X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: What Did You Think?

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The marketplace has become rather saturated with superhero movies, but it’s sometimes easy to forget that X-Men acted as one of the godfathers of the modern superhero genre with the release of Bryan Singer’s first film in 2000.  The franchise is now seven films deep, and while most film series would become fatigued at that point, the last few X-Men movies have been some of the strongest yet.  This weekend’s time-travel-infused X-Men: Days of Future Past continues that trend and brings Singer back to the franchise that he created over a decade ago, and the result is a thrilling, colorful adventure that bridges the gap between the original cast and their younger counterparts.  While the pic didn’t eclipse First Class as my favorite of the bunch, I found Days of Future Past to be a whole lot of fun.  The chemistry between James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender continues to be fantastic (the casting in this franchise is top-notch), and Hugh Jackman once again proves that he is the heart and soul of the X-Men series.

Matt’s already offered his take on the film in his review, but now we want to hear from you.  What did you think of the latest installment in the X-Men franchise?  Sound off with your thoughts on the movie in the comments after the jump.

Before offering your thoughts on X-Men: Days of Future Past in the comments section, revisit the excitement we all had when the excellent debut trailer was released last year.  Did the finished product live up to your expectations?

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  • computerbenefit

    It’s certainly one of the best in the seiries, and it made me realize never to doubt the fact that Hugh Jackman will never get boring as Wolverine (even if they want him to be in as many x-men movies as possible). And Mcavoy and Fassbender are pretty damn perfect. Also: EN. SABAH. NUR! EN. SABAH. NUR.

  • Adam Collins

    Hands down. The best in the series. The Quicksilver scene is the funniest scene in the franchise. You know what I am talking about. Full review:http://www.insidestl.com/insideSTLcom/Community/STLMovies/tabid/258/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/13194/X-Men-Days-of-Future-Past.aspx

    • Hunter

      Agree. Definitely learned my lesson to not judge a character by his looks before watching the movie. Loved the movie. Singer did an excellent job.

  • God’s Diamond

    Have to wait a few days to see this movie, but I am hesitant after reading that xavier takes medicine that takes his powers away yet grants him the ability to walk again. That sounds like the reasoning of x-men origins wolverine where an adamantium bullet will make wolverine get amnesia.

    • dude

      Watch the movie.

  • DEADP00L

    Not at all reaching my expectations. I wasn’t very happy when I left the movies. It was a mess plain and simple and so unnecessary. This was supposed to be a reboot and it just felt underwhelming and bloated in a lot of the scenes. Not to mention it completely shot any continuity there was you might as well NEVER watch any of the past x-men.

    • HeSaidSheSaidMv

      Supposed to be a reboot? No wonder you were disappointed. Don’t know where you got that idea.

      • DEADP00L

        From way back when the new trilogy began I was under the impression that it was ‘ a new take ‘ and everything in that movie contradicted a lot of what Professor X said in the first movie spoke about how he and Magneto met.Not to mention meeting Wolverine in the first one – he never knew Logan and visa versa. So I thought this was a reboot just because there was nothing that stated it wasn’t – and it felt like it. Which I didn’t mind until now. After the Last Stand I was only too happy for it to have happened – and now i know it never did. Which SUCKS.

      • HeSaidSheSaidMv

        Oh oh, I thought you meant this movie specifically. From my understand First Class was supposed to be a reboot. I think Singer was even quoted saying it was separate from his movies, but that all went out the window the second First Class was successful. Once they combined the casts, it’s clear they abandoned that notion.

      • DEADP00L

        So it was a reboot and they purposely decided to pull a half ass movie instead of actually working on a new sequel? Well $7it on them then, what a way to kill a franchise.

      • McA

        Yep, it sounds harsh but it totally killed the validity of the franchise for me. Was so fucking disappointed leaving the movie theater. First Class gave me too much hope that it was a springboard for something even greater. Bringing the two casts together was a bad idea, ditto bringing Singer back. Whatever his personal troubles, he’s no match for Vaughn in the X-Men universe.

        I reckon Vaughn would’ve stayed on had they let him do a straight sequel like he originally talked about.

      • Grayden

        Vaughn worked on the script, so he was involved on the film.

      • McA

        Yeah, he broke the story with Kinberg and Goldman but I can see why he left the movie after having watched it. I mean, just after First Class was released, Vaughn was talking about making a direct sequel. It was Fox who suggested the whole bring the old cast back thing. For me and maybe for Vaughn, it was muddying the waters unnecessarily. Singer’s involvement can’t be underestimated. He was no doubt pushing for this.

        Don’t forget too that Singer made his own changes to the script so it’s likely a lot of Vaughn’s input was changed. I’d love to see the original draft before Singer came on board.

      • HeSaidSheSaidMv

        No. They didn’t purposely “pull a half ass movie”. They connected two series that weren’t meant to be connected after the new one was so successful.

        Kill a franchise? This franchise is as strong as it’s ever been. Most likely stronger.

