X-Men: The Last Stand

Rating: 3/5

Warning: Spoilers after the jump. Beware the jump link!

Got around to seeing X3 yesterday. Thankfully we booked in advance, the place was packed! Being a huge X-Men fan I went in thinking I wouldn’t be able to fairly judge the movie, but here it goes anyway.

Honestly, I really don’t think it lived up to the first two installments. It was fast, explosive, and noisy, which is pretty much what I go to cinemas for but it was too much. It skipped from sub-plot to sub-plot so quickly you didn’t have time to sink your teeth into any of them. On the plus side though the graphics were great, it was a huge adrenaline booster, and Ian McKellen was in it.

Now, I really need to get something out.

They killed Professor X! You bastards!

I feel better now. Moving on…

Phoenix is played by the hot, sexy piece of wood that is Famke Janssen. Wake up woman! You’re meant to be unstable, not comatose. Thankfully Hugh Jackman, always wonderful as Wolverine, was there to save the movie’s climax. Ian McKellen was again show-stopping as Magneto, with the movie’s most impressive scene being where he tears apart and levitates the Golden Gate Bridge.

There was a lot stuffed and jammed into a short space of time. Seeing the most charming Beast was terrific, as was seeing Bobby really become Ice Man. Unfortunately so many characters and sub-plots were left undeveloped. Leech (where did he come from and where did he go?), Rogue taking the cure, the Worthington Family, Juggernaut (exactly who decided to cast him as unwelcome comedy relief?), the list goes on and on.

And why, with all their powers, did Arclight, Quill, and Psylocke feel that the best way to dispose of Warren Jr (creator of the cure) was to throw him off a building? (Of course Angel couldn’t save him if they didn’t, but it was still annoying.)

Turtle rating stars by Schildieproductions.

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  • Shannon said,
    May 28, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    I /just/ came back from watching it. Well, after the movie I ate and hung around… but I just came back.I feel the same as you do. A lot of things were left ‘What…?’-like. Why did they DO that?!..But did you see the scene after the credits? I haven’t… but my friends told me about it…

  • Elea said,
    May 28, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    I just saw it too and like Shannon, missed the surprise scene at the end! GAH!I must say, I was disappointed by this third installment. I suppose after seeing X1 and X2, I expected it to maintain the same level of excellence, but it faltered in comparison…

  • Jenny said,
    May 28, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    i wont see it till it comes out on video but OMG THEY KILLED XAVIER!?!?! wow… i know ima cry when that happens.

  • Becca said,
    May 28, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Oh great, I missed it too! I looked it up though, turns out Professor X played body snatcher and is still alive in a different form (he took over the comatose patient’s body). Too bad we never get to see Rogue fight. In fact, we hardly see her at all in X3. I was half expecting her to show up at the final battle, since she’d gone there anyway. How disappointing that she just showed up back at the mansion ‘cured’.

  • Jennifer said,
    May 29, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Wasn’t there a surprise scene? Yeah, lesson: always stay behind, finish those popcorn, cause you never knwo what’s after the credits.I think I’ll get the movie when it’s on DVD, or at least when the hype dies down.By the way, was there anyone dressed in costumes and such when you go watched it? I know, I’m thinking Harry Potter here xD

  • Brenda said,
    May 29, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    I have yet to watch the movie, although I did hear quite a lot about it. That’s a very comprehensive review you’ve got there! Normally once I step out of a theatre, I forget too much of the movie before I even settle down to write about it.I doubt this would be a movie that I will catch, though. Because this isn’t really my kind of genre. Heh.

  • Kimm said,
    May 29, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    i cant wait until it comes out on dvd.. from what i heard its more of a movie to rent then watch at the threatres..

  • Mark said,
    May 29, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Yeah, I think some people said there was an extra scene. I missed it! Waaahh!And yeah, you’re not alone with the reaction. It isn’t too appealing as its predecessors.…Hopefully they might have another movie due to all our criticisms and because Magneto still was able to move the chess piece mentally…

  • May 30, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    You made some great points. I gave my 2 cents on my blog. But unlike you, I really enjoyed it because it is freakin X-MEN! I agree that it could have been so much better and it was extremly rushed, but still, I had fun and wished that I was a mutant.

