Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman
Director: Bryan Singer
Runtime: 2 hours, 12 minutes
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Superhero | 2014
It’s not too often that I enjoy a sequel way more than I enjoy the original. Days of Future Past links both the X-Men movies from the early 2000s with this current trilogy we are watching our way through. During a time that humans have discovered a way to kill all mutants, Professor X, Magneto, Storm, and some other mutants send Wolverine back in time to stop something from happening.
The majority of the film happens in the past with flash forwards to the impending danger the entire team is in, and eventually their deaths. So you can imagine the tension and anxiousness of the film’s progression as Wolverine and Charles get closer and closer to completing their task.
We are returned with Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Michael Fassbender. New characters are enlisted in helping which includes Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, and Evan Peters. It’s hard to tell who the villain is in this film. Peter Dinklage plays Dr. Bolivar Trask who is the scientist that invented the machines to kill mutants and is also the man who Mystique (a.k.a. Raven a.k.a. Jennifer Lawrence) wants to kill. Then there’s Magneto who has some villainous tendencies as well.
Overall, I really enjoyed this film. Ellen Page going all Interception-like on Wolverine and the one mutant who can create portals to other places really added to the excitement of the fight scenes. I’m going to give this film a “Loved It.” The ending was perfect and seriously makes me need to keep watching these movies. (5/5).
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