      • Spanky

        Oh yeah.. really looks like the franchise is dying

      • DEADP00L

        So it was a reboot and they purposely decided to pull a half ass movie instead of actually working on a new sequel? Well $7it on them then, what a way to kill a franchise.

      • dodge hickey

        This film rewrote the timeline, obviously the first 6 films are now completely rewritten (well aside from Origins..).

      • Grayden

        Two words: Time Travel.

        Yes, Logan changed a lot by going back in time, but it also rid us of X3 and Origins:Wolverine. So, it’s not so much a reboot as retcon, and I’m fine with that. The changes, while potentially large, don’t really mean anything since we aren’t getting a movie with that cast again, so…meh.

    • clarence boddicker

      The narrative is constantly being re-written in the source material itself.
      And where did you get the idea this was a “reboot”?
      If anything this was the best possible way to clean up continuity without starting over entirely.

      The future is in constant flux. The future we saw at the film’s end is one of infinite possible futures. The multiverse.

    • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

      It really wasn’t a reboot at all. You can argue X-Men 1 and 2 still happened since Rogue still had the white streak in her hair (which she got at the end of X1) and all that’s retconned is the end of X2 and all of X3 (which means they could try to redo the Phoenix saga). The continuity still works, especially based on the final scene with the Professor and Wolverine where, upon realizing the Wolverine who remembers the past events has finally woken up in the new present, Professor acknowledges the shift in history that he knows only Wolverine will be able to remember but which he knows of because the past Wolverine told him about it. It’s pretty twisted about, but it actually works without destroying continuity between the two franchises.

  • DEADP00L

    Not at all reaching my expectations. I wasn’t very happy when I left the movies. It was a mess plain and simple and so unnecessary. This was supposed to be a reboot and it just felt underwhelming and bloated in a lot of the scenes. Not to mention it completely shot any continuity there was you might as well NEVER watch any of the past x-men.

  • SomeGuy

    From a Wolverine standpoint, I love how the movie worked with ‘The Wolverine’. Such as Xavier looking into Wolverine’s mind and anytime Jean was mentioned.

    • bidi

      speaking of “The Wolverine,” there was literally no mention of how Wolverine gets his metal claws back for the future sequences. i was really hoping there would be some sort of off the cuff explanation

      • JohnnyLaw

        Sure there was. Well, it was hinted at, at least. He mentions Styker as someone who will cause him a lot of pain in the future.

      • Jim El

        That was future-Wolverine informing his 1970s X-mates that Stryker would (if the timeline stayed the course) trick him into signing up for the Weapon X programme and basically ruin his life for decades. It doesn’t explain the bone-claws he was left with at the end of The Wolverine being restored to adamantium. However this was the least of this film’s problems.

      • SomeGuy

        Oh yeah! What’s the deal with that? Maybe ‘The Wolverine’ sequel will take place in prior to ‘Days of Future Past’. I’m really interested in when that standalone sequel will occur in the timeline since they could go almost anywhere with the character. If it takes place after ‘Days of Future Past’ in the 2023 timeline, he is back with the ol’ gang.

      • Shavef

        “Stryker” still gets Wolverine. I think it opens up an interesting question as to whether Mystique is somehow involved in adding the adamantium.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        There’s an entire sequel to The Wolverine yet to explain that, and even if they don’t, considering in the future that Magneto and the rest are pretty chummy, there’s no reason to think Magneto wouldn’t have helped fix/redistribute some adamantium back to his claws.

      • Grayden

        uh…Magneto grafts the adamantium back onto his bone claws? Only the ends were cut off, so it would be nothing for Magneto to do a simple repair job. Pretty sure the bone claws grew back considering he gets them broken in Origins by Victor, I think.

    • http://www.104bits.com Luis Humberto 104Bits.com

      Maybe its a cut scene, I read somewhere that was Magneto who bring back the adamantium on the Wolverine bone claws. In DOFP we saw Magneto can even control metal in a molecular level.

    • Doug

      Metal claws is a tiny detail, and the future scenes obviously take place a few years in the future. I guess it would have been neat to mention it, but I don’t need it spelled out for me.

  • Doug_101

    The best since X-Men 2. I gave it an A-. Now in subsequent viewings, that may slip down to a B+, but that’s the best I could do since there is no grade between those two. The future stuff was great and super dark. Served as a nice coda to the original trilogy, while leaving it wide open to tell some great stories going forward.

  • Doug_101

    The best since X-Men 2. I gave it an A-. Now in subsequent viewings, that may slip down to a B+, but that’s the best I could do since there is no grade between those two. The future stuff was great and super dark. Served as a nice coda to the original trilogy, while leaving it wide open to tell some great stories going forward.

