Sound Off: Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
May 23, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "All those years wasted fighting each other, Charles." They're back - all of them, the X-Men of old and new, from First Class and the original movies, even director Bryan Singer. Now in theaters is X-Men: Days of Future Past, the latest movie in 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise following up The Wolverine and X-Men: First Class. Starring everyone: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy and others. So how is it? Any good? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on X-Men: Days of Future Past.
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To fuel the fire, X-Men: Days of Future Past is damn good, better than the last few X-Men movies. It's epic on many fronts and resets the entire X-Men universe in a satisfying way (so when do we get to see the next one?). I must say, there are some incredibly cheesy moments of dialogue, like the whole discussion of why Wolverine has to go back and what he has to do is extremely contrived. But, there are also some awesome scenes - like Quicksilver's sequence in the jail is simply amazing, one of my favorite action scenes in a while. After that, the action seems to calm down, and it sticks with the characters all the way until the end. Was anyone else annoyed by drunk McAvoy? He frustrated me, but Fassbender was there to straighten him out.
In all honesty, I still think X2 is better movie - it's one of my all-time favorite comic book movies and just perfect in start-to-finish execution. The opening scene in Days of Future Past doesn't live up to the opening of X2, and the script combined with action in that film is just a notch or two above this one. That said, this is one of the best X-Men movies in the series and I look forward to seeing it continue into Apocalypse, I just hope it doesn't divulge into pointless crossovers and unnecessarily bloated action scenes from this point on.
What did you think of X-Men: Days of Future Past? The best X-Men film so far, or the worst?
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