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Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past
May. 22, 2014by:
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PLOT: In a horrific future where mutants are being exterminated by sentient robots called Sentinels, Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) teams with his former enemy Magneto (Ian McKellen) in a plan to use Kitty Pryde's (Ellen Page) powers to send Logan's (Hugh Jackman) consciousness back to 1973, in order to prevent Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from carrying out an assassination which Xavier has pinpointed as the moment a mutant war with mankind became inevitable. In order to accomplish his mission, Logan has to rouse a strung-out, depressed young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) from his stupor, while also contending with a young and unpredictable Magneto (Michael Fassbender).

REVIEW: X-Men fans rejoice. Director Bryan Singer – the man who brought the X-MEN to the silver screen (and arguably kicked-off the current superhero movie trend) – is back to once again make his mark on the franchise he started, and put right where the franchise once went wrong. While Singer dipped his toe in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (he had a co-story and producer credit), this is his first full-on foray into the X-franchise since X2: X-MEN UNITED, and fittingly, it's the best installment of the series since then.

While initially that may seem like faint praise, for every disaster like X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, and X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, there was a good instalment like FIRST CLASS (which was actually very good) or last summer's THE WOLVERINE. DAYS OF FUTURE PAST takes the promise that was shown in FIRST CLASS to the next level, with it serving as a kind-of de-facto sequel to both THE LAST STAND, WOLVERINE & FIRST CLASS, and a prequel to X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. Confused yet? Don't worry, within the first few minutes you'll get it, although all of the films up to now are required viewing to get the most out of this – even the bad ones.

While this is definitely more of a sequel to FIRST CLASS, with the older mutants (other than Wolverine) only really getting extended cameos, it all feels pretty seamless, and no one's part feels tacked on. The opening, dystopian part of the film is suitably horrific with Singer pushing the boundaries of his PG-13, as mutants are torn to pieces (graphically) by Sentinels, and one even gruesomely getting their head ripped off. However, the meat of the film rests in the 1973 section, to which about 85% of the movie is devoted.

While one might assume everyone takes a backseat to Wolverine, that's not the case. Like in the earlier pre-solo movies, Jackman is just part of the ensemble. If anything, the major character arcs go to the young Xavier, and Mystique, which is appropriate considering how Jennifer Lawrence's star has risen since she last played the part. Everyone agreed FIRST CLASS was perfectly cast, and once again everyone is pitch-perfect. McAvoy's got a much more interesting part this time around, with Charles now being addicted to a serum made by Beast (a returning Nicholas Hoult) that allows him to regain the use of his legs but robs him of his power. Much of the conflict comes from Charles having to accept his disability in order to use his gifts, and McAvoy is wonderful as the professor gone to seed.

While Mystique was portrayed in the Singer films mostly as a straight-up villain, here Singer opts for the approach used by Matthew Vaughn (who has a screenwriting credit) where Mystique still hasn't fully committed to Magneto's violent path, and Lawrence perfectly conveys her inner struggle, while also acquitting herself very nicely in a number of good hand-to-hand scraps, which are well-choreographed. The only (slight) disappointment is that Wolverine is somewhat extraneous here, which is a bit jarring considering his recent solo adventures. At times it feels like anyone could have been sent back, although Jackman is as good as ever, and seems to be having a good time under Singer's direction.

One thing that Singer always excelled in was finding ways to occasionally cut the tension through a subtle wink to the audience, that goes a long way in giving the film a bit of energy and wit a lot of the other movies didn't have. One way he does this is through music, with funny bits including Wolverine enjoying a cheesy Roberta Flack song, or scoring a jaw-dropping action sequence (starring soon-to-be fan favourite Quicksilver) with an easygoing Jim Croce tune. Singer also brings back two important members of the X-Men franchise, DP Newton Thomas Siegel, whose work is immediately recognizable, and composer-editor John Ottman, whose presence is immediately signalled when the main theme from X-MEN UNITED kicks-in during the opening credits. Clearly Singer knows the franchise, and to his credit he never tries to pretend the other films don't exist, although he does try to right the ship – so to speak.

One of the only weaknesses is a common one for the franchise, in that the villains are only so-so. To a degree this feels inevitable, with Magneto being somewhere between an antagonist and anti-hero, but Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask isn't really given enough screentime to project any menace. A secondary baddie, played by Josh Helman, fares better, although I wouldn't dream of spoiling his identity. Michael Fassbender, who dominated FIRST CLASS, is once again magnetic (pun intended) as the angry young Magneto, although as opposed to the last one it really does feel like this is McAvoy's show to a certain extent.

Overall, DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is exactly the film X-MEN fans have been hoping for, and one that sure to please even the most critical fans. It's the first great blockbuster of the summer, and alongside April's CAPTAIN AMERICA; THE WINTER SOLDIER, a really good example of the superhero genre done right.

