Part III

So we went to see X-Men: The Last Stand last night. It was okay. It wasnt' terrible, but I didn't leave the theater saying, "Wow, that was so fucking cool!" the way I did with the previous two X-Men movies. That's the difference between your Bryan "The Genius Who Made The Usual Suspects" Singer and your Brett "The Guy Who Made the Rush Hour Movies" Ratner, I suppose.

Of course, the real question is, when has Part III ever been anything but vaguely disappointing at best?
Return of the Jedi? Too many Ewoks.
Back to the Future III? Lame, lame, lame.
The Godfather Part III? So unrelentingly awful, it convinced Sofia Copolla to be a director instead of an actress.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? Okay, this one's not bad.
The Karate Kid Part III? As lame as lame can be.
Jaws 3-D? Well, it was in 3-D, so that's pretty sweet...
Superman III? Awful, but it did inspire a gag in Office Space.
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock? Falls prey to the dreaded "odd-numbered Star Trek movie" curse
Richard III? Dude, the main character's a hunchback, and there's never been a good movie where the main character was a hunchback.
American Ninja 3? Terrible, but they did manage to bounce back with American Ninja 4.
Rocky III? Okay, this is the exception, because, well, Rocky fights Hulk Hogan and Mr. T, and that fucking rules, dude.

Anyway, final verdict on X-Men III - not as bad as it could have been.

Maybe the best part was the new trailer for Superman Returns, which was cool as hell.