The reported decision by Cannes Film Festival bigwigs to screen Brett Ratner‘s X-Men: The Last Stand (20th Century Fox, 5.26) seems a bit odd. Nobody knows how this third X-Men film will play, but everyone has had their suspicions since Fox hired Ratner to direct it. Are there any cinematic standards at all being sought by Cannes programmers these days, or can any big-studio tentpoler be shown as long as it’s been offered and big stars have agreed to walk up the red carpet and the European distributor needs the hoopla?