xXx (2002)

xXx

2002/8/9 124 min. Action , Adventure , Thriller

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Overview

X-Men: The Last Stand is a X-Men movie that has been made by 20th Century Fox, and it is an action packed adventure flick with two protagonists fighting a war between two different factions. The story of the movie, and the main storyline in the whole X-Men universe is about the mutant Magneto (Hugh Jackman) and Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy). Magneto fights for his right to live in the world, and is made his own mutant by the same experiment that gave him his powers. Professor Xavier is an ex-Nazi scientist who was once on a mission to exterminate all mutant life forms.

This movie has plenty of action to keep the audience's attention, and it has a great plot with lots of twists and turns, but it lacks in the drama department. If the movie is more serious than it would have been much better. The lack of drama is quite disappointing, as a lot of people do not like the X-Men: The Last Stand feels as if it had little substance to it. In fact some of the plot details have already been covered in the comics, so it felt as if they were just throwing in there just to get people to pay attention. The problems are so many that it really makes the entire movie nothing but an action movie.

In fact one of the main characters is a wolverine, which is a much more serious side character than what was featured in the movie. Even though Wolverine is a much more serious character, this movie had a lot of humor, and they did try to make him work. The humor was mostly in the characters, which the filmmakers had a lot of fun with, but it really did not gel with the plot of the movie. Many critics felt that it was very odd that the main villain was in such a silly disguise, as it was very hard to take seriously the depiction of Magneto.

The part where Magneto was forced to join the Avengers was another one of the poor plot twists. Many people felt that the writers knew this was coming, because they had announced that X-Men: The Last Stand was going to be an installment of the "What If?" comic series, and X-Men: First Class director Bryan Singer had revealed in interviews that Magneto was going to be joined by his teenage son Alex (Joseph Fiennes) in the Avengers.

The ending of the movie is even stranger. After the team finishes up battling Magneto, the Avengers lose their powers and head off to the relative safety of a place called the Jean Grey School. But once they are gone, X-Men: The Last Stand keeps going on and begins its second act. The team ends up in the future, where the future Avengers have been defeated and Professor Xavier was killed.

This makes sense when you think about it, since Professor Xavier and the original trilogy of X-Men movies have been destroyed. In a way, this makes the original trilogy seem like a time capsule from another era. There was also some plot points that were similar to those in the original trilogy, such as a new threat which arose and the appearance of the Inhumans.

This movie does have some nice designs, with large scale events happening at the school like in the original trilogy. The only thing that was lacking was the long awaited return of Professor X, which the writers had planned. So why did they decide to go for a different story this time?

It just didn't feel right to have the character from the first film reprise his role and help out in the battle. If anything, this movie is one of the better movies of this series, with its use of the technology that has been brought to the real world by a new wave of mutants. It's better than the last one in that respect.

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