  • kittyyyyyyyyyyyyy said,
    May 30, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    hi..I missed the last scene too and so I want to see it through internet.. does anybody knows where??pleaseee….!!!!!!

  • Chelly said,
    May 30, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    I’ve yet to see this movie. I’ve been waiting for so long and have been super excited to, but now that it’s here I haven’t had time. Anyway, I knew about this extra scene way beforehand. In fact, I thought it was common knowledge. Guess not though. But don’t you all fret because they have the scene up on YouTube. Go search under “xmen 3 after credits.”Annnnd, supposedly the special ending leaves room for another movie if they wanna do more. I heard they were planning on five (altogether, not five more), but that’s a bit much.

  • Shatara said,
    May 30, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    I saw the movie Sunday and I’m pretty much feel the same way. It was okay, but I was expecting something a little better. And I didn’t see the end scene, but my sister told me all about it, but I think i’ll go try to see it on Youtube.

  • Vish said,
    May 30, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    There was one part in the movie that really made me laugh. In the scene where Angel is trying to get out of those straps when they’re about to give him the cure and he spreads his wings and does that… pose? I don’t know, it looked so “Ohh, look at me, I’ve got ripped abs” and it made me laugh.Magneto was amazing, and that ending scene just leaves us in the hope of a fourth installment, preferrably directed by someone who is more into plot and character development rather than only action and special effects.A wonderful review.

  • Shannon said,
    May 31, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Yes… that ‘Angel’ pose! I thought the same thing. I recently watched that scene again on FX (cable 36, I think?). I like the way the camera zoomed when he flew…

  • Ms Muse said,
    May 31, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Hello stranger How are you? Hope you, willie and your turtle family are doing well

  • Wendy said,
    June 1, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    I think it didn’t quite live up to the first two either. Shame really, don’t you think a Wolverine solo movie would be better for the next one? I hear that’s a possibility.

  • Sara said,
    June 1, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    You’ve pretty much described how I felt about the movie. It was really short for an action movie. Especially one that is suppose to be the end of a series. You would think that they would have made a longer movie.

  • Rei said,
    June 1, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    hello there im rei, ahhh x men! my whole class is just talking about it. people on the bus are talking about it. everyone is talking about the xmen! lol, but seriously, i havent caught it yet anyways, have a good week!

  • Jerith said,
    June 2, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Wow, first off I would just like to say, if you aren’t going to say anything about the movie being talked about in a forum; why the hell would you make a post?! With that being said I would like to add my 2 cents about the film. I really enjoyed it and it pissed me off at the same time. I am an avid fan of the comics and the animated series they had on back in the day. I was totally expecting full exploits of the “Dark Pheonix Saga” after what happened with Jean Grey in X2. But killing off 3 of the MAIN characters was just absurd.1. Prof. Xavier, obviously from what I have heard of the scene after the credits, he mind jumped into another body (they alluded to it while he was teaching kids, with the video footage of the comatose guy and he talked about adding someone elses conciousness into another person) So he will be back.2. Cyclops shouldn’t have died, however they never showed his body, everyone just assumes because they made a grave and had a funeral. He could have beeen thrown clear and been half dead in the forest around Alkali Lake. 3. Jean Grey. OMG she was supposed to get all crazy and evil, regain control of herself then become even more powerful after the Dark Phoenix left her body. Plus the whole dual personality thing is just too far from the way the story went originally.I also think they should have had Pyro and Iceman fight for much longer instead of the little pissing match they had in all of like 2 minutes. They kept hinting at them fighting thoughout the movie but when they went at it, it was a little bit pathetic.Well I could probably nit pick all day but even with the flaws I enjoyed it. Plus watching Kelsey Grammar as beast was superb. I don’t think anyone else could have played a better beast.

  • joni said,
    June 2, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    i love X-Men! great review, btw. i also laughed at the way they were going to push the kid off the building.. haha! it was so obvious that Archangel is supposed to be there to save him. why didn’t they just killing right off? but of course that’ll be a big spoiler. anyway, i love your site! been looking thru your wp-themes.

  • Vivi said,
    June 3, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Hey, I always appreciate a good review! That’s a movie I ought to see.I’m a long time visitor, first time commenter. You probably get this a lot, but your site is absolutely gorgeous. I honestly love what you’ve done with it!

