X-Men: The Last Stand

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X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 film and the third in a series of films based on the Marvel Comics series X-Men following X-Men and X2. It focuses on two storylines: A mutant antigen is created, which the government exploits and uses against the mutant population, resulting in a war between humanity and the Brotherhood of Mutants. The X-Men become the third side of this war. The story behind Jean Grey's powers as the Phoenix and her effects on the X-Men and humanity.

Directed by: Brett Ratner, Written by Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn
Take a Stand (Taglines)


  • [Watching McCoy's nomination as Ambassador to the United Nations] Way to go, Furball.
  • [To Colossus - who is recovering from a power drain due to touching Rogue] The whole world's going to hell, you gonna just sit there?
  • [Kicks Arm-Replacement Man in the groin] Grow those back.
  • [After Storm shoves Logan out of the way of a Sentinel attack - Logan loses his cigar] That was my last cigar.
  • [to Rogue] Hey, I'm not your father. I'm your friend.
  • Oh, don't get your panties in a bunch.
  • I'm the only one who can stop her.
  • [To Colossus in the danger room] Hey "tin man", come here.

Ororo Munroe/Storm

  • Since when did we become a disease?
  • [To Logan] She made her choice. It's time we make ours. If you're with us, then be with us!
  • [During Xavier's funeral, Storm's eulogy] We live in an age of darkness. A world full of fear, hate and intolerance. But in every age, there are those who fight against it. Charles Xavier was born into a world divided. A world he tried to heal. A mission he never saw accomplished. It seems it’s the destiny of great men to see their goals unfulfilled. Charles was more than a leader, more than a teacher. He was a friend. When we were afraid, he gave us strength. When we were alone, he gave us a family. He may be gone, but his teachings live on through us. His students. Wherever we may go, we must carry on his vision. And that is a vision of a world united.

Eric Lensherr/Magneto

  • [first lines] I still don't know why I'm here.
  • [Rallying the mutants]They wish to cure us. But I say, we are the cure.
  • [After moving the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz] Charles always wanted to build bridges.
  • [Regarding Mystique - after she is depowered] It's a shame. She was so beautiful.
  • [holds back Juggernaut and Pyro] In chess, the pawns go first.
    [The humans start shooting. Magneto tries to take control of the guns]
    Humans and their guns.
    [His efforts are useless on the plastic weapons]
    Plastic, they've learned.
    [Seeing his first wave depowered by the Army's "cure" weapons] That's why the pawns go first.
  • [The X-Men stand with the troops at Alcatraz] Traitors to their own cause.
  • [Seeing Jean Grey out of control on Alcatraz] What have I done?
  • It's time to end this war [Begins tossing vehicles at the troops and X-Men as Pyro ignites them]
  • [To Jean - as he reacts to the cure] This is what they wanted for all of us.
  • Charles Xavier did more for mutants than you will ever know. My single greatest regret is that he had to die for our dream to live.
  • [To Xavier as Jean shows off her powers] I like this one.
  • [Talking to the mutant gathering] Nobody ever talks about it. They just do it. And one day when the air is still and the night has fallen, they will come for you...

Dr. Jean Grey/Phoenix

  • [To Xavier] Stay out of my head!
  • [To Logan] Logan, you're making me blush.
  • [Lying on a medbed with Logan watching over her] Back where we first met - only I'm in your place, and you're in mine.
  • [To Logan] I don't want to fix it! [Blasts Logan with her telekinesis up against the wall]

Cain Marko/Juggernaut

  • [After he bursts into the room where Kitty and Leech are hiding] I'm not the guy to play hide and seek with!
  • [After being released from solitary confinement for an undisclosed, presumably large amount of time] Could you let me out, I gotta pee!

Dr. Hank McCoy/Beast

  • Not all of us can fit in so easily, you don't shed on the furniture!
  • A major pharmaceutical company has developed a way to suppress the mutant X-Gene, permanently. They're calling it a cure.
  • Oh my stars and garters.
  • [to Wolverine] You saw Magneto?

Raven Darkholme/Mystique

  • [To an official questioning her] I don't answer to my slave name.
  • [To the same official] My family tried to kill me, you pathetic meat sack!
  • [To guard on mobile prison] When I get out of here, I will kill you myself.
  • [After Magneto ambushes the convoy, Mystique kills the same guard] Told you so.
  • [Magneto opens Multiple Man's cell revealing several men] This guy robbed several banks... [The men merged into one] ...at the same time.

