The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future. Source – Twentieth Century Fox
I’ve been waiting for this movie in the X-Men franchise for a while and after seeing the trailers and TV spots my excitement was at boiling point.
With the news that my local Vue Cinema was showing the movie just after midnight, was perfect, unfinished work, had a power nap and then headed to the cinema for a couple of hours of Marvel 3D.
Starting off in a kind apocalyptic world where sentinels are not only wiping out mutants, but also hunting humans as well, the only chance of survival is jumping back to a set point in time.
What I really love about X-Men Days of Future Past is the movie brings back together cast from the original movies that kicked off the franchise, such as Storm (Halle Berry), Rogue (Anna Paquin), Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), Scott Summers (James Marsden) and Hank/The Beast (Kelsey Grammer) with the added bonus of some of them in their younger days as well.
The film ties in nicely with the previous movies and also allows the franchise to have a nice way to keep it going for more movies, with X-Men: Apocalypse lists for a 2016 release with the younger versions of the cast returning for another outing.
Although the story does go through time, it all works nicely, it’s great to see the old cast and new together, you do get the feeling that they are passing the torch to the younger versions for all future X-Men movies, which isn’t a bad thing.
The sentinels are pretty intense with their abilities and the set battle sequences with them are awesome, specially with various mutants using their abilities to take them on.
Look out for the sequence with Quicksilver (Evan Peters) in complete slo-mo, several funny moments in there which had me laughing and the 3D used in the particular scene worked extremely well.
Yes I mentioned 3D, now I know there are still many that don’t like 3D and some that can’t watch it for various reasons, but if you do get the chance, check out the 3D version.
The use of depth is great, not many scenes where things are thrown in your face, but rather, as I mentioned, depth. The fight with the sentinels towards the beginning works very well.
Let’s not forget the sound in the movie, the use of the surround sound is superb, the laughs, crying and voices once Cerebro is being used has all the speakers working independently, great use of sound.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed X-Men: Days of Future Past, it’s a great way of continuing the franchise to keep it going and roller-coaster ride of a movie.
Is There A Days of Future Past End Scenes?
The simple answer is yes and it’s a connection X-Men: Apocalypse, so don’t leave the theatre or you’ll miss it and it is worth seeing 😉
The X-Men: Days of Future Past is due for release on DVD/Blu-Ray and Digital Copy on the 10th November.