Re: What would have made "X-Men: The Last Stand" the best of the series:
One big improvement (or rather lots of improvements) Would be to make X3 actually consistent with the other two films. X1 and X2 set up situations, conflicts, subplots, and asked questions that in X3 were either forgotten, unexplained, abandoned, or just plain ignored. I'll ask again: how can you consider a film to conclude a trilogy when you don't even show closure to things that were set up in the previous 2 films? THAT certainly would have made X3 better. This is one of the reasons why people demand an X4. To see these issues settled or concluded.
He'd never believed in life after death until Jean had died, and he still wasn't sure what he believed, but he believed in something. Maybe he just believed in her.
Jean: Mom says the only way I can cook is over a bunsen burner.