X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

2014 PG-13 131 Minutes

Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Science Fiction

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to sav...

Overall Rating

9 / 10
Verdict: Great

User Review

  • WHAT I LIKED: X-Men: Days of Future past is genious; but mostly it sticks out because the story makes for previously impossible character development that surprisingly rounds out these younger versions to a level of greater depth and interest. It's really because they're tested so much, even beyond the realms of feasible possibility, that you get to see them at their lowest points and understand their arcs seeing them at each end. However, there's no doubting it could have easily felt extremely bizarre and out of place, but great performances and a comedic edge make for something that just feels so right. The fresh story also allows for the exploration of some new themes for the franchise too, and having Bryan Singer back to direct means the smarter edge is back with the cheesiness and smile it's madness requires.
    WHAT I DIDN'T: Much like where First Class is concerned, the actual writing is fairly weak, and whilst the longer run-time makes for a better exploration, I can't help feeling the big-moment to big-moment effect hinders the experience slightly.
    VERDICT: This is a unique, fun and character driven entry to the X-Men series that's right up there with the best. Sequels are needed at all ends of this bizarre scale now, and for once I'm craving them like mad.