X-Men: The Last Stand - Nostalgia Critic

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    One of the most hated X-Men movies might not actually be as bad as you think...I mean, it's still bad, but fun bad...maybe? Nostalgia Critic takes a look at X-Men: The Last Stand.
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    X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film based on the X-Men superhero team introduced in Marvel Comics. It is the sequel to 2003's X2, as well as the third installment in the X-Men film series, and was directed by Brett Ratner and written by Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn. It features an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones, and Patrick Stewart.
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    1. Channel Awesome

      Is X-Men: The Last Stand the worst X-Men movie in the franchise? Catch all the crew at C2E2 this weekend - www.c2e2.com Support this week's charity - healthright.org/

      1. Garibaldi Britann

        Channel Awesome do the list of bad directors that shouldn't be directing and retired imnediately, count for Uwe Boll, M Night Shyamalan, Michael Bay, Renny Harlin, and Brett Ratner also Paul WS Anderson

      2. Zero Cool

        side note: Cayden Boyd was in Shark Boy and Lava Girl as the Lead role as Max.

      3. Lynn Taylor

        It's definitely the worst of the first three. I thought it was the worst until X-Men: First Class came out. I hate that movie so much.

      4. JMP Movie Productions

        +This Guy!!! Everyone has different opinions. It doesn't matter what people think. So don't worry about it.

      5. This Guy!!!

        Channel Awesome I actually like this movie, but X2 is still the best

    2. Thomas Ashwood

      A Not Too Distant Future I Assume That's A Mystery Science Theater 3000 Reference

    3. Chris RJ

      Logan was written and performed better. X3 was a total mess. The first 2 were the best. The end.

    4. Lewis Davidson

      And this has told me why Doug lost my respect as a critic. To paraphrase - “Out of the original three, I’d watch this one cause it’s the most entertaining cause it has action ‘n stuff” Wow. Seriously, wow.

    5. OcularRat19 !

      4:16 Hey look it's Max from Sharkboy & Lavagirl.

    6. ChristianMetalFan100

      "Well.. that was awesome..." Best delivery ever.

    7. Hannah Mixon

      I would like more Douglas cameos please.

    8. I'm not important

      I actually looked uo if there was a norm of the north 2.... There is, and i am dissaponted in humanity. Not angry, but dissapointed.

    9. shassitojn 49

      Uh-oh Doug, Ralphthemoviemaker is going to crucify you for having a soft spot for this film. Love both your content, guys.

    10. camron bats

      X-men 3 sucks

    11. Thomas Mercer

      I'm glad it's not just me that thinks Beast was fantastic in this one.

    12. Curtis Mead

      Actually I liked this X-Men movie. The fact is that the other movies rode on this story and after its events. It also makes X-Men and the Days of the Future Past have more of a punch as well as it fixes the issues the movie had. If you watch this movie and continue on with the other movies it actually is good.

    13. OlderSnake

      The ad was the best part of the video XD It needs its separate video!

    14. Dennis P.

      This is like the superbowl, people like the video, but LOVE the adds doug makes

    15. Rastrisfrustreslos Gomez

      I gotta say that intro is absolute dope :D

    16. Cameron Layton

      24:42-24:48 Every Dragon Ball fans' reactions to realizing that Jiren is a very dull, boring, and terrible character and that they mistreated Caulifla, Kale, and Universe 6 as well as other interesting characters in the Tournament of Power very badly.

    17. Jin Lightning

      D O U G L A S

      1. Dennis P.


    18. Garett Fawver Maxwell

      4:38: Angle looks like Jake Pall

    19. Robert Sheilds

      Please review all the movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From Iron Man to Captain Marvel. That’d be great!

    20. The Komičar

      23:45-24:17 I Love This Guy!😂😂😂😂😂😂

    21. Justin Jackson

      A bad movie can have decent scenes.

    22. QuartuvLarry

      I'm Doug's age, and haven't found any gray hairs yet. MY MUTANT POWER IS YOUTH!

    23. V TV

      24:41 Someone please make this a meme

    24. Comicsoid

      Well, i like this movie... :)

    25. EWOODJ

      Everyone cheered when they heard Juggernaut’s line in my theater. I’m guilty of that myself...no regrets.

    26. Pharoh Khan

      Uh... Okay, I'm probably not the first, (but if I am please let me know *yay!*) WHY IS MALCOM A MONKEY?!!?!?! Seriously, I'm joking but it's just a noted joke. Smiles and Toodles. Great Job! :)

    27. klimmr3021

      26:19 Well, wiping out half of the universe will do that to you.

