooted on the bay floor. The anchors ensure the suspension cables are held in tension, without which the main span deck's self weight and loading weight would cause a catastrophic structural failure - which singularly fails to happen when Magneto moves the bridge to the island, severing the suspension cables from their anchors and the towers from their foundations. 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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SPOILER: A scene appears after the closing credits: Dr MacTaggart checks up on her comatose patient, and discovers Professor Xavier transferred his mind into the patient's body. See more »
Awwwww stop whining. It was fine.(My Grade: B ; Go see it)
(May contain mild spoilers if you want to be totally surprised)
I thought I was the only one in the world who liked this movie. Now I can see their are people on IMDb who like it even more than me which I think is really cool.
However I totally understand why some people don't like (or even hate) it. Although I liked it, this was still one of the most uneven films I have ever seen. It felt like there were entire scenes missing and there was just poor storytelling throughout. Pretty much everything people mentioned in negative reviews I felt the same way about.
However, while it's in no way the best of the trilogy and it is a bit dumbed down, I still felt that it was an entertainingly good movie.
I also felt it had a lot to offer that the other movies didn't. For example, the whole debate about the cure was a very good debate. I haven't seen a debate this well thought out in an action movie since Minority Report (another movie people hate that I liked). I also felt that while the first two movies were good, their whole purpose was to provide build up for this war that Magneto's talking about between the Brotherhood, the humans, and the X-men. Without this movie, there is no war. It would be like missing the third act of a movie or having sex without the climax. X-men fans need to see this if they want to see that war.
Then again I have sooooo many problems with the story that kind of make me mad. Yes Cyclops's death sucked, yes Rogue should have stayed a mutant, yes Professor X's death wasn't built up to, yes the day-to-night transitions don't make any sense, yes it was wrong for the X-Men to use the cure on Magneto and smile afterward, yes it was wrong to give Angel only five scenes, yes Leech should have fought the Pheonix instead, and yes it's a dumbed-down vision of Bryan Singer's vision. Yes yes yes, I note all of your points but here's the thing. At the end of the day I had FUN watching this movie. Plus it is smarter in some places than people give it credit for.
The criticism must be stopped!!! It's so ironic that this movie's about not being accepted by others when that's the problem it itself faces. Let's just say that when day comes that a resistance of X3 fans rises, I'll stand with them. Yeah that's right we're starting the "Brotherhood of X-Men 3 fans" where we take down movie critics with our mutant powers! :)
But anyways I do give this a recommend.
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