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
20th Century Fox originally intended this to be the final X-Men film featuring any of the original cast, forming a trilogy, somewhat akin to the Star Wars films, with possible spin-offs based on individual characters from the franchise, beginning with X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). Late in post-production, the studio reversed this intent, and Brett Ratner re-edited and re-shot scenes to make the film more open-ended. After mixed critical and box-office reception for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and troubled development of a Magneto origin film, 20th Century Fox made several unsuccessful attempts at developing a fourth film, before deciding to reboot the franchise with X: First Class (2011), and later, X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), which used time travel, to eliminate inconvenient elements of past continuity. See more »
(at around 1h 28 mins) When Magneto catches Wolverine in mid air and slams him on the ground, Wolverine has to look up, over his forehead to see Magneto. When Magneto says Wolverine never learns and Wolverine says he did, he is then looking down his chest at Magneto. (However, a part of the scene, where Magneto tortures Wolverine, was cut. During this Magneto turns Wolverine around. In the final version, we may assume this happens off-screen when we look at Magneto.) 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 »
This film is a perfect case for why Hollywood isn't doing well at the box office. The film takes a franchise of two good films and regurgitates generic Hollywood crap.
The dialogue in this film is full of cliché statements, and corny attempts at statements with deep meaning.. The dialogue sounds like the script of a novice, offering nothing to the characters.
Another failure of the film is character development. While the comics provide histories for the characters, none is given for the newly introduced characters. The viewer is left to simply accept the character at face value, without any explanation for their character, their history, or their power. Even the developed characters lack any depth of the previous films.
Overall the story seems rushed. The director seems to push the film forward through the action and thus the film suffers.
If you like the first two films then I would suggest not seeing this one. You would miss nothing.
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