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X-Men Days Of Future Past A 2014 Film directed by Bryan Singer

This is the first blockbuster movie of the year

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This film is entertaining. I just wish it featured more of the X-Men characters in bigger roles.

  • May 27, 2014
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+4

X-Men Days Of Future Past is the latest film in the X-Men movie series.  All of the X-Men characters appear in the film, but only a few of them have major parts in it.  It is very exciting to see Jennifer Lawrence in a tight blue skinned outfit.   She plays the character of  Mystique.  She can take the form of any human being she comes into contact with.  Her goal in the film is to kill a man named Bolivar Trask. Wolverine travels back in time to 1973 to make sure that this does not happen.

  Trask has created an robot sentinel army that attempts to kill President Nixon in 1973. But more importantly, this robot army grows and creates havoc and destruction in the present day.  The X-Men team up to use their powers to make sure that this does not happen.  An enjoyable aspect of this film is just seeing these two actors do what they do best.  Wolverine looks great flashing his claws and beating up the bad guys.    Mystique is lithe and sexy just kicking people in the face and spinning around.   The character of Magneto has one note worthy scene in which he uses his powers to lift an entire stadium.  This scene is the best special effects scene in the entire film.

I would like to have seen more characters in the film showcase their powers.  Halle Berry portrays the character of Storm.  She has the ability to control the weather, but she is only on screen for a few seconds.  I wish she had a bigger part in the film.   Beast is a hairy blue creature with super strength and agility.  I would have loved to have seen in more scenes in the film.

The music is special in this film.  The music uplifts the movie and makes it above average for me This soundtrack consists mainly of instrumental pieces.  "Paris Pandemonium" is probably the best instrumental piece in the film.  It captures all of the tension and drama of the film in seven minutes.  The other instrumental piece I enjoy is entitled Xavier's theme or subtitled as Hope.  This piece embodies the courage that mutant heroes possess.  There are two pieces of music that are not instrumental on the soundtrack.  These are the songs "Time In A Bottle" and "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face".  These are two classic songs that I love.  "Time In The Bottle" is featured in the only light hearted and humorous scene of the movie.  Days of Future Past is a good film, but it would have been more entertaining if more characters were involved in the plot.

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