X-Men - The Last Stand

X-Men - The Last Stand

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Director: Brett Ratner

Cast: Brett Ratner, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen


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The explosive X-Men motion picture trilogy officially draws to a close with this release that finds Rush Hour director Brett Ratner stepping in for Bryan Singer to tell the tale of a newly discovered mutant "cure," and the polarizing effect it has on mutant/man relations. With the pressure on mutants to give up their powers and pledge alliance with theSee more details below


The explosive X-Men motion picture trilogy officially draws to a close with this release that finds Rush Hour director Brett Ratner stepping in for Bryan Singer to tell the tale of a newly discovered mutant "cure," and the polarizing effect it has on mutant/man relations. With the pressure on mutants to give up their powers and pledge alliance with the human race reaching a critical turning point, Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) urges tolerance and understanding as his nemesis Magneto (Ian McKellen) gathers a powerful resistance in preparation for the ultimate war against humankind. Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, and James Marsden return to reprise the roles they played in the previous two X-Men films, with Kelsey Grammer and Vinnie Jones joining the cast as Beast and Juggernaut respectively.

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The X-Men trilogy draws to an eminently satisfying conclusion with this highly emotional, action-packed installment focusing on the final showdown between the "good" mutants led by Dr. Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and the "evil" ones led by Magneto (Ian McKellen). The latter's carefully calculated rebellion against human society gathers momentum when the government announces its plans to implement a recently discovered "cure" that neutralizes the mutant gene, but the X-Men (and -Women) remain steadfast in their defense of the status quo -- even though it poses risks to them as well. Director Brett Ratner, who made his bones helming the Rush Hour movies, demonstrates his mettle by steering the complex story line through a maze of plot complications and new characters. He also shows himself more than equal to the task of staging elaborate action sequences that rely heavily on cutting-edge special effects, and the film's climactic donnybrook is one that X-Men fans will long remember. One thing, though: Prepare yourself for a high body count. Several major characters in this franchise won't make it to the final fadeout, although colorful new ones -- including Kelsey Grammer's Beast, Ben Foster's Angel, and Vinnie Jones's Juggernaut -- take their places. Of paramount importance is the fate of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), resurrected from the dead as the aptly named Phoenix; her character is the linchpin of the whole story. As superhero movies go, X-Men: The Last Stand is top shelf in every respect, and it’s sure to hold up in repeated viewings.
All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
As a conclusion to the arcs of the first two films, X-Men: The Last Stand is a serviceable entry that is breezy fun, yet without the depth that has come to be expected from the series. It's actually amazing that the film is as good as it is -- director Brett Ratner might have had some tremendous box office weight under his belt, but most of that was due to his stars rather than his proficiency. That said, he manages to do an admirable job of mimicking previous helmer Bryan Singer's style and feel, which set the franchise apart from its big screen comic contemporaries. The movie's main problems stem from its unfocused script -- a mish-mash of comic mythology that tries to tackle too much in one film, never mind do it in 100 minutes. While some characters are handed a few juicy moments to relish in throughout the picture, there are loads of others that consistently get short-changed, most of whom are new to the franchise. And for such a short film, they sure do tackle a heap of main-character deaths throughout the picture; never mind that Wolverine (once again played to perfection by Hugh Jackman) has practically been defanged as a family-friendly feral hero with a heart of gold. All of this is blanketed under a limited budget and hastened schedule that's terribly apparent in the big final showdown at Alcatraz. So why is the film still worth half a hoot? Part of it has to do with the cast and their continuing fine work, though there is something to be said about the flick's blend of humor and action that will keep it palatable to most audiences. While there might not be too many "wow" moments, the third film is okay enough for summer movie escapism, though nowhere near the bar set by Singer in the two installments leading up to this.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-length audio commentary by director Brett Ratner and screenwriters Simon Kinberg & Zak Penn; Producer commentary by Avi Arad, Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter; Deleted scenes and 3 alternate ending with optional audio commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hugh Jackman Logan/Wolverine
Halle Berry Ororo Munroe/Storm
Ian McKellen Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto
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
Patrick Stewart Professor Charles Xavier
Ben Foster Warren Worthington III / Angel
Dania Ramirez Callisto
Ellen Page Kitty Pryde
Michael Murphy Warren Worthington II
Shohreh Aghdashloo Dr. Kavita Rao
Josef Sommer The President
Bill Duke Trask
Daniel Cudmore Peter Rasputin / Collossus
Eric Dane Multiple Man
Kea Wong Jubulation Lee / Jubilee
Connor Widdows Jones
Bryce Hodgson Artie
Luke Pohl Flea
Shauna Kain Theresa Rourke Cassidy/Siryn
Cameron Bright Jimmy/Leech
Adrian Hough Mr. Grey
Desiree Zurowski Mrs. Grey
Haley Ramm Young Jean Grey
Cayden Boyd Young Angel
Julian Richings Mutant Theatre Organizer
Benita Ha Worthington Technician
Omahyra Arclight
Ken Leung Kid Omega
Aaron Pearl Team Leader
Ron James Prison Truck Driver
Julian Christopher Prison Truck Guard
Makenzie Vega Prison Truck Little Girl
Anthony Heald FBI Mystique Interrogator
R. Lee Ermey Sergeant
Tanya Newbould Dr. McCoy's Assistant
Peter Kawasaki Photographer
John Pyper-Ferguson Minivan Father
Chelah Horsdal Minivan Mother
Justin Callan Minivan Son
Brenna O'Brien Minivan Daughter
Robert Hayley National Guardsman Captain
Donna Goodhand Rogue's Mother
Stan Lee Waterhose Man
Chris Claremont Lawnmower Man
Mei Melançon Psylocke
Via Saleaumua Phat
Emy Aneke Alcatraz Lieutenant
Richard Yee Little Phat
Alexis Ferris Minivan Son #2
Lloyd Adams Lizard Man
Lance Gibson Spike
Ron Blecker Commander
Zoltain Buday Mutant Cure #1
Brad Kelly Prison Truck Guard
Mi Jung Lee Newscaster
Clayton Watmough Glob Herman

