With the world on the brink of total annihilation and mutants on the verge of extinction, The X-Men send Wolverine back in time in a desperate attempt to put a stop to an event that acts as the catalyst for the slaughter of millions of mutants and humans alike.
The X-Men movie franchise is a peculiar one. With a strange disregard for continuity and a series of films ranging from mindblowingly awesome to frustratingly bad, you never quite know what to expect with each new entry to the franchise.
But fear not! For I am here to tell you that X-Men: Days of Future Past is not only head and shoulders above every other X-Men movie, but it may very well be up there with some of the best superhero movies of all time.
Bryan Singer makes a very welcome return to the director’s chair and he brings with him a passion and visual flair that we have not seen from him since he directed the brilliant X-Men 2.
Singer appears very much at home with the characters and he has a knowledge, understanding and respect for the material that really stands out on screen. When dealing with a story that relies so heavily on time-travel, there is a very real possibility that the film will end up being an incoherent, confusing mess.
Thankfully, Bryan Singer has adapted the Days of Future Past arc from the comic books into a thoughtful, intelligent and coherent piece of cinema. If you thought Singer directed his ass off during the opening sequence of X-Men 2, featuring Nightcrawler infiltrating the White House and taking out an entire squad of agents, just wait until you see the opening sequence of Days of Future Past, which features a futuristic showdown between a group of mutants and the seemingly unstoppable Sentinel robots.
It is a brisk, action-packed and surprisingly brutal opening that will leave your jaw on the floor, and that’s only the beginning.
A similarly awesome scene features new character Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver, disposing of a group of guards in hilarious fashion, using his breathtaking speed to take them out before they even know what’s happening. It is quite easily one of the best sequences in the entire movie.
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