Wednesday, 22 June 2016

X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut Review













X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut


Release Date: 15th July 2015 - Australia (Direct to Video Only)


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: 149 minutes


Budget: $200,000,000


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
Anna Paquin - Marie/Rogue
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
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
In 2016, the latest X-MEN movie APOCALYPSE (click here) was still in sessions in theatres across Australia. I barely watched all the previous hits except for DAYS OF FUTURE PAST which is the most quintessential and fan-favourite of the series. However, I consider the original theatrical cut to be better of the two after director Bryan Singer availed an extended version. Thus THE ROGUE CUT bears its namesake from the female character known as Rogue. It contains some scenes featuring the character that were once deleted from the final cut are now reinserted into this version. Even ones that were extended have been reassembled along with a deleted love scene of Beast and Mystique. While this definitive version is acceptable, it is decidedly less simple than the original and adds very little to improve its quality. 

I still liked DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, I don't care if any other version is bigger and better than the original. It's still one of the two movies that redefined the mutant saga. 

Star rating: (10/10) Best Movie Ever


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