    • Andrew Sanders

      Yeah,i’m still with X2 for top spot,with First Class & Future Past tying for second place.Though Future Past’s Quicksilver scene stole Nightcrawler’s limelight.
      I was more than happy with how they ended the film.
      Seemed like the rest of the packed cinema were also in agreement,…judging by the applause it received during the end credits.
      Yes,it still had it’s ‘niggles’,but name me a film that is 100% perfect!
      The original Sentinels were a little underused & not the badass robots from the comics,whereas the Future Sentinels were genuinely terrifying.
      How Kitty Pryde acquired her ability to send other’s consciousness back through time.
      As with First Class,the McAvoy/Fassbender dynamic was superb,though his Magneto didn’t shine quite as much,i thought.
      Still,i thought it was great & I look forward to seeing it again very soon.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        I did think that this rendition of Fassbender’s Magneto felt the most like the vindictive and vicious Magneto from the comic book heyday, but yeah, he wasn’t quite as involving as he was in First Class though.

  • replying to idiots

    I found it to be disappointing. Around the time when Magneto tried to kill Mystique, it just went downhill for me. I didnt like his motivation to kill her, his motivation to take over the Sentinels, and Mystique’s motivation to kill Trask. It just seemed like lazy writing (or what you call typical Simon Kinberg writing).

    It was neat seeing the X-Men die and seeing the cameos, but the movie as a whole didnt really do anything for me. I really wish they could stop employing Simon Kinberg because he is a terrible writer who continues to add more and more plotholes into the series.

  • brNdon

    I wish that there was a little more in the future, instead of them just establishing how they will send Logan back. I was really hoping to see Master Mold.

    • Lovecraftlives

      Dude, they kept going back to the future throughout the film. The fighting is pointless, because the mutants can’t defeat the Sentinels. Hell, the Sentinels are so fucking powerful, I doubt the Jedi nor the Avengers could take them on!

      • brNdon

        I guess I wasn’t very specific. What I mean is that I wish more actually happened before they sent Logan back. It seemed like everything in the future just took place inside a room.

  • brNdon

    I wish that there was a little more in the future, instead of them just establishing how they will send Logan back. I was really hoping to see Master Mold.

  • Angel of Death

    Ok, can I ask–The opening scene with the hooded kid with white and brown hair, uncovering the body and belt of a former X-Men…Was that Nate Grey???

    • replying to idiots

      I hope not. Kid looked like a monkey.

    • replying to idiots

      I hope not. Kid looked like a monkey.

  • Angel of Death

    Ok, can I ask–The opening scene with the hooded kid with white and brown hair, uncovering the body and belt of a former X-Men…Was that Nate Grey???

  • Nemo

    It’s interesting because early on rumors of the story said the Sentinels got their power to destroy the mutants from Rogue not Mystique. Remember Rogue was supposedly cut out of the movie (except it turns out that one tiny scene). Watching the Sentinels in the movie, they had the power of Rogue not Mystique. I can see why they decided on Mystique because that would’ve been more within the confines of the characters involved with the story in both timelines. Aside from some minor questions, I thought it was the best of the X-Men franchise.

  • the king of comedy

    I liked the movie a lot, the future sentiles were truly menacing and you could feel there was much at stake, Fassbender and Mcavoy were amazing as usual, and there were some trhilling action scenes and some amazing more intimate scenes beetwen the characters, the only thing that left me a bit confussed was the end. SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS so when wolverine succeds in his mission suddendly the whole timeline that we`ve seen in the X-Men Trilogy and The Wolverine gets erassed and we see ourselves in an alternate universe in wich Jean, Cyclops and all of the other X-Men are still alive, I tought this was a littel confussing, I can understand the concept of two different realities but here I felt there was only one since when Professor X and Magneto are about to be killled everything gets erassed and we start in a different place, this bugs me a little because it means X-Men, X2, LAst Stand and The Wolverine never happened, anyone care to discuss?

    • replying to idiots

      To me, there are at least three universes. The 1st would be the X trilogy. The 2nd would be the future (where somehow Prof X is alive). The 3rd would be the past + reboot.

      I say there’s three universes because that would be the best way (IMO) to explain why Mystique and Prof X arent buddies in the trilogy, why Sabretooth is a mute beast (instead of saying Origins Victor and X1 Sabretooth are two different people), why there were never no Sentinels (minus the Danger Room scene), why mutants were a secret to the world (compared to the current universe where Magneto was broadcast on live television using his powers), and why other little plot points dont carry through the other movies.

    • replying to idiots

      To me, there are at least three universes. The 1st would be the X trilogy. The 2nd would be the future (where somehow Prof X is alive). The 3rd would be the past + reboot.

      I say there’s three universes because that would be the best way (IMO) to explain why Mystique and Prof X arent buddies in the trilogy, why Sabretooth is a mute beast (instead of saying Origins Victor and X1 Sabretooth are two different people), why there were never no Sentinels (minus the Danger Room scene), why mutants were a secret to the world (compared to the current universe where Magneto was broadcast on live television using his powers), and why other little plot points dont carry through the other movies.