  • Max said,
    June 4, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    For those of you who missed the ending credits, you can find a 30 second clip of the ending on youtube… Yay for cameras in movie theatres?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb9NFkhqoTI&search=x-men%20endingIf you can’t hear the last word she says, she says “Charles?”

  • June 5, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    X-Men 3 – extra scene at end (spoilers!)I saw the X-Men 3 movie today; really good!However, I was asked to fill out a “Producers’ Questionnaire” with part before and part after the movie….I was filling in the part after the movie, and low-and-behold, an extra scene came on briefly AFTER all the credits were over….spoiler:Xavier’s voice (don’t remember what he said) talking to a nurse in a hospital room…Has anyone else seen this, or was it just for “Questionnaire” people ?

  • Jonas said,
    June 6, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Best regards from northern germany (Luebeck – near the Eastsea)Thank you for these little gifts like themes and smilies I like your style …ahhh….X-Men Level 3…hmmm…poor Xavier…blown into million pieces :-(jonas

  • June 6, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    4 injects of cure dont work on magneto himself, so how will a single cure be permanent for all other mutants?

  • impkie said,
    June 7, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Well, I liked the movie. It was a little weird though, especially when Jean Grey actually KILLED Scott right at the beginning. I was just like, what?? And then when they “killed” Xavier, it was like, ARE YOU SERIOUS??! But yea, and I actually saw after the credits. I was like, GASP! It was only like a 30 second clip or something. Hopefully there’s a fourth one coming.

  • Steph said,
    June 10, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    I though Hugh as Wolverine was amazing,

  • Chris said,
    June 15, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    The movie was dissapointing. Too much in too little time. It also swayed greatly from the true story. And where’s Gambit?PSGlenn Danzig was supposed to originally play Wolverine. He couldn’t do it due to scheduling conflicts. He would’ve made a MUCH better Wolverine due to his short stocky stature.

  • the truth said,
    June 22, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    first I want start off with that movie sucked.It did not follow the comics.Like m ystique never lost her power,Rouge has superstrength she never supoosed to take the cure.And why are the morlocks teaming up with the brotherhood and i know they were the morlocks because collisto is part of the morlocks.1 more thing In The comics Apocilyps made the cure not that warren guy,cyclops did not die,xavier died by apocolyps not phoenixAlso shugerman.AQnd jean died by phoenix not wilverine.Multipel man was never part of the brotherhoodI wish brian was back,and then agian I’m just telling the truth you can believe me or not.Oh hey I wish i saw the hidden seen

  • charlie said,
    June 25, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    has any body heard any thing about there being a 4th?

  • July 2, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    4 isnt announced as of yet, but 2 movies, Magneto and Wolverine are scheduled to come out in the coming years. And they dont ‘SHOW’ Scott dying really, they just show he’s about to die… so he may not be dead yet… Y’know… rebirths and all..

  • Robyn said,
    July 8, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    I was so upset about scott dying. I remember watching the cartoon and his relationship with jean was my favorite thing. And after watching X1 I looked up everything that happened between them in the comic books, and so I was upset that they killed him right away. I mean X2 made me pissy enough. We Cyclops in the beginning and end. That’s it. And then I thought, “it’s okay” because when the phoenix thing happens, he’s gonna play a huge role. NO. Of course not. Just ruin everything for me. He better not really be dead. What was the point of jean picking scott over wolverine in the 2nd movie if they were just gonna focus on the latter in the 3rd anyway. I know, different directors, but still. I was pissed.

  • Ashley said,
    July 16, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    It was good But it had it part that you had to think ” what the hell is going on” like after the casting thing. But like I said I liked it so I think they need to work on puting it together

  • Ebony said,
    July 16, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    I loved the movie. I hope that there is an X- Men 4. there should be. I loved every part of that movie !! I jus wish that there was a way to save Jean ! But you kno the part i really hated about the movie was when Rogue took the cure. That was some bullshit. Someone should have stopped her. But i’m happy to hear that professor X was still alive. It was real sad when Jean destroyed his body. God I wish I seen it that hidden scene.If there is an X-men 4 I hope Mystique gets here powers back . And i hope that there is a way that professor X can get back in his body because sorry to say him being black is not cutting it. And I hope that the cure is temporaily and that Nightcrawler will be back . They never even said what happened to him.