Extra Tidbit: Yes, there IS a teaser. Not having read the comics I had no idea what it meant, but my buddy Papps assures me it's awesome and the fans will get it.
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10:02PM on 05/31/2014
Xmen first class was wat better than this....man this movie was a let down. The apocalypse was not epic at all. too much cgi, sentnenls were terrible. Where was cable?
Xmen first class was wat better than this....man this movie was a let down. The apocalypse was not epic at all. too much cgi, sentnenls were terrible. Where was cable?
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4:44AM on 05/23/2014
Loved it.

Is the movie so great partially... Well mainly... because of how bad X-Men 3 was though?


*spoilers*
Only part the audience clapped or cheered at was the Cyclops cameo at the end... Confirming my confusion and new theory that the online public (or a few powerful people?) have created a fake hype that the general comic fan hates cyclops? I never got that, still don't. And now I just don't believe it's true.
Loved it.

Is the movie so great partially... Well mainly... because of how bad X-Men 3 was though?


*spoilers*
Only part the audience clapped or cheered at was the Cyclops cameo at the end... Confirming my confusion and new theory that the online public (or a few powerful people?) have created a fake hype that the general comic fan hates cyclops? I never got that, still don't. And now I just don't believe it's true.
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11:41AM on 05/23/2014
Yea I never understood the Cyclops hate. I always wanted him to have more screen time in the films.
Yea I never understood the Cyclops hate. I always wanted him to have more screen time in the films.
9:52PM on 05/23/2014
Cyclops has always been my fav and he's underused in every film. He needs to be the badass he is
Cyclops has always been my fav and he's underused in every film. He needs to be the badass he is
3:10AM on 05/23/2014
Quicksilver was a highlight, Avengers 2 Quicksilver is going to have a hard job to out do. Really had a good time with this film.9 out of 10 a fair call.
Quicksilver was a highlight, Avengers 2 Quicksilver is going to have a hard job to out do. Really had a good time with this film.9 out of 10 a fair call.
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2:27AM on 05/23/2014
Never doubted it! I love Singer's dark tone, he always pushes the boundaries! It's funny, almost EVERYONE here was flaming this during the casting period, and not one single comment has "I was wrong..." In there anywhere, funny indeed. Typical fanboys, you know who you are lol
Never doubted it! I love Singer's dark tone, he always pushes the boundaries! It's funny, almost EVERYONE here was flaming this during the casting period, and not one single comment has "I was wrong..." In there anywhere, funny indeed. Typical fanboys, you know who you are lol
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2:30AM on 05/23/2014
I said from the start this would be the summer movie to beat. I knew Cap was gonna be good, but was surprised how great it was, saw it 3 times in the theater (different groups of friends). Looks like I'll be seeing this at least twice as well!
I said from the start this would be the summer movie to beat. I knew Cap was gonna be good, but was surprised how great it was, saw it 3 times in the theater (different groups of friends). Looks like I'll be seeing this at least twice as well!
2:38AM on 05/23/2014
Also, GotG will greatly underperform. Visuals and action look top notch, but the campy tone showcased in the trailer is going to be its downfall. My guess is it's going to be the least grossing Marvel film since the release of the first IronMan. You heard it here first.
Also, GotG will greatly underperform. Visuals and action look top notch, but the campy tone showcased in the trailer is going to be its downfall. My guess is it's going to be the least grossing Marvel film since the release of the first IronMan. You heard it here first.
1:39AM on 05/23/2014
It was really great. I loved the story, the delivery, the tone, special effects, all of it. I have always been a fan of the XMen movies, and I especially loved the future possibilities that it opened up for both the old and young crew. I mean, they basically have 2 story lines to make more X movies from in the future now, right? Make one with the First Class crew, then one with the OG crew 2 years later. Sounds pretty epic.

I do have a couple questions from the movie if any of the comic
It was really great. I loved the story, the delivery, the tone, special effects, all of it. I have always been a fan of the XMen movies, and I especially loved the future possibilities that it opened up for both the old and young crew. I mean, they basically have 2 story lines to make more X movies from in the future now, right? Make one with the First Class crew, then one with the OG crew 2 years later. Sounds pretty epic.

I do have a couple questions from the movie if any of the comic fans on here can help me out.
-Why is Xavier back in his old body? I thought at the end of The Last Stand there was an extra scene of him in someone else's.
-How exactly did the conversation between young and old Professor X happen? Just didn't get that...
-And then finally, just a critique, I remember reading on here that in the comics it was Kitty Pryde that goes back in time, but its changed to Wolverine for the reasons of his healing in this movie. Ellen Paige is an excellent actress that can carry a heavy role if need be. It seems to me that you could have just had her go back in time like the comics, and then go get the help of Wolverine somehow.
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4:34AM on 05/23/2014
Xavier put his mind into his 'we didn't know he had' twin brother.