    • Fester

      Not only that, but the next film, X-Men: Apocalypse, takes place in the 80′s, and we got to see everyone alive and well in the future at the end of X-Men: DOFP. So doesn’t that mean we pretty much know everything will work out fine everyone we saw in the school? And if the Sentinels started in the 60′s originally, that places them as a threat during the time the original X-Men movie took place.

      • Clarence Boddicker

        Not necessarily, the future is in constant flux. The future we saw at the film’s end is one of infinite possible futures. The multiverse.

      • McA

        Is that your opinion or do you have a source for that? DOFP made the continuity even more fucked up rather than cleaning it up. Plus even the producers admitted they picked and choose stuff they wanted and hoped you forgot the rest. Like Trask being a 6ft tall black man in The Last Stand.

        Even the stuff with Older Prof X talking about Raven was weird as he hardly gave her much thought in X1. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it was a mistake bringing these two movie franchises together. Better to have stuck with the much better cast of First Class. Actor for Actor, First Class wins hands down.

      • Clarence Boddicker

        It’s basically the last line of the movie, paraphrased of course. Hope that helps.

      • McA

        Remind me again…I think it’s safe as the movie has been out for a while now.

      • dodge hickey

        Well if you’re gonna make that argument about Trask in X-Men:TLS you must have hated Don Cheadle being cast as War Machine, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk and so on…

      • McA

        Nah, I can accept those oddly enough as they are playing the same characters basically. Trask in DOFP is a different beast, from a characterization point of view, to the character in The Last Stand.

      • http://www.104bits.com Luis Humberto 104Bits.com

        Remember: In the comics are more than one Trask, in TLS they never said the name, just Trask. The one In DOFT is Bolivar Trask.

      • McA

        Ah c’mon, comics and film are different you know that. With the films, they really just have to respect – certainly with regards to the original trilogy plus spin-offs – what has come before and they plainly didn’t. That’s why they rebooted and came up with First Class…but Fox are like, ‘fuck that, let’s combine these two because First Class wasn’t the monster hit we wanted so lets bring the old guys back’ – nobody really wanted that. Maybe Jackman but we didn’t need the rest.

        What Fox, Kinberg, Donner and Singer have done is muddy the waters and undone the good work of Vaughn and cast in First Class. I don’t say this lightly but several days after viewing it now, Fox have screwed the pooch majorly. This emperor’s new clothes business will wear off soon. I’m astounded by some of the 5 star reviews I’m seeing. Fox did good by X-Men fans with First Class, they’ve undone that by bringing Singer and his ego back. So fucking disappointed that the great First Class cast was largely wasted. McAvoy was pretty good though. Fassy did his best and J-Law was a prop.

      • brNdon

        Billy Dee Williams played Harvey Dent in Batman and was recast with Tommy Lee Jones in Batman Forever…

      • McA

        Ok,,,but those movies aren’t in the same continuity.

      • brNdon

        Actually, they are. Joel Schumacher was asked to come in and Tim Burton stepped down to producer. Same Alfred, same Commisioner Gordon, and a reference to Catwoman from the previous film.

      • McA

        Ok, well, for most folks, Batman and Batman Returns share the same universe…the other two, largely because they’re crap but also stylistically and tonally, aren’t seen as sharing the same universe other than having a few of the same actors.

      • brNdon

        The are as tonally and stylistically different as the first three X-Men and First Class

      • McA

        Annnnnnnnd……..Where’s your point? I think I know your point but c’mon, spell it out for me. I should add that folks weren’t as big on continuity type stuff in movies back then. At least not as far as I remember.

      • Grayden

        You are aware that the original cast is done, right? Apocalypse is going forward with the First Class cast. Your bitching serves no purpose.

      • McA

        Bitching? I reckon it was legitimate disappointment about something I love. I mean, I suspect the original cast may return in some sort of cameo form again. I read the same reports about Apocalypse focusing on the FC cast too but if Singer is back in the saddle, I see them returning.

        Put it this way, continuity issues aside, Magneto is wasted in this movie. His motivations make no sense other than, I’m the bad guy, I’m gonna do some bad shit. Ditto Mystique – she’s basically a prop in this movie and I don’t get the plot point about her being the key for the sentinel’s creation. Wouldn’t it be Rogue’s powers that would do this. All Mystique can do is shape shift. Changing it about wouldn’t have anything to do with J-Law’s status as an Oscar winner would it? Dinklage is wasted as well. The future scenes, as others have pointed out basically take place in one room. That was kinda boring. Who are the humans working with the sentinels in the future? That would’ve been cool to see. A Master Mold would’ve been interesting too. As it is, the Sentinels were these quite boring unstoppable killers who looked a little like Gort.

        First Class was a great launching pad for something great for the X-Men on film and DOFP, by bringing back the old cast who most people had forgotten about bar Jackman, wrecked a good thing imo.

      • mbmarquis69

        “And if the Sentinels started in the 60′s originally, that places them as a threat during the time the original X-Men movie took place.”

