- Composed by John Powell
- Varèse Sarabande / 2006 / 61m
The X-Men series of films reached its creative lowpoint but box office highpoint with 2006′s The Last Stand, Brett Ratner’s disappointing entry in the franchise, in which Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen and all their friends fall out again, this time when a “cure” is found for the mutants. A change of director led to another change of composer, giving the series its third composer in three films. Michael Kamen’s clever, dark score for the first film had been seriously underrated; John Ottman’s simplistic, bright score for the second had been seriously overrated.