X-Men: The Last Stand

X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 film and the third in a series of films based on the Marvel Comics series X-Men following X-Men and X2. It focuses on two storylines: A mutant antigen is created, which the government exploits and uses against the mutant population, resulting in a war between humanity and the Brotherhood of Mutants. The X-Men become the third side of this war. The story behind Jean Grey's powers as the Phoenix and her effects on the X-Men and humanity.

Directed by: Brett Ratner, Written by Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn
Take a Stand (Taglines)

DialogueEdit

Storm: What the hell was that?
Wolverine: Danger room session.
Storm: You know what I mean.
Wolverine: I'll lighten up Storm.---
Storm: Look, you can't just change the rules when you feel like it and I'm trying to teach 'em something.
Wolverine: Well, I taught 'em something.
Storm: It was a defensive exercise.
Wolverine: Yeah, best defense is a good offense or is it the other way around?
Storm: This isn't a game, Logan.
Wolverine: Well alright. You sure fooled me.

Wolverine: Hey, Scott, we were looking for you downstairs and you didn't show.
Cyclops: What do you care?
Wolverine: Well for starters, I had to cover your ass.
Cyclops: I didn't ask you to.
Wolverine: No, you didn't. The Professor did. I was just passing through.
Cyclops: So pass through, Logan.
[He turns away. Logan grabs his arm]
Wolverine: Hey, look. I know how you feel.
Cyclops: Don't.
Wolverine: When Jean died-
Cyclops: I said don't!
Wolverine: Maybe it's time for us to move on.
Cyclops: [walks away, then turns back to Logan] Not everybody heals as fast as you, Logan.

Mutant Theatre Organizer: How should we, as mutants, respond? Here's what I think. This is about getting organized. Bringing our complaints to the right people. We need to put together a committee and talk to the government.
[The mutant crowd began to complain.]
Mutant Theatre Organizer: They don't understand. They don't know what it means to be a mutant. We need to show them, educate them, let them know that we're here to stay.
[The mutants complain further.]
Mutant Theatre Organizer: People, you must listen. They won't take us seriously---
Psylocke: They want to exterminate us!
Mutant Theatre Organizer: This cure is voluntary. Nobody's talking about extermination.---
Magneto: No one ever talks about it.
[The mutant group turns to Magneto and Pyro. They stood up and stumble.]
Magneto: They just do it. And you go on with your lives, ignoring the signs all around you. [both walk to the stage] And then one day, when the air is still and the night is fallen, they come for you.
Mutant Theatre Organizer: [interrupting] Excuse me-
Magneto: Only then do you realize that while you're talking about organizing and committees, the extermination has already begun. Make no mistake, my brothers, they will draw first blood. They will force their cure upon us. The only question is, will you join my brotherhood and fight or await the inevitable genocide. Who will you stand with, the humans or us? [walks away with Pyro following]

[Storm and Professor X talk about the aftermath of Jean's transformation]
Storm: I don't understand. Magneto's a fugitive, we have a mutant in the cabinet, a President who understands us; why are we still hiding?
Professor: We're not hiding. But we still have enemies out there, and I must protect my students. You know that.
Storm: Yes, but we can't be students forever.
Professor: [chuckles] Storm, I hadn't thought of you as my student for years. Infact, I thought that perhaps you might take my place some day.
Storm: [astonished] But Scott-
Professor: Scott's a changed man. He took Jean's death so hard. Yes, things are better out there, but you of all people know how fast the weather can change.

Magneto: Do you remember when we first met? Do you know what I saw when I looked at you? I saw the next stage of evolution both Charles and I dreamt of finding. And I thought to myself "Why would Charles want to turn this goddess into a mortal?" [he shows the cure gun to Jean] I can manipulate the metal in this, but you, you can do anything. Anything you can think of.
[At this, Jean uses her power to break the gun into pieces, then directs the cure darts towards Magneto and moves them towards him]
Magneto: [afraid] Jean, enough! ENOUGH! [At the last moment, Jean stops, then turns to face Magneto with a sneer]
Jean Grey: [coldly] You sound just like him.
Magneto: Jean, he wanted to hold you back.
Jean Grey: And what do you want?
Magneto: I want you to be what you are. As nature intended.

[The Brotherhood of Mutants continues to liberate mutants, checking people on their list]
Pyro: [reads the list] "Cain Marko. Solitary confinement." and check this out: "Prisoner must be confined at all times. If he builds any momentum, no object can stop him."
Magneto: How fascinating. [opens his cell where Cain's limbs were bounded in the cell.] What do they call you?
Juggernaut: "Juggernaut".
Magneto: I can't imagine why?
Juggernaut: Are you going to let me out? I need a pee! [Magneto removes his restraints and the Juggernaut jumps out of his cell. Cain's force of his jump awakens one of the prison truck guards, who was unconscious earlier.]
Pyro: Nice helmet.
Juggernaut: Keeps my face pretty.
Magneto: [to Juggernaut] I think you'll make a fine addition to our army.

[Everyone regroups at the school after Professor X dies]
Iceman: So what now? What do we do?
Beast: Professor Xavier started this school. Perhaps it's best that it end with him. We have to tell the students that they're going home.
Iceman: Most of us don't have anywhere to go. I can't believe this. I can't believe we're not gonna fight for this school.
[Warren arrives at Xavier's office with his luggage.; They all turn to him]
Angel: I'm sorry. I know this is a bad time. I was told that this was a safe place for mutants.
Beast: It was, son.
Storm: [stood up] And it still is. We'll find you a room. [turns to Beast] Hank, tell all the students the school stays open.

Wolverine: [to Colossus] This is it! Let's make it a strike.
[Colossus throws Wolverine at Magneto but he stops him with his powers]
Magneto: You never learn, do you?
Wolverine: Actually, I do.
[Beast approaches from behind and injects four doses of "the cure" into Magneto]
Magneto: I'm-
Wolverine: [gets up after Magneto's power releases him] One of them?

Jean Grey: You would die for them?
Wolverine: No, not for them. For you. For you.
Jean Grey: Save me!
Wolverine: I love you. [stabs Jean through the chest and kills her, then cries out.]

About X-Men: The Last StandEdit

  • I was really looking forward to Singer doing the third one because it woud be an out and out gay fantasia-I was hoping the dude would go for a kind of Brokeback Mutant kind of movie, but he opted to do Superman.
    • Kevin Smith, A Complete History of American Comic Books by Shirrel Rhoades p.66

TaglinesEdit

  • Take a Stand
  • Whose Side Will You Be On?

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