X-Men Days of Future Past
This is the 7th X-Men movie. All of them have been from good to great and this one may be the best of the bunch. Now in all fairness that's exactly what I said about the last hamburger I ate two days ago, the pizza I had yesterday, and will probably say about the bacon I'm going to eat after I do this review. That said this movie is a fantastic addition to a really successful franchise. By now nobody is wandering in off the street with no idea what the X-Men is all about so no time is wasted explaining origins.
The movie opens in the future and all over the world mutants are being hunted down by robots called sentinels who can adapt to individual mutant powers preventing the mutants from being able to defeat the sentinels. It is mass execution of mutants, anyone that helps mutants, and anyone who has a gene that might make them mutants. The Sentinels were the discovery of scientist Dr. Bolivar Trask played by Peter Dinklage from The Game of Thrones.
He used Mutant DNA to develop the robots and the only way to stop this from happening is to go back in time and stop the Sentinels from being invented. The only X-Man that can survive the strain of time travel is Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman. I don’t know what this man is eating but it must be boring can’t possibly taste good. And I’m almost positive his personal trainer must be holding his family hostage, but the results are amazing. He is huge and carved up like a Greek statue. When he gets out of bed naked and walks across the room there is no jiggle to the wiggle and you could hear an audible gasp come from every woman in the room. Sort of like the sound every guy made when Mystique played by Jennifer Lawrence shows up in the blue skin tight suit. Not everybody can pull off the blue skin tight suit. If I tried it I’d look like Papa Smurf after he won the Smurfberry pie eating contest.
By going back in time we get to see Charles Xavier played by James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart and also Magneto played by Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen.
This is not just another action packed CGI fest Super Hero movie. It’s that plus a really good story. I will say you need to know your X-Men history to really get the most out of it. If you’re not sure it would we worth it to do some catch up before you go.
PG-13 and a little over 2 hours
My Score: 5 Full Buds Still not as good as Captain America Winter Soldier but way, way, better than Spiderman.
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