Professor Charles Xavier

  • [From trailer - Narration] Since the dawn of existence, there have always been moments when the course of history shifted. Such a turning point is upon us now. The conflict between the better and worst angels of our very nature, whose outcome will change our world so greatly, there will be no going back. I do not know if victory is possible. I only know that great sacrifice will be required. And because the fate of many will depend on a few, we must make the last stand.
  • Something woke her. But she has to be controlled.
  • [to Ororo Munroe] You of all people know how fast the weather can change.
  • [about Jean] You have no idea. You have no idea of what she is capable.
  • [his last words before decintagrating]Don't let it control you.
  • When an individual acquires great power, the use or misuse of that power is everything, will it be used for the greater good or will it be used for personal or destructive ends? Now this is a question we must all ask ourselves. Why? Because we are mutants.


  • Prison Truck Guard [to Mystique, who was impersonating a sobbing child]: Keep it up and I'll spray you in the face, bitch.
  • John Allerdyce/Pyro: Come on, Iceman. Make a move.
  • Jamie Madrox/Multiple Man: [After the covert tactical squad ambushes Magneto's camp, Multiple Man phases back into one] Okay. I give up!
  • The President: [responding to de-powered Mystique's confessing the Brotherhood camp] Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
  • Young Angel: [after he cuts the wings off his back] Dad, I'm sorry.


Wolverine: It's okay, the professor can help, he can fix it.
Jean Grey: I don't want to fix it! [Jean blasts Logan against the wall and walks away]

Warren Worthington, Sr.: [as Psylocke and Arclight dangle him from a rooftop] I was only trying to help you people!
Quill: Do we look like we need your help?

Mutant Theatre Organizer: This cure is voluntary. Nobody's is talking about extermination.
Magneto: No one ever talks about it. They just do it. And you go on with your lives, ignoring the signs all around you. And then one day, when the air is still and the night is fallen, they come for you.
Mutant Theatre Organizer: [interrupting] Excuse me-
Magneto: Only then do you realize that while you're talking about organizing and committees, the extermination has already begun. Make no mistake, my brothers, they will draw first blood. They will force their cure upon us. There is only one question you must answer: Who will you stand with, the humans or us?

Cyclops: Jean?
Jean Grey: Scott?
Cyclops: How?
Jean Grey: I don't know....

Interrogator: Raven? [pauses] Raven, I asked you a question.
Mystique: I don't answer to my slave name.
Interrogator: Raven Darkholme? That's your real name, isn't it? Or has he convinced you that you don't have any family anymore?
Mystique: My family tried to kill me, you pathetic meatsack.
Interrogator: Alright then, Mystique. Where is he?
Mystique: [transforms into Magneto] In here, with us.
Interrogator: I don't want to play games with you.
Mystique: [transforms into the interrogator] You don't want to play games with me?
Interrogator: Stop that! I want answers! Where is Magneto?
Mystique: You want to know where he is?
[Mystique attacks the interrogator]
Mystique: [while strangling the interrogator] Homo sapiens!

Jean Grey: You would die for them?
Wolverine: No, not for them. For you. For you.
Jean Grey: Save me....
Wolverine: I love you.
[Logan stabs Jean through the chest and kills her, then cries out.]

Quill: [to Magneto] You talk pretty tough for a guy in a cape.
Pyro: [ignites a fireball] Back off.
Callisto: You're so proud of being a mutant, where's your mark?
Magneto: I have been marked once, my dear and let me assure you, no needle shall ever touch my skin again. [pulls up sleeve to reveal tattoos from his time in a Nazi Concentration Camp]
Pyro: Do you know who you're talking to?
Quill: [spikes protrude from his face] Do you?
[Pyro smiles]
Magneto: [to Callisto] And what can you do? [Callisto moves to three separate locations at near light-speed.]
Magneto: So, you have talents.
Callisto: That and more, I know that you control metal, and I know there are eighty-seven mutants in here and none above a class 3, other than you two.
Magneto: You can sense other mutants and their powers?
Callisto: Mm-hmm.
Magneto: Could you locate one for me?

Iceman: You don't seem fine, You seem like you're avoiding me, I mean something's wrong.
Rogue: What's wrong is I can't touch my boyfriend without killing him. Other than that I'm wonderful.
Iceman: Hey, I don't think that's fair. Have I ever put any pressure on you?
Rogue: You're a guy Bobby. Your mind's only on one thing.

Warren Worthington, Sr.: Warren, it's a better life. It's what we all want.
Warren Worthington III/Angel: No, it's what you want.(then preceding to jump out the window and fly away)

Kitty Pryde: [Responding to Professor X's previous statement] But Einstein said that ethics are an exclusive human concern without any superhuman authority behind it.
Charles Xavier: Yes, but Einstein was not a mutant. As far as we know.

