X2 was adapted from 'God Loves, Man Kills'; X-Men: The Last Stand was based on his 'Dark Phoenix Saga'; and The Wolverine was based on his comic of the same name. It has the confidence to slow down and be pensive while throwing in the requisite thrills and not forgetting to be entertaining. But I have to say that pretty much my only gripe with this movie is that it has too many characters and that some of them don't get enough screen time or actually, there's not too many characters: there's just too many great actors playing those characters but then again, that's half of the fun. In the comic the future world was set in the year 2013, the same year in which filming for the movie version began. Different time-lines are tricky to do and can be rather hard to follow, but thanks to a very! Quite frankly, I find that angle a wee bit overdone and boring by now. If they were going to go down that route I feel Rogue would have been a somewhat more logical choice given that her ability is to replicate the powers of other mutants, not just change her physical appearance.
An additional action sequence or two I don't think would have gone amiss. The fact that he is given the strongest characterisation and the most to work with certainly helps. The two competing sequences feel like they are slightly lacking in action and drama, and are over too soon. The reflex response to that was a character who doesn't age. For finding that perfect, rare balance between character-driven human drama and no-holds-barred popcorn action spectacle, 'Days of Future Past' deserves my 10-star rating which is a first for me: I've never given 10-stars to a comic-book movie. In fact for the majority of them I'm not even sure there names are known until we get to the closing credits. Fassbender and McAvoy still delivering amazing performances meanwhile Stewart and Mckellen give their reflections in the same excellent way that in the trilogy.
That said however I didn't find that I was quite as high on the film as many other people seem to be. Even the soundtrack is fitting. It does however leave the audience wanting more, so it's good news that he's going to be starring in X-Men: Apocalypse. Now Dinklage is a great actor, no doubt about that, and I think he personally does good work here. A visually stunning and exhilarating flick that combines the best elements of the series to create a fantastic and entertaining film. X-Men: Days of Future Past will please the fans and moviegoers and will inject fresh blood and joy to the franchise.
Crucially, Singer also finds the time and space within the darkest shadows of his story to have a little fun, judiciously tossing quips and sight gags into the mix particularly in a tour de force prison break sequence, in which the preternaturally speedy Pietro Maximoff Evan Peters , better known to comic aficionados as Quicksilver, literally runs away with the entire show. Okay, I have to harp a bit about time travel. This is easily one of the best X-Men films because of the interesting plot and the focus on the most interesting characters. This is a good and very enjoyable movie which, to me, was a bit surprising since I generally find that time travel is akin to sticking your foot in some messy and smelly stuff. This time it's a break-out from the Pentagon where his incredible speed comes into its own with a terrifically fun and inventive set-piece that allows him to steal the film from his more illustrious co-stars before sadly disappearing shortly afterwards. Your mind will be blown. But as it turns out, Bryan Singer yes, I dare speak his name still has a few tricks up his sleeve.
I found this one truly better. Wolverine goes back in time, does his stuff with a lot of action, and saves the day. What really sets the X-men films apart from the ever more derivative comic-book adaptations at least as far as I'm concerned is that I always genuinely cared for the characters, and 'Days of Future Past' is no exception. And there is one scene just halfway through the movie which is worth watching fifty times. With such a prestigious cast at Bryan Singer's disposal it's no surprise to find that performances across the board are generally of a high standard. Well as the 7th film in the series this was always set to break the tie and the good news is that it has swung the pendulum very much towards the positive side of things. If you loved X men first class then this movie is a treat for you.
This is emphatically not the Singer who gave us mediocre misfires like Superman Returns and Jack The Giant Slayer. McAvoy, in particular, gives a shudderingly good performance as a man called upon to help others when he's lost his own way. They show his abilities as being so strong that you imagine he could destroy any mutants, even the likes of Magneto and Xavier, before they even had the chance to respond. The other actors made good performances and make possible the transitions of the story until the amazing finale. Nicholas Hoult as Beast gets an honorable mention and Bingbing Fan is notable as Blink, particularly her stunning face.
Bottom line is that this is a very enjoyable movie. Amongst fans of superhero films, 2008 is seen as a bit of a holy grail for the genre; the release of both The Dark Knight and Iron Man, two of the most acclaimed and loved entries so far, gaining it that reputation. Singer throws in a few crackerjack action sequences, opening the film with a heart-stopping massacre that very effectively underscores the dire threat posed by the Sentinels of the future. The way he is just written out is rather disappointing and feels like it's only been done to help free up space for everyone else. And perhaps it's just me but the whole plot point and it's a very important one about Mystique's blood being so vital in the development of the Sentinels seems rather vague and questionable in its logic. But hey these are films for comic book fanboys, what do you expect but for us to nitpick! Sure it is also rather predictable but most people, including myself, do watch these movies mostly for the effects after all.
In between these wonderful bursts of action though I just found that the film had a tendency to fall into a lull on a couple of occasions. One thing annoys the hell out me though. By stopping the murder the hope is that they will change the future and save their species. They are the five main stars of the story with the inclusion of a spectacular and skillful Mystique impressive Jennifer Lawrence who steals almost every scene of hers who is undoubtedly the sixth one. The fact that the film kills so many of the mutants introduced in First Class offscreen I found quite disappointing.
I do not like it in movies because there are too many things that just does not add up. James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart are excellent as Professor X, as are Michael Fassbender as young Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and Evan Peters as Quicksilver, the latter in a small but highly entertaining role. It's a wonderfully creative sequence that features some genius choreography as the hitherto unknown Blink played by Fan Bingbing , with her ability to create teleportation portals, emerges as one of the most visually dazzling mutants we've seen so far throughout the series. The plot is convoluted and yet easy to follow if you're familiar with the franchise's story arc. The film does open in absolutely thrilling fashion and ends quite strongly as well. This means that Quicksilver will be moving 150 times faster than normal.