There are a lot of good things in the final installment of the X-Men trilogy, and there are a lot of bad things too. It’s certainly better than you might’ve heard, but it’s probably worse than you might’ve hoped.
In X3, scientists have discovered a way to suppress the gene that causes super-power mutations. This “cure” stirs the minds of both the good guys, the X-Men lead by Professor Xavier, and the bad guys, the Brotherhood of Mutants lead by Magneto. The result is a war between the two opposing forces: those who want to destroy the “cure”, and those who want to protect the freedom of choice.
X3 fails in capturing the subtle humour of being clad in yellow spandex that was present in the first two installments. On the other hand, it succeeds in great visuals, fun new mutant super-powers and Ian McKellen (Magneto).
Two hearts for the movie and one heart for the effects. That’s not half-bad, considering I’d give X-men 1 three hearts and X-men 2 four hearts.
Oh by the way, when you go see this movie, make sure you sit and watch through ALL the credits for a surprisingly important scene that’s tacked on to the very end. Just wait.