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6/23/2014

X-Men Review Part 3 The Last Stand

                                                                                                                                                                           X-Men The Last Stand  is the third film in the X-Men series. This movies sees conflict which had been building in the first two installments finally coming to a head. Jean Grey seemingly having made the ultimate sacrifice at the end of the second moving places all our heroes in a state of mourning. Cyclops displays the strongest signs of emotional pain. He lashes out against Wolverine and doesn't seem to be thinking clearly.                                              
                                                                                                                                                                             When  Jean returns Cyclops is briefly happy and then things take a turn for the worst. Jean isn't herself. She may never be the same again. Meanwhile a gigantic change is taking place in the world at large. The US government has announced a major development. They have the ability to "cure" people of their mutations. While some mutants see this as a blessing others are extremely offended by the idea. Magneto is particularly fearful of the proposed mutant cure. Soon violence begins breaking out amongst mutants. When the US government begins manufacturing cure guns some mutants feel they have no choice but to fight.                                                                                                                                This  film asks some big questions about what really makes us who we are and how are fear can blind us from the wrong we do. It is just as emotionally powerful as the two movies prior to it and it concludes the primary linear story of the X-Men film canon. I have only two complaints worth noting. The first is that Rogue could have used a slightly larger amount of focus. This is not a major issue as her story is well told. The second is that while the character of Wing is interesting the film could have made better use of him. For the majority of the film he did not serve much of a purpose. Of course he did help impact a major decision. I just think he should have done more.                             Overall X-Men The Last Stand is a fantastic addition to the series. I encourage you to check it out for yourself. Feel free to give your own opinions on the X-Men franchise in the comments. Please try to avoid sudden death. Goodbye.



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