X-Men: Days of Future Past Review – Time Is Magnificent

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Bryan Singer returns with his most popularly directed franchise of films in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The movie includes all the right storyline detail, character interaction, and moreover time-space continuum jumps in any movie we have ever seen with superheroes.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is based on the comics of the same name, and built entirely on the most ingenious concept of the X-Men comic series of issues. In a stunning portrayal of a science-fiction Mutant McCarthyism, Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) develops the Sentinels, which are enormous robots that can detect mutant genes and essentially kill them (at least in the Future of the 21st century). The opening sequence shows that these Sentinels not just find mutant genes, but they can also incorporate the power of any mutants that they kill in a spectacle of death and certain terror to behold with mutants of the future. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is the last defense due to his incredible nature as an immortal super-strength being of time, and is sent back by Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) into the past to change the course of history in a storytelling of assassination and prevention. A key event needs to be changed to avoid the Sentinel program from being passed into the future, and Wolverine has to deal with a rather young and naïve Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) who is not the wise man he is in the future. Not only do his problems continue with the internal struggle of Charles Xavier, but they protrude into the metal-bending fury of Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Michael Fassbender).

Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of a younger Wolverine remains exceptionally performed with a brute-like intelligence and scathing silver claws to behold, while the entire storyline of X-Men: Days of Future past keeps the action delectate and refreshing at every turn – touching upon elements of comedy and seriousness in equal balance. X-Men: Days of Future past is definitely one of the most memorable X-Men films to grace the big screen, with an ending that is nostalgic as much as it is pleasant.

Stars: 4/5 stars

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