X-Men: Days Of Future Past review

Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Superhero.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage.
Year Of Release: 2014
Certificate: 12A
Runtime: 131 minutes
Director: Bryan Singer
Synopsis: “The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.” IMDB

So after the last time Simon Kinberg wrote an X-Men movie, and obliterated all we love in “The Last Stand” I was extremely worried that he had signed on to write “Days Of Future Past”. All I can say is “welcome back Bryan Singer!”.

You’re off to a good start when the incredible voice of Sir Patrick Stewart begins the movie setting the tone of this dystopian world in which mutants are living. The 2023 apocalypse is upon them in which Sentinels are out to kill of mutant kind, and they incorporate the great idea of sending Wolverine back in time to 1973 in order for him to help save the First Class team and mutant kind alike.

Upon arriving back in 1973 is extremely clear that Professor X (McAvoy) is in a pretty bad way, becoming a social recluse hiding away since the Cuban incident which left him paralysed with now having Beast (Hoult) help look after him. While Mystique is off on her merry mission to try and kill the creator of aforementioned Sentinel creator Bolivar Trask (Dinklage) an assassination that is set to escalate Trasks Sentinel programme.

I don’t really want to delve anymore into the story that they go with in the movie, it is that good I would rather you watch it yourselves to get deep in the story, it is that phenomenal. There is some scenes that will blow your mind! I will say there may or may not be a scene when Charles meets Charles, you have to see it to believe it. But the scene stealer goes to Evan Peters, he went from a casting we ALL laughed at, to stealing the whole film in this one scene.

In conclusion the movie is a masterpiece, not only is it an overly great Superhero movie it also holds its own against the biggest movies of the year. Not only was it one of the best movies of the year, for me it is one of the better releases in recent years. A thoroughly enjoyable watch, for Marvel fans and none comic book fans alike. Singer was completely on point with this movie, it was a very ambitious project yet he delivered in the biggest way.


Chris "The Boss" Wilson

Chris is a self confessed movie junkie, his favourite film is A Nightmare On Elm Street, yes the 84 version obviously!

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