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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 26 May 2006 (USA)
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The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.


Brett Ratner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Logan / Wolverine
Halle Berry ... Ororo Munroe / Storm
Ian McKellen ... Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Patrick Stewart ... Charles Xavier / Professor X
Famke Janssen ... Jean Grey / Phoenix
Anna Paquin ... Marie / Rogue
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Henry 'Hank' McCoy / Beast
James Marsden ... Scott Summers / Cyclops
Rebecca Romijn ... Raven Darkholme / Mystique
Shawn Ashmore ... Bobby Drake / Iceman
Aaron Stanford ... John Allerdyce / Pyro
Vinnie Jones ... Cain Marko / Juggernaut
Elliot Page ... Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat (as Ellen Page)
Daniel Cudmore ... Peter Rasputin / Colossus
Ben Foster ... Warren Worthington III / Angel


When a "cure" is created, which apparently can turn any mutant into a "normal" human being, there is outrage amongst the mutant community. While 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 Dark Phoenix has woken within her, which has the ability to destroy anything in her way, even if that "anything" is an X-Man. Written by rsanchez

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


(at around 32 mins) In Angel's first scene, Dr. Rao opens a case containing the "cure", on which is the code XM89248. Comic book artist Jim Lee's first work was on "Uncanny X-Men" #248 (1989). See more »


(at around 33 mins) When Warren Worthington/Angel is about to take the Cure, he breaks free of his restraints. When the shot goes wide and he runs to jump out of the window, neither the restraints or the remnants of his wing-restraining harness are anywhere to be seen. See more »


[first lines]
Eric Lensherr: 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.
Eric Lensherr: 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The original DVD release of the film had two different sets of navigation menus, one themed around the Brotherhood, and one themed around the X-Men. The content selectable is the same regardless, but this aesthetic was not reused on the Blu-ray release. See more »


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A good X-Men movie but a minor disappointment.
25 October 2015 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) is a good superhero movie, but way down than the first two films were. It wasn't a bad film that would be Days of Future Past and Origins Wolverine I just like this film a lot of better then the new X-Men films.

Well I love it. It is my favorite movie of all X-Men. People who criticize this movie and saying bad things about it seriously get the hell out of my face and you don't get it at all. [:To me it was a great movie and I love it. I love the new mutants they are more mutants. At the end they are all six mutants. I am a fan of Wolverine and Storm. I love when Wolverine was fighting against mutants and Magneto's army in the woods he come back for Jean Phoenix. Than they find a cure against mutants to become a humans again it was a little boy and Magneto wanted him dead. The fight scene between Pyro and iceman was fantastic. Pyro was with Professor X in the second movie but than he cross the line and he become magneto's alley. Mystique become human again after one cop throw on Magneto the cure and she saved him. What Magneto did? He throw her away because she was a human and he said she is not one of them anymore.

So Mystique betrayed magneto and she told authorities were is Magneto's hide out. "Hell has no fury like a women scorned." Jean Phoenix did died at the end of the second movie but she come back in this one. Wolverine loved her more than Cyclops actually did. It was sad that he had to killed her at the end but she was a treat to all of us. The first appearance of Henry 'Hank' McCoy / Beast he was never mentioned in the first two movies. I love the finale battle, they are more mutants in this one, than they were in the first two movies. Final conclusion and end to the trilogy. Wolverine stays at the school at the end without professor X I really love it. I know a lot of people will say that I am stupid for liking this movie. And I am really not a big comic book fan of this movie because I don't know everything but I really love it. But is not my best favorite movie.

X-Men: The Last Stand has a few put holes and errors: Like death of Professor X the return of Phoenix from the grave when she died at the end of the second movie. Mysterious death of Scott Summers Cyclops. I also don't think that he is dead, there was no body and he does also not do anything in this movie. Than Rouge,she doesn't fly she doesn't even fight. All she does is complaining and waning about been a mutant and not been a human. She is useless here. The third installment into the trilogy, is a good film in their own way. But not my best favorite movie. That would be X2 and than is X-Men because, it is the first movie I watch in the summer 2001 on tape and it is the second best one for me. X2: X-Men United is better than both of them together but to me are all three good one of the X-Men trilogy.

What could have been an epic conclusion to the X-trodinary trilogy, was a minor disappointment, Gone is Byran Singer who left the project to direct Superman Returns, in comes Bret (I only work with Jackie Chan) Ratner. He's OK, but he's no Singer. It also sucks that characters you care for get killed off in such un-ethical ways. Oh well. It is not the film that people except but is not by the worst one for me. I love action and this is a science fiction, action flick. It has a lot of changes which it sucks but it is still an enjoyable flick.

Experience the awesome power of The X-Men's epic, final battle. Join well-known mutant heroes and villains, and meet a cadre of all-new warriors -- including Angel, Beast, Juggernaut and Colossus -- in this thrilling, explosive adventure! After a controversial cure is discovered, mutants can choose to retain their superhuman abilities or give up their unique gifts and become normal. When peaceful mutant leader Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) clashes with his militant counterpart, Magneto (Ian McKellen), the battle lines are drawn for the war to end all wars. Bursting with nonstop action and spectacular special effects, X-Men The Last Stand is a force of nature that will blow you away!

I am sorry if you disagree with me. A disappointment but still a good film.

X-Men: The Last Stand (also known as X-Men 3 or X3) is a 2006 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team introduced in Marvel Comics. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the sequel to 2003's X2 and the third installment in the X-Men film series.

7/10 Score: B Studio: 20TH Century Fox, Marvel Studios Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammar, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones, Patrick Stewart Director: Brett Ratner Producers: Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter, Avi Arad Screenplay: Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 1 Hr. 44 Mins. Budget: $210.000.000 Box Office: $234.360.014

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26 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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