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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  • Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome  4 months ago +445

    Is X-Men: The Last Stand the worst X-Men movie in the franchise?
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    • Bosse bläckfisk
      Bosse bläckfisk 9 days ago


      Dark Phoenix.

    • Austin Hamilton
      Austin Hamilton 18 days ago

      Why do people think it is the worst X-Men movie. It got 58% on Rotten Tomatoes, it is not that bad but very decent. So I'm so confused about why it is so despised.

    • Leonardo Crocetta
      Leonardo Crocetta 24 days ago

      I just noticed: did your father composed the x-men/critic theme? Because of the last 'Barney' review... Am I right?

    • SickBoy
      SickBoy 25 days ago

      Xavier came back to life in this one?

    • Channel Camden
      Channel Camden 28 days ago

      No it was origins wolverine but now dark Phoenix is the worst

  • Dorito Chip Gamer
    Dorito Chip Gamer 20 hours ago

    My HughJ-Ackman

  • Casey Drilingas
    Casey Drilingas 2 days ago

    How did he know??

  • Iamcorn
    Iamcorn 4 days ago

    Mmmm spaghetti cheeseburger pizza.

  • Natasha Wilson
    Natasha Wilson 5 days ago

    So the whole thing with the phoenix being a personality rather than a seperate cosmic entity is how it was originally intended. The full manifestation of her powers leading to this personality forming. However it was retconned and became the phoenix force. Fun fact

  • Jonah Reed
    Jonah Reed 6 days ago

    Sometimes Doug’s commercials are better than the actual review

  • woodyburns
    woodyburns 7 days ago

    Idc what anyone says, this is one of the best X-Men movies because Cyclops dies

  • Graf Tobicula
    Graf Tobicula 8 days ago

    Non-russian Collosus... that MUST BECOME a thing in the comics. I mean, if you look up how many Supermen or Captain(s) America there are, this would not be a stretch at all! Otherwise, my opinion on this movie is exactly the same than the Critic's: Not as good as the first two movies but better than ALL the prequels!

  • Super John 123
    Super John 123 8 days ago +2

    X-Men The Last Stand: Im The Worst X-Men Movie To Be Made
    Dark Pheniox: Hold My Beer

  • Chamar Moore
    Chamar Moore 10 days ago

    we can all agree dark phoenix sux more then this movie

  • Jared Myers
    Jared Myers 10 days ago

    Is it bad that I actually liked this movie I mean yes the last part with the Phoenix was horrible but through the rest of the movie I loved it

  • Luke Sampayo
    Luke Sampayo 10 days ago

    Ok the sponsor ship thing was pretty funny good job fam

  • Adonan the Stoic
    Adonan the Stoic 11 days ago

    I actually rather enjoyed this movie. It was far from perfect, but it was at least entertaining.

  • Pseudonyme F
    Pseudonyme F 11 days ago


  • Hebimaru
    Hebimaru 11 days ago

    Most hated X men movie? (cough) Wolverine:Origins (cough)

  • Clockwork Kirlia
    Clockwork Kirlia 12 days ago

    I've been getting back into your channel after taking a break from the universe and it's as brilliant as ever! The sketches are hilarious; they were always amazing but everything is so polished and expert... while also the right amount of nonsense. The critique is also... genuine criticism. Y'all are often lumped in with the shouters and the cynics because, well, you inspired most of them, but you're genuinely insightful and always have been. Plus, I always appreciate Doug's charity shoutouts. A genuine good thing.
    That said, I'm really concerned about the stuff that's been going around about Channel Awesome... I have a lot of respect for many of the creators who felt they had to leave. None of the bad stuff seems connected directly to Doug or Rob or the rest of the NC cast, not intentionally at least, but... the platform itself is distinctly concerning. Forty to ten to four creators. I truly want to believe that you're as tied up in it as everyone else and that you haven't been the cause of any of the higher-ups' bullshit, but you're also the higher-ups in a way, even if you're not the ones doling out pay. Do you have the duty to stick up for your fellow creators? I mean, Nostalgia Critic has the name recognition to survive even if all of you literally use a different name for the show... I dunno. You've helped a lot of people with this show, but maybe supporting the platform isn't helping that.
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  • Talia al Ghul
    Talia al Ghul 13 days ago

    X-Men the Last Stand was the worst X-Men movie ever!
    Dark Phoenix "Hold my beer!"

