X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Movie Review

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

2014 | PG-13 | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
132 minutes / 2h 12min

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Plot Synopsis:

In the future, the mutants and the humans who help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up her intention. However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program, and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation?

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Review

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) is based on the X-Men fictional characters in Marvel Comics. It is a British American superhero movie that is a sequel to X-Men: First Class (2011) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2, Jack the Giant Slayer) did a marvelous job directing this movie. I was anticipating X-Men: Days of Future Past upon seeing the trailer and I was delighted after seeing the movie recently. I would recommend this movie for all ages to see. X-Men: Days of Future Past contains brief nudity (Hugh Jackman‘s butt), violence, bad language ( 1 “F” word, sh*t, hell and bitch), suspense, twist, comedy and intense fighting scenes. This is the best X-Men movie I have seen so far and it trumps Avengers.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is about Sentinels/robots killing mutants and humans that carry the mutant genes that produce mutants. The Sentinels can adapt and use almost all mutant powers because it carries/uses Mystique’s DNA. Mystique was captured by Trask and Trask used her DNA in his robots. Wolverine has to travel back in time to save the mutants from being extinct. He travels back to 1973 where he has to recruit Magneto, Mystique and Professor X to change the events that will happen.

There was a perfect balance between the old characters and the new characters.
The graphics, cinematography, characters, special effects and scenes were all magnificent. Hugh Jackman did the best acting as Wolverine by far and made this movie what it is - awesomely good and breathtaking.

It is so worth it to see this movie in 3D if you can - if you can’t then it is still a must see in 2D. I was shocked that there was not even one plot hole to be found by me. I loved everything about the movie and will see it again with my family.

Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman - The Prestige, X-Men, The Wolverine) is a mutant that has fast self healing powers, enhanced senses, retractable claws. He has the task of saving the mutant race from extinction because he is the only one who can survive time travel. Wolverine ages slowly, so he played both the younger and older version of himself during time travel with minor differences.

Charles Xavier/Professor X (James McAvoy - Wanted, The Last King of Scotland, X-Men: First Class and Patrick Stewart - Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2) is the most powerful telepath in the world. His main job is to guide the X-Men team through battle in the past and future. It was nice to see him in the young version.

Storm/Ororo Munroe (Halle Berry - Cloud Atlas, X-Men 2, X-Men) has powers to control Earths elements. There is some new surprise details about Storm in this movie that you will have to see for yourself and pay attention.

Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (Michael Fassbender - Prometheus, Inglourious Basterds, 300 and Ian McKellen - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) is one of the most powerful mutants in the world with his power of magnetism. It was fun watching enemies, Magneto and Professor X form an alliance to save the mutants from extinction.

Mystique/Raven Darkhölme (Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Silver Linings Playbook, Winter’s Bone) is a mutant that can change herself to be anyone or anything she wants to be. Her mission in this movie is to assassinate someone - watch the movie and see who.

Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage - The Station Agent, Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) is a scientist that wants to annihilate the mutant race by creating robots to kill them. The robots are called Sentinels.

Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page - Inception, Hard Candy, X-Men: The Last Stand) can go through solid objects and helps with time travel in the movie.

Hank McCoy/Beast (Nicholas Hoult - Warm Bodies, Jack the Giant Slayer, About a Boy and Kelsey Grammer - Cheers, Toy Story 2, Anastasia) has agility, speed and super strength.

Marie/Rogue (Anna Paquin - The Piano, Jane Eyre, True Blood) can absorb the life energy out of anyone she touches and absorb the abilities of other mutants that she touches.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 8.09
  • IMDB: 8.0
  • MetaCritic: 7.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.9

About X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

Title: X-Men: Days of Future Past
Year: 2014
Runtime: 132 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4.04/5 stars from 598,583 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 598,583
MPAA Rating: PG-13
X-Men: Days of Future Past Cast Starring: Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Brian Cox, Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen, Lucas Till, Leigh Holland, James Marsden, Hélène Cardona, Mike Dopud, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Hélène Cardona, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Cudmore, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, John Moore, Anna Paquin, Neil Napier, Brent Skagford, Arthur Holden, Jason Deline, Larry Day, Pierre Leblanc, Darryl Scheelar, Booboo Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Morgan Lily, Dan Shea
X-Men: Days of Future Past Writers: Simon Kinberg, Jane Goldman
X-Men: Days of Future Past Director: Bryan Singer
Box Office: $199,305,306
Production: 20th Century Fox
Website: http://www.x-menmovies.com/
Language: English, Vietnamese, French
Country: USA, UK, Canada