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Movie Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

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  1. Gram says:

    Good to hear it was decent. I plan on seeing it when I can get to a theater.

  2. Stonie says:

    I actually liked the fact that Wolverine took more of a back-seat in this film. I felt he played an important role, keeping everyone else doing in the right direction, it was really nice to see him play something other than the brawler for a change.

    I had a couple of minor issues with the film, but over all, I was pleasantly surprised. Biggest complaints have to be… It took the cut-scene from The Wolverine and tossed it right out the window. Trask’s story didn’t feel fleshed out well enough. I wanted to understand that character better, even if I didn’t agree with him. There were even more minor things like, where did Magneto get his costume in the 70s? Just poof. Super-villain costume. How does he fly? How did Kitty get a whole new power set? Just tiny plot holes, but I was able to over look because of the phenomenal acting. And the costumes. Oh, wow, are those bad costumes. I couple of good ones. I didn’t mind Bishop or Icemans. But over all, bad costumes. But again, I can forgive almost all of it. It was just a great movie and has me, for the first time in a long time, excited for the next one. I want chanting along with the cut-scene!

    1. gbreviews says:

      Thanks for the thoughtful comment Stonie! I can certainly see why it was a good idea to move Wolverine to the back seat. Most of the movies are Wolverine-centric,so changing that up certain can reduce the “wolverine-fatigue” that could begin to develop with the X-Men franchise.

      The costumes were definitely hit and miss. I have to say that Ian McKlellan’s was probably the worst of the group. I think a lot of it might be because how old he is looking now.

      As for Magneto’s flying, I give it a pass, mainly because I figure his manipulation of magnetic fields may allow him to repel upwards from the metal he is control. I know it’s a big leap, but the comics have had it that way, so I will accept it.

      For the comic “Days of Future Past” interestingly enough it is Kitty who is able to time travel. For the film’s universe it does seem to be a bit “squeezed” in as it hasn’t been mentioned at all in the previous two films she is in. I guess I was accepting of it knowing that in the comics she had a similar ability.

      Again, thanks for the comments, and you make some really good points!

  3. D. G. says:

    Great review. Loved the movie!

  4. Going to have to agree more with him on this movie, and Wolverine could have been utilized a bit better.

  5. Kate says:

    Great review!

  6. Kevin Merits says:

    I can’t wait to watch this movie!!!

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