    28. klimmr3021

      10:13 Well, maybe not water, but water pressure. Xavier said that she was wrapped in a cocoon of telekinetic energy. Maybe all of that water pressure is what forced her to be wrapped in that cocoon.

    29. klimmr3021

      2:27 My reaction to The Lorax (2012). 2:29 Everyone else.

    30. David Mackey

      Joss Whedon is the only smart person who wrote this, wait he wrote the comic Brett stole the majority of intelligence from. why wasn't he asked to direct this again

    31. KingofTerror

      From a plot stand point, it doesn't get much out of viewers. Action-wise it is the best of the first 3

    32. kztar621

      I always hated how one-sided the characters are on this, like maybe mutants like Rouge who kill everything they touch or Beast who have deep-seated selfsteem issues could benefit from the cure, but no, let's demonize everyone who wants to take the cure because how dare them reject something that impacts their life negatively. It's like body positivity, going far beyond "It's okay if you don't look like a model as long as you're healthy and happy" and way into "If you don't chersh your morbid obesity that will result in early death then you're a bigot with internalized hatred!!!" Of course mutants like Storm and Iceman think like that, for them their mutation is not a problem, it's all about controlling climate or making ice sculptures while being in perfect control of their abilities and appearance, but what if one day Storm just started generating storms anywhere she goes without wanting to, or what if Iceman suddenly couldn't return to his human form after transforming and had to live in a freezer for the rest of his life? Something tells me they would then have a different perception of this issue. Their position is akin to telling you you should be okay with your malignant tumor just because they happen to be okay with their dimples, both are mutations but only one is a shit deal.

    33. Starman Gaming

      Well, at least Doug didn't call Juggernaut a mutant. 31:23 Never knew I wanted to hear Doug sound like a deflating Helium balloon.

    34. Man of Salt


    35. Rabano Doom

      Kitty pryde deserves her own movie

    36. Rick Carlos

      Funny. I'm on a show with Anna Paquin right now

    37. TouchingYouOnTheInsidePart

      26:11 Thanos😂

    38. Kick X Weeb

      I like it too

    39. Lunatic Cringe

      Why is he wearing massive anal beads?

    40. jeremy garcia

      Mr.stark I don't feel so good

    41. Piotr Siporski

      Całość wszechwświata oceniam na plus nieskończoność.

    42. Piotr Siporski

      Wszystakie filmy z całego świata oceniam na plus nieskończoność.

    43. KonElKent

      I get, and even agree with, a lot of the criticisms of the movie, but I think it's worth the occasional watch because this Beast is far better than the pseudo-prequel films. And I've got a massive man crush on Hugh Jackman. Seriously, I sat through Movie 43 because he was in it...

    44. Nope Noperson


    45. ShadowWolfRising

      Not gonna lie, the gag about The Wizard of Oz made me laugh. "What you would do in these situations." Give Mutants equal rights and create special divisions in both Law Enforcement and the Military for Mutant Enlistees with higher pay than the humans Cops and Soldiers? Offer a special analysis service of Mutant Powers for Volunteers and for those with particular power that benefits certain fields, potential set them up with special jobs in construction, labs, engineering, etc and make sure to emphasize it's on a Voluntary basis. Likewise, Create American Equivalent of French Foreign Legion for Mutants for Mutant Refugees and Immigrants, again on a Voluntary basis. Like I can think of several ways I'D do it, I would focus on the positives my Mutant Countrymen could benefit our country and themselves simultaneously. .....Isn't Juggernaut a Dude empowered by a War God, not a Mutant (Basically a Chosen of Khorne.)? "Haha! Now I'm gonna be arrested, thrown back in jail, and probably have my powers taken away- Why did I agree to this?" Even as a Kid the first time watching I wondered that exact thing. Another part that bothered me Critic doesn't bring up, that part where he sends in 'The Pawns' who then get gunned down en masse by the cure guns.......only for him to send in the mutant who can make a sonic boom and make them drop/lose their weapons. I went when I saw that "WHY DIDN'T YOU DO THAT FIRST!? Your pawns would be doing better if you did!" Zhuge Liang would be ashamed of these levels of tactics. Also what they did to Spyke from X-Men Evolution, like everything about him. And Yeah, Kelsey Grammar as Beast was perfection.

    46. Roman Kotas


    47. M.I. MAN

      Wait! In Logan everyone dead! Already! And When I watched X-men 3 first time, I really liked it.