        The sentinels were brought to light by Nixon after the incident in Paris… something that hadn’t happened in the original timeline. The world became aware of mutants much earlier as a result of that incident and Trask used it to have his Sentinel research accelerated.

        Prior to that Trask is heard mentioning that the Sentinel work would take decades to perfect, so it’s assumed that they were still being developed at the time of the events of the first X-Men movie.

      • TheDarkNut

        The Sentinels were perceived by the X Men as a threat hence them being in a danger room training sequence in X3. The scrapping of the program changed the development of the future Sentinels not the knowledge of the prototypes.

    • Unicron

      aside from continuity issues….when Charles accepts that he should stop trying to control Raven, we can only now assume that he treats Jean the same way when he meets her!

    • Andrew Sanders

      I got the impression it pulled a ‘Star Trek’,… when they rebooted that franchise after the appallingly bad Nemesis,& ‘corrected’ the mistakes from Last Stand.
      I was incredibly happy to see Cyclops & Jean back in the school.
      Sadly,i doubt they will be in the next X-Men movie,if they stick with the original First Class team,but I hope they do introduce their younger counterparts.

    • Jack Inthebox

      “…are about to be killled everything gets erassed and we start in a
      different place, this bugs me a little because it means X-Men, X2, LAst
      Stand and The Wolverine never happened, anyone care to discuss?”

      They may not have seen those events, but you did (along with many others who saw the films), that’s actually pretty okay with me. You’re aware of all of their timelines

      • brNdon

        And all of it happened to Wolverine…

  • the king of comedy

    I liked the movie a lot, the future sentiles were truly menacing and you could feel there was much at stake, Fassbender and Mcavoy were amazing as usual, and there were some trhilling action scenes and some amazing more intimate scenes beetwen the characters, the only thing that left me a bit confussed was the end. SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS so when wolverine succeds in his mission suddendly the whole timeline that we`ve seen in the X-Men Trilogy and The Wolverine gets erassed and we see ourselves in an alternate universe in wich Jean, Cyclops and all of the other X-Men are still alive, I tought this was a littel confussing, I can understand the concept of two different realities but here I felt there was only one since when Professor X and Magneto are about to be killled everything gets erassed and we start in a different place, this bugs me a little because it means X-Men, X2, LAst Stand and The Wolverine never happened, anyone care to discuss?

  • The Fan

    I’m not that familiar with the source material but Quicksilver stole the show for me. Hands down one of my favorite scenes of any super hero movie and the casting was bang on.

  • The Fan

    I’m not that familiar with the source material but Quicksilver stole the show for me. Hands down one of my favorite scenes of any super hero movie and the casting was bang on.

  • HeSaidSheSaidMv

    What did we think?! I must be getting old because I haven’t see it yet. My Thursday midnight movie days are long gone.

  • JK1193

    The casting was great (Fassbender and Lawrence were brilliant, as usual, and Fan Bingbing was a wonderful new addition as Blink, such a cool character), the action and effects were phenomenal, top-notch filmmaking; definately on of, if not, the best film in the series.

  • rhizomeman

    Great X Men movie!!! Very exciting, emotionally engaging, and almost poignent at certain moments. The Quicksilver set piece was amazing:) They did a great job with him.

  • bidi

    i’ll agree with most people when i say really dug it. i’ll have to rewatch X2 to see where i would position my top three, but DOFP will be in there along with First Class and X2. i had some continuity issues as well, but obviously that comes with such a massive undertaking. the continuity stuff is mostly minor. my biggest problems were with characters actually. Xavier was kind of irritating at how big of a bitch he was. i know the movie is his arc, but come on. he ALLOWED Mystique to go with Magneto at the end of First Class. the whole thing about him trying to control her all the time went out the window already at the end of FC. Wolverine also didn’t have much to do, but i was actually ok with that. Magneto’s motives were also pretty murky. what exactly was he trying to accomplish at the end. it seemed to go against his earlier decision to try to kill Mystique because she would essentially kick start the war. was he just trying to scare all of humanity into hiding? it didn’t seem well thought out. however, that all pales in comparison to my biggest gripe, which is that of the characterization of Mystique. Lawrence is a wonderful actress who feels wholly underused here. it’s clear Singer only sees Mystique as an acrobatic bodyguard, because she was finally given a backstory and a personality in FC, but here she’s just relegated to punching and kicking guys. i mean, how many lines does she even have? yes she’s central to the plot, but i think more should’ve been done with her.

  • JJ

    Just saw the film, and while it was pretty fantastic, I really, really hope there’s an extended cut on the Blu-Ray/DVD including Rogue’s scenes and storyline.

    ***SPOILERS***
    Just thinking if this is in fact the final time we’re going to see our original X-Men on film, it’d be such good story-telling symmetry to have the last four X-Men standing against the Sentinels in the future be Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine, and Rogue, since they were the “core four” of the original X-Men film.

