Once again, the Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is at the center of the X-Men franchise in Days of Future Past, as he goes back in time to the 1970s to find Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), who has a long, long way to go becoming the wise Professor X (Patrick Stewart).
Following the events of First Class, Charles has become jaded and cynical: a bitter, recluse drunk after losing everything: his school, his friend Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender), the future Magneto (Ian McKellen), who's in prison, and his sister Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), who's on her way to becoming Mystique. Her actions will trigger the rise of the robotic Sentinels, whose existence will endanger the lives of both mutants and humans. Now, it is up to the Wolverine to help Charles rediscover his idealism, as well as reassemble him, Erik, Raven/Mystique, and Hank McCoy/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) as a team to change history.
Like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past is both a superhero film and a political thriller with a climax that will leave you surprised, shocked, gasping, and amazed. However, it may have lacked the social commentary that made the original trilogy and First Class worked so well.
Still, Days of Future Past is Marvel's equivalent of The Avengers, as marks the 'X' spot.