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Sunday, May 25, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST











































Convinced that mutants pose a threat to humanity, Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) develops the Sentinels, enormous robotic weapons that can detect a mutant gene and zero in on that person. In the 21st century, the Sentinels have evolved into highly efficient killing machines. With mutants now facing extinction, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) volunteers to go back in time and rally the X-Men of the past to help change a pivotal moment in history and thereby save their future.

Director: Bryan Singer 

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen.

Release Date: May 23, 2014

Runtime: 2 hr. 11 min. 

Genres: Sci-Fi Action, Superhero Film, Action, Fantasy

Review:

All in all I don’t think I’d be too far off base by saying that X-Men: Days of Future Past was probably more challenging endeavor than assembling The Avengers.  Thankfully Bryan Singer is back in the drivers seat along with an incredibly strong script which works surprisingly well even with the all the characters and timelines at play.  Singer’s ability to weave complex storylines while keeping the story’s heart is his gift to the series.  Watching him build this epic story will leave most fans even more bitter that he choose Superman Returns over the third X-men film.  Everything about the story is huge and the action set pieces are simply dazzling with the film rarely faltering during its 2 hour runtime.  James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence are all in fine form.  They’re all much more comfortable in the characters skin bringing even more depth and meaning to each of them.  Hugh Jackman also gives us his best turn as Wolverine since X-2.  The original cast gets their moments to shine even if some of the new characters mostly serve as superhero fodder with the exception of Evans Peters Quicksilver who’s gone from the film far too quickly.  X-Men: Days of Future Past was probably one of the most anticipated film on this years calendar and is a rare example of a film delivering in spades.

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4 comments:

  1. Exactly! Most films with such sky-high expectation often come down crashing. Some of friends had the same concern I told them: In Singer I trust :)

    My take: http://worldcinema-yashesh.blogspot.in/2014/05/x-men-days-of-future-past-2014.html

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    1. Think we both were impressed by Singer's work, really hope he returns for the next film!

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  2. Honestly, Days of Future Past completely blew away my high expectations! It had just about everything that I could have wanted. It combined an awesome sci-fi time-travel thriller with an exceptional comic book movie, and it worked. Also, the Singer somehow managed to balance the huge cast of characters better than I had expected. Great review Daniel!

    -James

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    1. It all came together so well, probably one of the best films of the summer. Really been trying to work in another viewing before the summers out.

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