“X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Release Date: May 23, 2014
Is this the best X-Men film? That certainly can be debated, but for me, I would have to say yes, yes it is. Think you know what is going to happen just by watching the trailer of the film? Well you will be in for a surprise once you sit down and start watching. I cannot remember one single dull moment throughout the entire movie. Sure, there are a few discrepancies that you will come across if you are a big X-Men fan, but to the casual viewer, those little details will fly over your head without you even noticing.
The storyline is fantastic and each character plays a pretty important part for what Bryan Singer is trying to portray to the viewers. You all know that Hugh Jackman will bring his best performance playing as Wolverine, but the rest of the cast is outstanding as well. James McAvoy is brilliant in taking his character, Charles Xavier, to all new heights than what we saw from him in “X-Men: First Class.” Naturally, Michael Fassbender ups his game as well because Magneto cannot let his best friend get the best of him right? And that brings us to Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen who plays Professor Xavier and Magneto as well and their on screen chemistry has not changed one bit. Jennifer Lawrence kicks some major ass and her character, Mystique, plays a very important part in this film. Who is the best new character to watch for you ask? Well, that is a pretty easy question to answer right there. That title belongs to Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters. Peteres will certainly steal the show in the scenes that he is in.
Overall, this is a film that I hope most of you will be able to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend. With the runtime at a little over two hours, it will only feel like fifteen minutes went by after the movie ends, which I could have easily sat down for another two hours if Singer wanted to make this X-Men film into a similar style of that of director Frank Darabont. Will “X-Men: Days of Future Past” be my number one film for 2014? I do not have a clue yet, as I have only seen 4 movies this year so far and I will be debating for the rest of the year whether or not “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” or this film is better. I may just have to flip a coin when doing my rankings whenever I get to them sometime next year.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Hugh Jackman………………..Logan / Wolverine
James McAvoy………………Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender…………Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence………….Raven / Mystique
Nicholas Hoult……………..Hank McCoy / Beast
Ellen Page…………………..Kitty Pryde
Peter Dinklage……………..Dr. Bolivar Trask
Shawn Ashmore……………Bobby / Iceman