X-Men: Days of Future Past – Every hero, every power will unite.
James McAvoy—————————————Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender———————————Erik Lehnsher
Patrick Stewart—————————————Professor X
Ellen Page———————————————Kitty Pride
Directed by Bryan Singer.
Screenplay by Simon Kinberg.
Story by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg, and Matthew Vaughn.
Bryan Singer returns to direct this installment of the X-Men franchise and thank God because he seems to get the most out of this series. A new type of weapon has been developed and they are called Sentinels. These Sentinels have the power to use the powers of which ever mutant it is chasing. We find out later that these powers were created by using Mystiques (Lawrence) DNA. The war is one sided as the Sentinels have almost completely wiped out the mutants. Charles Xavier (Stewart)and Magneto (McKellan) agree to send Logan back 30 years to make their two younger selves stop this weapon from being developed. Kitty Pride (Page) uses her powers to send people messages back in time so they can warn each other after an event has happened. Normally she sends a message back about three days or a week, maybe a month at longest, but she has never sent anyone back that thirty years. The result would tear the persons mind so since Logan heals himself instantly he is the only one who can go back that far. Can they all work together towards a common goal or will the mutants divide themselves again. The opening sequence in this movie is absolutely amazing as we see the Sentinels invading a mutant hideout. It was an great way to start the movie and the action never stopped. There is also a series of scenes involving Peter/ Quicksilver (Evan Peters) that to me was the highlight of the movie. His character breathed life into this story and for that I am grateful.
This movie features an all star cast and they all deliver great performances. I found the movie moved very well and kept you on the edge of your seat. Like the “Man of Steel” movie I was a little annoyed that the destruction just never ended. I never thought you would hear me say “there was too much action in this movie” but that might be the case with this movie as well. There are some connections that I missed to the original X-Men movies but lets just say that William Stryker was about seven inches taller when he was younger (Brian Cox vs Josh Helman). So that is why I missed that connection, oh well at least I can blame the person in charge of casting. Minor flaw sure enough, but those kinds of things drive me crazy when I watch movies (watch the drinking glasses in “Killing Them Softly”). Make no mistakes this is an incredibly well done movie and Bryan Singer proves once again that he is one of the best directors making movies today.
Runtime: 131 Minutes
Production Budget: $225,000,000
CC Rating: 9 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
Directors Previous Movies: Valkyrie, Superman Returns, The Usual Suspects.