Kill the Phoenix
A comic strip made into a movie is what this is for most. But every story has some subtle message which many people fail to notice :(. When it comes to the X-Men series taken all together, its about two men who have the same goal but take on different means - Charles vs. Magneto in their quest to make a future for their kind.
A good entertainer even for those who haven't laid eyes on the 1st and 2nd. The special effects in the movie are extravagant (esp. the one in which the scene almost freezes as the camera swerves), with plenty of support from sentimental values #-o *sob sob*.
There is nothing grossly lacking in the movie, and neither anything commendable about it. A watchable movie per se. Somehow I felt it did lacked the rush of ruthlessness that was there in the 1st two. I watch this movies esp. for the grace with which 'Ian McKellen' does his role as Magneto. His role was a bit of a let down this time. Though the usual finnale with the 'I am not done with as yet' message was sooo clichéd.
Phoenix has always been the 'Everyboy loves Jean Grey' kinda character. I admit she is really attractive :) to eye on. But this time they made her into a, as much as I hate to say - 'bitchy' :(. Its much more acceptable to see a man out of control than a woman. Just doesn't fit in well.
Maybe I should just see this by the quote - 'The female is the more viscious in every species'.
A nice timepass if you need a break.