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X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014) Reviewed By Jay

United States, 04 April 2014


Jay´s Review

This indestructible franchise keeps adding new (very appealing) blood, and they keep selling tickets. This particular cast is noteworthy because of the quality of this new blood. Unfortunately, in my opinion, this is the most noteworthy part of this one: the script isn't particularly strong, the Computer Generated blowie uppie stuff is endless and the effort to exceed the previous episode is strained. Furthermore, this PG-13 outing is over two hours long, so watch your liquid intake.

In a nutshell, someone must travel back in time to prevent the origin of the creatures that are destroying mankind (and Mutants) in the opening (endlessly) violent sequence. This one really does start with a BANG! 

We see:

  • * Patrick Stewart ("X-Men") is Xavier, the inspiration for the Mutants. He is no longer strong enough to endure the rigors of time travel.
  •  Ian McKellen ("X-Men") is Magneto, whose history with Xavier is key.
  • * Michael Fassbender ("X-Men") is the young Magneto; the scriptwriters went over the top with his abilities this time: he picks up a Washington D.C. sports stadium and drops it around the White House.
  • * Hugh Jackman ("X-Men") Everyone knows Wolverine! And of course he's the one Mutant tough enough to travel back to the 60s, recognize the music (we did too), and inspire Xavier to get his stuff together and save the world.
  • * Nicholas Hoult ("X-Men") is a sort of valet/enabler for a dissolute 1960s Xavier.
  • * Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones") is Trask, the fellow who needsRaven/Mistique's DNA for his evil schemes.
  • * Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle") is Raven/Mistique; she doesn't understand who is the real enemy and how the Mutants must eliminate the problem.

I could keep going because the list is endless, but you get the idea. In my opinion, there isn't much more to say; each character has his or her "moment" to shine and we know Good will prevail, so it's just a matter of watching all that nicely crafted blowie uppie stuff until it does. Yawn...

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