By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox
In anticipation of the release of X-Men: The Last Stand this Friday we have collected a couple more early reviews for the film and put snippets from them up. So far the film is holding on, with the general consensus saying that Ratner threw out the character development for mindless action. Fortunately for the director and 20th Century Fox, summer moviegoers seem to love mindless action. Go figure!
X-Men 3: The Last Stand Reviews
Below are two of the latest reviews for X-Men: The Last Stand. For those of you who were hoping for something to the caliber of X2, you better drop your standards before entering the theatres this Friday.
Unlike X2, X-Men: The Last Stand is simply a blockbuster, effects-heavy summer-type of film. The movie leaves your thoughts pretty much the moment you hit the exit doors. Whereas X2 had style and substance, X-Men: The Last Stand never manages to lift itself above its set pieces. The characters we’ve grown to know and love - or despise - are reduced to being little more than chess pieces as this X-Men movie, unfortunately, is all about the special effects.
The setup for X-Men: The Last Stand revolves around a newly discovered cure for mutants. One little dose, just one little jab of a needle, and everything that sets a mutant apart from normal human beings instantly vanishes. But as Storm angrily argues when she hears the news, they don’t have a disease so there’s no reason to be cured, right? Who would want to get rid of their special powers just to blend in anyway?
The third time's not the charm in "X-Men: The Last Stand." Taking over the reins from Bryan SingerBryan Singer, helmer Brett RatnerBrett Ratner delivers a wham-bam sequel noticeably lacking in the pop gravitas, moody atmospherics and emotional weight that made the first two Marvel comicbook adaptations so rousingly successful. Robust action, the usual top-of-the-line visual effects and massive fan-ticipation worldwide all but guarantee a super-powered opening when 20th Century Fox releases the pic May 26, though less-than-Marvelous repeat bizbiz means "Stand's" legs may fall short of the $405 million grossed internationally by "X2: X-Men United." Ancillary biz will be appreciably huge.
You can read each review for X-Men: The Last Stand by clicking the bold links above (open in new window).
X-Men 3: The Last Stand comes to theatres on May 26th.