He used wolverines perception of him to speek to him through wolverines mind... My guess is this is one of the scenes they filmed during reshoots since James said during the BEGINING of production there was no scenes of him talking to future him and there was a fan backlash because of that, my guess is they forced it in there. Which is funny be ques that scene really was a big apology for X-Men 3.

This is something
Xavier put his mind into his 'we didn't know he had' twin brother.

He used wolverines perception of him to speek to him through wolverines mind... My guess is this is one of the scenes they filmed during reshoots since James said during the BEGINING of production there was no scenes of him talking to future him and there was a fan backlash because of that, my guess is they forced it in there. Which is funny be ques that scene really was a big apology for X-Men 3.

This is something misinterrupted, the very first version of this story had Kitty Pryde go back, that was Future Past, Days of Future Past a few years later had Wolverine go back, in the cartoon they also told it with Wolverine. Which makes sense because my memory of the original was that it didn't deserve the praise and was a bit of a mess, this movie took the best elements from all the future pasts stories and made it work well, honestly the movie made it work better than the comics, but I believe this is because Singer was looking for a way to fix the problems Fox had made and this is the most classic x-men story to use to do that with,
10:54AM on 05/23/2014
Hey - regarding your questions, this is what Singer said when I attended a q&a with him last year.
- Xavier being back plays directly on the after-credits scene from Last Stand. Singer's reasons that if Xavier is so powerful, he should be able to somehow reconstitute his body if his consciousness somehow survived. Also, regarding Wolverine's adamantium claws being back after THE WOLVERINE, the idea is that Magneto, who can manipulate adamantium, somehow recovered his bone claws with them as
Hey - regarding your questions, this is what Singer said when I attended a q&a with him last year.
- Xavier being back plays directly on the after-credits scene from Last Stand. Singer's reasons that if Xavier is so powerful, he should be able to somehow reconstitute his body if his consciousness somehow survived. Also, regarding Wolverine's adamantium claws being back after THE WOLVERINE, the idea is that Magneto, who can manipulate adamantium, somehow recovered his bone claws with them as they are no allies. Lots of "maybes" but I bet there's a bunch of deleted scenes explaining this. They're likely being left for the Blu-ray as fan-bonuses.
11:25AM on 05/23/2014
Thanks guys! Just as a second comment on this amazing film too, one thing that I loved seeing in DOFP and other XMen movies is this intense hatred that Beast has for Magneto. The focus is mostly on Mag and Prof. X sure, which was a much better dynamic truthfully. But every scene almost that Beast sees Magneto, you can tell he just wants to rip him apart (and almost does!), and its even more awesome because, unlike Wolverine and others, its very hard for Magneto to have any kind of step up on
Thanks guys! Just as a second comment on this amazing film too, one thing that I loved seeing in DOFP and other XMen movies is this intense hatred that Beast has for Magneto. The focus is mostly on Mag and Prof. X sure, which was a much better dynamic truthfully. But every scene almost that Beast sees Magneto, you can tell he just wants to rip him apart (and almost does!), and its even more awesome because, unlike Wolverine and others, its very hard for Magneto to have any kind of step up on Beast. He's quick, strong, smart, has a chip on his shoulder, and doesn't have a metal skeleton underneath.
1:33AM on 05/23/2014
What a blast. A mixture of X2 and First Class..Best Summer flick so far (On par with Cap 2) ,,Last week Godzilla was disastrous..
What a blast. A mixture of X2 and First Class..Best Summer flick so far (On par with Cap 2) ,,Last week Godzilla was disastrous..
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1:18AM on 05/23/2014
And that scene after the credits gave me goosebumps. Bring on Apocalypse!
And that scene after the credits gave me goosebumps. Bring on Apocalypse!
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1:36AM on 05/23/2014
I missed the post end credits..luckily they had uploaded it online..
I missed the post end credits..luckily they had uploaded it online..
3:11AM on 05/23/2014
A long wait... But totally worth it.
A long wait... But totally worth it.
1:13AM on 05/23/2014
This movie is epic. Everything about this film was one great, huge, satisfying payoff. Not only is this the best X-Men film, it's also one of the best comic book films ever. It's THAT great.

Quicksilver also had the best scene in the entire film. And I loved the quick and funny reference that was made between him and Magneto during that one scene. And I loved the ending of the film and seeing certain fan favorite mutants back again in the fixed timeline. Very happy to see my second favorite
This movie is epic. Everything about this film was one great, huge, satisfying payoff. Not only is this the best X-Men film, it's also one of the best comic book films ever. It's THAT great.

Quicksilver also had the best scene in the entire film. And I loved the quick and funny reference that was made between him and Magneto during that one scene. And I loved the ending of the film and seeing certain fan favorite mutants back again in the fixed timeline. Very happy to see my second favorite X-Men of all time behind Wolverine back in the storyline again.