  • Joshua o'malley
    Joshua o'malley 14 days ago

    "I can't control it!"
    "I can't control it"
    "I can't control it"

    You'll know what I mean when you seen a certain Phoenix movie

  • Isaac Fowler
    Isaac Fowler 14 days ago

    hahaha reading the "religions of the world" poster above the door in the ad. totally worth slowling the video down ... squinting and reading them haah

  • Jay Dubs
    Jay Dubs 15 days ago

    idk sometimes it seems like Critic always wants a different opinion to contrast with the average, but it never goes too far to say he's an extremist

  • John Doe
    John Doe 15 days ago

    Douglas: WOOOOW

  • Ch Chantzis
    Ch Chantzis 15 days ago

    Now that I think about it why did the wicked witch of the west melt when covered by water. Is that part of the witch mythology and legends or is it something else?

  • Kazimir
    Kazimir 16 days ago

    Is it just me, or is juggernaut in caged every movie

  • 仮面ライダーDD
    仮面ライダーDD 18 days ago

    10 years later we love comic movies is because of comics,we wanted to see it goes like comic and hope our favorite hero alive.So when professer X died we were angry and upset.But after 10 years we love Hugh Jackman even more than wolverine.So when we saw him could finally take a rest we felt happy about him,then we were ok with wolverine's death.That is why I love wol3 i guess

  • Warren305
    Warren305 19 days ago

    X3 was better than X1. It's actually a lot better.

  • Pearange Productions
    Pearange Productions 22 days ago


    That scene was BEAUTIFULLY done. Amazing job.

  • Team Twin
    Team Twin 22 days ago

    You are the best Doug

  • Team Twin
    Team Twin 22 days ago

    Rouge has a southern accent

    GEEKFOREVER 22 days ago

    Also, this movie is apparently NOT inspired by "THE CURE" but by Joss Whedon's X-MEN comics... And since he was also supposed to direct this movie, it just makes me even more sad that this shitty movie exist.

    GEEKFOREVER 22 days ago

    The most action ? Last time I checked, X-MEN had great action, X-MEN 2 had great action but lacked a bit of a climax and X-MEN 3's action was... Mostly boring...

    Another proof that Origins is better.

  • Bryce Cross
    Bryce Cross 23 days ago

    I'm going to be honest. Out of the first 3 X-men film, this is my favorite. It's bad, but it has the most color and personality.

  • The Jazz King
    The Jazz King 23 days ago

    Review the Evil Dead films.

  • MinecrafterGamma
    MinecrafterGamma 23 days ago

    I mean can you blame her for wanting to take off Hugh Jackman s belt, did you see him in the first one

    BURKE SULLIVAN 23 days ago

    Phoenix Thanosed people before Thanos

  • Madzod007
    Madzod007 23 days ago

    Omfg that thumbnail!!

  • Ted pogue
    Ted pogue 23 days ago

    In that wizard of oz skit, I thought the even more stupider thing was that the witch didnt ever just jump ina lake😂

  • Predator Productions
    Predator Productions 23 days ago

    Oh come on if he did run into Ash I would be praising this movie right now and it's very possibly Logan would run into Ash he was in marvel zombies

  • RetroPCGamer
    RetroPCGamer 23 days ago +1

    Can he stop building up jokes and cutting them off.

  • Cameron Varner
    Cameron Varner 24 days ago +1

    Review the leprechaun movies

    • Andy See
      Andy See 17 days ago +1

      I think he already reviewed at least the first one in a crossover. I wonder how the cast of Song of the Sea would react to Leprechaun.

    • Cameron Varner
      Cameron Varner 22 days ago

      I learned that all the leprechaun movies besides the newest one got 0% on rotten tomatoes

    • Madzod007
      Madzod007 23 days ago


  • Jeremiah Hessian
    Jeremiah Hessian 24 days ago +1

    Tamara as OG Dorothy...is epic! She just nailed it.
    Oh, and I agree with your assessment of X3.

