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The Last Stand (X-Men #3)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  405 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews

The world has acquired a lethal new weapon against X-gene mutants, whose superhuman powers separate them–for better, for worse, forever–from ordinary 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 cur
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 16th 2006 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2006)
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May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: imo-underrated
Review WIP Honorary 5-star.

I never finished this book (bought it when the film came out); now adding it to the currently-reading list and truthfully placing it to the on-hold list cuz I've put it on-hold for a decade (lmao, time flies).

BTW, although the edition I selected indeed has the ISBN as what's indicated on my copy; my book actually does not have Angel on its cover, but just Jean, Logan, and Ororo.
May 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016-prose
There is one chapter from Jean's POV that is a nice addition but mostly this makes even less sense as a book than as a movie
I does a fine job of expanding on a nonsense movie.
Sep 02, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
IIRC it was better than the movie, but that's really not saying much.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a so-so book for me. I had a lot of interruptions reading this book because of the crowded train so my focus was low. I don't recall watching the movie. I found it a waste that some good and strong characters have to be killed off. I know it was that way in the cartoons but why does marvel have to kill the good guys? Anywayz, it was ok an read for me. I can't really say if the movie was better than the book but all the same the movie played in my head as I read along. Makes me wonder do ...more
Victor Orozco
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 30, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Sep 08, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Katherine Hayward
Mar 20, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Anthony McDowell
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The finale of the cinematic X-men trilogy, if you enjoyed the movies like I did then you should enjoy the novel as well. The book expands on the movie mainly by going inside Jean's head. Sure there's plenty more descriptions I could mention, but Jean's story feels like a tragedy to me, and while I never really cared for her character in the 1990s cartoon or the movies, seeing inside her mind in these three novelizations has been awesome. The Wolverine delivers as always, and getting to see Rogue ...more
Nov 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mar 02, 2008 rated it liked it
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.

Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
I loved this book. It has so many emotions and scenarios it took you on a wild ride. What I didn’t like was the deviation from comics accepted story-lines. But the plot was really interesting and engaging and the characters had developed so much.
Franck Rabeson
Sep 09, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Jun 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Bought the book to prep for the X-men First Class as well as wipe the bad memory of the movie!
Gabriel Mero
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just as good as the movie. I really enjoyed the flashbacks to young Jean, Storm, Cyclops, and Beast.
Nov 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
The ending to this was significantly better than the movie, I think,even though the movie was "truer" to the character of Rogue.
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Nov 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Makes much more sense than the movie does.
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