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New X-Men 3 Stills and Review

Published May 12, 2006 in Movie Stills
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox
X-Men: The Last Stand Kitty and Bobby team up for... the Danger Room?

Though I hate being the bringer of bad news, another review for X-Men: The Last Stand has appeared online and it isn't pretty. Hopefully you will be able to use some of the new movie stills released by 20th Century Fox to dry your eyes.

X-Men 3: The Last Stand Stills and Review


I'll start with the good news first. 20th Century Fox has recently released a crapload of new movie stills for X-Men: The Last Stand and they look pretty sweet. We have posted the first batch from the movie stills above and below. Now here comes the bad news.

The good people over at AICN have recently received a confirmed early review for X-Men: The Last Stand and the reviewer claims the film isn't happening. Now, it is not a unmitigated disaster par se, but this film could be to the level of Fantastic Four or, worse, Daredevil.


If I had to sum the film up in one word it would be... underwhelming. It's not as bad as the early footage that was doing the rounds a few weeks ago might lead you to believe but I'll not be bothered if I never see this again.

Everything is just wasted. I don't really know much about the whole comic book lore but it's pretty obvious that Phoenix is a total badass. The thing is, after her big scene early on, she does nothing but sit on the sidelines until the very end when she goes a little psycho but is then wrapped up without much effort. If they'd just made the whole film about her vs. everyone it could have been awesome.


X-Men: The Last Stand Some mutants baddies.

X-Men: The Last Stand Rogue still trying to get some action.


X-Men: The Last Stand Scott finds Jean... and then she punishes him.

X-Men: The Last Stand Storm

X-Men: The Last Stand Storm vs Callisto

Feeling shitty? Well, it gets even worse. AICN now has a second review that reads like this:

So, how is it? Well, your 2nd review seemed pretty accurate in terms of thoughts on the film, and 100% factually accurate too. The film isn't terrible, but it's mediocre, and when you compare it to the first two, that becomes infuriating. I've heard Matthew Vaughn pulled out because he couldn't shoot the film to the deadline given. So they got Studio Yes-Man Ratner (who, aside from the shitty After The Sunset, IMO has made servicable-but-never-good films), and he shot to schedule. Which would probably explain the film's slightly skittish nature, and the nasty amount of green screened 'location' work, even where no effect is in shot. Most of the effects work here, even on the big stuff, is pretty average. Not technically terrible, just soulless.

You can read each review here and here.

X-Men 3: The Last Stand comes to theatres on May 26th.

For the trailer, movie stills, posters, clips, extended preview, synopsis and movie info, go to the X-Men: The Last Stand Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.


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