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Rewriting the Future: a review for X-Men: Days of Future Past

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X-Men: Days of Future Past


Desperate to end a war that threatens to extinguish mutant kind, one of them travels to the past to prevent the conflict from ever starting.

More than a decade ago, Director Bryan Singer stepped away from the X-Men films to pursue other interests. The franchise has hobbled on ever since, taking as much slander and libel from audiences as kudos. Singer returns this year to the series he launched – which also gave the initial kick-start to the high budget comic book movies – with X-Men: Days of Future Past. Taking place both in the future and in the past, Days of Future Past does for its universe what Star Trek (2009) did for its own: Wiping the slate clean without needing to reboot the franchise. The film skillfully undoes and/or amends most things gone wrong since Singer’s departure, and the integrity has been restored to the X-movies as a whole; fans are now prepped for anything to happen from this point on.

Utilizing actors from throughout all the X-Men films, the cast for Days of Future Past is an amalgamated diamond of shining stars. All of whom unwaveringly maintain their ends no matter how small or large their role is. While the film focuses on rising stars, it is stabilized on beloved veterans and also presents newcomers. Funny enough, the cast is much like looking into Xavier’s school for the gifted: There are Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen all mixed together, giving uncanny and topnotch performances.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is now playing in theaters everywhere.