  • Swagmite 3000
    Swagmite 3000 25 days ago

    It would've been great if it was a comic book

  • Jake
    Jake 25 days ago

    Brian singer said once that her using cerebro in xmen one triggers it in x 2

  • Matthew Cooper
    Matthew Cooper 25 days ago

    While I like the cure story, it has a pretty simple solution. Let mutants have the right to choose the cure if they want it. For a school that literally teaches kids how to control their powers, the teachers (especially Storm, fuck off with your clouds) seem very ignorant of the fact that a lot of mutants don't want their powers and many are too destructive and SHOULD be taken away. See ROGUE DAMN IT.
    A better story, and this could have been the whole movie and forgotten about the Phoenix plot, would be the government debating whether they should MAKE every mutant take the cure. It would be especially interesting given that Beast has a position in government, and both sides would make a lot of sense, just like in Captain America 3. Storm's position would make sense because she knows that powers can be controlled and she helps teach that herself, but Rogue's position would make sense because she has a power that can literally only destroy.
    They could do something like the government can't decide so they scrap the idea pf forcing everyone to take the cure, then the final fight could be the mutants for and against the cure fighting each other like it already is, but it would have a TOTALLY different context. Maybe the ones against the cure are just trying to destroy it so no one has the chance to take it, and the X-Men want to save it so they can protect the freedom to choose it.

  • Matthew Cooper
    Matthew Cooper 25 days ago

    "This better make more sense when you're Sansa Stark."
    Whoops it didn't.

  • luke atkinson
    luke atkinson 26 days ago +1

    you should review Dark Phoenix, as you said you reserved it a spot for future botched sequels.

  • Vincent DiPietro
    Vincent DiPietro 26 days ago

    jean just thanos snapped professor x

  • Calum J G
    Calum J G 26 days ago +1

    So I'm watching this just after having seen Dark Phoenix.........last stand really makes you appreciate Dark Phoenix a whole lot more

    • Calum J G
      Calum J G 26 days ago

      The Phoenix is actually developed a little bit in the new one 😂

    • Brian brush
      Brian brush 26 days ago

      How come?

  • BaZERGer
    BaZERGer 26 days ago +1

    Jean Grey's power was already mentioned growing early in the second movie, whatever the trigger was, i doubt the water did more than perhaps hasten the inevitable, if anything at all.

  • Vincent DiPietro
    Vincent DiPietro 26 days ago

    -i enjoyed this movie-

  • whatsmy nameagain
    whatsmy nameagain 26 days ago

    I thought this film was ok for xmen

  • Matthew Jones
    Matthew Jones 28 days ago

    I'm sorry, I see Archangel and all I can think of is the love interest from a teenage girl's fanfiction. xD

  • Eamonn Dillon
    Eamonn Dillon 28 days ago +1

    The gritty reboot of Sonic the Hedgehog?
    Doug must have a crystal ball

  • Ross DiamondThief
    Ross DiamondThief 28 days ago +2

    I literally do not care what anyone thinks, I liked this movie.

    • RetroPCGamer
      RetroPCGamer 23 days ago

      @Ross DiamondThief seriously, they hate it more than origins!? At least this film has great acting, action and effects. Origins has nothing to like, and to anyone who says last stand is worse, DEADPOOL... Maybe this will be better than dark phoenix.

    • Ross DiamondThief
      Ross DiamondThief 23 days ago

      RetroPCGamer EXACTLY!! People literally hate this film more than X-Men Origins, which makes no sense. Plus I feel people hate on it a lot more especially now because of Brett Ratner and all the shit he’s gotten wrapped up into.

    • RetroPCGamer
      RetroPCGamer 23 days ago +2

      I agree. This has some of the best scenes in the trilogy and the casting is almost perfect.

  • Syed-Hasan Naqvi
    Syed-Hasan Naqvi 28 days ago

    Don't come in here dad! I'm printing stamps

  • Ethan Deroche
    Ethan Deroche 28 days ago

    I can easily say X-Men: The Last Stand is not the worst X-Men movie ever made... Dark Phoenix is.

  • SelLillianna
    SelLillianna 29 days ago

    Douglas 1 "Douglas, I like pointing over that way for some reason."
    Douglas 2 "Woooaow!~"

  • Riley Bursey
    Riley Bursey 29 days ago +1

    The only reason Logan works is it had more time to build up these relationships with these characters and it made it all the better and sadder to see them all go

  • Nate Macrae
    Nate Macrae 29 days ago

    22:40 there could have been a mutant with the power to affect when sunrise and sunset happens

  • Lu1z 4 3v3r And the voices

    Wheres X men Apocalypse?

  • Sean Murphy
    Sean Murphy Month ago +1

    One is an X-Men movie, the other is a Wolverine movie.
    That starting comparison comes off as slightly stupid.

