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Last Stand (X-Men #3)

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  302 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
TAKE A STAND.
The world has acquired a lethal new weapon against X-gene mutants, whose superhuman powers separate them-for better, for worse, forever-fromordinary mortals. Now, for the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their godlike abilities, though their powers may isolate and alienate them, or surrender them and become human. The mutant antibody is called a cure
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Published May 16th 2006 by Random House Publishing Group (first published January 1st 2006)
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Victor Orozco
Dec 13, 2014 Victor Orozco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful!!! After the great job in adapting X-Men 2 - X-Men United, Chris Claremont continues to tell a good story in adapting X-Men: The Last Stand.

I absolutely adored how Jean had discovered her power when she felt her friend die when she was a child, but it was more than mere telekinesis, it was practically elemental as if she was actually at the point between life and death with her friend.

I have to admit that at first when the Mutant Cure was brought up I thought it was a trick but when it
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Kobye
Sep 08, 2014 Kobye rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The way it makes you able to connect with the charecters like wolverine and cyclops is great, but the setting is changing alot makeing it confusing at times because I dont know where the event is happening.The storline is confusing making you think, and I realy like that about the book because it makes it at times you want to keep reading until tommorow and at other times you want to throw the book away.The villan's personality is very hard to tell because some time he's calm and other times he ...more
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Sep 14, 2015 TDCbookreviews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A war is brewing between humans and mutants. That could all change when a "cure" is found. Who will take the chance at a normal life? Who will fight for the right to stay just as they were born?
A book adaption of the movie by the same name any X-Men fans will love this book. While it follows the movie pretty closely you also get more in-depth answers to some of the original X-men's origin stories, along with some new characters. A nice easy read with a wonderful flow, its definitely worth your
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Ysabet
Sep 02, 2007 Ysabet rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
IIRC it was better than the movie, but that's really not saying much.
Jerry
Mar 30, 2012 Jerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite popular opinion, The Last Stand is my favorite of all of the X-Men flicks. The first two were good, but the original was a bit low on action, and the sexual content of X-Men United messed things up a bit for me; I didn't really care for the two non-trilogy films. The Last Stand's huge melee and smattering of humor made it the best, in my opinion. I'd hoped that Chris Claremont's novelization would do it justice, and it did...but only in some ways. There were some bonus scene, most of whi ...more
Katherine Hayward
I agree with a lot of what other readers said about the book being better than the movie, but the movie was still enjoyable and had great special effects. I'm a huge Star Trek : The Next Generation fan, and so think Patrick Stewart, who plays Charles Xavier in the Xmen films, is a great actor. As with a lot of movie novelisations/ adaptations, there's a lot of detail in this book that was missed in the film - I think this as I read , and own, a lot of movie adaptations . I saw the movie before r ...more
Moe
Nov 18, 2011 Moe rated it liked it
A three star novel adaptation of a one star movie. You get a bit more with Chris Claremont's novelization of X-Men The Last Stand in the way of character development than in the film but to me it didn't stand on its own as an X-Men novel there are just better ones out there. Very,very loosely based on Claremont's now legendary comic storyline The Dark Phoenix Saga this book failed to capture and resonate with me as an X-Men fan it wasn't bad it was just sort of blah.
Lulu
Mar 02, 2008 Lulu rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since I was nine, I've been a huge X-Men fan. I was really disappointed with the 3rd movie because my favourite character died. I actually enojoyed this book much more than the actual movie, although the book was based on the movie.

-Lulu
Franck Rabeson
I do agree with the reviewers who found it better than the movie. The book actually kept (or added?) scenes that allowed the plot to make more sense and feel less contrived than what was shown on the big screen.
Molly
Nov 11, 2012 Molly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ending to this was significantly better than the movie, I think,even though the movie was "truer" to the character of Rogue.
Gabriel Mero
Mar 09, 2015 Gabriel Mero rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as good as the movie. I really enjoyed the flashbacks to young Jean, Storm, Cyclops, and Beast.
Sho
Dec 04, 2015 Sho rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
Bought the book to prep for the X-men First Class as well as wipe the bad memory of the movie!
Allison
Nov 12, 2009 Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Makes much more sense than the movie does.
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Possibly better than the movie? Lol
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Chris Claremont is a writer of American comic books, best known for his 16-year (1975-1991) stint on Uncanny X-Men, during which the series became one of the comic book industry's most successful properties.

Claremont has written many stories for other publishers including the Star Trek Debt of Honor graphic novel, his creator-owned Sovereign Seven for DC Comics and Aliens vs Predator for Dark Hors
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