    ***END SPOILERS***

    But other than that I was incredibly happy with the movie! All the future stuff was great (but Storm, true to Singer form, was incredibly under-served. Berry’s pregnancy?), the 70s stuff provided much McAvoy/Fassbender/Jackman awesomeness, Peters was great as Quicksilver, Hoult was great. Lawrence was good, but no Rebecca Romijn. Loved the ending–made me wish were getting more of our original cast, but still excited for APOCOLYPSE

    • Andrew Sanders

      Yes,Berry’s role was,at least physically,cut back a bit in the film due to her recent pregnancy.

  • Bob

    IMHO, arguably the best Marvel movie(including the actual MCU films) in general so far. Possibly better than Avengers. Repeat viewings will tell. But right now here is how Marvel’s movies stack up for me;

    1) X-Men: Days of Future Past
    2) Marvel’s The Avengers
    3) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    4) Iron Man
    5) X-Men: First Class

    Runner up
    6) X2: X-Men United

    As I said though, repeat viewings will tell whether DoFP stays in front of Avengers; cause I love me the Avengers.

  • TurnerTC

    Really enjoyed the movie. Probably my favorite, with “First Class” coming in a very close second. I do have one question though. I only know the X-Men from the movies and maybe one or two cartoon episodes. What is Bishop’s power exactly? In the movie, it seemed that his mutant power was… he could shoot a really big gun. Oookay. Big whoop. Someone enlighten me please :)

    • Bob

      Im not a huge X-Men comic fan so I’m not sure, but it seems like he was able to absorb “power” throw at him and funnel this energy through his body. The gun was probably made for him so that when he absorbed the energy he could project it into the gun.

    • Justin

      Look up Bishops’s wiki. I never read the x-men comics, but I have spent a lot of time reading all of their bio’s on wikipedia. Bishop is pretty cool.

  • Strifeshadow

    Decent movie, but doesn’t hold a candle to the big daddy of universe-building, Marvel Studios.

    Best scene in the movie: Anything between Fassbender and Hugh Jackman. Seeing Wolverine and Magneto piss each other off is worth the ticket-price alone.

    ***WARNING: ****

    If you see this in IMAX, the Future scenes are very BLACK. It’s really hard to see what’s going on. Which sucks because I’ve been waiting to see Sentinels since I was 3 years old.

  • aFabricationUnlikeAnother

    This is the best X-men movie to date.

  • http://whatkilledthedinosaurs.wordpress.com/ The507thDoctor

    Easily one of the best entries of the series and it left the world in such an exciting place. The Quicksilver sequence was one of the funnest things I’ve seen in a long time and Evan Peters owned that. Never thought I’d say this but Whedon has a lot to live up to. As for people complaining about the lack of action I have no idea what you’re talking about, the film was packed with well shot sequences. I also have to say this was Hugh Jackmans strongest Wolverine performance to date and I was pleased to say he did not take center stage like the promotional material would have us believe. The film had a certain vibrancy and was really interesting to watch and the 70′s looked great. I have to say though I’d rather they just got on with a proper X-Men 4 after this and not go down the prequel and Wolverine spinoff route, as much as I loved First Class and The Wolverine.

  • mbmarquis69

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. I feel like this movie franchise is finally beginning to realize its potential… a potential that the first film back in 2000 hinted at. Back then, I walked out of that movie a fan of X-Men (little or no knowledge of the comics) and speculated that the series could explore many great stories and many more great characters to come. That potential got stalled along the way, but better late than never.

    It was great seeing the old cast. And the younger cast did most of the heavy lifting with great performances. McAvoy and Fassbender could film an hour’s worth of dialogue over a chess board and still make it riveting.

  • Hunter

    I might’ve missed this somewhere, but can someone please explain how future Xavier is alive after his death in the 3rd movie

    • mbmarquis69

      In Last Stand, Xavier is speaking to students about the ability to transfer one’s consciousness into another mind. The post credits scene features a man who is essentially brain dead in a hospital who suddenly speaks with Xavier’s voice. Xavier managed to find a way to live on in another body. How he also managed to get his old appearance (with non functioning legs) is the real question.

      Simple answer: some cool Mutant twist allowed Xavier to come back and we simply never saw it.

    • mbmarquis69

      In Last Stand, Xavier is speaking to students about the ability to transfer one’s consciousness into another mind. The post credits scene features a man who is essentially brain dead in a hospital who suddenly speaks with Xavier’s voice. Xavier managed to find a way to live on in another body. How he also managed to get his old appearance (with non functioning legs) is the real question.

      Simple answer: some cool Mutant twist allowed Xavier to come back and we simply never saw it.

