Having seen only one out of the 6 X-Men movies, I can safely tell you to expect quite a ride without getting too confused in Marvel’s 7th X-Men saga.
The cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past brings back the same, incredible talent previously demonstrated in X-Men: First Class (2011) as James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) reunite to portray another glimpse into the unsettled and intriguing past of Professor X, Magneto and Mystique.
Except this time, the past needs a very, very important alteration.
It is Wolverine who is sent back in time via the time-travelling conscious powers of Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to prevent Mystique (played by angelic firecracker Jennifer Lawrence) from assassinating Boliver Trask (played by a brilliantly balanced and sombre Peter Dinklage).
Having designed Sentinels (exterminators of the mutant race along with those that harbour mutant genes), Trask’s assassination enabled his creation to evolve on a dark diet of government fear and increased hate for mutants.
In the present, the Sentinels are virtually unstoppable, zeroing in on a Chinese monastery that our X-heroes currently wait, poised for a terrifically helpless battle as they carry out their complex mission.
Wolverine is refreshing in a mentoring mode towards a younger Professor X and Magneto. He unites his mutant team and coaches a scattered Professor X and Magneto back to their fit fighting shapes to stop Mystique in her determined tracks.
Magneto is played by a stoic, yet erratic Michael Fassbender, whose out-of-control tendencies are handled with Fassbender’s typical menacing, turbulent charm that is seriously addictive.
The movie doesn’t allow a dull moment and the possibility of this is the colourful, countless arrays of mutant characters and their respective, awesome powers.
Notable supporting characters included Quicksilver (played with hilarious, whip-like humour by Evan Peters), whose high-speed physical and mind powers serve up highly entertaining and comedic action scenes.
Blink (played by pixie-like Fan Bingbing), a teleporter, was another eye-catching supporting character who didn’t fail to dazzle in every intense action scene, showing off an impressive CGI display with intricate battle plays.
On an end-note, the CGI was simply on point and the 3D experience was a cherry on the cake.
X-Men continues to unveil more dark history from its protagonists and with the richness of X-Men’s fictional world of characters and concepts, along with stellar casting, I am definitely not done with more X-Men movies to come.
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