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How 'X-Men: The Last Stand' Nearly Destroyed the Comic Book Film Franchise

This film was considered such a disaster that X-Men: Days of Future Past was conceived, at least in part, as a way to undo many of the effects of X-Men: The Last Stand.

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Perfect Stranger

It’s not so much the endless heavy-handed clues, outmoded dialogue, or totally untrustworthy traits of the main characters that make the movie so unforgivable; it’s the purposeless ending that eschews all previous traits, dialogue, and clues.

Marc Calderaro
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Perfect Stranger (2007)

While it begins dully enough for an investigative thriller, Perfect Stranger quickly skids off into abject foolishness.

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

It's a superhero movie, so all these choices involve massive destruction -- buildings disintegrating, fireballs flying, bodies detonating.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Robots (2005)

Valiant and righteous, the old-fashioned robots fight back against the slick, wealthy, huge machine.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Catwoman (2004)

The women on either side of the film's imaginary moral divide are both gorgeous and potent, both capable of cruel violence, and both dedicated to their own desires.

Cynthia Fuchs
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X2: X-Men United (2003)

At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Gothika (2003)

Chloe reminds her of the implacably smug logic of the sane, as they judge the insane: 'If you're here, it must mean that you belong.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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X2: X-Men United (2003)

At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Die Another Day (2002)

Bond's issues have to do with self-identity.

Cynthia Fuchs
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