  • JD said,
    July 20, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Several things to mention. The movie was way to short, but was still good. The scene after the credits was good to, it gave my goosebumps!!!There is also going to be 3 more movies,one about Wolverine, one about Magneto, and the finale. I know this for a fact because my Aunt has a friend who is working on the next 3!!! Also i dont think scott or jean are dead, and thats not just an opinion!!! “hint’ hint”!!!

  • July 22, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Magneto and Wolverine are announced, X4 isnt :[Aww, not another rebirth for Jean

  • mk said,
    July 24, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    I agree on what you said it wasn’t a good enough conclusion to me… I think its the new directors fault!I remember seeing a bird like thingy shadow lurking in the depths of alkali lake at the end of X2 and Jean being engulfed inflames before she died but did X-3 do anything to link to those NO!!!!well if their going to have an X-3 they could do the same thing marvel did for the comics where the jean that died was jst a copy that the phoenix force created… that the real jean is still on the bottom of the lake.God did they ruin the phoenix saga

  • Tiffany said,
    July 29, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Yeah, you don’t know me, But i agree with EVERYTHING you said about the movie.

  • caleb said,
    August 5, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    omg!!!! i jsut saw the movie!!!! but how is pyro making fire without his lighter? and what happend to ngiht crawler!?!? and when they turned magnito normal with “3″ cure darts they should have only injected one on him and one on jean and one on leech so that there can be more mutants.who agrees?

  • September 3, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    If I rememebr, the cure was invented outta Leech, so injectin it back into him will give ? 😕

  • ShiBbsteR^ said,
    September 22, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    Pyro makes fire with his arm attatched lighters, how could you not see them??And yep xavier is alive and kicking, with a beard too

  • el jay said,
    September 26, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    yes stay around when the credits end sheesh!folks, just sit.. credits don’t last all day long, some may seem like it but…when ya get the dvd… do sit back and wait ok?:D

  • Boywonder said,
    October 31, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    The last x-men movie is pretty poor lets be honest. (1)The story jumps from scene-to-scene without explanation (it took me a while to realise that Cyclops was never found by Storm or Wolverine, as they didn’t even bother asking Jean where he was.) (2) Juggernaught is a mutant? Did the writers not even bother to look at their source material, or did they just look at the pretty pictures and say ooh he’d look good on screen. In fact the first movie suffers from the same problem. When were Mystique, Sabretooth and Magneto EVER in any alliance in the X-men? In fact if anything these characters have been enemies. (3) The whole lets use Magneto as the bad guy is just tiresome after two movies and we all know that Magneto is misguided. (4) Why was Leech played by Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins, when we all know that Leech is supposed to look like a smashed pumpkin himself. (5) The appearance of Angel seemed completely pointless as he added NOTHING to the story (6) When did even the Phoenix have the ability to disentegrate people? Why was it deemed necessary to give her his power in the movie- oh I just realised because they had a nice special effetc they wanted to use. (7) Lastly, why couldn’t some of the characters that we wanted to see be introduced instead of the third-rate supporting cast we got? Callisto instead of Quicksilver, Arclight instead of anyone say Mr Sinister and we got Kitty Pryde instead of Gambit, Banshee, Dazzler, Longshot, Bishop, Rachel Summers and I could go on.But thats not to say its that much worse than the previous two movies. I still hate Brian Singer for changing so many important parts of the X-men story line, and not having the guts to stick with their proper costumes. If you’re going to make changes please make only subtle ones (like the animated series did.) My dream has always been to see Wolverine as I remembered him when I read the comics, and while Jackman was great as the character, he wasn’t really the wolverine I know and love. Cyclops was poorly cast as well, failing to capture the assertive and focused character from the comics while Hale Berry as storm was one of the worst casting decisions of all time, though Famke Jansen was passable as Jean Grey. Iceman simply was nothing like the cocky guy from the comics, Rogue was a misguided attempt at a young and naiive kittie pryde/jubilee character and she suffered from no character development at all in the three movies. And then Colossus speaks with an American accent? To see characters you love on the big screen helps paper over the cracks, but lets be honest these movies were always aimed at the non-fan based public and not the actual fans. There seems to be some crazy hollywood rule that for a comic book to be made into a movie it must be ‘adapted’ but yet the most successful comic book movies have been faithful to their source. Look at those Spiderman movies for example. I suppose the X-men continuity is pretty convoluted, but the story-arc of these 3 movies is even more of a mess. Hopefully one day the X-men will get a live-action TV show that will pay homage to the comics, not butcher them as these movies have done so. Just thank God there aren’t going to be any more.

