Are Mutants Born or Made, and Should They Be Cured?
“X-Men： The Last Stand” is the third and presumably last film about the powerful Marvel Comics mutants who walk and often fight among us, some on our behalf, some not. The first films in the series ？“X-Men” and “X2” ？were directed by Bryan Singer, who abstained from a third go-round to direct “Superman Returns.” Brett Ratner （“Rush Hour”） isn't as competent behind the camera as Mr. Singer, but such niceties can be irrelevant when it comes to industrial products like these.
Once again Halle Berry plays Storm, a weather woman who conjures meteorological mischief by raising her arms, while Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine, a guy with an enviable immune system and a trigger temper. These good mutants, along with Xavier （Patrick Stewart）, the headmaster at a mutant school whose graduates include Rogue （Anna Paquin） and Cyclops （James Marsden）, battle against the bad mutants led by Magneto （Ian McKellen）。 As might be expected, “The Last Stand” pretty much looks and plays like the first films, though perhaps with more noise and babe action and a little less glum.
The New York Times