“The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.”
Bryan Singer is back to try and steer the X-Men ship back into safe waters. Most fans of the X-Men cinematic series will agree that X-Men: First Class did a really good job at mopping up some of the damage done by X-Men: The Last Stand. Why is this important? It’s because if they DIDN’T, this amazing movie that we have before us now, would never have happened. This movie unites two great casts of mutants, hero and villain alike, into what is certainly the best movie ever made that carries the word X-Men in its title. Yes, I said it, THE BEST one ever made. The ability of this film to cram so much content in the time frame allowed while also not getting convoluted or bogged down is simple incredible. The pacing and over all story telling, do a superb job at keeping a steady and constant flow of well worked out narrative to keep you glued from start to finish. Every, and I mean every actor in this movie absolutely kills it as which ever character it is they play. Even the characters relegated to less screen time have their own genuine moments to shine. The management of the time travel is done seamlessly and just further ads to the air of impending doom that the movie casts over its audience. Its great being able to see these mutants go full out in the use of their powers, and also show us the real team work that is the strength of any X-Men team. Coming into this movie were a host of continuity problems from all the films before (looking at you X-3), and yet in one fell swoop Singer manages to wipe the slate clean and allow for a new lease on life for the entire franchise (one that we know Fox will NEVER give up). Above all this however is the shining fact that X-Men: Days of Future Past isn’t just a great comic book movie, but a really great movie on a whole, and for that X-Men I commend you greatly. Btw, don’t leave before the credits are done or you will miss the single greatest after credit scene ever put to film in any genre!
Review Score : 9.5 out of 10