Can't wait to see this again. Such a great film.
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10:13PM on 05/22/2014
Giving pluses to all the green comments that some petty douches have given minuses to, is exhausting work :-P

I'm so excited to see his tomorrow morning (I'm just too old for midnight shows)
Giving pluses to all the green comments that some petty douches have given minuses to, is exhausting work :-P

I'm so excited to see his tomorrow morning (I'm just too old for midnight shows)
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9:28PM on 05/22/2014

Watched it twice in a row. Yup.

Need I say more? It's a pretty great film, so go see it!
Need I say more? It's a pretty great film, so go see it!
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8:40PM on 05/22/2014
The sentinels were good but the film needed a strong villain like Kevin Bacon. A bit tired of seeing

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- Magneto play a sorta villain
- William Stryker involved in everything
The sentinels were good but the film needed a strong villain like Kevin Bacon. A bit tired of seeing

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- Magneto play a sorta villain
- William Stryker involved in everything
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8:04PM on 05/22/2014

Loved It!!!

I loved this movie!!!
X-Men: Days of Future Past is by far the most thrilling and well rounded superhero movie released so far. It has tension, action, heart and is darker than any of the Marvel Studios films.
Seeing the blend of First Class and original X-Men characters on screen is incredibly fulfilling and well executed... and the cameos!!!!!!
One of the best highlights for me though was something small and not that important, Chris Claremont the writer of the original source material
I loved this movie!!!
X-Men: Days of Future Past is by far the most thrilling and well rounded superhero movie released so far. It has tension, action, heart and is darker than any of the Marvel Studios films.
Seeing the blend of First Class and original X-Men characters on screen is incredibly fulfilling and well executed... and the cameos!!!!!!
One of the best highlights for me though was something small and not that important, Chris Claremont the writer of the original source material gets to play a role as a US committee member assessing the viability of the Sentinels program. :)
My advice... see this movie... see it this weekend... or see it tonight... just see it!!!!
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6:30PM on 05/22/2014
I saw an early screening of the movie and the impression I got was:
-Bryan Singer putting in his version of the X-Men in so that he could do something with his own creation and very little else
-The "time travel" aspect just to justify putting Wolverine, yet again, on the forefront and to even integrate him in the Wolverine-less First Class lineup.
-The decision to adapt the "Days of Future's Past" storyline as a mere pandering to the fanbase in the way that Winter Soldier was (ie: let's
I saw an early screening of the movie and the impression I got was:
-Bryan Singer putting in his version of the X-Men in so that he could do something with his own creation and very little else
-The "time travel" aspect just to justify putting Wolverine, yet again, on the forefront and to even integrate him in the Wolverine-less First Class lineup.
-The decision to adapt the "Days of Future's Past" storyline as a mere pandering to the fanbase in the way that Winter Soldier was (ie: let's take one of the biggest comic stories everyone loves and go from there), except the execution was the exact opposite.
-Bryan Singer and others behind it sure didn't like that First Class was such a departure from their canon. It was clear that Vaughn was attempting a reboot/non-prequel story with his, but constrained to also try and make it fit in the continuity. It was too popular to not feature, but also not championed enough by Donner and Singer to be left alone without trying to shoehorn it and it's differences into a plot. Remember how Superman Returns was a sequel of sorts to Superman II that pretended that Superman III and IV didn't exist? It had that sort of feel.
-This movie will make lots and lots of money, not because it has earned it but because there are still those that prefer X2 and Spiderman 2 over this golden age of well made, mature, devil in the details filmmaking. One of the chief reasons the Amazing Spiderman movies haven't done so hot is because they are far too different from Raimi's. I see there being three camps of comic book movie fans emerging: The realistics, those that love Nolan's take on Batman for the gritty and dark realism; the campys, those that worship the early 2000s comic movies that were heavy on camp (the bad kind, mind you) and a reluctance to let these characters be both fantastical and serious but rather choosing one or the other; and the modern movement, those that prefer the Marvel Studios method. I know the latter of the three is a bit mixed, given that Iron Man 2 (for example) was a bit weak, but there is no doubt comic movies should strive to be more like the Avengers or Cap 2 moving forward.

