. The Phoenix has woken within her, which has the ability to destroy anything in her way, even if that 'anything' is a X-Men. At least they could have pitted Storm against the Phoenix in the finale, but instead we are left with another stabbing. Jean Grey as Phoenix is so badly developed that it amounts to an insult to any fan of the comic book. Pyro is a stupid arrogant kid, who keeps acting tough because he can throw flames. The best example is the prison breakout, where Magneto frees Multiple Man and the Juggernaut, both of whom agree to join his cause without even knowing who he is or what his cause is.
If you've seen this scene, you can pretty much apply that to the whole movie. For instance, a character is introduced in the prologue to the movie, but is barely seen in the remainder of the film. Think Hercules meets the Flintstones. Does this film ever say Shadowcat, Colossus, Psylocke, Angel, Beast, Danger Room, Sentinel, or Multiple Man? There's also unneeded information for certain characters that aren't really in the movie. Wow, you were born with your power and you can actually use it, that's like bragging about knowing how to walk. Shame on Avi Arad and Lauren Shuler Donner for allowing this terrible representation to be completed and released. If you want to have a great time at the movies, this is a fun film to watch.
It's not such a problem with the one's we already know, but it is for the one's that we don't. It is inexcusable to remove such a vital character in such a disrespectful manner and I feel sorry for James Marsden for having to go out on a whimper like he did. Why did I see him in a million promo shots of him wearing a X-Men uniform, but not once does he wear it in the film? The movie is action packed and fun, but it really doesn't draw you into it the way the first two did, say for a couple of scenes. In the final battle, most of the mutants there Magneto! It almost seems as if three different movies had been made and then just cut together. However, as a fan of X-Men and the film trilogy, there were some problems with the film. This could have been one of the best movies ever made. Jean Grey returns only to be a fireless Phoenix that resembles a psychotic demon rather than an all-powerful goddess.
That brings us to the actual plot and storyline. Can her power look any less impressive? If it had been 2 and a half hours, it would have been able to develop all of the characters, and the back stories would have been more relevant to certain characters. Please do not continue to read if you do not want to read about details of the film. Took them long enough to use her character properly. It was announced that this would be the last X-Men movie and believe me, it's for the greater good , end it like a man and don't imply something else might happen.
It is replaced by cliched phrases that are delivered by a visibly unmotivated cast, Hugh Jackman being the best example, a mere shadow of himself. Any writer that comes up with such a line should be shot dead. Rogue is now a human. Jean Grey has returned, and joined with Magneto. All the time spent on this movie went into thinking up the coolest special effects possible, and that failed too. First, we arrived a bit late so I actually missed all the advertisements.
I don't know whose idea it was to try and cram everything they possibly could into one film, but it really should have been reconsidered. Magneto is free and his power is not completely gone. Others have minor roles, and the info is meaningless. It seems nobody saw the entire movie. Rogue taking the cure is not exploited enough, Jean turning into the Phoenix is a big joke, she just stands there doing nothing after Magneto recruits her. He gets shot in the eye slo-mo and it bounces right off! Don't even get me started on Xavier's death or the fact that there are no flames around the Phoenix Jane , they couldn't even get the stupid flames right. Whilst some mutants do like the idea of a cure, including Rogue, many mutants find that there shouldn't be a cure.
Might seem easy for the X-Men to stop, but Magneto has a big advantage, which Wolverine doesn't have. It's not that I couldn't get past the bad plot, it was that the effects were tied to the plot in a sickening way. Brett Ratner obviously has no love or respect whatsoever for the comics or even the previous films, as is displayed by the following creative disasters that riddle this movie: - Nightcrawler, who was a visually entrancing and emotionally interesting character in the last installment has mysteriously disappeared from the X-Men. The movie was way too short. Kitty Pride looks like she's twelve, Angel is apparently only in the movie for advertisement purposes he has almost as much screen time as in the trailer , Callisto is the needed 'ghetto' black character seriously, listen to how she speaks.
He can't even use his power properly, I mean he ignites cars thrown by Magneto. But no, apparently everyone is happy in stupid land, they all kissed and hugged and he's forgiven. It seems like everyone's in a hurry throughout the film. What the hell does she do anyway? It contains cheesy dialog, sub-par performances despite good actors , a horrible plot, but worst of all: it completely fails to represent the characters as they are in the comics or other movies. This contains spoilers, but nevermind since the movie is bad and you shouldn't go see it. Instead it did not even try to meet those expectations. Juggernaut and Multiple Man agree to join Magneto not knowing who he is or wtf he is planning to do.
Way to go, too bad everyone in the audience almost puked when he said that. Overall, it was worth seeing on the big screen, and I'm glad that I saw it. Jean Grey has returned, and joined with Magneto. There is one redeeming quality for this movie: Storm is actually powerful. That would have made me smile if I hadn't been busy listing the best ways to kill the movie director at that point. Get a job elsewhere than in a circus and I might be impressed. Anybody who liked the first two movies, likes the comic book, or has any respect for decent film-making - I ask you to save your ten bucks and not hand it to the makers of what is a failure of character and creativity in every respect.
I had purposefully ignored all early reviews and news about the film, I didn't even know that Bryan Singer had left the project - believe me, after ten minutes of the movie, I knew he had. X-Men 3 is terrible, don't go see it. My jaw dropped at witnessing such a massive continuity error. The only way this film would work is if another one was coming out next week to portray Phoenix correctly, reconsider who lives and dies, reverse the cure, and actually identify key characters and elements by their names. To see just how much the production team obviously disrespects the intelligence of the audience, watch how day turns to night from one shot to another after Magneto moves the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz. The list goes on and on.