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  2 months ago +431

    Is X-Men: The Last Stand the worst X-Men movie in the franchise?
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    • Dade Lee Murphy
      Dade Lee Murphy 9 days ago


    • Dino Productions
      Dino Productions 11 days ago

      Oh no, no, no Critic. That title goes to Dark Phoenix

    • Michelle Streater
      Michelle Streater 25 days ago

      To me it is

      OVERLORD_CHAOS! Month ago

      last stand and dark phoenix are the worst.
      also even that the action scenes are decent the story and dialog is pure rotten garbage.
      and stop making videos you seem quite sad doug aka nostalgia critic. you clearly are burned down or depressed.

    • Lord Karasu
      Lord Karasu Month ago

      Channel Awesome nope, origins man, origins.

  • Brendan Geier
    Brendan Geier 6 hours ago

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

  • Anything. Lucy
    Anything. Lucy 6 hours ago

    Also Ice man is supposed to be gay

  • Galactic pirate
    Galactic pirate 7 hours ago

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

  • Ash Fleming ON HIATUS
    Ash Fleming ON HIATUS 7 hours ago

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

  • Gavin Jones
    Gavin Jones 10 hours ago

    Again yes they get blue character spot on

  • Alicia Nelson
    Alicia Nelson 11 hours ago

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

  • Bryan McCormick
    Bryan McCormick Day 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 Day ago

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

  • andrea argena
    andrea argena Day 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 2 days ago

    Ironic Archangel would lack an arch.

  • Michael Rene
    Michael Rene 3 days ago

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

  • sonicjrjr14
    sonicjrjr14 3 days 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 3 days ago +1

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

  • craig /super craig
    craig /super craig 3 days ago

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

  • Kevin Harris
    Kevin Harris 3 days ago

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

  • RockerMicke1
    RockerMicke1 3 days 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 4 days 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 4 days ago

    Watch the X-Men Web Series!!

  • William Ozier
    William Ozier 4 days ago

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

  • David Harrison
    David Harrison 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days ago

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

  • TheBlarggle
    TheBlarggle 5 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago +1

    X3 is the best X-Men Movie ever

  • Harry Mathers
    Harry Mathers 6 days ago

    And then dark Phoenix came out....

  • Jesse Says
    Jesse Says 6 days ago

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

  • Jacob Whitfield
    Jacob Whitfield 6 days ago +1

    Thanos's porn hhahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahha 😂😂

  • saidi7975
    saidi7975 6 days ago +1

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

  • ansiaaa
    ansiaaa 7 days ago +1

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

  • Michael Garcia
    Michael Garcia 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days ago +1

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

    • Pandiac
      Pandiac 5 days ago

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

  • boop AGM
    boop AGM 7 days ago

    To be fair Jean dying and then coming back and then dying again is pretty much her shtick in the comics

  • Bryan Egelhoff's Animation Tech Nation

    It's the Nostalgia-Naut b@$tch!
    Yeah, I'll get out....

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith 7 days ago

    8:49. (Coughs awkwardly)

  • Stefan Gingrich
    Stefan Gingrich 8 days ago

    I must admit I did not like this movie it was not in anyway good.

  • Takeshi Kujo
    Takeshi Kujo 8 days ago

    Oh Douglas, don't listen to Douglas.
    Watching envelopes is just as normal as watching stamps.
    Now postcards on the other hand... they're just too exotic.

  • Asylum117
    Asylum117 8 days ago

    Let's be honest, X-Men 3 is basicly like Spider-Man 3. Despite these movies having really stupid moments and scenes, you are also lying by saying that these movies didn't have good moments either. X-Men 3 for example didn't really hold back with Magneto's abilities and that bridge scene was pretty awesome. Spider-Man 3 also had some memorable scenes, especialy I really liked Sadman's first introduction despite the movie being the worst one in the Sam Raimi trilogy.
    Both movies are bad, but at the same time they had some good ideas as well. So calling them the worst movies ever made is a bit of an exageration.

  • El Schaefer
    El Schaefer 9 days ago

    Just got an ad for Dark Phoenix before this...
    God I hope that's not an omen of some kind

  • Dade Lee Murphy
    Dade Lee Murphy 9 days ago

    Let's be honest; the only reason why X-Men Origins: Wolverine is better than X3.... Ryan Reynolds doesn't talk.

