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on January 19, 2015
DoFP is easily my favorite X-Men movie at the moment. I've read the comic, and watched the 90s animated series version of it, so I'm well aware of the changes made to the movie, but they didn't detract from the well-written story and good follow-up with First Class that it is. Everyone on the cast does their absolute best within their roles, but I felt McAvoy and Fassbender really took the cake here in regards to acting.

Interesting scenes, while there were several, I am still amazed at how well done the jailbreak sequence with Quicksilver was. However, it would've been nice if a line or two were thrown in as to why he couldn't continue to help the rest of the group. The sentinels did a good job of showing how desperate a situation they made it for everyone in the future, but I would've liked a bit more insight as to they were largely unknown until this storyline. Also, even for a fictional movie based on a comic book, the future sentinels seemed downright impossible given their advanced technology, allowing them to have several mutant powers of their own, was modeled after Mystique's ability to 'appear' like other people.

This movie also stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, for the sixth time. I like the character of Wolverine/Logan/James Howlette(?)... but I like a lot of other X-Men characters too. I fully understand why he was given the lead role here, and it makes sense within the context presented in the movie as well, but let's face it, Fox simply can't compete with the Marvel(Disney) studios quality of movies of the last few years so why not bring in some more popular characters that fans can get equally attached to? Hopefully this is what happens in Age of Apocalypse, as well as the other stand-alone movies that have been announced/hinted at, but for the time being I will enjoy this golden age of comic movies for as long as it lasts. If you happen to be a fan of this genre I would definitely recommend checking out Days of Future Past.
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on January 8, 2015
REGION FREE

Disc 1: Blu-Ray 3D Feature Film
Disc 2: Blu-Ray 2D Feature Film + Extras

2014, 132 min.
Video: 1080p High Definition 16:9 Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio: English: 7.1 DTS-HD, English Descriptive Audio 5.1 Dolby Digital,
Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital,
Russian 5.1 DTS, Thai 5.1 Dolby Digital, Ukrainian 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Korean, Latvian,
Lithuanian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian
Extras: Deleted Scenes (with optional commentary by Director Bryan Singer)(6 min.),
Kitchen Sequence (6 min.), Gag Reel (6 min.),
Double Take: Xavier & Magneto (12 min.), X-Men: Reunited (10 min.),
Classification: M (12 min.), Sentinels: For a Secure Future (9 min.), Picture Gallery,
Theatrical Trailers, Second Screen App, Sneak Peak of Exodus: Gods and Kings
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Loved this film. It's a difficult one to review without spoilers, so I am going to be quite careful here... First off, bottom line up front, rent this one right now if you are a fan of the X-Men movies and spinoffs. Having seen them all (multiple times) I can recommend this one without hesitation.

OK, so what made it so fun? First, the acting is top notch. Of course, with such an A-list cast, perhaps that's to be expected. But, I can say no one "mailed in" their performance. Jackman, Lawrence, all of them played their roles to the hilt. I particularly enjoyed Charles Xavier throughout, from his drunken, darker moments, to the later portions (again, avoiding spoilers).

The threat posed by the enemy, especially at the beginning of the film, actually had me wondering how they were going to defeat them. Normally, those things are somewhat easy to sort out, but - as you will see in the opening scenes - these are not your usual villains... The personal struggles of the main characters were believable and interesting to watch unfold.

Finally, the pure fun of the film, the excellent CGI, and the action (obviously the cornerstones of these films) not only did not disappoint, but improved on the previous films.