I grew up on the X-Men movies, but looking back they just don't hold up anymore. We should just let the franchise go and reboot/recast in about 10 years time...although it would probably be less, given the state of things.
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9:27PM on 05/22/2014
Well put my friend. I totally agree.
Well put my friend. I totally agree.
3:21AM on 05/23/2014
I really loved the film but I think you've voiced a rational argument, instead of "I hated it because I wanted to hate it"; hats off for that.
I really loved the film but I think you've voiced a rational argument, instead of "I hated it because I wanted to hate it"; hats off for that.
10:21AM on 05/23/2014
You're right, it's totally Bryan Singers fault that Last Stand and Origins happened and how dare him fix those terrible movies!
You're right, it's totally Bryan Singers fault that Last Stand and Origins happened and how dare him fix those terrible movies!
10:22AM on 05/23/2014
And you do realize that Vaughn's movie still happened, since that one took place in the 60s. The only they that changed was anything that took place after 1973.
And you do realize that Vaughn's movie still happened, since that one took place in the 60s. The only they that changed was anything that took place after 1973.
2:22PM on 05/23/2014
@Steve It wasn't just the issues of Stand and Origins. In the first X-men movie, Magneto has been a longtime colleague and friend to Xavier and while he has dabbled a bit in domestic terrorism, it seems like he only began stepping it up circa X1. In First Class, they become friends and then Magneto almost destroys the navies of two nations. Hardly the sort of guy who can just walk into a congressional hearing to confirm his suspicions.

And yes, First Class did happen. The movie where Beast
@Steve It wasn't just the issues of Stand and Origins. In the first X-men movie, Magneto has been a longtime colleague and friend to Xavier and while he has dabbled a bit in domestic terrorism, it seems like he only began stepping it up circa X1. In First Class, they become friends and then Magneto almost destroys the navies of two nations. Hardly the sort of guy who can just walk into a congressional hearing to confirm his suspicions.

And yes, First Class did happen. The movie where Beast became Beast and with no cure possible (it was the cause of his blue form), Xavier is paralyzed, Magneto takes over the Brotherhood (with Mystique as his loyal acolyte), and Xavier begins his school. This movie starts with Nicholas Hoult Sans-Blue Fur, Xavier can walk and has no powers, Magneto is in jail for an assassination I"m not sure was a bs charge or just a time period name drop, and Mystique and Magneto rarely see eye to eye the whole movie. Happened, and then ignored, just as my point stated.

6:51PM on 05/23/2014
Guess you missed the part where Beast said he worked on a cure to control his mutation.
Guess you missed the part where Beast said he worked on a cure to control his mutation.
7:17PM on 05/23/2014
Again, the cure is what caused his blue mutation in the first place, in First Class. It was bad filmmaking to backpedal to only have it happen again.
Again, the cure is what caused his blue mutation in the first place, in First Class. It was bad filmmaking to backpedal to only have it happen again.
7:25AM on 05/24/2014
While I see most of what you're saying I think most of the problems can be explained.

- Singer adding "his" version was a good way to book-end the main story. Since they went with the DoFP story, how else could they have shown the future characters but show the cast we all know and love.

- Putting Wolverine front and center yet again is just a business decision. He's the face of this franchise, for better or worse. If I remember correctly, Wolvie wasn't in the original version of the
While I see most of what you're saying I think most of the problems can be explained.

- Singer adding "his" version was a good way to book-end the main story. Since they went with the DoFP story, how else could they have shown the future characters but show the cast we all know and love.

- Putting Wolverine front and center yet again is just a business decision. He's the face of this franchise, for better or worse. If I remember correctly, Wolvie wasn't in the original version of the script. Jackman wasn't keen on returning to the role so soon after The Wolverine due to his restricted diet and needing to stay in shape, which is difficult at his age. I have to ask though, is it really so bad to give Jackman the chance to work with this new cast? His moments with Mcavoy are some of the best in this series.

- DoFP could have ended up as fanboy pandering and no they didn't follow the comic source material to the letter, but as mentioned by a commenter up-thread, they seemed to have mined the best parts from the comic, the 90's animated series and even a little bit from Wolverine and the X-Men series from a few years ago. That's the great part about comic book movies, they get to distill all the disparate source elements from various sources into a story line that fits their new narrative.

- I think there is a clear line between trying to reboot a franchise and a new director making an entry their own. First Class has Vaughn all over it. His humor, his understanding of comic book storytelling and his clear love for Bond movies (as he's been angling for a one of those since Layer Cake). But the main difference between Singer's Superman Returns and DoFP is instead of ignoring the movies that you don't want to include in the canon, you find a way to effectively call a mulligan on the elements you don't like or were franchise missteps. Time travel is the best way to do that. You mention Beast's mutation issues, Magneto in prison, Mystique's disbanding from the Brotherhood, and Xavier being able to walk as back-peddling. I see it simply adding a dramatic plot point for each character. You realize there is an 11 year gap between First Class and DoFP. That amount of time is plenty to assume Hank has been tinkering with his formula (he has been able to revert back to human form in the comics and this helps to explain why he was "normal" in his X2 character cameo). To assume that all characters will stay as they were when they were last seen is a bit simplistic. One of the best parts of these characters whether on the page or on the screen is they still have"lives" in-between the stories we see. Are some of these a bit contrived to fit the narrative? Do they smack of deus-ex-machina? A bit. But like any stand-up comedian will tell you, sometimes you can sacrifice parts of your setup as long as the punchline lands.

