X-Men : Days of Future Past (2014)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

In the future, mutants were hunted, to be killed or captured, by an advanced weapon, The Sentinels. A group of mutants were able to survive by manipulating a mind transfer ability where they could transfer a person's present consciousness to his/her past self to warn him/herself of future attacks. They use this ability, to transfer Wolverine's consciousness to the past so he could stop the crisis before it even happened.

I'm pretty excited about Days of Future Past because First Class was really good. I expected that this latest installment to be better than the previous one. Furthermore, I'm a fan of Sentinels. Yes, I love the Sentinels! I think that they're worthy opponents to the X-Men. I wanted so much to see them in action since the first X-Men movie. 

First of all, I wanna highlight that Fan Bingbing is so beautiful. 

Okey, let me get serious and talk about the acting aspect. Every cast member did what they're supposed to do and they did great. The focus is on Hugh Jackman as he got most of the screen time. As usual, he delivered an awesome performance as Wolverine. James McAvoy (younger Prof. X) and Micheal Fassbender (younger Magneto) delivered splendid performances. Even the supporting characters were good. 

Though I had a problem recognizing new characters in the future scenes. I'm not much of an X-Men comix fan even though I read the comix sometimes. I recognized Bishop but I was not pretty sure what he could really do. 

Next, action. Man, the action scenes were superb. My favorite scene would be the part when I got to see the full extent of Quicksilver's powers. The part when they tried to free Erik from spoiler spoiler spoiler because he spoiler spoiler spoilerrrrrrr. I also love the Sentinels scenes. Not the future Sentinels. But the first models of Sentinels. They look badass with those heavy fire artillery! 

The pacing is just nice. The movie is 2 hours ++ long and I didn't feel bored at all from the start to finish. It's because there are so many elements in one movie. Humor, suspense, drama, action. They're all nicely blended together to form an ultimate satisfying meal. Damn, I feel hungry now. Literally hungry. 

Script is well written. Story is interesting. Damn it, this is a very good movie. Better or at the par with First Class. So, if you like First Class, I'm sure you jizz in your pants especially at the credit scenes. GO WATCH NOW! NO NEED TO READ ANYMORE.

Yes, the credit scene. Non comic readers might be wondering, who the hell is that pale white guy arranging pyramids like playing toy blocks? Luckily, I read X-Men comic enough to be excited about that guy. That's Apocalypse. The first mutant. Go Google that guy. That credit scene was set at ancient Egypt. 


X-Men: Apocalypse. Hehe, I can't wait! By the way, the outcome of this movie has brought back certain characters to life. I would love to see the original gang teaming up together in the next movie. I'm talking about Cyclops, Jean, Storm, Gambit, Rogue, Beast, Wolverine & etc. Where the hell is Gambit anyway? He's my favorite X-Men.

9 out of 10 stars

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