As the third installment of the X-Men series opens the world has entered a relatively peaceful period for mutants. Theres a mutant-tolerant president of the United States a blue furry mutant named Beast (Kelsey Grammer) heading up the Department of Mutant Affairs and Magnetos shape-shifting femme fatale Mystique has been captured. The tranquility is shattered by two events. Worthington Laboratories using a powerful mutant boy develops a serum that eliminates the mutant X gene permanently. This so-called cure quickly divides the mutant community Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and his school are willing to give the government the benefit of the doubt but Magneto (Ian McKellen) and his mutant Brotherhood see the serum as a vile threat to their way of life. They form an army of mutants and march on the fortified Worthington Laboratory located on Alcatraz Island. A much more dire threat appears in the form of the resurrected super-mutant Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) who has succumbed to her cataclysmic identity known as The Phoenix. To face these menaces Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Storm (Halle Berry) and the younger members of the X-Men must leap into action but they must do so without the guidance of Professor Xavier--in a showdown with the powers of The Phoenix his mind-control powers proved insufficient. To his credit new X-Men director Brett Ratner emulates the style and tone struck by Bryan Singer (director of the two previous films) by combining outrageous special effects and hyperkinetic action sequences with earnest soul-searching and mutant issues that are clearly meant to parallel the political hot-button topics of tolerance prejudice power and responsibility.
Deleted scenes, Audio commentaries from the director, writers and producers, Trivia track
Release Date: 28 March 2007
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: DTS 6.1
Running Time: 99 minutes
Production Year: 2006
Main Language: English
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