X-Men: The Last Stand

Check out our review of X-Men: The Last Stand - is it any good and how suitable is it for kids?

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X-Men: The Last Stand

Starring: Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry. (12A)

Release date: 2006

2 out of 5


The third instalment in the X-Men series, this adventure directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) continues the story of Professor Xavier (Stewart) and his band of nice mutants, Storm (Berry), Wolverine (Jackman) and pals, and the bad mutants led by Ian McKellen's Magneto.
Unfortunately, the tension wanes somewhat as the government have discovered a 'cure' for mutations – meaning mutants who want to be like normal human beings (whatever that means) can do so. Magneto doesn't like the idea as it's tantamount to extermination, fuzzy wuzzy mutant Beast (Kelsey Grammer) isn't sure, and Xavier is too busy dealing with the risen-from-the-dead Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), who is just a tad unhinged (but sporting a nice, dark red hairdo and matching outfit). A few plots are abandoned in mid-course, leaving the whole affair feeling like it was slashed with Wolverine's claws, while the cast are given little to do except dodge explosions and dreary dialogue. 

Is X-Men: The Last Stand suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...

The movie is dark with lots of violence and bloody scenes (more so than the first two films), but nothing should scare the over 12s it is aimed at.

If you like this, why not try: X-Men, X2:X-Men 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Iron Man, Spider-Man,