Having come out in theaters this past May, X-Men: Days of Future Past , the second installment of the revamped X-series has FINALLY come home..well at least to my home. If you didn’t get your butt out to see the movie, then watch out! There will surely be some spoilers sweetie. This review is less play-by-play, more coulda, woulda, Shadowcat!
So first thing is first. Sentinels. They get a sleek makeover from the comics and cartoon versions we all know and love. At the end of Wolverine’s claws however they always seemed to be “just…learn..ing…to…love.” It’s a robot thing. In Days, they are fast and sleek like an eggplant colored Miata on a hunt for red October.
The twist? Kitty Pryde’s [Ellen Page] consciousness projection powers allow Old Man Logan [Hugh Jackman] to travel back into his 1970’s buns of steel days [this is definitely a press pause moment], and convince drug induced, post First Class pitiful Charles Xavier [James McAvoy] and best frenemy forever, Erik ‘Magneto’ Lensherr [Michael Fassbender] to help save the future by stopping the assassination of Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels.
It’s a lot right? Indeed. I enjoyed this movie because I went in having no to low expectations. Hopefully you listened to our podcast regarding the most EPIC MOMENT of the movie, because it is probably what Halle Berry should have actually one an Oscar for.
All kidding aside I really enjoyed it, perhaps a 2.5 or 3 out of 5! It had good representation of a diverse cast and had moments that were pretty satisfying for not only an X-Men lover, but a superhero movie lover as well. You can never go wrong with a lineup that includes Bishop, Warpath, Blink, Sunspot and Iceman to name just a few!
Slated to be available on October 14, 2014, there are talks of a “Rogue Version” that will include the scenes of Anna Paquin’s Rogue that were cut from the theatrical version! That’s reason enough to buy the dvd! Sookie, sookie now!