X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014)
Time-travelling storyline brings together the two X-Men universes created by directors Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2) and Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class). Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy reprise their roles as Professor Charles Xavier, and Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender will return as Magneto. Halle Berry and Ellen Page from Singer’s trilogy and Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult from Vaughn’s film also star. Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage will play the main villain.... More
Based on Marvel's 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline Days of Future Past by Chris Claremont and John Byrne.Hide
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BY Dominic Corry Flicks Writer
With Bryan Singer returning to the X-Men series and the film tapping into one of the comic books' most well-regarded storylines (written and drawn by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, the guys who made the X-Men cool), X-Men: Days of Future Past represents the franchise's best opportunity for something special in a while.... More
The resulting work does a pretty nifty job of tidying up the series' convoluted and contradictory chronology, and features a couple of pretty cool set-pieces, but it's not the triumph it was surely designed to be.
Despite the ambition of the time travel story, the narrative feels narrow. The epicness is stated rather that shown, and the world created consequently feels a bit small. The films' treatment of the Mystique character has always veered away from the source material, but it's hard to see her centrality here as anything more than a reflection of Jennifer Lawrence's rising star.
Evan Peters makes am impression as Quicksilver, but he checks out of the movie early on, suggesting that he was perhaps a last-minute addition. The awe-inspiring set-piece focused on his super-speed abilities is the best thing in the movie, and nothing that happens afterwards lives up to it.
X-Men: Days of Future Past veers between interesting and insipid for much of its running time. Singer's affection for the characters is clear, but the script is mostly sombre platitudes, and lacks the critical playfulness that Joss Whedon brought to The Avengers.
Could've been much worse though.Hide
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BY flapper123 superstar
Overall the acting performances by all the... More cast members was excellent.Hide
BY GrahamP superstar
This is a complex story to try and turn into a movie because of the number of super heroes involved.They did well explaining the story to the viewer as it is set in the future and the past.It all works and holds together well but does focus more on the heroes rather than involving the surroundings.
BY JackWallace superstar
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