    48. Jacob Ivanovich

      Ты долбоёб

    49. Distinguished AllureProductions

      Why we haven't gotten a Channel Awesome Series called "The Douglases" where Doug plays different types of Douglasses and every five episodes a new Dougla...hmm..Douglasie? Joins the Doug house until season 12 where we find out that GOD is DOUG and all of this is a fever dream from Doug

    50. Dylan Kaiser

      Critic, nobody has ever claimed this movie is boring. Most of the criticisms come from the wasted opportunities.

    51. MrTyler189

      Well its official! Doug's true talent is making commercials! Haha

    52. klimmr3021

      21:34 Actually, seeing Wolverine in an Evil Dead movie would be awesome!

    53. klimmr3021

      7:50 That's actually a wig?

    54. Cook James

      Fun fact: That kid playing young Angel was Max in Sharkboy and Lavagirl.

      1. Joseph Hall

        Cook James I guess he did fly off with style

    55. atomic doomsday58

      haven't seen a funny advertisement until now

    56. Thebruboy Brubaker

      The first two movies were awesome and this one sucked.........but yes beast was cool

    57. Archie Thomas

      you should've done a cross over with AVGN and cinema snob in an epic battle of which nerd is right

    58. Gr8SkyLizard

      I quite liked this X-men movie. Not awesome but fun

    59. Daniel Witz

      This one was the absolute worse of the franchise.

    60. Sam


    61. dopplegangerdavid

      I agree with Doug on this one. The movies before this were just okay and this one had some great moments, but it all added up to nothing.

    62. C.DatAZNguyoverthere

      Can we just blame this on Brett Ratner?

    63. Jason

      Stupid entitled Fanboys, they never understand what Interpretation is. They act so much like Abusive ass hats.

      1. Joseph Hall

        Jason Opinions matter... to some people

    64. Brasegalan

      X-Men: The Last Stamp

    65. Elijah Kelley

      I thought the Phoenix was released cuz she was about to die and it saved itself

    66. Smiley The Stickman

      2:19 wait... THERE’S A SEQUEL?!?! How could this happen?

      1. Dominique Radford

        Smiley The Stickman: They'll want to throw in millions of dollars to make the WORST animated movies. The same way made Food Fight, Norm of the North (2) & The Emoji Movie. (31:23) My reaction to the sequel.

      2. Dominique Radford

        Smiley The Stickman: (31:23)

    67. JMJ021

      The mutant cure is like Static Shock's bang baby cure. And Aang's taking bending away in ATLA.

    68. JMJ021

      Magneto was badass in this movie.

    69. James VanZanten

      I liked this movie as much as X2 and almost as much as X1. Cool battles include Wolverine vs juggernaut, storm vs the other brotherhood mutants at Jean's house, Magneto attacking the convoy, Wolverine attacking the brotherhood camp, the alcatraz battle. Like doug says, the cure conflict is good simple story with high stakes, as opposed to more convoluted and cartoonish doomsday plots in many of the more popular xmen movies. I didn't have any background with the comics and cartoons, so I didn't mind how this movie handled the Phoenix. I think adhering the source material story where the Phoenix came from an outer space being would have made the movie outlandish(even for xmen movies). It would have been a jarring shift from the first two movies set on earth. I didn't even like the time travel in DOFP. They definitely could've given the Phoenix more screen time, since the runtime wasn't even 2 hours. I was also disappointed with lack of payoff with the iceman vs Pyro subplot. It was built up over the whole trilogy. Then the whole battle is one shoots a freeze beam, the other shoots a fire beam, and the beams fight to overpower each other. Then Pyro almost wins, then iceman headbutts Pyro with an ice helmet and knocks him out. Lame. They could've made that fight a couple minutes longer. Have them move around, dodge shots, land a few shots each, then have Iceman win. With the short runtime, they also didn't need to kill cyclops offscreen. It didn't bother me that they killed professor x, cyclops, and jean. It was the last chapter of the trilogy and it gave the whole story some weight. But with storm and new leaders, xavier's school will go on. I also liked that Rouge took the cure. "This is who I am" would have been a total cliche. It is exactly what she wanted and its happy ending for her to not have be physically isolated. There were a lot of cheesy lines for sure though. That said, I forgave that in star wars prequels and matrix sequels in exchange for cool action scenes, more world building, some new good characters, and adding to the story.

    70. Mark Aleman

      It's more you run into a tree from Evil Dead

    71. Ghost

      Xmonth? does this mean MegamanX?

    72. Omar Ismael


    73. Gius63_productions

      I love how the Nostalgia Critic continuity is respected by the time he made the "Movies I like everyones else hates" by saying that he loved hated some parts of the movie!

    74. Cameron St.Bernard

      I would watch that sitcom!!!!

