Visceral action sequences and some dazzling (some not so much) visual effects cannot make up for a film that lacks in storytelling and character development. "X-Men: The Last Stand" exemplifies the previous sentence. Director Brett Ratner focuses too much on spectacle and let's what has the premise of being a great story falter. As the finale to the original X-Men trilogy, this falls flat and leaves a lot to be desired. With that being said, there are things to like about this film. The action and most of the effects are very good. Certain elements to the plot are intriguing and make the story a bit more engaging. This is not the worst superhero flick out there, but it is a far cry from the best. The dialogue occasionally comes across as campy. The acting is not as good as the previous films but it is still decent. Perhaps this movie's biggest sin is that it had so much potential and it just didn't capture the emotional resonance that it could have. Overall, I give this film a 6/10.