“X-Men: Days Of Future Past” is the much anticipated follow-up to the “X-Men” series of films. It is directed by Bryan Singer. The said film will be released in U.S. theatres on May 23, 2014. Read on for the “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” movie review and a brief synopsis. WARNING! Spoilers ahead! Continue reading only if you want to know more about this film.
“X-Men: Days Of Future Past” Synopsis:
In the near future of 2023, mutants and humans have almost been exterminated by robots called Sentinels. In Moscow, Warpath, Blink, Colossus, Sunspot and Iceman are murdered by the Sentinels, while Bishop and Shadowcat are sent back to past. Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine and Storm get there to discover mutants hiding in Mongolia. Now they plan to send Professor X back to 1973 to stop Mystique from killing Bolivar Trask, the man whose death sets the rise of the Sentinels in action. However, Wolverine volunteers to go back due to his regenerative powers, and because Professor X couldn’t physically handle going back decades. As the X-Men hide themselves in a monastery, Wolverine is transported to the past by Shadowcat after being asked by Professor X and Magneto to unite them together.
“X-Men: Days Of Future Past” Movie Review:
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is an intricate, amusing, and extravagant adventure. It is a nerve-jangling opening as the Sentinels demolish Earth. Jackman is at his charismatic best as the razor-clawed, cigar-chomping, snarling hero Wolverine, who travels back to 1973, when shape-shifting Mystique (the excellent Jennifer Lawrence) kills Dr. Trask (Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister). The death of the scientist behind the Sentinels draws support for them.
Wolverine must also get Magneto and Professor X to establish an alliance to save the future. The film cleverly weaves in several X-Men of various generations, including Nicholas Hoult’s Beast and new arrival Quicksilver (Evan Peters), along with appearances from Halle Berry and Ellen Page.
Indiewire.com reported that “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is the second most expensive movie that 20th Century Fox has produced after “Avatar. ” Director Bryan Singer‘s perfect execution and brilliant balancing of the action with serious drama is worth watching.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) reported that the film is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
As of this writing, Rotten Tomatoes, gives the film a 93% approval rating from critics, with an average score of 7.3/10, based on 25 reviews. The website’s consensus reads, “X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the best elements of the series to produce a satisfyingly fast-paced outing that ranks among the franchise’s finest installments.”
According to Metacritic, ” X-Men: Days of Future Past” has a score of 72% based on 9 reviews.
Steve Rose of The Guardian rated the film 3 out of 5 stars, stating that “Non-devotees might struggle, but director Bryan Singer whips up the action towards a symphonic climax.”
In contrast, Robbie Collin of The Daily Telegraph rated the film 2 out of 5 stars and described the plot “a curate’s egg, thoroughly scrambled.”
According to Internet Movie Database (IMDb), “X-Men: Days of Future Past” opens in cinemas May 23, 2014.
As you would expect, the film’s climax leaves prospect for yet another sequel – but you’ll have to wait two years for “X-Men: Apocalypse.” The film is reportedly scheduled to be released on May 27, 2016. According to Singer, the sequels’ focal point will be the origin of the mutants. It will be “more of a First Class sequel” and will be set in the 1980s.
Along with Singer, Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty will work on the film. McAvoy, Fassbender, Hoult and Lawrence will reprise their roles in the sequel, while the younger version of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm will show up. Channing Tatum will appear as Gambit in the “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Cast:
The film stars Hugh Jackman (Wolveine), Michael Fassbender (Younger Magneto), James McAvoy (Younger Professor X), Jennifer Lawrence (Younger Mystique, Patrick Stewart (Older Professor X), Ian McKellen ( Older Magneto) and Halle Berry (Storm).
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