REVIEW: X-Men: Days of Future Past

27 May

Dang. This movie. It is so good.

Ok, I am a huge Marvel fan (enough that I will willingly go see Guardians of the Galaxy even though it kinda looks like sh*t), but the X-Men movies of late have been…erm, terrible. This installment, thank the lord, does not perpetuate the cycle.

The premise of this movie is that the surviving X-Men are part of a dystopian future in which Sentinels, giant robotic machines programmed to kill mutants, have wiped out most of the world. Kitty Pryde, a mutant with the power to send the consciousness of someone back in time, teams up with Wolverine to send him back to 1973 to change their future, cheesy outfits and hair included.

There are some fantastic new mutants in this one! Instead of focusing on the Charles Xavier-Eric Lehnsherr rivalry as in previous movies, it really showcases other somewhat overlooked mutants like Mystique, Beast (admit it, we all want to hug Beast), and a younger version of Quicksilver, played by the ever-fantastic Evan Peters. The latter steals the show in a scene that ranks among the best action scenes in Marvel history, in my completely biased opinion.

You know the one I mean.

If you’ve missed the younger versions of Charles and Eric, they do get quite a bit of screen time in this one. Charles especially has a bit of an existential crisis in choosing between his powers and the normalcy and isolation he finds after the events of First Class. And a haircut.

I’m a strong, independent mutant who don’t need no haircut

There are a few continuity issues in this one that even I noticed, and I’m usually too caught up in the action to notice anything out of place. Little things, though, little things. If you had any questions with it or any of the other films, I found this article rather helpful.

Overall it was very well paced, a bit long but I barely noticed. And the cast was incredible! Peter Dinklage made an excellent villain as the creator of the Sentinel program, and I’m pretty sure Richard Nixon had a cameo. Like 85% sure.

I’ve seen this one twice, once Saturday and once Sunday, and I caught a lot of little jokes that I didn’t get before, so I do recommend seeing it more than once. Maybe 10 times. It was fantastic.

Have you seen X-Men: Days of Future Past yet? Thoughts/comments/questions/recipes?

Olive

 

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17 Responses to “REVIEW: X-Men: Days of Future Past”

  1. chicagonick23 May 31, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    Very nice review! here’s what I wrote on this film – http://wp.me/p4Ec61-1J

    • Olivia May 31, 2014 at 11:29 am #

      Thanks! I’ll check it out!

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