  • November 1, 2006 10 years, 155 days ago

    I loved it! If the first two are even better I surely have to watch these now. Shame they killed professor X.

  • Paul said,
    February 25, 2007 10 years, 155 days ago

    My review of the latest release “X-Men The Last Stand” is that the film its self was abit distant to the x-men films i grew to love. What i mean by this is the way they had used different directors which affected my intake of thefilm by making my relationships towards the different characters so hard to blossom. I fount this film too action packed and felt it should have focused more on the emotions of different characters. I feel that the film should have involved alot more of professor Xavier and his death which i know to be untrue it should have been displayed alot better not just a quick death it should have been a long and unbearable death to watch making the audience feel more emotional and should have made the audience feel more engrossed in the characters situation by making his death and funeral some what rushed and meaningless. I also feel that the film had no real plot as such. It was abit rushed and was abit hard to follow i didnt know if the film was more about the boy leech or the pheniox this also was the case when i saw the fight between Bobby and Pyro which had been set up to be a long and dramatic scene but just turned out to be a 2 miniute feel out but who knows maybe this fued could escalate into something more deep and dark. Another thing i did not quite get is why was the boy leech who could nutralise powers not involved more in the film. He seemed such a big figure in the film and the film seemed to be baised all around him and his extraordinary power. I shall get to the point by saying i felt that it was abit of a mixed up ending to finish the film for one what was Magnito’s plan about i assumed he was their to take the boy away but then the film just moved on to be more about the lead up of the death of the pheniox. Finally to round up my review i feel this film was very over rated and should have provided a more emotional storyline then a action packed fiasco and i feel that the 3 deaths were abit rash and will come to nothing as we all know no X-Men really truely dies or for that matter dies in vaine. I would like to add by saying if i could change the film i would not kill the pheniox but use leech to nutralise her powers and then would have confined her in a cell where she could be injected with treatment to put her in a state of a comma. This would then allow the makers to make the return of the pheniox a more dramatic impact if they were to have her return. If you have just read my review i would like to say thank you and if you could please reply by giving me some information about how you see X-Men in the future i would be most greatful as i just watch the films and havent seen the cartoons saga’s or read the comics.

  • April 8, 2007 10 years, 155 days ago

    I will tell you what happens if someone didn’t tell you already. During the movie, alittle bit before the middle, Professor Charles Xavier is asking the class if its ethical to put someone’s mind into a comotose patient, and shows a little video with his colleague(and going to be or already Xaviers ex wife) Moira MacTarggart, and then he senses storm and blah blah blah. Then Phenoix “kills” Xavier. If you waited till after the end credits you would have seen a patients room with a comotose patient and moira comes in and says “morning”. Then she checks the computer to see how the patient was doing, and you hear the patient say “Hello Moira” with professor Xaviers voice and Moira is shocked and kind of freaked out and she responds saying “Charles?”. I hope you read this and it helped.

  • April 8, 2007 10 years, 155 days ago

    By the way, I am still wondering if Jean Grey or The Pheonix is still alive, because she has stronger powers than Xavier and she could’ve done the same(transfer her mind into a comotose patient).Oh yeah and if you have a myspace, be sure to add me.www.myspace.com/himrocks

