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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

May. 15,2014
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The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.


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A waste of 90 minutes of my life


It's funny watching the elements come together in this complicated scam. On one hand, the set-up isn't quite as complex as it seems, but there's an easy sense of fun in every exchange.


In truth, there is barely enough story here to make a film.


This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.


Wow. Just wow. This film really surprised me as it combines both the old cast with the new cast. The film has a good way of showing us what has happend to the world since X-men the last stand and the wolverine which came out the year before this did. The plot is the world is overrun by robots called the sentinels which were created by Boliver Trask in the 70s but before that he was killed by mystique. The X-men have spread out over the globe and stick together in order to survive. The X-men decide to send wolverine back to the 70s to stop mystique from killing Boliver Trask. But in order to stop her he needs the help of Charles Xavier in the 70s but he isn't in a wheelchair he's walking using drugs but the drugs make his powers go. Wolverine succeeds but also needs the help of magneto but he's in prison cause he accidentally made the bullet curved which killed JFK. But in order to break him out they use quicksilver to break him out. They work together and they manage to stop mystique but also reveal to the whole world that mutants exist. The movie as whole works together so well. But the best thing about it is that the previous films don't exist in the X-men universe as they are now wiped out. So that means no more X-men last stand and no more X-men Origins wolverine


4.5 out of 5 stars (nearly a classic)X-Men: Days of Future Past is one of the best films of the long-running X-Men franchise. It combines everything I love about the franchise: Interesting characters, good humor, and engaging action sequences, once again under the direction of Bryan Singer, the man who arguably started the public's fascination with comic book films. If you have not seen or have a general dislike of the X-Men films, then this will only confuse you. If you love the films, this one will entertain you.Logan (Hugh Jackman once again proving he's the only man for the role) has joined forces with Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and his once-foe Magneto (Ian McKellen) along with a rag-tag band of mutants who are fighting against the Sentinels, giant mutant-hunting robots created by Dr. Trask (Peter Dinklage displaying that his small stature does not hinder his ability to intimidate).The situation has escalated to the point that the mutant's only option is to send someone back to 1973 and stop the Sentinels from being created in the first place. A mutant with the ability to project people's brains back in time does so to Logan so that he can get a younger Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) to assist him with this. Once there, he discovers that it was Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence once again displaying her amazing acting talents) who unintentionally caused the present problems. Unfortunately, Charles is in a mental funk at this point, and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) is still up to his old tricks. Time is of the essence, however, so Logan must accomplish his mission or risk the annihilation of the mutant population.I cannot begin to describe how much this movie surprised me. The trailers made it look as if it would be one of two things: absolutely amazing, or just okay. Thankfully, it was absolutely amazing. The plot moves quickly, the characters are as engaging as ever, and all of the humor hits the mark. The story was written by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn (Vaughn directed X-Men: First Class, which breathed new life into the series), and the two of them have that rare ability to balance humor and seriousness without there being tonal whiplash.Dinklage is the perfect man to play Trask, being so intimidating that you forget his dwarfish size. He is one of the best villains I've seen in this series, the second being William Stryker in X2. The viewer can hate and understand his goals at the same time, another rarity in an action film. The real standout performance is Jennifer Lawrence, who commands the attention of the audience whenever she's onscreen. Provided she doesn't pull any Lindsay Lohans on us, Lawrence should have a long and prosperous career. McAvoy also succeeds at playing a broken man while not making his character depressing. My only complaint is that some of the actors don't get a lot to do. Halle Berry shows up as Storm in the climax, but that's about it. Hopefully, she will get more to do in the next film.All in all, X-Men: Days of Future Past is a fantastic movie, mixing the five star rating by a grain of salt. It's funny, action-packed, and absolutely amazing.Rated PG-13 for Sequences of Intense Sci-Fi Violence and Action, Some Suggestive Material, Nudity (one humorous scene) and Language (not all that much)

Clifton Johnson

Rumor has it that DC has a new "no joke" policy for its movies. Not sure that this is true, but this movie works best when it laughs: history jokes and character tensions and winks at the camera. The moments of fun are great, and the moments of seriousness are almost unintentionally amusing. A little too much. Comics were never meant to be literature, and this movie mostly remembers that. A fun ride.

Harrison Tweed (Top Dawg)

I don't want to give much away, but of all of the X-Men ever made, this is one of my favorites!The additional cast was concerning, but overall actually added to this film.Of course the rest of the usual cast were on point as usual, but what made this movie different than the others, was not the battle of good vs evil, but the timeline differences and the new cast's involvement.A great addition to the X-Men franchise, and a 9/10 from me!