May 31, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) - Movie Review
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Country: USA

Movie Review: Bryan Singer directs his third X-Men, and best so far, “Days of Future Past”, having another one already announced for 2016 with the name “Apocalypse”. The screenplay was entrusted to Simon Kinberg (also co-producer) who already had worked in two previous X-men sagas: “The Last Stand” (as writer) and “First Class” (as producer). In order to combat the implacable robot-soldiers known as Sentinels and preserve their own existence, the X-Men reunite to find the best way to deal with the situation. The solution adopted was to use Professor X’s telepathic powers to send Wolverine to the past. The mission consists in convincing the young Professor X itself, as well as Erik Lehnsherr (future Magneto) to help him to save Sentinels’ creator, Dr. Trask, a huge brain in a small body, who is the key to spare both humans and mutants from suffering terrible consequences in the future. The story, despite not really outstanding, was well written and told in a fast pace, managing to keep a beneficial balance between the action scenes packed with special effects and a perceptible narrative. Some heroes are depicted in such a way that we want to keep following them, trying to understand their personalities, as well as the motives and motivations behind their actions. I particularly liked Magneto and Mystique, but the stirring happenings were not always neat, placing “Days of Future Past” slightly below “Captain America: the Winter Soldier”, this year’s best Marvel flick. The fantastic cast includes: Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy.

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