  • X-MEN FANATIC 3000 said,
    April 9, 2007 10 years, 155 days ago

    INTRODUCTIONok, i know that most of these comments are pretty old, and most likely no1 is even gonna read this, but i thought i wud just clear a couple things up.Yes there was a suprise scene after the credits (which in hiensight probably wasnt best placed as most people didnt even see it), and yes it was Professor Xavier as the comotose man who awoke, but there seems to be some confusion.MY THEORYLooking at these comments, it seems that everyone believes that Professor Xavier quickly jumped his personality into the body of the comotosed man, but there are a few flaws with this idea.1) If it really was the case that Xavier junped his personality into the comotosed man, then why did the camera show Xavier as the man when he woke up……now i am guessin that sum of u are saying “YOU FOOL! ITS SO THAT THE AUDIENCE KNOWS IT WAS HIM”…well just hear me out..2) When Xavier is teaching some of the children near the beginning, he has the TV on in the background and they mention a comotosed man…now i hav the DVD, so when the part came that the nurse who was caring for the comotosed man was being interviewed, i freeze framed, and zoomed in on the person lying in the bed (cos somebody told me that there was a vital bit there – and this was my first time flicking through so i didnt even know it was Xavier at this point) as i copied and pasted the frame into a picture editor program, i zoomed in on the comotosed man, and without any prompt what so ever thought it looked like Xavier with a beard (dont forget, this was my first time watching this so i didnt even know it was gonna turn out to be Xavier), and low and behold, at the end it was him.3) and this is the most damning of them all. When Xavier woke up at the end in the bed after the credits, the nurse came along and said “Good morning…”, Xavier then turned his head and replied “Hello Maura…”, which implies that he either knows the woman, or he still has his powers (or both), then the woman turns to him in shock that he is awake and says “……….Charles.” now this is THE MOST DAMNING BIT OF EVIDENCE that u need. For those of you who didnt know, Professor Xaviers full name is Charles Francis Xavier….yes thats right ladies and gentlemen…CHARLES!INFORMATION AND THEORYNow the person in the bed, according to the TV Report that was shown in the background on the TV while Xavier was teaching the children describes how they were born alive, but uncontious, and in a perminant comatose state. Now people are saying how Xavier transported his concious and self aware state into this body just before he was disintigrated my Jean (aka THE PHEONIX), and just before he died he looked in the direction of which we are to asume is towards Logan (aka WOLVERINE), and smiled….now im just wandering whether infact he wasnt smiling at Logan, but was infact lookin over to the direction of his other self – the unconcious him lying in the hospital bed, and that he realised what he could do.Now some of you may be asking yourself “Well why didnt he know the body was him before”, well I have an answer for that too. Ok according to X-Men 1, Xavier described how the Cerebro could locate any concious mind…well seeming as the body lying in the bed was unconcious, this explains why Xavier could not locate or even sense the body before, and with his temporary sort of mind meld with Jean, when she was the pheonix (just before she killed him), he in a sort of way, used her (most likely without even her knowledge), to amplify his powers (because she had become overwhelmingly powerful). As I said before, I am not disputing the fact that Xavier transported his concious mind into the unconcious body of his other self in the hospital bed, Im just saying that I believe that there were 2 of him as it were. Now, I believe that the reason that Xavier had the ability to read minds as well as locate other mutants and that his mind reading mutation power was so much stronger then anyone else who had the same gift, was because in fact he in a way had the power of TWO concious minds. according to the Marvel comics, Xavier could communicate telepathically with anyone on earth, and in some rare circumstances even anywhere in the universe. although he had one personality, sought of had 2 concious minds that worked together in harmony. His body had both of the conciouses which left the other body as just an empty shell, and when Xaviers body was disintigrated, the conciousness was transported into the “empty shell”.One other posibilty is that infact, Xavier and the other body lying in the hospital is a twin brother.BACKGROUND INFORMATIONIn the early days of the Marvel comics of X-MEN, the professor was also telekinetic but lost the power during his character’s development[citation needed]. However telekinesis may be a part of his genetic mutation as Cassandra Nova who copied his X-factor displayed this power – which is much like that of the power that Jean Grey posses.DARK SIDEIn a number of comics, Xavier is shown to have a dark side, a part of himself that he struggles to suppress – which again, is very much like the dark being that is like a seperate personality in Jean known as THE PHEONIX.COMMENTRY ON THE DVDIt should be noted that although she disintegrates the Professor, after the credits, it is revealed that he has transferred his mind into another body. On the DVD Commentary, it is revealed that the body on Muir Island was a “P. Xavier”. One of the writers noted that this is an original twin brother, written for the scene, who was born braindead (due to Prof X’s amount of power). This brother can apparently walk. SUMMARYAbove I have listed the main theories of what happened to Xavier after he was killed in relation to the body in the hospital, as well as adding a few of my own theories and information.Yes, Xavier was killed, and no, the whole lot of films were not some dramatic build up to a shitty ending of “Oh it was all a dream ”. Infact it was all very real. Xavier was killed, and yes, he did transfer his concious mind into the man lying in the bed in a comatose….but this was no ordinary man. This man, was infact Professor Xavier’s twin brother – YES THATS RIGHT! HIS TWIN! (this is no joke, and i am not lying). On the DVD commentry it is revealed that they were born from the same mother at the same time, by one of the films writers (so literally, it is proof straight from the horses mouth). The body on Muir Island in the hospital bed was a “P. Xavier”. One of the writers noted that this is an original twin brother, written for the scene, who was born braindead (due to Prof X’s amount of power – which as i said in an earlier statement is a factor that resulted in his powers being so great because instead of having twins with average powers, one of the twins was born alive but unconcious and effectivly brain dead, and the other had all the powers and intelect crammed into him). This brother can apparently walk, which is understandable seeming as Professor Xavier could before going against an alien calling himself Lucifer, the advance scout for an invasion by his race. In retaliation, Lucifer dropped a huge stone block on Xavier, crippling his legs as well as cracking part of his spine (which is the official marvel history).WILL THERE BE ANOTHER X-MEN FILM?Well, at the moment, they have planned to starting filming a Prequel called “Wolverine” with filming that is starting this Autumn, and should be out by the middle of next year (2008).To be honest I dont know. The writers from the beginning said that the X-Men films they had lined up would just be a Trilogy, but this part which they did at the end of having Xavier transfer his concious into his twin brothers brain dead/empty body was an add on right at the end of the movie which they didnt have planned which leaves it nicely open for a 4th movie – although it is a shame that they got rid of Rogues powers and killed off Scott and Jean, because in the comics, none of them died, and infact, in the comics, Jean also overcame the Pheonix and just became more powerful and rejoined the X-Men (but obviously that cant happen now lol).The likely hood is that they may do 4th and final film, which would be good, as it would clear up a whole load of unresolved hidden hints and open ended sub story lines, but on the downside, as i said before….they killed off jean and scott and got rid of rogues powers, so they have already digressed from the traditional Marvel storyline of history somewhat.Hope that helped anyone who has bothered to read all this lol, because it has quite litterally taken me an hour to write all this up and do more research. Any comments or queries, or even praise for this post, please leave some and ill try to get back to you as soon as possible.