    75. Melissa Cummings

      I guess it is pretty stupid to believe throwing water on someone would melt them. Especially if the it's not boiled ....

      1. Joseph Hall

        Melissa Cummings Throw water on the attacker... now they are wet.. and even more pissed off

    76. Luis Miguel Martínez

      I love this movie. I don't care what people says

    77. Nerd Girl

      Dear Nostalgic Critic! Please give permission to translate your videos to JoShizo! We love your videos very much, but they all speak English at a sufficient level that you understand your jokes and wonderful critical judgments. With love, your fans from Russia

    78. Hannah Barker

      Isn’t baby angel the kid from shark boy and lava girl? Wow.

    79. The Dark Conservatarian

      LOL I don't know what you're on about the "I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!" line. That was one of the most badass and memorable lines of the whole movie. Lol

    80. Justinian

      love that commercial 17:20

    81. TheSebShock

      Its not that bad

    82. Kindlegolas

      The one thing I always disagreed with....don't make Rogue the poster child for why you shouldn't have your powers taken away. She literally kills anyone she touches. She's the one person who probably should have her powers taken away. Her life would be miserable. It's not like Storm who can control the weather, Rogue freaking kills anyone she touches and cannot have any sort of human contact ever

    83. Ken Hollis

      Personally, not having read comic books growing up, I've always enjoyed these three movies. On the other hand, the first Wolverine movie bored me to tears and I got so drunk while watching First Class that I don't remember it.

    84. DolbikStudios

      10:39 Tinface is rasits. Tin is not the costume.

    85. Neo-Xgray87

      @00:00-01:06 Weren't all the other X-Men movies before X-Men First Class also focused on the Wolverine's character? How is Logan any different from those other X-Men movies that had Wolverine as the center-focused character?

    86. President Kudsi

      It seems like they planned this to be the final X men wrote the script but then changed there minds so eddited in Magnito getting his powers back (why isn't he in jail?) Charles coming back to life ect

      1. Neo-Xgray87

        Pathetic, isn't it?!

    87. LORD MAV B.M.P

      Isnt that the kid from sharkboy and lava girl

      1. Neo-Xgray87

        I don't think so.

    88. WasabiSniffer

      You wanted to give an Oscar to the kid from shark boy and lava girl?

    89. Herginderg [R3KT]

      S12 E12 YAY!

    90. Kingofgames2k

      These midrolls are amazing

    91. Mike W

      That Stamps.com segment was pretty great!

    92. loner1878

      So he shits all over X-Men United, the best X-men movie, but makes excuses for this crap?

      1. Neo-Xgray87

        He thought X2 was overrated and this movie was over-hated.

      2. Lock .e

        loner1878 because he thought x2 was overrated while this one is over-hated

    93. Lee Eiffler

      Critic/Doug, Surprised you didn't say anything when Storm (whom is in full control of her power) says to Rogue "There's nothing wrong with you" When we see a scene or two ago with Rogue saying "I can't even touch my boyfriend without killing him"

    94. filozof

      I don't get the "I'm the juggernaut, bitch!" Its a dumb line, why is it so famous?

      1. filozof

        +Neo-Xgray87 oh I see thanks

      2. Neo-Xgray87

        Because it originated from a bad internet meme back in 2005.

      3. Lock .e

        filozof because it originated from a meme

    95. Avi'ad

      I've to admit that I didn't understand the Sansa Stark joke. Would someone please explain it?

      1. Avi'ad

        +Neo-Xgray87 I feel daft for having missed that hahahaha

      2. Avi'ad

        +Neo-Xgray87 I feel daft for having missed that hahahaha

      3. Neo-Xgray87

        Because Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones) is currently playing the young Jean Grey in both X-Men Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix.

    96. Raphael Basile

      Funny story: The first and only time I watched this movie, I predicted something very specific at the end. When Logan was approaching Jean to kill her, I thought, “Hmm. This is Hugh Jackman, a guy voted Sexiest Man Alive around this time. My guess is, his shirt comes off somehow.” And, voila. And to clarify, this was before I realized shirtless Hugh Jackman was a trend across all of these movies.

    97. ProfWulfenstein

      This is the most hated X-men movie? Really? I loved it.

      1. Mind Job

        Not really.

      2. loner1878

        It sucks.

    98. TrainerRED Charizard

      Doug: Happy Potter Movies Month someday?

    99. TrainerRED Charizard

      I kinda like the more Generic/bad ones of the superhero movies..like Batman & Robin and X3..and i Think that Spiderman 3 was at times cool looking atleast..those have flaws yeah but nowdays the new ones correct stuff/Canon and i think that old ones could be given a pass that they are films of their times