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X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Future?

Updated on June 22, 2014

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:

  1. Go into some depth on who Bishop is and why he is there.
  2. 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

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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    • The Silver Stream profile imageAUTHOR

      The Silver Stream 

      3 years ago from Fort Worth, TX

      I know every fan boy dreams of this, but I just want a movie where the rights don't matter as much as the outcome of the product and the justice done to the characters

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      William Avitt 

      3 years ago from Dayton, Ohio

      Well, that will never happen. We may see Spider-Man in the MCU before any X-Men simply because Sony is dropping the ball on Spider-Man and X-Men is a thriving franchise for Fox. And, as I said, I love the X-Men movies so that is a welcome thing for me.

    • The Silver Stream profile imageAUTHOR

      The Silver Stream 

      3 years ago from Fort Worth, TX

      I haven't, my knowledge of the wolverine comics stops about halfway through the newer run. But I would imagine they'd make his death their own, it would be a good concluding point for the trilogy while letting Hugh Jackman finally put the weights down. I would like to see his wolverine in an avengers movie though.

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      William Avitt 

      3 years ago from Dayton, Ohio

      I would be fine if they killed off Wolverine as long as the story is better than the Death of Wolverine comic. Did you read it? It was really underwhelming

    • The Silver Stream profile imageAUTHOR

      The Silver Stream 

      3 years ago from Fort Worth, TX

      I think they'll go all the way to death of Wolverine, I don't want them to, but I see that as their end game

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      William Avitt 

      3 years ago from Dayton, Ohio

      Oh, yeah, I'm excited for what's next. I'm actually looking past Apocalypse, which is the end of the First Class trilogy, to what they have planned for the NEXT trilogy. But, Days of Future Past would just have been a perfect finale. You know? Everyone lives happily ever after and whatnot

    • The Silver Stream profile imageAUTHOR

      The Silver Stream 

      3 years ago from Fort Worth, TX

      I can see where you're coming from, leave it off on a high note. But with the introduction of the Apocalypse story arc, I can't help but look forward to what they put out next. As long as the quality stays at or above the bar Future Past set, I'm game.

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      William Avitt 

      3 years ago from Dayton, Ohio

      This was my favorite X-Men film to date as well. I think it was just he epic scope of it, but it also has so much more to offer than the other X-Men films before it. Not to take anything away from the older movies, but DoFP just knocked it out of the park. I kinda wish they would have quit after DoFP just because I thought it would have been a wonderful finale to the franchise.

    • The Silver Stream profile imageAUTHOR

      The Silver Stream 

      3 years ago from Fort Worth, TX

      This is my favorite xmen film to date, including all of the spinoffs. I found the story fulfilling and absolutely cannot wait until Apocalypse comes out. It's truly a good time to be a superhero fan.

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      Peeples 

      3 years ago from South Carolina

      Totally agree with everything here. This movie gave me something the past ones really lacked. You actually get to know the characters in this on which gives a lot of insight to the previous movies. The ending also left me excited and waiting!

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