  • Trevor Phillips
    Trevor Phillips 9 days ago

    31:18 his smile reminds me of the kid who played gay and depressed on shameless then grew up to be joker

    • Trevor Phillips
      Trevor Phillips 9 days ago

      That sounded like an insult but who doesn’t love that smile?

  • Daniel Codd
    Daniel Codd 10 days ago

    Watch this become a cinematic masterpiece once the new Woke Phoenix film comes out.
    In any case I enjoyed it regardless despite it's faults.

  • gor9027
    gor9027 10 days ago

    Having just seen Dark Phoenix, I’m stunned to say that Last Stand did a better job adapting the Phoenix Saga.

  • I Am awesome
    I Am awesome 10 days ago

    They all got dusted.

  • Rai Mou
    Rai Mou 10 days ago

    Rogue giving up her powers was actually a really interesting plot point and choice. Playing it as if she just wanted to touch Bobby and there was no prior history or the fact that she literally can't have physical contact with anybody, and not only for sexual purpose is a bit shallow. People need contact with other people and Rogue was struggling with her powers since the first XMen movie, was used by magneto because of them and almost killed and still doesn't have a grasp on them. It's one of the best moments in the movie for me, because Rogue made a mature and difficult choice.

  • hikoritoken
    hikoritoken 12 days ago

    Wait....... They made a sequel to NORM?!?!??

    RANDOM IDIOT 13 days ago

    Kinda funny I agree with most points in the Nostalgia Critic X-men review. I disagree with almost every point in the X2 review. But I agree with the points in this review and have a soft spot for the third movie.

  • A.J. Norman
    A.J. Norman 14 days ago +7

    I just realized the kid cutting off his wings is from Sharkboy and Lavagirl.

  • Go Time Now
    Go Time Now 15 days ago


  • B-FliP
    B-FliP 16 days ago

    Amazing animated intro guys that was epic!

  • Donna Dotson
    Donna Dotson 16 days ago

    You can't stop him, he's the Juggernaut bitch!

  • gor9027
    gor9027 17 days ago

    Been looking forward to this review, especially since Doug openly admitted a few years ago he actually likes this movie so this makes for a unique perspective on the most controversial X-Men movie.

  • Little Devil
    Little Devil 17 days ago

    One X-Men character I'm partially thankful didn't make it into these movies was Sauron. For those who don't know him, which is probably a lot of you, Sauron was a minor X-Men villain who was inspired by Lord of the Rings, hence his name. He resembled a humanoid pterodactyl and had the powers of flight, energy absorption similar to Rogue, and hypnosis via eye contact. He was a really cool character, and I feel he could've added a lot to these films, but I also feel they would've ruined him

  • Lebogang Manne
    Lebogang Manne 17 days ago

    It would be awesome to see a team up of Ash and wolverine.

  • Matthew Snider
    Matthew Snider 17 days ago

    9:34 When I saw this in the theater back in the day, roughly a third of the audience laughed aloud at this line (including myself, because it just felt so forced and written rather than convincing dialogue, even coming from a great actor like Stewart). It's the first thing I think of when someone mentions this film.

  • Manic Amza
    Manic Amza 18 days ago

    "Just add water, boom! Crazy😅"

  • Blake Jones
    Blake Jones 19 days ago

    Wow-i-wow-wow! Nuf said

  • Hunter Webster
    Hunter Webster 19 days ago

    Did NC just convince me this movie isn't that bad?

  • Allan Kear
    Allan Kear 19 days ago


  • Klaus Von Schliefenburg

    8:48 if only you had known...

  • Ross DiamondThief
    Ross DiamondThief 20 days ago

    Your not alone Critic, I liked this film as well.

  • full metal horseman
    full metal horseman 21 day ago

    I like it alot. This movie makes me think I'm being shown a history. things happen that people won't like. People make decisions that they feel is right. It's not perfect and I don't care.

  • Jonny Morris
    Jonny Morris 21 day ago

    26:00 - >SNAP!

  • ThePurpleFoot
    ThePurpleFoot 21 day ago +1

    lol Douglass

  • Anthony Barratt
    Anthony Barratt 22 days ago

    Also we're Nightcrawler?