  • X-MEN FANATIC 3000 said,
    April 9, 2007 10 years, 155 days ago

    in reply to THE SHERIFF BOOMS question, no it is very unlikely. the only reason Xavier was able to do it was becuase the body in the hospital was in fact his twin brother (which i have explained in my thread below urs), and that his twin brother was the body that was talked about on the TV whilst Xavier was teaching the children – which was epxlained to be alive but basically brain dead.Because of the fact there was no conciousness there in the first place, and the body was effectivly an empty cacoon, Xavier could easily transport his conciousness into it. HOPE THIS OF HELP

  • X-MEN FANATIC 3000 said,
    April 9, 2007 10 years, 155 days ago

    may i just add to my main thread that although the twin brother was listed as a “P. Xavier”, the nurse called him Charles wen he woke up, which implies that either the nurse (Maura) knew already that Xavier had powers and was capable of doing that, or the more likely scenario, the “P. Xavier” had never woken up and because of that couldnt of known her name, where as Charles must have visited some time before and he knew her name and thats how she knew.

  • Michael said,
    April 10, 2007 10 years, 155 days ago

    seriously!!?!?!? His twin brother? dude, i am so gonna check that out about the commentry. where do u come up wid all this?Becca replied,As the blog admin I have the special power of being able to see when commenters are talking to themselves under different pseudonyms…

  • X-MEN FANATIC 3000 said,
    April 11, 2007 10 years, 155 days ago

    just a quick add on in relation to the question of whether or not there will be a X-Men 4 movie….well, as i confirmed earlier, filming will start Autumn of 2007 on the new Prequel to X-Men called Wolverine and will be released most likely around middle of 2008 or even the Autumn of 2008 at the very latest.As well as this, from one of my sources, I have found out that although the 3 existing X-Men movies were designed around a Trilogy idea, the writers are seriously considering making a 4th (and possibly more) movie. Their response to calling the 3rd movie X-Men: The Last Stand, was apparantly just to show an end in that particular saga – section of the story in the growth and change in the relationship between the characters (which still doesnt explain why the killed off scott, and got rid of rogues powers, but nvm).HOPE I HAVE BEEN HELP AS ALWAYS

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