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Thursday, May 25, 2006

X-Men 3: The Last Stand (2006)

Wow! Some day all Marvel movies will be made this way.

So far this is the most awesome, fantastic, eye-popping and satisfying comics-to-movie adaptation of a Marvel series. The characters loom larger than life and have not been dwarfed by special effects. And the story too is something to rave about.

The Last Stand is the third and, fingers crossed, not the final episode of the X-men series. Not only is the third installment the most explosive, it is also the most heart-rending of all episodes as three major (am not telling who, you have to watch it and I mean in the big screen!) characters sacrifice their lives for the cause they are fighting.

To get rid of the mutant problem. The government has discovered a "cure" that would permanently alter the genetic make-up of the mutants and make them normal human beings. But the line between what's normal and what's not, who's the menace and the victim gets blurred as two opposing ideologies clash. The X-men find themselves in the middle of the turbulence: protecting the humans who hate and fear them and convincing the outcast mutants to co-exist peacefully with them.

Professor Xavier and his friend/nemesis Magneto once again marshall their armies in the hope of winning the battle to their sides. But along the way, great sacrifices were required and people who were fated to do so, paid dearly for it.

Bravo to the X-men 3 team!

X-man Fans: Don't leave the theater until after the credits have fully finished rolling.


Blogger Buddy said...

Hey Weng,

Cool review. It sounds as if X-Men has some political overtones, too. Ha ha. When does something not have political overtones?!

Hey, thought of you the other day.

I happened to catch the Chinese film, "In the Mood for Love" (2000). What a masterpiece story of two tortured souls. I loved the soundtrack so much, that I ordered it on Amazon.

Later, Bud

8:23 PM  
Blogger Noel Y. Bava said...

funny buddy: a friend and i were just talking about "in the mood..." three minutes ago. we liked it both. truly a masterpiece.

by the way, have you seen "les choristes"? it now has a dvd concert featuring saunier, the lead actor, and the saint marc choir. you might want to check it out.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Buddy said...

sounds interesting; will ck it out.

just got the in the mood CD, I recommend both Yumeji's Theme and the Angkor Wat Theme for doing brain work -- e.g. writing, painting, reading.

Ciao, Bud

9:26 AM  
Blogger Noel Y. Bava said...

thanks buddy. i will check out our local music store for copies of the albums you suggested.

2:24 PM  

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