- Lastly I have to disagree with you on how much this movie can "earn" effectively. Singer had a lot on his plate this time around. He had to tell a compelling story with multiple versions of the characters he entered into the mainstream zeitgeist all the while fixing the problems created by other directors and producers mishandling these characters. I think reducing this as much as you have is unwarranted. The devil was very much in the details, it just happens those details were in universe unifying. Reconnecting the dots and fixing the mistakes of the past.

3:30PM on 05/22/2014
glad its not a steaming pile
glad its not a steaming pile
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3:23PM on 05/22/2014

"Like in the earlier pre-solo movies, Jackman is just part of the ensemble."

LMFAO....wow. Loss of all credibility. I'll see this heap when they air it on FX. Until then, I await a real X-Men movie.
LMFAO....wow. Loss of all credibility. I'll see this heap when they air it on FX. Until then, I await a real X-Men movie.
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4:48PM on 05/22/2014
While at the movie theatre this weekend, Batstud is seen in line for this, devouring a bag of popcorn
While at the movie theatre this weekend, Batstud is seen in line for this, devouring a bag of popcorn
8:20PM on 05/22/2014
classic fan boy bullshit. please, sit in the directors seat and show us how to make an xmen movie. fuck off
classic fan boy bullshit. please, sit in the directors seat and show us how to make an xmen movie. fuck off
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3:17PM on 05/22/2014

Spoiler (really?)

"A secondary baddie, played by Josh Helman, fares better, although I wouldn't dream of spoiling his identity."

How can you not tell that this is Stryker from the character posters and history in the franchise that is already established? Not to mention this: [link].U35OSiiwfHs
"A secondary baddie, played by Josh Helman, fares better, although I wouldn't dream of spoiling his identity."

How can you not tell that this is Stryker from the character posters and history in the franchise that is already established? Not to mention this: [link].U35OSiiwfHs
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10:08PM on 05/22/2014
Or just IMDB saying his name is Bill Stryker :-P
Or just IMDB saying his name is Bill Stryker :-P
9:26AM on 05/23/2014
Well, I didn't know Stryker was in this movie, because I hadn't seen any of that, so seeing him was kind of a pleasant surprise--I'm glad it wasn't spoiled! :P
Well, I didn't know Stryker was in this movie, because I hadn't seen any of that, so seeing him was kind of a pleasant surprise--I'm glad it wasn't spoiled! :P
2:52PM on 05/22/2014

9/10 from me too.

Good God, what are you still doing here, reading the comments? Go purchase your movie ticket NOW!! :drooling:
Good God, what are you still doing here, reading the comments? Go purchase your movie ticket NOW!! :drooling:
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2:42PM on 05/22/2014

loved it

met all of my expectations by far. def agree about wolverine though.. always seem to be wanting more of him kicking ass
met all of my expectations by far. def agree about wolverine though.. always seem to be wanting more of him kicking ass
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1:25PM on 05/22/2014

Great Review!

Like many others, I'm seeing this tonight and I absolutely can't wait. I enjoyed the original X-Men trilogy for what it was, I adored First Class, and even thought The Wolverine was a pretty solid addition. My expectations have been sky-high for DoFP, and I seriously hope it lives up to it. It's interesting that in everything I've read and heard about the movie, the one thing they all have in common is they keep praising that one scene with Quicksilver! I'm ridiculously curious to see how that
Like many others, I'm seeing this tonight and I absolutely can't wait. I enjoyed the original X-Men trilogy for what it was, I adored First Class, and even thought The Wolverine was a pretty solid addition. My expectations have been sky-high for DoFP, and I seriously hope it lives up to it. It's interesting that in everything I've read and heard about the movie, the one thing they all have in common is they keep praising that one scene with Quicksilver! I'm ridiculously curious to see how that turns out, as well as how this movie "fixes" the continuity issues from previous films. Can't wait!
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1:14PM on 05/22/2014

****SPOILERS***

Seeing Apocalypse and the 4 Horsemen sent chills down my spine. Better teaser than Thanos'. Oh man what a good movie
Seeing Apocalypse and the 4 Horsemen sent chills down my spine. Better teaser than Thanos'. Oh man what a good movie
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1:16PM on 05/22/2014
Answer me this one question: Do we get to see Nightcrawler in this movie I was hoping Singer being back would bring him back he's a REALLY cool character.
Answer me this one question: Do we get to see Nightcrawler in this movie I was hoping Singer being back would bring him back he's a REALLY cool character.
1:25PM on 05/22/2014
Nightcrawler isn't there unfortunately
Nightcrawler isn't there unfortunately
1:13PM on 05/22/2014