Technical Credits
Brett Ratner Director
Nickolas Baric Stunts
Loyd Bateman Stunts
Shawn Beaton Stunts
Trevor Beeby Stunts
Krista Bell Stunts
Chad Bellamy Stunts
Guy Bews Stunts
Marco Bianco Stunts
Leigh Bianco Stunts
Claude Bouchard Stunts
Donovan Boucher Stunts
Richard Bradshaw Stunts
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Greg Bray Stunts
Dustin Brooks Stunts
Simon Burnett Stunts
Sylvain Cameron Stunts
Dave Campbell Stunts
Kirk Caouette Stunts
Clint Carleton Stunts
Mira Caveno Set Decoration/Design
Mark Chadwick Stunts
Doug Chapman Stunts
Lauro Chartrand Stunts
Kimberly Chiang Stunts
Alexander Chiang Stunts
Phil Chiu Stunts
Dean Choe Stunts
James M. Churchman Stunts
Stuart Clark Stunts
Lee Cleary Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Laura Lee Connery Stunts
Brent Connolly Stunts
Cotton Mather Stunts
Peter Cox Stunts
Crystal Dalman Stunts
Mike Desabrais Stunts
Duane Dickinson Stunts
Mike Dobbin Stunts
Mike Dopud Stunts
Wayne Downer Stunts
Marny Eng Stunts
Ross Fanger Co-producer
Dane Farwell Stunts
Kevin Feige Executive Producer
Carolyn Field Stunts
Christian Fletcher Stunts
Corbin Fox Stunts
Dena Fox Stunts
James M. Freitag Asst. Director,Co-producer
Chad S. Frey Art Director
Kylie Furneaux Stunts
Monique Ganderton Stunts
Lani Gelera Stunts
Corry Glass Stunts
Mike Godenir Stunts
Mark Goldblatt Editor
David Gorder Associate Producer
Christopher Gordon Stunts
Dean Hart Stunts
Adrian Hein Stunts
Mark Helfrich Editor
Doug Hemphill Sound Mixer
Norma Hill-Patton Makeup
Brian Ho Stunts
Dave Hospes Stunts
Geoff Hubbard Art Director
David Husby Sound/Sound Designer
Hugh Jackman Producer
David Jacox Stunts
Helen Veronica Jarvis Art Director
Andre Jette Stunts
Trevor Jones Stunts
Mandy Kahl Stunts
Brian Kaulback Stunts
Patrick Kearns Set Decoration/Design
Lisse Keeling Stunts
Brad Kelly Stunts
Simon Kinberg Screenwriter
Alistair King Stunts
Ken Kirzinger Stunts
Rick Kline Sound Mixer
Larry "Warlock" Lam Stunts
Mike Lambert Stunts
David Lane Stunts
Michael Langlois Stunts
Nito Larioza Stunts
Bill Lawrence Stunts
Paul Lazenby Stunts
Stan Lee Executive Producer
Paul Leonard Stunts
Rorelee Tio Stunts
Lisa Tomczeszyn Costumes/Costume Designer
Ty Trand Stunts
Angela Uyeda Stunts
Dave Van Zeyl Stunts
Edward Verreaux Production Designer
Marshall Virtue Stunts
Clay Virtue Stunts
Leah Wagner Stunts
John Wardlow Stunts
Ron Webber Stunts
Kurt Williams Co-producer
Geoff Williams Stunts
Ralph Winter Producer
Julia Wong Editor
Paul Wu Stunts
Peng Zhang Stunts

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- X-3: X-Men - The Last Stand
1. Years Ago / Main Titles [:01]
2. The Simulation [:03]
3. Interrogating Mystique [:35]
4. A Cure for Mutation [3:43]
5. The Rally [:51]
6. Jean's Return [2:42]
7. Transformation [1:21]
8. Rescue and Abandonment [2:57]
9. Jean's True Power [5:33]
10. Out of Control [5:15]
11. Remembering the Professor [:33]
12. Magneto's Army [4:34]
13. Saving Xavier's School [2:39]
14. Public Threat [2:59]
15. At Magneto's Camp [:09]
16. Raid [3:55]
17. Final Stand [3:32]
18. Assault on Alcatraz [2:12]
19. Holding the Line [3:28]
20. Protecting the Cure [3:19]
21. One of Them [1:37]
22. Because of Love [1:00]
23. As They Should Be [2:22]
24. Powerless / End Titles [2:25]


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