The X-Men are back with a blaze and this time they must go back into the past to save themselves in the future. This excellent version of the series goes even further with the work done on the special effects.
In the future the world is at war and the mutants are being hunted down and destroyed. There is a new enemy that the mutants must face called the Sentinel’s, these robotic humanoid creatures can absorb any mutant power and become invincible to them. The X-Men now face extinction and must find a way to reverse the horrible future. Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart), with the rest of the team, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry), Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Bishop (Omar Sy), Colossus (Daniel Cudmore), Warpath (Booboo Stewart), Sunspot (Adan Canto), Rogue (Anna Paquin), and Blink (Bingbing Fan) with the addition of Magneto (Ian McKellen), discovers a way to change their fate.
Logan/Wolverine is sent back into the past to get the help from Charles Xavier/young Xavier (James McAvoy) and Hank/Beast (Nicholas Hoult ), to convince Erik Lehnsherr/young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) to help with the cause, and locate Mystic (Jennifer Lawrence) to stop her action that caused the future. In 1973 Mystic/Raven kills a villain of the mutants Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), who invented the Sentinel’s, which caused the government to adopt these futuristic protectors. When Trask somehow gets the DNA from Mystic/Raven he is able to get them to absorb mutant powers.
Director Bryan Singer brings back the X-Men with a vengeance. With an excellent storyline and fantastic special effects he effectively blends this time bending film that can change the future by what the characters do in the past. Singer is able to keep the audience in tune with what happens in the past while things are hanging in the future upon its results. He goes one step further by filming with the modern 3D special effects that brings the audience into the action. This spectacular film works well with the time frame difference and displays wonderful special effects is a worthwhile see.
Final Grade: I give this an A+ for its brilliant storyline and outstanding special effects.
Release Date: May 23, 2014
Director: Bryan Singer
Runtime: 131 minutes (2 hours and 11 minutes)
MPAA Rating: Rated PG- 13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language.