X-Men: Days of Future Past

Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

27 May 14

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Years after directing X2, Bryan Singer returns for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the most ambitious, complex X-Men film yet. Perplexing strangers to the X-Men universe. Catch up on your mutant knowledge before watching this one. For the fans, Days of Future Past is incredibly entertaining. The movie opens in a Terminator 2: Judgement Day type future where the world has been taken over by the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to destroy the mutants. Just like every other X-Men movie, the plot is Wolverine-centered. It's hard to call that a negative, because Hugh Jackman plays the character with such perfection. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are legendary as Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr. Yet James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are just as terrific playing the younger Professor X and Magneto. Despite not having much screen time, Quicksilver stole every scene he was in. Jennifer Lawrence nails it as Mystique. Peter Dinklage is great as Dr. Bolivar Trask, the creator of the Sentinels. The storytelling is invigorating. The action is exciting, leading up to a destructive climax. X-Men: Days of Future Past is exhilarating superhero escapism. Next up, X-Men: Apocalypse.