    • Yamadiyoo
      Yamadiyoo 29 days ago

      Tbh, most of the xmen movies has wolverine as the star so its pretty fair comparison. In fact Logan is basically Days of Future Past but the sentinals were gmo crops and they won since they were passive mutant killers.

  • Lego Art boy
    Lego Art boy Month ago

    26:17 that’s kinda disgusting because thanos is played by josh brolin and josh brolin played cable and cable is the son of Jean

  • Mikron20
    Mikron20 Month ago

    It wasn't water that triggered her to awaken... it was the end of Xman 2 she broke through Xaviers mental barriers he put in her mind to access her full power and potential holding back the raging river after the dam broke and lifting the plane to send everyone to safety.

  • TurtleSauceGaming
    TurtleSauceGaming Month ago

    what was the sit com music?

  • domidium
    domidium Month ago

    16:56 "You don't know what its like to be afraid of your powers." Um, your talking to the guy that has indestructible claws come out of his fists, sometimes spontaneously. Or have you completely forgotten that time he accidentally stabbed you?!

  • Brendan Geier
    Brendan Geier Month ago

    The Phoenix’s revival was caused by Cyclops’ blast into the water.

  • Anything. Lucy
    Anything. Lucy Month ago

    Also Ice man is supposed to be gay

    • kory stephens
      kory stephens Month ago

      Anything. Lucy only because Bendis canonized a Family Guy cutaway.

  • Galactic pirate
    Galactic pirate Month ago +43

    Critic: “X-men the last stand is the most hated x-men movie”
    Dark Phoenix: hold my beer

    • Foxy 02016
      Foxy 02016 8 days ago

      BrutalCarnage but what’s your opinion on Endgame and Infinity War when it comes to the comics (I can’t remember what the comics are called right now but I do know it)

    • Galactic pirate
      Galactic pirate 9 days ago

      @luke Sampayo that was a good pun though

    • Luke Sampayo
      Luke Sampayo 10 days ago

      Hey don’t be a x hole I like the movies. ... ok fine I take back the x hole 🕳 sry

    • BrutalCarnage
      BrutalCarnage 14 days ago

      You know I had no idea dark Phoenix had even came out until just now I was going to say the whole wait till it comes out thing and went to see when it comes out and realized I'm a month late so obviously it wasn't very good if it passed me by without me even realizing it even came out (and I'm like super into comics and superhero stuff and movies so it coming out without me knowing is really something)

  • Ashannemarie ON HIATUS

    I hope he's does first class through dark Phoenix next x month

  • Gavin Jones
    Gavin Jones Month ago

    Again yes they get blue character spot on

  • Alicia Nelson
    Alicia Nelson Month ago

    Why didn't wolverine just inject jean with the cure? 🤔

  • Bryan McCormick
    Bryan McCormick Month ago

    the golden gate bridge scene was one of several scenes that made whichever characters deus ex machina the plot along... whereas iron balls took time and cooperation convening in the blood of an unwitting security guard... three has solid moments but x2 is under-rated (and x1 is over-rated)

  • Silent Assassin
    Silent Assassin Month ago

    tbh i liked it too (except for the....you know what scenes..)

  • andrea argena
    andrea argena Month ago

    i'd never really hated X men 3, i still find it really funny to watch. is not a perfect movie, but come one we live in a world where batman and superman becom friends just because their mothers have the same name, so it couldn't be worse

  • Delvy
    Delvy Month ago

    Ironic Archangel would lack an arch.

  • Michael Rene
    Michael Rene Month ago

    Even though its the worst, there are some cool elements like the action, and beast etc.

  • sonicjrjr14
    sonicjrjr14 Month ago

    No one is saying this movie didn't have moments. The reason people hate thisis because it's cool moments wasted on a forgettable film.

  • Tomball2468
    Tomball2468 Month ago +1

    2006 x men 3 came out
    But so did the IPhone 8 that’s why Tamera has one

  • Francisco
    Francisco Month ago

    26:09 yes I think so I think it is thanos porn

  • Kevin Harris
    Kevin Harris Month ago

    20:51 character development?!? Berry said "Damn yo' African Accent!"

  • RockerMicke1
    RockerMicke1 Month ago

    Years later when dark Phoenix comes in and because of it the piece of shit makes the last stand look like avengers endgame critic you are a monster for liking the last stand you monster

  • Michael Iv
    Michael Iv Month ago

    This is kinda my stand on all the X-Men movies (maybe not Logan) they're ok, just not good

  • William Ozier
    William Ozier Month ago

    Watch the X-Men Web Series!!

