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.
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.
When a cure is created, which apparently can turn any mutant into a normal human being, there is outrage amongst the mutant community. Whilst some mutants do like the idea of a cure, including Rogue, many mutants find that there shouldn't be a cure. Magneto, who still believes a war is coming, recruits a large team of mutants to take down Warren Worthington II and his cure. Might seem easy for the X-Men to stop, but Magneto has a big advantage, which Wolverine doesn't have. Jean Grey has returned, and joined with Magneto. The Phoenix has woken within her, which has the ability to destroy anything in her way, even if that 'anything' is a X-Men. Written by
Josh Holloway was offered the role of Gambit but turned it down as it was too similar to the role he was then playing on Lost (2004). Consequently the character was written out though Gambit showed up in the next X-Men movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), where he was played by Taylor Kitsch. In 2014 it was announced that Channing Tatum would play the character in future installments of the franchise. See more »
The word "too" is misspelled as "to" in the caption "The not to distant future". (Corrected on DVD version) 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 saw this on the first night it was out, and I left feeling so disappointed. Something was missing, everything was missing. As afaithfulday noted, the first two movies were good, the third was mostly clichéd Hollywood crap. The only thing it had going for it was a little bit of suspense/tension, but that was not enough.
In the first two movies, there was a resonating story, strong themes woven throughout. In this one, it seemed to be all about cramming in as many witty one-liners and special effects as possible. There were a few weak attempts at stringing a story together, but it was so choppy and rushed there was almost no continuity. I left the theater thinking that there had to be a super-extended DVD release in the works, because what I had just seen couldn't possibly have been release-worthy.
What a shame. It could have been (should have been) so much more.
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