****SPOILERS***

Seeing Apocalypse and the 4 Horsemen sent chills down my spine. Better teaser than Thanos'. Oh man what a good movie
Seeing Apocalypse and the 4 Horsemen sent chills down my spine. Better teaser than Thanos'. Oh man what a good movie
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1:16PM on 05/22/2014
just wondering - did he look like apocalypse from the comics and did the horsemen look like they should - was archangel there (he is my fave xmen character) - did he have metal wings and the blue and purple suit?
just wondering - did he look like apocalypse from the comics and did the horsemen look like they should - was archangel there (he is my fave xmen character) - did he have metal wings and the blue and purple suit?
1:20PM on 05/22/2014
Lol j-man, just can't wait until you see for yourself huh?
Lol j-man, just can't wait until you see for yourself huh?
1:24PM on 05/22/2014
You don't really see the Horsemen up close, but they're there. And you see Apocalypse in the desert as a cloaked figure, like how he was when he first came about. Obviously more time travel is gonna be needed. You'll see for yourself.
You don't really see the Horsemen up close, but they're there. And you see Apocalypse in the desert as a cloaked figure, like how he was when he first came about. Obviously more time travel is gonna be needed. You'll see for yourself.
1:33PM on 05/22/2014
hahaha yeah I can wait I guess, but I want the characters to look the part etc, so that was my main reason for asking!
hahaha yeah I can wait I guess, but I want the characters to look the part etc, so that was my main reason for asking!
12:59PM on 05/22/2014
Didn't even need this rating to know I was sold. Can't wait for some Sentinel action, finally!
Didn't even need this rating to know I was sold. Can't wait for some Sentinel action, finally!
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12:53PM on 05/22/2014
This is easily the best of the franchise. I cannot wait to see this again.
This is easily the best of the franchise. I cannot wait to see this again.
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12:41PM on 05/22/2014
Going to see it tonight. I'm pumped! Loved X-2, loved First Class, even really enjoyed the heck out of The Wolverine. I could see this being truly excellent. The best of the franchise, even? I guess I'll have to wait a few more hours to say.
Going to see it tonight. I'm pumped! Loved X-2, loved First Class, even really enjoyed the heck out of The Wolverine. I could see this being truly excellent. The best of the franchise, even? I guess I'll have to wait a few more hours to say.
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12:48PM on 05/22/2014
It has to be the best - its the only one that may have some decent xmen action - where they actually fight stuff other than politicians and the military.
It has to be the best - its the only one that may have some decent xmen action - where they actually fight stuff other than politicians and the military.
3:25PM on 05/22/2014
Now, personally, that's not how I judge these films, but I definitely see your point.
Now, personally, that's not how I judge these films, but I definitely see your point.
12:24PM on 05/22/2014
I stopped reading after the first paragraph and skipped down to the rating. I was on the fence but now I'm feeling the X-citement (sorry) for tomorrow!
I stopped reading after the first paragraph and skipped down to the rating. I was on the fence but now I'm feeling the X-citement (sorry) for tomorrow!
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12:20PM on 05/22/2014

Singer's Mojo...

Must be all the young boys he keeps around his poolside parties, Singer's got his mojo back!
Must be all the young boys he keeps around his poolside parties, Singer's got his mojo back!
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12:12PM on 05/22/2014
Yeah, Singer's still got it. Glad to see the X-Men franchise restored to its former glory.
Yeah, Singer's still got it. Glad to see the X-Men franchise restored to its former glory.
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12:06PM on 05/22/2014

What about Nightcrawler?!!

Do we get to see more of him in this movie? I thought he was one of the coolest mutants I hope having Singer back brings him back.
Do we get to see more of him in this movie? I thought he was one of the coolest mutants I hope having Singer back brings him back.
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12:06PM on 05/22/2014
Poor Godzilla lol
Poor Godzilla lol
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1:30PM on 05/22/2014
I know, right? Too bad my paying for Godzilla and walking into X-Men won't help . . .
I know, right? Too bad my paying for Godzilla and walking into X-Men won't help . . .
1:37PM on 05/22/2014
Why are you doin that? Or am I missing the sarcasm here?
Why are you doin that? Or am I missing the sarcasm here?
11:40AM on 05/22/2014
Very glad the movie got top score.
Very glad the movie got top score.
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11:39AM on 05/22/2014

No, everyone..

