X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST DVD (2014)
SYNOPSIS: X-Men Unite! An all-star cast, including Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart assemble and prepare for battle in this awesome adventure packed with nonstop action and excitement. As armies of murderous Sentinel robots hunt down mutants and humans alike, the unstoppable characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves in an epic struggle to change the past — and save our future!
After a few missteps liked the Wolverine spin-offs and X-Men: The Last Stand (which isn’t that bad in my opinion), it seems liked Bryan Singer is the man destined to restore the glory back inFox’s lucrative X-Men franchise.
More or less a continuation to the superb Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class and also Singer’s sneaky way of rebooting and erasing what Brett Ratner has done, X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in the future where the X-Men/mutants are almost wiped out by a group of mutant-hunting robots known as Sentinels.
In order to revert the events, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is tasked by Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) to go back in time to prevent Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from assassinating the creator of Sentinels, Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage).
Using time-travel as the exposition tool, the story by Simon Kinberg, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn perfectly weaved in historic events and thrilling dramatic happenings to keep things moving effortlessly. An entertaining superhero movie need not be dumbed down for the masses and X-Men: Days of Future Past for real did not sacrifice storytelling for loud special effects.
The clever use of old and young actors for the same role is unusually effective even though James McAvoy doesn’t resembles Patrick Stewart by a bit. There’s no doubt the weight of the movie lies upon Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine but fortunately this time round he has a capable director and story to guide him along.
The introduction of Quicksilver (Evan Peters), the mutant who moves at supersonic speed in a rescue sequence will go down in history as one of the cheekiest, impressive effects-filled scene ever conceived. While there are ample screentime for Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, Michael Fassbender’s young Magneto and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, the rest such as Halle Berry’s Storm, Ellen Page’s Kittycat, Fan Bingbing’s Blink and Omar Sy’s Bishop are mere glorified cameos.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is definitely a solid entry to Fox’s X-Men movies. It’s a smart summer blockbuster that hardly falters and when the credit rolls, you simply can’t wait for the next villain in line for the X-men to tackle.
X-Citing Gag Reel proves that the cast of X-Men likes to make funny faces and poses.
There’s also Gallery: Trask Industries, Theatrical Trailers and Sneak Peek of Exodus: Gods and Kings.
The DVD delivers a sharp Dolby Digital 5.1 listening experience while clarity and details are omnipresent in the visual department.
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Review by Linus Tee