Based on the 1981 Marvel comic book written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne,
X-Men:Days of Future Past hits theater this Memorial Day weekend. The seventh installment of the X-Men saga, reunites Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine, Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique/Raven, Halle Berry as Storm,
Ian McKellen as Magneto and Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde. Set in a hopelessly dark and not so far future the remaining X-Men prepare one last stand against the Sentinels who are determined to rid all mutants and humans from the face of the Earth . Will the X-Men hold out long enough and change the past, or will Earth be occupied by a new species of robot sentinels?
Knowing the exact point of events that leads to the world’s destruction, Professor Xavier and Kitty Pryde use Logan’s, consciousness to travel back to the summer of 1973 and stop Mystique from killing renowned scientist, Dr. Bolivar Trask. Dr. Trask has secretly experimented and torchered mutants to discover the gene to identify all mutants. Denied by U.S. Congress of his sentinel project, looks for governments to fund his secret project and mutant research. Wolverine manages to bring Professor Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr together by rescuing Erik from a maximum security prison with the help of Erik’s illegitimate son Peter, played by Evan Peters, aka QuickSilver. They travel to Paris to stop the assassination of Dr. Trask as he and a group of Vietnamese military leaders hold a brief meeting prior officially signing the end of Vietnam war. As Mystique fights her way for the opportunity for her only one shot kill against Dr. Trask, Logan and the rest stop her from killing him. Unfortunately this starts a new chain of events and leaves Logan, Erik and Xavier seriously doubting if the mission will ever succeed. Will history repeat itself again? Will the future become an unavoidable apopalypse that leave behind the total genocide of humanity and final victory for the Sentinels.
This two hour and 11 minute movie will grip your theater seat and at times applaud for more. Screenplay written by Simon Kinberg and directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Days of Future Past is an absolute fabulous movie to watch this Memorial Day Weekend. With great screenwriting and cast, Marvel Entertainment and 20th Century Fox is about unstoppable as the Juggernaut. Though many fans already are familiar with the characters from previous X-Men movies, there is no real plot twist but a very compassionate film about offering those who stumble in their lives be offered a second chance of redemption. Some honorable X-Men to mention, Bobby Drake, Ice-Man, played by Shawn Ashmore, Hank McCoy, aka Beast, played by Nicholas Hoult and cameo appearance Kelsey Grammer, Bishop, played by Omar Sy, Colossus played by Daniel Cudmore. Great movie to start the summer, go see it! I give it 9 out of 10 and is PG-13.
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