  • Strong dud Zack
    Strong dud Zack 23 days ago

    This is only good because of the action

  • TheNerdyBirdyShow
    TheNerdyBirdyShow 24 days ago

    I still don’t know why he needed the whole bridge when his army was like 100 people. Do you really need a mile and a half of city infrastructure for a small crowd? He could have just used like three trucks to move everyone.

  • Starman Gaming
    Starman Gaming 24 days ago


  • Victoria Menendez
    Victoria Menendez 25 days ago

    This movie came out when I was a kid and honestly I didn’t know it was so hated, I just thought it was a cool flick. Even thought Magneto getting his powers back was an awesome twist

    DEADLIGHTS 25 days ago

    I’m the germinal bitch

  • oded007
    oded007 25 days ago

    Uh sonic joke to early

  • Reven Raynehart
    Reven Raynehart 25 days ago

    this is the best looking Beast

  • Natalie Gray
    Natalie Gray 26 days ago

    I have a theory: in the first movie, the radiation wave that made people into mutants weakened the confines that held Phoenix. You could tell she was having difficulty controlling her powers at the beginning of the second movie, but she had perfect control in the first. At the end of X2, she finally lets go and uses the full extent of her power expecting to die and take Phoenix down with her, but Phoenix keeps them alive.

  • Edviza
    Edviza 26 days ago

    Om the jugganaut betch

  • flametrooper 35
    flametrooper 35 27 days ago

    Wtf at 3:38 is this true

  • Truce Truce
    Truce Truce 27 days ago +1

    Storm, the girl who has awesome cloud and rain powers, to Rouge, the girl who MURDERS EVERYTHING SHE TOUCHES, “nah keep it we’re cool the way we are”

  • Gaming Goof
    Gaming Goof 29 days ago +1

    I think human Mystique would've been a cool idea to explore rather than being just a throwaway character, maybe the others too. Like, what does she do now that's she's human

  • Gaming Goof
    Gaming Goof 29 days ago

    Norm of the North 2!? How is that possible?

  • Joel Baldwin
    Joel Baldwin 29 days ago +1

    I didn't think this one was that bad. It wasn't as bad as the first one, not as good as the second one. Had they left Prof. X dead and not set up for a sequel, it would've been better.

  • Dustin Barlow
    Dustin Barlow 29 days ago


  • Selim Tuncel
    Selim Tuncel Month ago

    xavier comes back?

  • RhythmGrizz
    RhythmGrizz Month ago

    "Devil May Cry V is medicine."

  • Alex A.
    Alex A. Month ago

    THis movie is really good, much better than matrix and other anarchist propaganda.
    This movie illustrates what might happen if people are suddenly divided and start destroying each other : clear and powerful !

  • The Critic
    The Critic Month ago

    Oh thank God I knew I wasn’t the only one of the soft spot for us movie

  • IronclanEX
    IronclanEX Month ago

    I miss his sideburns

  • Anthony Barratt
    Anthony Barratt Month ago

    Movie is still split by the audience's till this day

  • KaijuKing 99
    KaijuKing 99 Month ago

    Oh please quit complaining fricken critic's complaining about everything

  • Átila Santos
    Átila Santos Month ago

    Just like Spider-Man 3, too many characters and too many studio interference. The curse of third movies

  • Danny Allen
    Danny Allen Month ago

    I totally agree that this movie had the best moments of the three: sentinels in the danger room, finally showing a comic-accurate beast, Ice Man finally icing up, and doing something with X-men other than the core cast of the previous movies. it was a shame the overall plot was a mess.

  • klimmr3021
    klimmr3021 Month ago

    23:04 Actually, we just closed the blinds.

  • klimmr3021
    klimmr3021 Month ago

    8:49 Funny, because James Marsden is in this movie.

  • klimmr3021
    klimmr3021 Month ago

    Be honest, who's here because of Dark PhoeniX?

  • Jackson Thorns
    Jackson Thorns Month ago

    I love how he puts just as much creative power into the paid promotions as does with the rest of the video

  • Le CO.
    Le CO. Month ago

    What the heck is your sponsorships 🤣

  • John Horton
    John Horton Month ago

    Oh wait a Minute they were Considering Adding Emma Frost and Gambit in the Last Stand but Didn't do it