X-men: The Last Stand

Directed by the blandly competent Brett Ratner, the third X-MEN feature hauls out the heavy special-effects artillery and takes no prisoners on the story front, but lacks the pop gravitas that distinguished the earlier films. It opens in flashback, when mutant supremacist-to-be Eric Lensherr/Magneto (Ian McKellen) and Dr. Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart)...read more