  • Jim El

    An absolute mess, and here’s why:
    1. The future X-Men were reduced to simple/minimal/zero dialogue.
    2. Blink/Iceman etc were expendable and character-less (esp to a new viewer).
    3. Wolverine was back to his domesticated self, zero Berserker Rage.
    4. Xavier’s resurrection went unexplained (The Last Stand’s post-credits scene did not explain it).
    5. The end of The Wolverine and the plot of DOFP do not line up—how did X and Eric know the war was coming (I smell countless rewrites inbetween).
    6. When and how did 2023 Wolverine get his adamantium claws restored?
    7. Michael Fassbender was WASTED and looked despondent.
    8. Peter Dinklage was WASTED and looked despondent.
    9. Xavier says to Logan, “I’m going to say back to you what you once said to me…’4uck off.’” Except Logan only said that in the original First Class script. In the actual film he said, “Go 4uck yourself.” Which was funnier.The writer didn’t bother re-watching the original film. Because 4uck it. He’s still getting paid.
    10. The 70s Sentinels were somehow hardwired to obey Eric yet they randomly turned on him?
    11. Trask’s mutant DNA sniffer? And it took five minutes to detect a mutant within a few feet?
    12. Nixon. No.
    13. How did taking injections restore Xavier’s legs?
    14. Quicksilver should’ve been kept along, he could have single-handedly saved everyone.
    15. Xavier let Eric fly away even though he threatened the President with death?
    16. Singer has rendered X1, 2, 3, Origins and The Wolverine moot as all of history has been changed from slightly to who-knows-what?
    17. Jean didn’t turn into Phoenix then? OK so she must’ve gotten therapy.
    18. We’ll have holographic radios in 9 years?
    19. Apocalypse built the pyramids? So what?

    • McA

      Amen to that.

    • TheDarkNut

      1)The Future X Men set up the real story which was taking place in 1973, Their whole sequence was over a matter of hours not days like the team in the past.
      2)They were used to show how valiantly the X Men were fighting and how serious the situation was for them.
      3)Wolverine mind was the controlled post ‘The Wolverine” persona even when sent to the past.
      4)There are still gaps in the timeline hence Logan and Prof X acknowledging that they need to catch up. Save somethings for the next movie.
      5)At the end of events in 1973 Charles,Erik and Hank were still aware of Logan traveling time and he had warned them of the many wars he has seen.
      6)Somewhere between The Wolverine and DoFP, when he was in the company of Charles and Erik.
      7) & 8) its called acting..they were portraying men with a single minded purpose. not happy campers.
      9)When Logan came to the mansion Charles said he vaguely remembered him, so obviously he vaguely remembered their brief encounter.but he remembered the jist of it.
      10)Eric controlled them mechanically thru the metal he inserted while they were on the train, not their programming.
      11)bad wi-fi? it was the 70′s.
      12)ok..I guess you are not a fan of Watergate..or something.
      13)Because Hank is a genius, he said it was a modified version of the formula that effected his change.
      14)Except he was a kid and they didn’t expect to need him.
      15)Charles is not law enforcement. And he now knew that in the future they would be friends again.
      16)Maybe, but Rogue in the future still had the white in her hair and that occurred in X1, Logan who was last seen being given over to Raven was still with the school in the future which he joined in X1 and returned to in X2. Stryker was still alive and aware of Logan when he ran off so Origins is not necessarily gone and if some elements of those films are intact then some of X3 may still have occurred.
      17)Jean sure was wearing alot of red in the end. Hmmm?
      18)hopefully
      19)I guess we will see in the next movie.
      Maybe it wasn’t as bad as you were hoping it could be.

      • McA

        You really didn’t address those problems at all and I can’t speak for him but I went into DOFP with high hopes…and was crushed by the ineptitude on display. It was a mistake joining the two worlds. Fine, bring Wolverine back, I get it. He’s the money maker of the franchise but did we honestly need old Xavier and Magneto back along with Iceman and Colossus? I don’t think so – not when you have the awesome Fassy and McAvo.

    • Xmans

      you’re obviously just a hater go watch Amazing Spiderman 2 since that’s the only movie your mind can comprehend

    • Grayden

      The explanation to Xavier being alive, to me, has two possible outcomes:

      1. His conscience was transferred into the body of the brain dead guy Moira was taking care of and Xavier is merely psychically projecting the appearance of himself to everyone, at all times. However, that doesn’t explain how he could still have his powers considering the “host” wasn’t a mutant with telepathic abilities. I know it’s a superhero film, but genetics play a huge part in these movies, they still kinda have to abide by the physics of genetics if they want to maintain sound logic.

      2. Somehow, the events of X3 had already NOT taken place. Jean didn’t go “Dark Phoenix” and kill him in her house. Now, you could argue that going back in time and changing history could have effected this, much like we saw at the end when Logan woke up to find both Jean and Scott alive, but it doesn’t explain HOW or WHY.

  • TheDarkNut

    Everyone does realize that Vaughn and Singer (while having different styles) are basically interchangeable. Vaughn stepped in (and then out) of X3 which Singer was still a producer on. Singer was also a producer on First Class as well as Vaughn being a producer on this film. These films are not made with just one creative vision (not talking abut the spinoff Wolverine films) there is a team of constants throughout all 5 X Men films. Also I think now people have to stop referring to First Class as a reboot and call it what it really was/is..a prequel.

