By: Cynthia Ayala
A brilliant and masterful film that has brought new life into the world of X-Men. With an amazing story about finding hope when everything looks hopeless, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is sure to captivate everyone’s fancy.
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Screenplay by: Simon Kinberg
Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence , Halle Berry , Ellen Page , Peter Dinklage , Nicholas Hoult, Kelsey Grammer, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Evan Peters, Fan Bingbing, Booboo Stewart, Josh Helman, Famke Janssen & James Marsden
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Superhero
The future is hopeless as Sentinels, machines that hunt and capture Mutants have all but wiped out the Mutants, putting those that remain, alongside their human compatriots. But the X-Men have one last chance to undo and change the horror that is the future. Wolverine volunteers to go back in time and rally the X-Men of the past to undo the most pivotal moment in history and save the future. However, that is a task easier said than done.
This is one of the best X-Men films to date. After the disaster that was X-Men 3, fans have been, admittedly, a little timid and skeptical about the franchise Even the ending of The Wolverine was a little bit of a let down, especially with all those Jean Grey scenes. But now, as far as this film is concerned, they never happened.
Bryan Singer did an amazing job directing this film, but it’s the whole creative team that needs to be applauded for this film. Taking an iconic story in the Marvel and X-Men universe, the writers were able to stay true to the essence of the film while they adapted it to the screen and the previous films. The story takes viewers into the past and the future, creating a powerful story for the big screen.
As always, with this charming cast, the characters, the younger characters of the crew have given each of these characters strong personalities and depth. Each has an unwavering determination to give the characters, strengths and weaknesses that brighten up the screen and allow for powerful scenes of tension and angst between the characters. It’s a riveting adventure across time that leads Wolverine to struggle and hope for a better future, for everyone. Jennifer Lawrence shows the transition of her character, from beginning to end, how her sympathies can be warped to cause her to do the unimaginable. And there are no bounds for James McAvoy who captures the very essence of a broken man who seeks to help others see the hope in the world, the hope and the good in everyone, even those who betray him. The pair of them were dynamic, showing a range of emotions and struggles, delving deeper into the decisions they made to turn them into the characters everyone knows.
A riveting film, the only bothersome aspects would be the slight discrepancies between movies. However, fans of Marvel and of Wolverine will look past these discrepancies as the movie rebuilds the franchise, not rebooting it, but giving fans this powerful story about survival and the last hope there is for humanity. This is the X-Men film we’ve been waiting for and it does not disappoint. ★★★★ (A+)