So, with all those non-spoilers, I hope I have conveyed that, if you are on the fence about this one, it is definitely worth the rental!!!
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Time travel, mixed loyalties, a frightening future and the Paris Peace Talks that ended the war in Vietnam - at least as far as the United States was concerned - are all wrapped up in what could have been a confusing tangle of plot lines but which turned out to be, instead, an excellent movie directed with a deft hand by Bryan Singer.
I'm not going to explain the plot because it is so nicely woven together that I'd be posting spoiler alerts with every other sentence. Instead, I'll say that Hugh Jackman brings just the right bit of macho tough guy blended with a touch of humility to make his performance as Wolverine very appealing. Jennifer Lawrence takes on the role as the shape-changing Mystique that was pioneered so spectacularly by Rebecca Romijn in three previous X-Men films. When I heard she had been cast as Mystique I was unsure that Lawrence could handle the role since I very much enjoyed Romijn's portrayal of this often cold-blooded character. Lawrence pulls it off in fine fashion, however, adding a level of sensitivity to Mystique - particularly in two very emotional scenes - that Romijn was not asked to do in the previous films.
This is very much Jackman's movie but there are fine supporting performances by Michael Fassbender as a young Magneto, James MacAvoy as a young Charles Xavier, Ellen Page and, of course, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Some old friends return in what are essentially cameo roles including Halle Berry, Famke Janssen and Anna Paquin.
If you're a fan of the Marvel universe you're going to like this movie.
If you're a fan of dystopian films there is a lot here for you to like as well.
And if you just like good action movies with appealing characters played by equally appealing actors and actresses, then by all means see it.
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on October 21, 2015
This was probably the best X-Men movie to date. I'm probably a little biased by the fact that this one was released in 3D. And the 3D in this film were great. Not too in your face, but I was very immersed at all times. Great story and a clever integration of all of the new characters with those of the original films. Props to Hugh who seems to get more and more ripped for every movie he makes in the franchise. Great seeing the old with the new as well as the very new cast working together.
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on May 14, 2017
CONTAINS SPOILERS!

Very few sequels even meet the standard set forth by their predecessor. Some even exceed the original (in my opinion "Terminator 2" eclipses "The Terminator" on several levels). But, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" outshines all the X-Men films to date - including the follow-up "Apocalypse". I'm able to ignore the political agenda messages planted throughout the film to enjoy a story about redemption. All through the film, there are truly top-notch performances from all the people involved. From actors to directors to grips, they all produced a film that may not be exceeded within its universe. The tales of sadness, loss and longing are compelling and beautifully executed. I love how the ending happily restores the characters of the original film.
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on December 22, 2014
The movie itself is enjoyable, though I'm not a big fan of 'time travel in order to reset the Marvel universe and bring the potential for returning a lot of characters (still want to know how Professor X came back).

The 3D effects are decent, it didn't seem to overly dark, though for the most part it just seemed to add some depth to the viewing experience. Some of the best effects came during the scene in the Pentagon kitchen.
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on July 22, 2017
Great movie! While the timeline/events of the X-Men movies changes and rearranges based on retcons and revamps, this movie is pretty darn good. I have a bit of a soft spot for X-Men: First Class as my all-time favorite of the movies, and this one isn't quite as good, but it's well made and has some very nice special effects and action sequences. It's a pretty good follow-up to the emotional character development of Charles, Erik, Raven and Hank that we get in First Class, showing where their relationships have led them in the next decade or so. While it lacks the heartwrenching moments of their backstories, it does show a little bit more of what makes those characters into the mutants that we all know and love.

As said above, the effects are good, especially those of some of the newly introduced mutants. Blink, in particular, had quite pretty sequences, and everything with Quicksilver had me practically dying laughing when I wasn't glued to the screen in amazement at his action shots. Evan Peters was wonderful, and Peter Dinklage gave another brilliant performance. The score and soundtrack choices were great, and the script was well-written. All in all, it was a pretty good movie, and definitely worth a watch if you're a fan of the X-Men franchise.
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on June 10, 2017
6-10-17 3rd viewing. Put it off for a long time because I remembered not enjoying that 2nd viewing all that much for reasons now bedimmed. I only started it to see the beginning scenes of "last days" and then turn it off. Nope. Caught.

Silly dang stuff this is, eh? But hey, sue me for having psychic handholds that Hollywood can grab me with like everyone else. Future self -- I wouldn't watch this until at least 2019.
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on September 4, 2016
A fun romp through the (cinematic version of the) history of the X-Men, with the usual "Oh, WOW!" level special effects and a cast who seem to actually have some respect for their characters.

I kept the 5th star in my pocket due to a couple of small but annoying plot holes, the apparent ease with which some characters seem to suddenly agree with Logan/Wolverine, and a depiction of Magneto's power at a level that stretched my willing suspension of disbelief pretty hard. (This in a film where my only reaction to the powers of Blink, Raven/Mystique, Storm, et al was a happy smile... oh, well.) Also, anyone not familiar with a number of the featured characters will likely spend several minutes going, "Wait, what...?!?" at the beginning of the film and maybe also 2-3 times as the story unfolds.

The reproduction of 1970s NYC and Washington, DC, although imperfect, were more than good enough to be plenty of fun; the same goes for Nixon & co. There are just enough intentionally silly/funny moments throughout the film to keep the dark side of the story where it belongs, and while the ending may be a tad too neat & clean for some fans I found it logical & satisfying.
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