    • McA

      First Class was and still is a reboot – It does not match up in any reasonable way to the original trilogy. Vaughn and Singer interchangeable? Seriously? Vaughn gave First Class such a distinctive style and feel that Singer could never come up with. First Class was way more fun and got the essence of the comic book source material much better than Singer’s films did.

      • TheDarkNut

        As soon as First Class opened with the same scene depicted in X1 we knew that this was part of the same story..regardless of any other issues, its 7 films all telling the story of Wolverine and the X Men. But we can agree to disagree because MCA was one of my favorite rappers.

      • McA

        Ha, fair enough! But Wolverine was virtually non-existent in FC bar the cameo (which was great) but look at the reviews and talk around FC at the time, they were all using the word reboot. Heck, check out the Blu-Ray special features.

        Vaughn’s reason for opening the same as X1 was a statement of intent so to speak. Here’s the story we’re familiar with and…oh there’s Kevin Bacon…now we’re off on our own story, It’s all on the dvd/blu-ray man. I personally think there are too many continuity issues for them to be regarded as the same universe. Vaughn obviously felt he was starting afresh. Fox obviously didn’t think so but then again they green lit Alien 3.

  • Chain

    This entry basically wipes out x3 were almost all of the characters are dead. It also sets the franchise up for the timeof when Apocalypse comes. So don’t think so much in terms of this one not having much action look at it as a reboot from the end of x2 and an introduction to the coming of Apocalypse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sangbaran Sam

    Now my 2nd favorite Xmen movie after X2.
    Yes ..I liked it more than First Class.
    the final act was absolutely riveting and the last 5 minutes were true class!!
    Apocalypse cannot come sooner.

  • Davis

    It wasn’t as epic as I was told it would be but it was good

  • well

    The post credit scene would’ve actually been a cool surprise if they hadn’t revealed Apocalypse as the main villain for the next movie months ago.

  • Steel Bender

    ***SPOILER of this movie and others relate to
    it that should explain the timeline****

    So basically, all the events of X-Men Days of
    Future Past take place during a different but similar timeline than the
    original X1, X2, and X3 movies timeline and do not relate directly to that
    original timeline. An alternate timeline that ties the future and past
    sequences of this movie together is the only way to effectively explain
    contradictions between this and the other X-Men related movies.

    Because Professor X is alive and Wolverine has
    metal claws after he losses them in “The Wolverine” movie, the dark sentinel future
    was an alternate timeline that when it was corrected at the end of the movie
    slightly altered that timeline and now allows for similar events of the
    original X1, X2, and X3 movies timeline to be possible.

    In the original X1, X2, and X3 movies timeline
    the Sentinel program existed but was resolved in a different way at some point
    in that timeline’s past as is evidence at the start of the X3 movie sentinel
    training simulation but probably remained unapproved by the congress for the
    larger scale production that caused the dark sentinel future because Mystique probably
    didn’t assassinate Trask and/or wasn’t caught to be identified or to be tested
    on in the original timeline to cause the panic for the larger scale production
    and perfection of Sentinels.

    Even “X-men First Class” could be a part of
    this slightly altered timeline since Professor X had never seen Wolverine or
    possibly forgot that he had in the X1 movie but did briefly approach him with
    Magneto at a bar in the “X-men First Class” movie and remembered it about ten
    years later in this movie.

    There is also still time for Wolverine to loose
    his memory between 1973 and the time he is first seen in X1 but within this altered
    timeline from a similar or altered way as he lost it in the first “X-Men
    Origins: Wolverine” movie but that could be at least some part of what Professor
    X meant by “welcome back” at the end of the movie since Wolverine has been
    trying to recall memory gaps throughout the X-Men movies.

    Mystique seems to know that Stryker is
    interested in Wolverine or just mutants in general and posed as him at the end
    of the movie to rescue as well as recruit Wolverine in some situation that
    leads to the team effort to stop Apocalypse in the next movie. However, there
    is also still time between 1973 and X1 for the actual Stryker to put Wolverine
    through the Adamantium metal procedure in a similar or altered way that would
    then erase the events of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”.

    Also, 1973 and not an earlier date was chosen
    to resolve the sentinel situation by Professor X because of the events that
    would be shown to the world with the idea that it would develop in a positive
    way as well as to then rule out any similar future conflicts if it had been
    resolved in a quieter way at an earlier date than 1973.

    So the future isn’t written and alterations can
    happen at any point in any timeline but with parallel timelines and universes
    any sequence of events is possible and this technique was used because of the
    original classic story but also to correct the misguided developments of Brent Ratner’s
    X3 movie as well as to breath new life into the series like the new Star Treks
    have done.

  • Lovecraftlives

    B+? This film gets an A+. Best film so far this year and the best X-men so far!

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