Film Review – X-Men: Days of Future Past.



X-Men Days of Future Past.

Directed by Bryan Singer.

Release Date – May 22nd 2014.

I get confused easily by things like time travel.

That movie Looper with Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon Levitt made no sense to me.

Perhaps because they jump backwards and forwards in time.

In X-Men: Days of Future Past it’s a more straight forward scenario.

We open in the future, in scenes much like the opening scenes in Terminator 2, which makes sense as director Bryan Singer consulted James Cameron on how to make time travel work in a film.

The X-Men led by arch rivals Magneto – Sir Ian McKellan and Professor Charles Xavier – Patrick Stewart  must work together to change the course of history by heading back to 1973 to thwart an assassination.

The only member strong enough to survive a trip back to the past is Wolverine – Hugh Jackman, and this is very much his film.

I was disappointed with last years Wolverine movie and this one more than makes up for it.

The cast is enormous – it’s like a super group of your favourite faces.

Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and James Macavoy playing younger versions of  Stewart and McKellan who are best friends in real life, Anna Paquin and the fantastic Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones.

Just as there are different brands of all products, this is Marvel Comics version of the superhero group. DC has the Avengers who are great fun. This group f actors and the story they play our feels more real despite the giant flying robots and many and varied special powers they all have.

It looks astounding in 3D, and I can’t wait to watch it again in 2D.

4 & 1/2,

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