X-Men: Days of Future Past

 

 
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Release Date: May 23, 2014 (US)
 
Length: 131 min.
 
Storyline: The Wolverine (Logan) travels back to 1973 in the hopes of saving humankind. He gathers the X-Men and starts looking for Mystique, who apparently is the key to changing the future.
 
Studio: 20th Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions
 
Producer: Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker
 
Written By: Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn
 
Plot / Story
90%


 
Characters
70%


 
Acting
80%


 
Cinematography
90%


 
Soundtrack
80%


 
Uniqueness
80%


 
Total Score
82%


User Rating
2 total ratings

 

What We Liked


Most ambitious version from the franchise. Amazing sets, cinematography, and 3D visual effects.

What We Disliked


Some critics complained that there was too much action in the movie. Every line of dialogue ended with an explosion or a fight.


Bottom Line

Most acclaimed movie version from the X-Men franchise, with lots of action, beautifully-shaped characters, and a well-crafted plot-line.

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Posted August 5, 2014 by

 
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Full Review

Visually, Days of Future Past is the most dramatic in the series, with amazing sets, cinematography, and 3D visual effects. Fans of the X-Men series will love this new addition.

Days of Future Past  is an upcoming 2014 superhero movie, directed by Bryan Singer. This 7th installment of the X-Men series acts as a sequel to “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006) and “X-Men: First Class” (2011). Inspired by  the storyline of Uncanny X-Men from 1981, “Days of Future Past” is centered on two time periods.

The Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman) is sent back to 1973 – his mission will be to save the future. With an estimated budget of $200 million, the movie includes other famous actors such as Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Halle Berry as Storm, Anna Paquin as Rogue, and many others.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” premiered on May 10, 2014 in New York City and it was released on May 23. After receiving widespread critical acclaim, it became the most highly praised version from the X-Men series. After waking up in a much younger body back in 1973, Logan starts looking for a much younger version of Professor Charles Xavier (played by James McAvoy), who has spent the last decade of his life complaining about everything he lost. Beast (Nicholas Hoult) is Xavier’s only friend.

Apparently, the key to changing the future of mankind is Mystique, who’s hunting Sentinels. To help find Mystique, Professor Xavier, Beast and Logan will be compelled to ask Magneto for assistance (who is imprisoned somewhere under the Pentagon for having played an important role in the assassination of J.F. Kennedy). The race against time begins, and the X-Men will have to find and stop Mystique from destroying the future. The plot features heavy sci-fi episodes, lots of action and interesting elements meant to dazzle and astonish viewers of all ages. “

Like other X-Men movies, the foundational conflict is that of humans vs. mutants. The humans fear and distrust the mutants, while the mutants try to become accepted in human society. At the second level, the leader of the X-Men, Xavier, wants humans and mutants to coexist peacefully, while Magneto believes that mutants must wage war in their own self-defense. This fear of people who are different, and recurring attempts to wipe them out, have been a theme throughout human history. By tying the movie to such a fundamental theme which continues to drive wars and shape our world, the film has a message with deep resonance and relevance.

In “Days of Future Past”, these familiar conflicts return in unexpected ways. The humans do try to exterminate all of the mutants, and it appears that Magneto’s dark vision was correct. On the other hand, all of that was precipitated by Magneto’s own hostile actions, so it’s difficult to know what could have been otherwise. Several characters in the film end up confronting the central theme from their own unique perspectives, and ending up with very different conclusions. There is a great deal of soul searching and inner conflict, along with the dramatic external conflicts in the film.

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