Tuesday, 17 June 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review (Updated)













X-Men: Days of Future Past


Release Date: 16th May 2014 - Australia


Production Companies
20th Century Fox (presents)
Marvel Entertainment (in
association with)
TSG Entertainment (in
association with)
Ingenious Media (made in
association with)
Big Screen Productions (made
in association with)
Bad Hat Harry Productions
Donners' Company
Dune Entertainment (in
association with)
Down Productions (made in association with)

Distribution
20th Century Fox Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 131 minutes


Budget: $200,000,000

Box Office Gross: $748,121,534
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
In 2023, the entire human
race is on the brink of
extinction. Sentinels,
originally created to kill
mutants now hunt all of
mankind. The remaining
survivors cannot stand
against the onslaught of
the Sentinel army. In
order to save the future,
Wolverine is sent back
to 1973 in order to stop
the war before it even
starts.


Cast
Hugh Jackman - Logan/
Wolverine
James McAvoy and Patrick
Stewart - Charles Xavier/
Professor X
Michael Fassbender and Ian
McKellen - Erik Lensherr/
Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence - Raven
Darkholme/Mystique
Halle Berry - Ororo Monroe/
Storm
Nicholas Hoult and Kelsey
Grammer (Cameo) - Dr.
Hank McCoy/Beast
Peter Dinklage - Bolivia Trask
Ellen Page - Kitty Pryde
Shawn Ashmore - Bobby
Drake/Iceman
Omar Sy - Bishop
Daniel Cudmore - Peter
Rasputin/Colossus
Evan Peters - Peter Maximoff/
Quicksilver
Fan Blingbling - Blink
Adan Canto - Sunspot
Booboo Stewart - Warpath
Josh Helman - Major William
Stryker
Lucas Till - Alex Summers/
Havok
Evan Jonigkeit - Toad
Greg Lowe - Ink
Mark Camacho - U.S. President Richard Nixon
Zehra Leverman - Mrs. Maximoff
Anna Paquin - Marie/Rogue
(Cameo)
Famke Janssen - Jean Grey (Cameo)
James Marsden - Scott Summers/Cyclops (Cameo)
Michael Lerner - Senator Brickman
Brendan Pedder - En Sabah Nur (Uncredited)

Crew
Producer/Director - Bryan Singer
Based on Comic "Days of Future Past" - Chris Claremont and John Byrne
Story/Screenplay/Producer -
Simon Kinberg
Story - Jane Goldman and
Matthew Vaughn
Producers - Hutch Parker and
Lauren Shuler Donner
Co-Producer - Jason Taylor
Production Designer - John Myhre
Costume Designer - Louise Mingerbach
Make-up Department Head/Designer - Norma-Hill Patton
Director of Photography - Newton Thomas Sigel
Special Effects Supervisor - Cameron Waldbauer
Visual Effects Supervisors - Richard Stammers
and Lou Pecora
Visual Effects Supervisor: Rising Sun Pictures - 
Tim Crosbie
Visual Effects Designers - Colin & Greg Strause
Visual Effects Supervisor: Fuel VFX -
Paul Butterworth
Additional Visual Effects Supervisor - Matt Sloan
Legacy Effects Supervisor - John Rosengrant
Visual Effects Supervisor: MPC - Anders Langlands
Sound Designers - Warren Hendriks and
Chuck Michaels
Film Editor/Music - John Ottman
Co Editor - Michael Louis Hill


Review
Sorry, I kept you film-buffs waiting for this review, I have been busy revisiting some of my old reviews and correcting its faults. Finally having the opportunity to write the critical analogue of DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, after recently seen it on the big screen. I was overly satisfied with the film and it confounded me at the end, I knew this is just what the director wanted. Bryan Singer is back to being the director once again and now fully had all the elements to rewrite his series history. Not just that film is serving a mixture of the old and new, it brought a few characters back. Just as I assure you that they had been quite dead on the movies' previous timeline. This movie has restored the balance of continuity since the other two films of the X-MEN series such as ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (click here) and THE LAST STAND (click herearen't well-received by many fans and critics alike

Some of the assembled main actors are all back to play a few characters with some of their future and past selves. Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen both portrayed in a duelling age comparison as Magneto. Whilst Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy were both young and old as Professor X. Jennifer Lawrence is still the form-changing Mystique, but becomes as deadly as she is reduced from being innocent and heroic. Hugh Jackman secures his lead role as Wolverine once again and does a stunning job of it. He still retains the perfection and the character's macho exterior. I expect that in some year, he will have to retire the character in the next WOLVERINE sequel very soon.


My faith on the series finally embraced me to indulge in this new instalment. I reckon it fulfilled Bryan to restore the order of the series, don't get me started on these two as you know my opinion of these disgraces. DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is something that a fan would love to see it reviving the impact of the film collection. 

Star rating: (10/10) Best Movie Ever


4 comments:

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    1. Sorry about that negative comment, I just meant to say I can't wait to hear how much you loved X-Men, not loathe. That was a typo! Thanks for your comment, look forward to hearing you again.

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  2. Excellent review! Days of Future Past was a 10/10 for me as well. Everything just worked, and it erased the horrible Origins movie.

    -James

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    1. It's a good thing you liked the film, it's perfectly compared to X2 but much more better in scope. I look forward to seeing it again if released on Blu-Ray, Ultraviolet and DVD.

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