did NOT agree that First class was perfectly cast. Only McAvoy and Fassbender were perfect, everyone else blew. I'm hoping DOFP is good, but I'm sick of all the praise First class gets. It was overwrought with useless characters, an awfully hammy villain, a forced and fake kitschy period setting, and terrible dialogue. If it wasn't for Mags and Xavier, that movie would be completely forgettable and would be regarded just as poorly as the Last Stand.
did NOT agree that First class was perfectly cast. Only McAvoy and Fassbender were perfect, everyone else blew. I'm hoping DOFP is good, but I'm sick of all the praise First class gets. It was overwrought with useless characters, an awfully hammy villain, a forced and fake kitschy period setting, and terrible dialogue. If it wasn't for Mags and Xavier, that movie would be completely forgettable and would be regarded just as poorly as the Last Stand.
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12:39PM on 05/22/2014
Wow, really? Fair enough, but I adored just about everything you seemed to hate about the movie!
Wow, really? Fair enough, but I adored just about everything you seemed to hate about the movie!
1:22PM on 05/22/2014
Yeah, First Class was pretty brilliant. It might not have been the perfect X-Men movie for some fanboys, but man was it fantastic. The heart of the movie was basically an intermingling of a bunch of relationships: Charles and Erik, Charles and Raven, Erik and Raven, Raven and Hank, etc. They really knocked it out of the park from that perspective. The villain and his plot was pretty lame, but there's just so much heart and emotion in that movie that makes up for it. I loved First Class.
Yeah, First Class was pretty brilliant. It might not have been the perfect X-Men movie for some fanboys, but man was it fantastic. The heart of the movie was basically an intermingling of a bunch of relationships: Charles and Erik, Charles and Raven, Erik and Raven, Raven and Hank, etc. They really knocked it out of the park from that perspective. The villain and his plot was pretty lame, but there's just so much heart and emotion in that movie that makes up for it. I loved First Class.
3:12PM on 05/22/2014
I agree. Fassbender made that movie and McAvoy's reluctant leader was well played, but the rest of the cast was garbage. Maybe I know too much of the old lore from the comics, but First Class just seemed wrong by not actually having the first class.
I agree. Fassbender made that movie and McAvoy's reluctant leader was well played, but the rest of the cast was garbage. Maybe I know too much of the old lore from the comics, but First Class just seemed wrong by not actually having the first class.
3:26PM on 05/22/2014
I wholeheartedly agree. First Class is talked about like it's a frakking religious experience. When the funny thing is that it so totally screwed up the series' continuity and yet here they are trying to tie it all together with DOFP.
I wholeheartedly agree. First Class is talked about like it's a frakking religious experience. When the funny thing is that it so totally screwed up the series' continuity and yet here they are trying to tie it all together with DOFP.
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11:27AM on 05/22/2014
Still on the fence with this one. I mean Singer is not my favorite at all (see Superman Returns), and the X-men films should've had bigger villains from the start. I mean only now in this late hour are we seeing Sentinels? I would've thought we'd see them in part 2 or 3 (not counting the head of one).
Sounds like this movie finally gets it right, but is it too little too late? Maybe, maybe not.
Still on the fence with this one. I mean Singer is not my favorite at all (see Superman Returns), and the X-men films should've had bigger villains from the start. I mean only now in this late hour are we seeing Sentinels? I would've thought we'd see them in part 2 or 3 (not counting the head of one).
Sounds like this movie finally gets it right, but is it too little too late? Maybe, maybe not.
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11:26AM on 05/22/2014

Seeing this tonight...

I will defend X-Men: The Last Stand til the day I die. Glad to hear Ottman's rousing theme again.
I will defend X-Men: The Last Stand til the day I die. Glad to hear Ottman's rousing theme again.
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11:26AM on 05/22/2014
Seeing this tonight and couldn't be any more excited. Can't wait to see the team back together again and seeing the timeline properly fixed.

And I'm dieing to see the mid credits scene with Apocalypse that leads into the next film.
Seeing this tonight and couldn't be any more excited. Can't wait to see the team back together again and seeing the timeline properly fixed.

And I'm dieing to see the mid credits scene with Apocalypse that leads into the next film.
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1:25PM on 05/22/2014
Im from the future. You dont make it to tonight. You die.
Im from the future. You dont make it to tonight. You die.
1:32PM on 05/22/2014
Oh man.....
Oh man.....
1:39PM on 05/22/2014
That scene. Oh man. Chills!!! He looks badass too, although you only see his face really.
That scene. Oh man. Chills!!! He looks badass too, although you only see his face really.
11:23AM on 05/22/2014
Gave it the same rating. I was totally floored by how well this was executed. It really does feel grand and majestic and I know a lot of comic book fans hate stories that exist for the sole purpose of retconning earlier entries in the series, or stories that involve going back in time to change how everything turned out, but everything that happened in this one felt justifiable and there was a lot of effort and care put into it. Also, if there's any justice in the world, the Time in a Bottle
Gave it the same rating. I was totally floored by how well this was executed. It really does feel grand and majestic and I know a lot of comic book fans hate stories that exist for the sole purpose of retconning earlier entries in the series, or stories that involve going back in time to change how everything turned out, but everything that happened in this one felt justifiable and there was a lot of effort and care put into it. Also, if there's any justice in the world, the Time in a Bottle sequence will be talked about for years and years to come.
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11:20AM on 05/22/2014

Tickets purchased

Haven't been this excited since The Dark Knight. Will be seeing this tonight.
Haven't been this excited since The Dark Knight. Will be seeing this tonight.
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11:15AM on 05/22/2014
Thank You
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