X-Men Days of Future Past

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Serve as a continuation to the X-Men trilogy, Days of Future is a sequel to both 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand and 2011's X-Men: First Class which sees the cast of both films run concurrently in the serving timeline that retells the dark times in the future where all hope falters and few surviving members of the fellow X-Men team races to save what hope is left. The film stars an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman as the mutant, Wolverine whom healing factor would be the deciding factor in the future as well in the past, James McAvoy as young Prof Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr. Thanks to Nuffnang for the screening.

The Future of Past

In the dystopian future, sentient robots known as Sentinels have systematically exterminate mutants and oppressing humans who harbours the potential X genes that would lead to mutant offsprings. A small group of mutants had manage to evade the Sentinels for a period of time due to Kitty Pryde aka Shadowcat who has the ability to project a person's consciousness back in time to deliver warnings.

The Calvary?
Pryde's group rendezvous with the X-Men team, Storm, Wolverine, Professor Charles Xavier and also Magneto in a monastery in China. They concocted a plan to send a mutant consciousness back to 1973, approx 50 years in the past, to prevent Mystique from murdering Bolivar Trask, the designer of the Sentinels which assassination will make him a martyr, Mystique will be captured, and subsequently her mutant powers will be reverse-engineered to create the formidable Sentinels of the future. However the pitfall is the mind can only take so much till it breaks down and Wolverine is the only viable candidate for this very important mission. Professor Xavier advises Wolverine to seek out his and Magneto's younger selves for aid which might be an odious task with both at odds during those period.

De X-Mens

With time running short, Wolverine will have to convince the young bitter Prof X to help change the future but to do so, they must combine the collective help of those alike in changing the future events that will ruin every life on the planet. However the question remains, would he be able to convince old animosities while facing certain annihilation to forge a new alliance in this time of great need. 

Yea, we need this guy

As fan that catches the animation during former school breaks and the trilogy, all the waiting and fuss surrounds the movie is worth the wait and well deserved. It is a movie that many fans would enjoy. It’s truly a great movie in the sense that the essential source in the very core of humanity's struggles, and depicts that X-Men's themes akin to Marvel's latest movies that are still very relevant in the world today. With all action packed, there is almost no break between action scenes and more emotional, storyline scenes. Pretty much all action and intensity all the way but along with the action, and there is humour element tossed into the mix, like in most Marvel movies, without being out of place and without cutting the pace of the movie in itself. Witty Wolvie, Hugh Jackman will provide you with a few laughs, or at least, will bring a smile to your face with some witty one liners.

It’s so slow down there

The cinematography in itself  will leave viewers to be amazed by the use of slow motion and 3D in several scenes. The story ties in several loose ends though there are several question left ambiguous that other fans might be able to interpret. Surprise cameo from past sequel will rock the expectations of many though albeit predictable but its an ending desirable by many and overall, it was an excellent, entertaining and relevant X-Men movie which ties in to all of its trilogy and expected a few coming along the way. Many fans might pick up a few Easter eggs that tossed into the film and shouts excitement. So wait no further and catch the movie in the cinema near you today.

4 Stars

Director: Bryan Singer
Writers: Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Jane Goldman (story)
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Thomas (Blog Sign)

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