Despite the untouchable nature of some modern comic book movies - The Dark Knight, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians Of The Galaxy - there have been some real stinkers in the genre. You only have to look at Green Lantern, Jonah Hex, Spider-Man 3 and Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance for proof of that - and 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand tends to get thrown into the latter category. Make no mistake about it, the third instalment in the original X-trilogy is by no means great, but it absolutely isn't as bad as people often make it out to be. It's certainly no X2, but as far as the turdometer goes, it doesn't reach X-Men Origins: Wolverine levels either. It's undeniably muddled, has a few utterly awful characters (Vinnie Jones' Juggernaut, anyone?) and treats continuity like something a rat regurgitated behind a fast food joint, but what it lacks in comparison to its brilliant predecessors (remember, it was the first X-movie not to be directed by Bryan Singer) it makes up for with sheer comic book fun (and a few other things). It might not immediately seem a compelling argument without evidence, but there actually is some to suggest that you need to give Fox's third Marvel mutant movie another chance.
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