X-Men: Days of Future Past

{5/5} “So many battles waged over the years… and yet, none like this. Are we destined to destroy each other, or can we change each other and unite? Is the future truly set?”

In the future sentinels — immensely powerful robots — were created to kill mutants but now they’re killing everyone. Some of the mutants have managed to hold out but they feel their time is almost up. In their hour of need, they send Wolverine back in time to stop the war before it starts. He must stop Mystique from killing Trask, the man who builds the original sentinels. Wolverine wakes up to find himself in the 1970s — he must find both Charles and Eric and somehow convince them to work together.

X-Men: Days of Future Past, released in 2014

It builds on what has gone before, but this is the best X-Men movie yet. It’s edge-of-your-seat excitement from start to finish.

We get to see Wolverine interacting with the young Charles, Eric, Raven, and Hank. We also get to see young Charles and old Charles interact in one scene.

It’s intense at times, but there are also lighter moments. Peter, a man who can move at supersonic speed, is a fun new character.

One of the joys of this movie is seeing Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen as Professor X and Magneto again — in a great movie (unlike X-Men: The Last Stand).

It’s about deciding to end a cycle of violence.

There’s a scene at the end of the credits, but it’s baffling (I’m guessing you have to have read the comics to understand it).

The music is by John Ottman (Superman Returns). He incorporates his theme from X2: X-Men United and goes off in exciting new directions.

Reprising their roles from the original X-Men trilogy are Patrick Stewart (The Captains) as Professor X, Ian McKellen (The Hobbit) as Magneto, Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine) as Wolverine, Halle Berry (The Call) as Storm, and Ellen Page (The East) as Kitty Pryde.

Reprising their roles from X-Men: First Class are James McAvoy (Starter for 10) as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender (Prometheus) as Eric Lehnsherr, Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) as Raven / Mystique, and Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) as Hank / Beast.

Joining them this time is Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent) as Trask. There are also some great cameos at the end.

The movie was directed by Bryan Singer (X2: X-Men United).

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