X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Future?
What We Got
I want to start off by saying that this was by far the best X-Men movie of the franchise. Where others have fallen in the way of story and character development, this one succeeds immensely. If I could change two things they would be as follows:
- Go into some depth on who Bishop is and why he is there.
- Utilize Quicksilver for more than just one scene.
The film merely introduced Bishop and illustrated a portion of what his powers are, and then that was it. He maybe had 2 minutes of screen time. Maybe. To those who are comic book savvy, Bishop has a rich story and plays a pivotal role in his respective story line.
Quicksilver is a powerful mutant, able to run faster than the eye can see. While they played on his more comic nature, and put his powers to good use, I feel they could have extended his importance throughout the movie. But, if every character got their due justice the film would be nearly double the run time.
The X-Men films have become the Wolverine show, which I don't really mind, he's awesome. This installment corrects the continuity errors created by all of the previous films, and poses and interesting future for the franchise. Everything coming after this is essentially a fresh start and opens the door for unlimited possibilities. With X-Men Apocalypse slated to release in 2016, and members of casts from both the original trilogy and the first class films, it is an exciting time to be an X-Men fan.
The plot centers around a group of mutants, some familiar and some not, living in a future where being a mutant is a crime punishable by death. Mutants are hunted down and killed by machines known as Sentinels, while others are held in concentration camps and executed. Professor X and Magneto have joined forces to combat this threat, and send Wolverine back in time to stop a series of events that result in their desolate present. In the past, Wolverine comes face to face with the younger versions of many mutants he knows, and enlists their help in order to prevent the Sentinel's developer, Trask, from successfully deploying the Sentinels and changing the future.
To View, or Not to View
Do it. As I said before, this is the best movie of the X-Men franchise to date. Everything that comes after has a high level of expectations to meet. With Apocalypse rearing his bald, gray head in the next two years, I think we're going to be in for a whole new level of mutant cinematic glory. Only time will tell, but the franchise is in good hands with Bryan Singer back taking the reigns of the X-Men once again, we're no doubt in for a good show.
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