Pyro: [engulfs Iceman with a firestorm] You're in over your head, Bobby. Maybe you should go back to school.
Iceman: [covers his entire body with ice and grabs Pyro's wrists - extinguishing the firestorm - then headbutts him] You never should have left.

Rogue: I'm sorry, I had to-
Iceman: This isn't what I wanted.
Rogue: I know. It's what I want.

Wolverine: [to Colossus] This is it! Let's make it a strike.
[Colossus throws Wolverine at Magneto (The Fastball Special) who stops Wolverine with his powers]
Magneto: You never learn, do you?
Wolverine: Actually, I do.
[Beast approaches from behind and injects a triple dose of "the cure" into Magneto]
Magneto: I'm-
Wolverine: [gets up after Magneto's power releases him] One of them?

Wolverine: Look at me Jean. We can help you. We can fix it. We can make it like it was. Stay with me!
Jean Grey: Please.... kill me.

Wolverine: Who's the furball?
Beast: Hank McCoy, Secretary of Mutant Affairs.
Wolverine: Right, right. The secretary. Nice suit.
Xavier: Henry, this is Logan. He's, uh-
Beast: Wolverine. I hear you're quite an animal.
Wolverine: Look who's talking.

Storm: We're supposed to be a team!
Wolverine: Yeah, good luck with that!

[While under siege from Magneto and Pyro, in a situation resembling the opening of the film in the not to distant future, with an ironic switch of lines]
Wolverine: We work as a team.
Storm: Best defense is a good offense.

Wolverine: [about Iceman, Colossus and Kitty] They're ready.
Storm: Yeah, I know, but are you ready to do what you need to do when the time comes?

[talking about "The Cure"]
Wolverine: Well, for all we know, the government helped cook this up.
Beast: I can assure you, the government had nothing to do with this.
Wolverine I've heard that before.
Beast: My boy, I was fighting for mutant rights before you had claws.
Wolverine: [to the Professor] Did he just call me "boy"?

Wolverine: This isn't you.
Jean: No, it is me.
Wolverine: No, it isn't. Maybe you should take it easy. The professor said you might be.... different.
Jean: He would know, wouldn't he? What, you didn't think he's in your mind too? Look at you, Logan. He's tamed you.

Mystique: [as the President of the United States] Do you know who I am? I'm the President of the United States.
Prison Truck Guard: Oh, Mr. President.... Shut up!
Mystique: [as a little girl] When I get out of here, I'm gonna kill you myself.
Prison Truck Guard: Keep it up and I'll spray you in the face, bitch.

Mystique: 'bout time.
Magneto: Did you find what you were looking for?
Mystique: The source of the cure is a mutant, a child at Worthington labs. Without him they have nothing.

Wolverine: I'm not leaving here without her!
Magneto: Yes, you are! [blasts Logan through the trees]

Wolverine: Hey, Scott, we were looking for you downstairs and you didn't show.
Cyclops: What do you care?
Wolverine: Well for starters, I had to cover your ass.
Cyclops: I didn't ask you to.
Wolverine: No, you didn't. The Professor did. I was just passing through.
Cyclops: So pass through, Logan.
[He turns away. Logan grabs his arm]
Wolverine: Hey, look. I know how you feel.
Cyclops: Don't.
Wolverine: When Jean died-
Cyclops: I said don't.
Wolverine: Maybe it's time for us to move on.
[Scott walks away, then turns back to Logan]
Cyclops: Not everybody heals as fast as you, Logan.

Storm: I love what you've done with your hair.
Beast: You too.

Juggernaut: I'm the wrong guy to play hide and seek with!
Kitty Pryde: Who's hiding [pause] dickhead?

Pyro: Listen to this: "Prisoner is to be kept immobile at all times. If he gets any momentum, no object can stop him."
Magneto: What do they call you?
Juggernaut: Juggernaut.
Magneto: I can't imagine why.
Juggernaut: Let me out of here. I gotta pee!

Pyro: Nice helmet.
Juggernaut: Keeps my face pretty.

[last lines]
Charles Xavier [after credits] Hello, Moira.
Moira MacTaggart: Charles?

Wolverine: [to Beast while fighting at base] I thought you were a diplomat!
Beast: [still fighting] As Churchhill said, "There comes a time where all men must..!" [stops to punch someone] Oh, you get the point!

Charles Xavier: We are mutants like you, Jean.
Young Jean Gray: Really? I doubt that. [lifts all the cars outside with her mind]


  • Take a Stand
  • Whose Side Will You Be On?


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