Sunday, June 04, 2006

X Men: The Last Stand

Like almost everybody else in the country I saw X Men: The Last Stand. Long story short, I think it's the best of the series so far. I can live without the pro gay political subtext, but their point is well made in a heartbreaking scene where a mutant kid mutilates himself to hide his progressing mutation from his parents. Kelsey Grammer as mutant Dr. Hank McCoy/Beast is kind of disconcerting, you keep expecting him to say something Frasieresque, but he never does. I think all the lukewarm reviews you see are from hard core fans of the comic books, sorry graphic novels, who are disappointed in the liberties the filmmakers have taken. You still have time to see it before Nacho Libre comes out, which looks so hilarious it has to be disappointing.

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