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X-Men: The Last Stand [2006] (1 disc)

Director:Brett Ratner
Writer:Simon Kinberg
Zak Penn
Composer:John Powell
Length:104 minutes
(1 hour 44 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:57%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: In the wake of Jean's death, Cyclops is driven nearly mad and Wolverine begins instructing at the school.

Reaction: This one lacks the nonchalance that made the other ones so realistic, eschewing character development for grand effects scenes.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Brett Ratner => Director
Simon Kinberg => Writer
Zak Penn => Writer
John Powell => Composer
Lauren Shuler Donner => Producer
Aaron Stanford => Pyro / John Allerdyce
Anna Paquin => Marie / Rogue
Anthony Heald => FBI Mystique Interrogator
Ben Foster => Warren Worthington III / Angel
Bill Duke => Trask
Cameron Bright => Jimmy / Leech
Dania Ramirez => Callisto
Daniel Cudmore => Colossus / Peter Rasputin
Elliot Page => Kitty Pryde
Eric Dane => Multiple Man
Famke Janssen => Phoenix / Jean Grey
Haley Ramm => Young Jean Grey
Halle Berry => Ororo Munroe / Storm
Hugh Jackman => Logan / Wolverine
Ian McKellen => Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto
James Marsden => Scott Summers / Cyclops
Josef Sommer => The President
Kea Wong => Jubilation Lee / Jubilee
Kelsey Grammer => Dr. Henry 'Hank' McCoy / Beast
Lance Gibson => Spike
Mei Melanšon => Psylocke
Michael Murphy => Warren Worthington II
Olivia Williams => Dr. Moira MacTaggart (uncredited)
Omahyra => Arclight
Patrick Stewart => Professor Charles Xavier
R. Lee Ermey => Sergeant (voice)
Rebecca Romijn => Raven Darkholme / Mystique
Shauna Kain => Theresa Rourke Cassidy / Siryn
Shawn Ashmore => Iceman / Bobby Drake
Shohreh Aghdashloo => Dr. Kavita Rao
Stan Lee => Waterhose Man
Vinnie Jones => Juggernaut / Cain Marko

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Halle Berry had initially decided not to reprise her role as Storm for this film, citing lack of character development in the previous two installments and a tense relationship with director Bryan Singer. However, after Singer's departure and suffering a major box-office flop with Catwoman, Berry agreed to return on the condition that her role be expanded. Consequently, in this film Storm serves as leader of the X-Men, which is keeping with the comics since she served as team leader for a time in Xavier's absence.
  • The {Tracking Mutations} issue of [Scientific American] that Hank McCoy/Beast is reading in his office while hanging from the ceiling was not a fake prop; the magazine actually had that cover story in October of 2005.
  • Summer Glau auditioned for the role of Kitty Pryde. She looked to Joss Whedon, who gave her a part in [Firefly] and Serenity, for advice because she knew he was a big [X-Men] fan, unaware that he had written the {Astonishing X-Men} comic book for Marvel, featuring the storyline about the mutant cure. Her audition script turned out to be pages from issue 5 of Joss Whedon's {Astonishing X-Men} book.
  • When Bryan Singer was still set to direct, he intended the Dark Phoenix storyline as the sole focus of the film. He also intended to feature the villain Emma Frost/White Queen as a major character, with the role intended for Sigourney Weaver. With Singer's departure, the character of Emma Frost was dropped, and the Dark Phoenix story was relegated to a subplot in favor of the "cure" storyline. He also planned on introducing long time fan favorite Gambit into the film, to serve as both the new recruit as well as a romantic rival of Iceman's for Rogue's affection. For the part, Singer had planned on casting Channing Tatum. However, once he left, the script was changed, and Gambit was reduced to a minor cameo, then ultimately dropped from the script.
  • Angel's wings were initially too heavy for Ben Foster, and were remade from foam.
  • Famke Janssen did much research on Dissociative Identity Disorder (i.e. "split personality") in order to make her performance with Hugh Jackman in the medical lab more realistic.
  • Mike Vogel, [?] Jed Bernard, and Nick Stahl all auditioned for the part of Warren Worthington/Angel.
  • The last scene with Magneto in Golden Gate park was actually filmed in London. It was originally meant to have Mystique sitting across from him, to imply that she had been on his side throughout the whole movie. Rebecca Romijn, however, was unavailable due to a television series ([Pepper Dennis]) she was filming at the time.
  • Ian McKellen (Eric Lensherr/Magneto) and Patrick Stewart (Professor Charles Xavier) had 20 years shaved off their features for the opening sequence. The filmmakers used digital technology to match current features to those in old photos. Stewart's "de-aged" effect in the opening scene was based on publicity photos from the first season of [Star Trek: The Next Generation].
  • Maggie Grace was originally cast as Kitty Pryde but was replaced with Elliot Page after the filmmakers discovered that she was too old for the role.
  • Has the biggest Memorial Day boy-office opening ever, until the record was beaten by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
  • In a June 2009 interview, Bryan Singer admitted that he regretted declining to direct this film in favor of Superman Returns, confessing that he realized his mistake "before I was watching [the third [X-Men] film], during watching it, after watching it."