What do you get when you mix past and present, old and young? You’d get X-Men: Days of Future Past!
Generously sprinkled with strong casts from X-Men and its prequel X-Men: First Class such as Hugh Jackman, Halle Barry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, plus many others, and joined by Peter Dinklage (Tyrion of Game of Thrones) – how can it not be glorious?
Nobody is trying to conquer the world here, but everybody is trying to do their best to protect the ones they love and they think it’s about survival of the species : the normal human beings (team Dr Trask) vs the mutants (team Magneto). Standing in the middle are those who wants everyone to live in harmony (team Prof Xavier).
The movie opens with scenes of a grim, dark, future where robots called Sentinels are on the verge of wiping out all mutants, all humans who are helping mutants as well as those suspected of helping mutants, and also humans who might produce mutant offsprings. To save the future of mutants, Professor Xavier, Magneto and a few surviving mutants work together to send Wolverine into the past to alter certain events which Prof X believed caused the creation of the Sentinels and started the war against mutants. “Is the future truly set?” Asked Prof X, hopeful. Magneto, on the other hand looked really, really, tired.
McAvoy excels at potraying a tortured soul through his expressive eyes – it’s a hard life for Charles Xavier after his best friends have left him. Fassbender looks great in 70s fashion and elegant as the cold and calculating Magneto. Jennifer Lawrence is wonderful as Raven/Mystique – the one who holds the fate of all mutants. Hugh Jackman becomes the anchor here – the central character in both time zones.
I do enjoy seeing Quicksilver (Evans Peters) and there’s a very hilarious moment that should stay in audiences’ mind for quite some time. You’ll know it when you see it.
Overall, I really did enjoy the show.
– X-Men : Days of Future Past