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.
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.
My 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