Sunday, January 18, 2015

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Review


I am officially back onboard with Marvel. First they give me The Winter Soldier and now Days of Future Past. Not to mention Guardians of the Galaxy comes in August.....Wow 2014 is truly the year of Marvel Comic Book films.
Rarely do you see a comic book film where you genuinely care about most of the characters in the movie. Sure you might care about the main hero, but besides him or her typically I don't really care about many others. In Days of Future Past, I truly cared about almost every character in the movie and that was due to their character development! Take notes other comic book directors, character development goes a LONG way! And this movie does it brilliantly, especially considering the amount of characters in the movie. Sure there could have been a little more focus here and there on certain X-Men, but you can only do so much in 2 hours.
Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine, and he does a mighty fine job as always. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are solid once again as old Magneto and old Professor X. Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy were damn good as the younger versions of Magneto & Professor X. Jennifer Lawrence is awesome as the ass-kicking Mystique. Nicholas Hoult is well a beast as Beast. Also major credit to my favorite actor in Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage; he did a great job as the villain and I am now an even bigger fan of him.
Days of Future Past works so well because of the extremely interesting story that I was totally invested in and the fact that there was more than one character that I cared about. I like movies where I would actually be sad if someone on screen died.
My only real complaint about DOFP is it could have used more action. The movie does have action but each sequence doesn't last very long. Which is why I choose Captain America: The Winter Soldier over this when comparing the two. Regardless, both are EXCELLENT entries from Marvel. As far as I'm concerned, this is the best X-Men film to date.
One last note: QUICKSILVER!!! dhfjhsdjkfbsdjkbvkjsddfks
Rating: 4/5

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