MOVIE REVIEW: X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Wednesday, June 04, 2014


Have you guys watched X-MEN: Days of Future Past
I bet you have but if you haven't feel free to close the tab because you're going to hate me with spoilers I wrote. Make sure come back when you have ;) 






I have to be honest with you guys that I never skipped Marvel's movies 


X-Men: Days Of Future Past is as a sequel to both X-Men: First Class - which is excellent and X-Men: The Last Stand not my favorite

In 'Days Of Future Past', the X-Men of the future are facing extinction due to the sentinels which threaten to wipe them all out. They send Wolverine back in time to 1973 where he must recruit Professor X, Magneto and Mystique in order to change the course of history so that the X-Men may survive.


First things first, this is a time travel movie, and time travel movies normally either go very well or very badly. Days Of Future Past marks an occasion where it goes very well, as the time travel logic in this movie is very well thought out and makes perfect sense. 


For a movie that's crowded with so many characters! We have Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine, and there's not much to say about him that hasn't already been said. He is Wolverine, the role is made for him and he absolutely owns it. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are incredible as Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr respectively, their characters have an amazing relationship and the two of them are just phenomenal at pulling it off. We also have the future X-Men cast with the like of Patrick StewartIan McKellan and Ellen Page, and while they have a lot less screen time they're still great. I was surprised at how prominent a role Jennifer Lawrence had as Mystique, I can't deny that she is great in this role! Then we have all of the new characters, like Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), Bishop (Omar Sy) and Blink (Bingbing Fando you think she can stop being so beautiful?) all of them are great, but one that steal my attention the most is Evan Peters as Quicksilver. In fact, it's worth seeing this movie just for him. He doesn't have a huge amount of screen time and it comes fairly early on in the movie, but he is the best part of this film by far. There is one particular sequence with him in a kitchen, and it is jaw-droppingly beautiful. The visuals in the scene are gorgeous, the music is perfect, and it's both hilarious and stunning. The way that Quicksilver's super speed effect has been done is amazing. 

I think this was an incredible film. Multi-faceted, multi-layered, but in no way difficult to follow. The future scenes were great. The acting was very earnest and sincere. I actually felt like these characters meant a lot to each other and what they were doing was real. James MacAvoy was excellent in the tortured role. Michael Fassbender was so fantastically intimidating. 

I never read the comics but... one thing that crossed my mind. So the whole things happened before 1973 wasn't real? Jean is alive. So yeah... that felt weird actually. 

What do you think? 

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