Friday, May 26, 2006

Fastball Special

Insanely, I just got home at 2:35 a.m. because I (and a whole lot of other people) attended one of the midnight showings of X-Men: The Last Stand.

My verdict: It 's pretty good, but doesn't quite measure up to the standards of the first two. One certainly misses Bryan Singer's touches, especially his ability to elicit fine performances and his quest for beautiful images.

But the third act is a treat, with in my opinion the best superhero donnybrook ever captured on film. It -- and other scenes -- toss a lot of valentines to old-time fans.

And remember: Don't leave before the credits are over!

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