It has been several months since The X-Men stopped William Stryker, but that victory came at a price, they have lost Jean Gray when she tried to save them from the collapsed reservoir. Scott Summers (Cyclops) is still grieving about her loss. One day, he came out to the place which is where Jean Gray sacrificed herself. Then, Jean Gray appeared right in front of him. Though, it seemed that after that, Scott had disappeared. Meanwhille, the rift between humans and mutants had finally reached the boiling point. When humans discovered what causes humans to mutate, they have found a cure for the mutation. The X-Men were appalled at this idea. It was not long at all until the news about the cure came to Magneto. He decides to organize an army of mutants and wage his war against the humans. Then, it became clear that Jean Gray evolved into the Pheonix, her new mutant powers are so strong that she can not control her own body. Then, she kills off Professor X with her new powers. Now, The X-Men must stop Magneto again and put an end to the war against the humans, as well as stop Jean Gray’s Pheonix powers. –IMDb
Brett Ratner has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most successful director with eight feature films grossing over one and a half billion dollars worldwide in a short amount of time.
At 26 years old he directed his first feature film, the surprise box office hit comedy Money Talks, starring Charlie Sheen and Chris Tucker. His second film, the action comedy Rush Hour, starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker and earned $250 million worldwide which propelled the extremely popular and lucrative Rush Hour trilogy with Rush Hour 2 grossing more than $342 million worldwide and most recently Rush Hour 3 featuring an acclaimed international supporting cast.
Following the success of Rush Hour, Brett directed the romantic fantasy drama The Family Man, a critical and box office hit starring Nicolas Cage and Tea Leoni. Ratner made his first suspense thriller with his fifth feature film Red Dragon, the Silence of the Lambs prequel starring Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph… read more
Even the box office bombs of this genre ("Hulk," "Superman Returns") have the stamp of an auteur trying to do something different within their formulas. Brett Ratner's films often give the impression that anyone could have directed them. Here, his questionable talents are employed on a horrid script that does everything it can to derail the "X-Men" franchise - literally leaving the studio no choice but to reboot.
Some good action sequences and it was cool to see various mutants from the comics on screen, but as a movie ... meh.
Yes, Ratner is a total hack.....no doubt. However find this pic the best of the trilogy. Now that doesn't say much for Singer's efforts does it. Script not bad for a comic book movie and probably most in the spirit of the comics. Always like a picture willing to kill off a few main characters.... and what a body count in this one. Really the kiss of death for the series. Should be interesting to see first class