X-Men: Days of Future Past – Movie Review
Director: Bryan Singer
Writers: Simon Kinberg (screenplay & story), Jane Goldman (story), Matthew Vaughn (story)
Stars: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Ellen Page, Evan Peters
When I started seriously reading comic books, there were far fewer options than there are today. All of comic-dom was dominated by two publishers. With few exceptions, I read and collected Marvel titles. The Uncanny X-Men was something I looked forward to every month (almost as much as Daredevil!).
My favorite X-Men storyline ever is “Days of Future Past” (if you’re wondering, the runner-up is the “Dark Phoenix Saga”). I’m a pushover for time travel/going-back-to-fix-your-own-past stories. I would have said it couldn’t be done. At least, not done well. Time travel is hard. But I would have been wrong. The seventh X-Men movie is far and away the best one of the series.
X-Men: Days of Future Past weaves together the characters established in the 1960s X-Men: First Class and the later timeline of X-Men and X-Men 2 into a thought-provoking high-octane film. The more familiarity you have with the source material or with the 1970s, the more you will enjoy the little details.