X-men Days Of Future Past Review

The new X-men movie pretty much made all of the X-men movies that happened after part 2 irrelevant. Brian Singer returns as the director of X-men and I’ll admit that this movie wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be, but it does take a while for it to get interesting. 

Wolverine is sent back in time to convince the young version of Professor X to help him stop Mystique from assassinating the man responsible for creating the sentinels. I loved James McAvoy as a young Charles Xavier. He was awesome and my favorite part of the movie was the conversation that he had with his future self.

download (1)Everyone in this movie was great. The acting was superb, but I felt like the action was lacking in this movie. No action scene really stood out to me. It’s only been a day since I saw this movie and I can’t recall a single action scene that I thought was awesome or anywhere close to being awesome.

Wolverine is still the main character, but the story of this movie really does focus on Professor X and Magneto. Through most of the movie they’re trying to work together as young men to face the greater evil that Mystique will unknowingly unleash upon mutants everywhere. Beast was in a lot of the movie and I loved the guy they got to play him.

Beast and Gambit has always been my two favorite X-men so I’m glad Beast wasn’t just a cameo character this time around.

downloadMy biggest problem with this movie is the fact that it doesn’t really feel like an X-men movie. The majority of this film takes place in the past and you’ll only see Beast, Xavier, Magneto, and Wolverine. It’ll cut to some politic bullshit from time to time and then get back to Wolverine because we all know they can’t keep Hugh Jackman out of the film for more than ten minutes.

I liked the scenes that took place in the future, but honestly I think they were a big missed opportunity. Storm had a very tiny role in the film along with many other iconic X-men. This is basically another Wolverine movie.

I loved what they did to the sentinels, but once again it was a big missed opportunity. I would have loved for more fleshed out battles in the future instead of the tiny glimpses that we got of them in action. X-men has always been about the entire team overcoming different situations. Some times it would focus on a single character more than others, but it never just focused on a single mutant and honestly it’s very tiring.

X-men Days of Future Past had it’s moments, but it’s also just more of the same that I’ve come to expect from these films. There is nothing ground breaking about this film. At best it’s a good summer flick that you might watch once and end up buying on dvd when it comes out.

I do think it’s better than the past films, but I can’t help but be disappointed because this movie could have been so much better than what I saw yesterday.

X-men Days of Future Past is a solid movie that had great acting all around, but it still suffers from what every other X-men movie suffers from and that’s the lack of X-men in the movie. Yes we saw plenty of them in the film, but how many of them really played a part in the movie?

This is a step in the right direction for this franchise, but it’s not enough to convince me to recommend it to anyone. Like I said before,” I liked this movie, but  I didn’t by any means love it.”

Our Verdict: 6/10 

 

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19 thoughts on “X-men Days Of Future Past Review”

  1. You’re dead right about the missed opportunity regarding the future sequences. While the end fight scenes were good, they could have been a lot better. Storm and Magneto shouldn’t have been taken out so quickly. The film should have been closer to 60/40 past and future, but it was more like 90/10. And wolverine? I like him, but DAMN. Does he really need to be the focus of every movie? Give him a rest! Let some of the other characters (Cyclops, Storm, Jean) shine for once!

    1. I couldn’t agree more. Wolverine is always the focus of every X-men movie. Gambit has only been in a single movie. Rogue was the most useless character in every movie. Cyclops never had a decent scene, Jean was just there as a love interest for Logan, and Storm always has the short end of the stick.

      I think I’ll stick to reading the comics and watching the old cartoons until we get a real X-men movie.

      1. This movie is critically acclaimed, overwhelmingly positive to
        critically acclaimed hype surrounding the film, 301.5 million box
        office, and has been put in the top 5 comic book films of all time, and
        the top 3 marvel films ever. It has been estimated to make 900 million
        dollars gross revenue. There is no continuity issues you just have to
        pay attention and watch x-men the last stand and the wolverine. It is a
        fantastic script, awesome action packed fun time, sure to become the
        best summer blockbuster film of the year at this rate, and one of the
        best films of the year.

  2. You have an interesting observation on this movie. I saw the movie and missed the points you brought up. What do you think of the other X-Men movies when they are compared to each other? Do you think another director would’ve done a better job altogether? Just asking

    1. Thanks for commenting. I’m honestly not to crazy about any X-men movie. I grew up with the comics and the cartoons so when the movie first came out I was really excited to them, but I was quickly disappointed because of the lack of X-men in a X-men movie.

      I hope that makes sense. I really don’t know how to explain it. I just wish the movies would focus on more than just Wolverine all the time. I love Wolverine, but I wish Cyclops, Gambit, Beast, and all the other iconic X-men would have had their moments too.

    2. As far as the director goes I think he’s a huge Wolverine fan. That’s the only thing that would explain having him as the main character in each movie. I honestly don’t know who could make a great X-men movie. Maybe Joss Whedon.

  3. Good review. Definitely a great X-Men movie that reminds us why the franchise was so lovable in the first place, and why it can really be even better with more installments.

    1. I don’t think I would call it a great X-men movie. I have yet to see a great X-men movie to be completely honest. I think they’re all disappointing.

  4. Good review. I liked the film, I mean I have some problems from a total comic nerd point of view but yeah its good.

    The visuals and 70’s timeline worked really well and the acting was really good. Quicksilver steals the show.

    This wasnt greatness but Apocalypse might 😀

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