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.

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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
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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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Evolution will make a last stand. See more »


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

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Like Captain America: Civil War (2016), this movie is about the right to choose. In this movie, the American government gives Mutants the choice to be "cured" or keep their mutant powers, and the mutant "cure" soon results in a civil war between the X-Men and the Brotherhood, as Magneto offers those who refuse to join his side and oppose the American government. See more »

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(at around 1h 15 mins) The Golden Gate bridge is a suspension bridge, and its structural integrity is dependent on its principle suspension cables (in tension) being held apart, and its towers (in compression) being held up. The anchors in the banks usually keep the suspension cables in tension, which is what usually supports the main span deck's own weight and loading weight. Normally, a catastrophic structural failure would happen when any of the points of attachment are detached. But when Magneto moves the bridge to the island, severing the suspension cables from their anchors and the towers from their foundations, he is clearly carrying the bridge's weight, making its designed structure irrelevant. See more »

Quotes

[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

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 »

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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Not Singer's X-Men, but a worthy coda to a fantastic trilogy.
29 May 2006 | by marshall_webSee all my reviews

It is safe to say that every X-Men fan, or any movie fan for that matter would have much rather seen Bryan Singer finnish out his first two X mens into a brilliant trilogy. I was very unsure that Brett Ratner, who has directed some pretty decent movies, not great, but not terrible could do a good job. Much to my chagrin Brett Ratner exceeded my expectations on how well he could direct the final chapter of this comic masterpiece.

Although I feel a comic book movie has yet to top Batman Begins, I feel that all superhero movies owe it to the X men for 'relaunching' this superhero craze that we have been blessed with, and for that we have to thank Singer.

For those who have seen the movie you can agree with me that Ratner did not give us the in depth character build up that Singer gave us. Instead, giving us a fun action packed movie, with a little character glimpse at Wolverine and a touching moment between Kitty and Bobby. However, that is not the director that Ratner is. Ratner is 'an action' director, one who focuses mainly on fight sequences and explosions mixed in with some mild humor, and that is what made this movie work.

Although Singer's genius was deeply missed in this third chapter, I do not feel we need to be ashamed at the third movie. I know we all feel that Singer could have given us a better close on his trilogy, Brett Ratner still needs to be applauded for giving us his different yet great take on the wonderful and never to be forgotten X-Men series.


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Language:

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Release Date:

26 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X III: The Last Stand See more »

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British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$210,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,750,665, 28 May 2006

Gross USA:

$234,362,462

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$460,435,291
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