  • William Ozier
    William Ozier Month ago

    This one was so bad that the entire franchise is still suffering from it.

  • David Harrison
    David Harrison Month ago

    My older brother used to be a huge fan of comic book movies and this was literally the movie that ended it for him. Kinda sad.

  • KnightRaymund
    KnightRaymund Month ago

    I didn't know about the meme until tonight. I never care much for Juggernaut. So when I saw that, I thought it was funny and it's so memorable, sorry.
    I so wish the Phoenix stuff wasn't here. The cure storyline had so much potential. Most of the stuff around that is pretty good. But the Phoenix stuff is such a huge distraction and takes time away from fully developing the cure story. Ugh. And how the hell did they hire the guy who wrote this to do it again!?

  • ajddavid452
    ajddavid452 Month ago

    this was the first and only x men movie I've seen, I watched it as a kid because we owned it on dvd

  • Makuta S-V
    Makuta S-V Month ago

    Out of the 3 the first one is still my favorite.

  • TheBlarggle
    TheBlarggle Month ago

    Hey check it, the movies complaints are about the abhorrent plot line and the contrived way they killed off characters for no good reason. No one's complaints about the movie was "the visuals weren't cool enough" and your sarcastic condescension about how "I'm just trying to find something cool in this movie!" is so fucking stupid and misses the point entirely so you can cram in your own pretend version of what the complaints about the movie are.

    I mean, unless you think the visuals are the way to tell a story.

  • The Legit DERPY Squid Guy

    Is he just against story lines coming to a close I mean he just keeps saying “that’s what it’s all about!”

    I still love you man

    No homo

  • Dru Blood
    Dru Blood Month ago

    If magneto wanted to kill the cure kid and could lift a fucking bridge, why didn’t he just destroy the building he was inside? Most large buildings have a steel frame, he could easily crush the frame of the building on everyone inside killing them all in 5 seconds. Movie over.

  • Dru Blood
    Dru Blood Month ago

    I just noticed that when Tamara was on the phone there was bloody rags hanging on the mirror behind her! Were they implying that she was on the rag when she was ranting about the movies?

  • childlogiclabs2
    childlogiclabs2 Month ago +1

    X3 is the best X-Men Movie ever

  • Harry Mathers
    Harry Mathers Month ago

    And then dark Phoenix came out....

  • Jesse Says
    Jesse Says Month ago +1

    I just realised Beast "You dont shed on the furniture." I always thought he said shit.

  • Jacob Whitfield
    Jacob Whitfield Month ago +1

    Thanos's porn hhahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahha 😂😂

  • saidi7975
    saidi7975 Month ago +7

    The most incredible thing about this movie is that Mags and co left a naked Rebecca Romjin behind...

    • looky khan
      looky khan 2 days ago

      Don’t forget that mag is a fag

  • ansiaaa
    ansiaaa Month ago +5

    and now we have Dark Phoenix...
    they can't really make a good 3rd X-Men movie!

  • Michael Garcia
    Michael Garcia Month ago

    I just think the only problem with this is they just Crammed too Many characters in this movie & Juggernaut's outfit was bad and why they did not put pyro with his suit in the comics they could made look so kick ass. But that's just my opinion.

  • Avery Merrick
    Avery Merrick Month ago +1

    Vindicated by History: For a long while, it was considered the lowest rung in the X-Men movie franchise by a lot of fans for one reason or another (Change in directors, wonky writing, Cyclops getting shafted again and killed off, the Phoenix being Jean's Split Personality instead of an initially good cosmic being that was just corrupted by evil forces, clashing the storyline with one about a mutant cure). But over the years, fans eased up on the movie and admit it's not as bad as initially viewed or word of mouth would suggest. Especially true after the mess that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine and, years later down the line, the second attempt at the Phoenix Saga, Dark Phoenix. The latter film, while trying to be more accurate to the comics, didn't do the story any better and is actually compared unfavourably to The Last Stand by both fans and professional critics, who cite that its middling tone fails to match the fun and energy of its predecessor.

  • Brandon Jones
    Brandon Jones Month ago +1

    And yet this is still the best cinematic version of this story.

    • Pandiac
      Pandiac Month ago

      Dark Phoenix was pretty much just as good as this which isn't saying much.