Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 08/06/2015
In a desolate future where mutants have been hunted to extinction by militarised robots, Wolverine's consciousness is sent back in time to prevent an assassination that set the course of history on this path. Based on one of the all-time classic comic book stories, DOFP was probably the most anticipated of the X-Men films and obviously had a lot to live up to amongst fans. As a fan myself, his makes it rather difficult to view objectively, but I have to say that the result is nothing like as bad as the sorry bastardisation of X-lore that was The Last Stand. Certain tinkering was inevitable to translate the story to mainstream audiences and the use of Wolverine as the main protagonist works reasonable well, as does the reintroduction of the uneasy alliance between Charles and Magneto. The …
smeagol - wrote on 09/07/2014
The x men go back in time in this part of the franchise.
The story is very simple they have to back in time to stop a inventor getting killed which leads to their future deaths in order to prevent this happeneing they must stop one of their own from killing him. so they send wolverine back to meet their younger selves and do the job.
This movie is more about the james mcavoy and micheal fassbender and wolverine than the other x men.
i would of liked to of seen the others featured more.
as a movie i liked the last one better , this one i found to be just ok. it was just too basic of a story and too predictable., theres some good scenes esepcially the rescue scene with the fast power guy. but i was bored with the fassbender v mcvoy again sillyness and the ending i found quite lame …
Lee - wrote on 07/04/2014
With much anticipation as it alongside "The Amazing Spiderman 2" were the only 2 movies I wanted to see this year(2014) I finally got to see "D.O.F.P" and I will say it was good however I prefer it's predecessor "First Class" more. Back are the cast alongside their older selves this time to fight side by side against an enemy named Trask (Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage) who has scientifically designed robots who have the power to sniff out mutants scattered throughout the human race and then destroy them. During the future Trask's mutant killers are the real deal and have been attacking Xavier's(Patrick Stewart) mutant school. Xavier along with Eric aka Magneto (through me for a loop as well) who are now working together??? send Wolverine(Hugh Jackman) back through time to '73 …
Cavernstones - wrote on 06/01/2014
Brian Singer brings a nice even pace to the film and superstar Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique/Raven) is showcased prominently. He is able to blend the two ensembles from the run of the movies nicely into an action packed fun adventure.
Keep in mind this is a comic book movie, so no academy awards for best screenplay or costumes or acting will be derived from this. That being said, the special effects are quite well done, and generally speaking the motivations and thought process of each individual character is brought out subtly, but lets you understand the logic of the progression of the film.
Another bright spot is the writing in of Quicksilver/Peter (Evan Peters) who evoked memories of the bullet camera approach from The Matrix but on steroids.
Loosely based on the events in the …
Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 05/31/2014
The Avengers has set an unfortunate example for the cinematic super-hero. The success of the Marvel cinematic universe has convinced owners of other Super-hero franchises that their super hero movies need to be more then just good stories; they have to be commercials for future super-hero movies as well. This was prominent In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it is present again in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Don’t get me wrong, I liked this movie, but it’s not the greatest X-Man movie ever as everyone is claiming. It’s pretty much on par in comparison to Singer’s other super-hero efforts. Good but not great. I’ve always loved the X-Men movies, but their quality has rarely stood out among other superhero flicks; This newest entry does not buck this trend.
The visuals …
preston - wrote on 05/28/2014
I found myself leaving the theater wondering what all the fuss was about.
This is a decent movie with a solid (but not great) cast - a cast that totally underwhelms.
The action scenes are extremely exciting and clever but are overpowered by the sad eyed stares and mopey dialogue of the future and past x-men. The first act is exciting and paced well, but once we travel back in time far enough to see wolverine wear bellbottoms, the movie hits a wall. From then on, I found it to be very slow.
On another note, if the MLB is finally starting to win the war on performance enhancing drugs it's because Hugh Jackman is taking all of the steroids and HGH on the planet.
One other note, I suppose we're to forget the previous 5 (7 if you count the wolverine turds) movies exist. Yes, I …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/26/2014
In my mind, X-Men: Days of Future Past deserves a spot next to my two other favorite super hero films: The Avengers and The Dark Knight. It shares more in common with Marvel's other super hero team - a lot of characters coming together for a a big adventure - but Days of Future Past is no copy-cat and features not only a great story, but the actors (and action) to pull it off.
Time travel is always a sticky proposition - because if you get it wrong, it can make things ridiculous, but get too technical and you'll get bogged down in the details. Luckily, the film solves this by giving the only mutant who looks the same in both the future and past, the ability to travel through time. And it just happens to be everyone's favorite character, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman - once again reprising …
Snoogans - wrote on 05/26/2014
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is the best I've seen from this (mostly) great franchise. I flat out LOVE this movie! What makes this sixth sequel so awesome for me to place it above the rest? Everything! I do not have a single criticism. I only thought that 'X-Men: First Class' gave me everything I wanted to see in an X-Men film. There's much more to be had, it seems. 'DOFP' is packed to the teeth with characters, action, drama, emotion, and humor, but it never feels crowded or overstuffed. Every single character and plot point has a purpose in telling a completely compelling story. Not one part feels out of place or unneeded. It's a meaty endeavor, set at a fast pace, that plays smoothly over a perfect runtime. This huge time-travel epic is conceived with precision. The story …
memento_mori - wrote on 05/22/2014
As I wearily stumbled out of the cinema's auditorium, I was replaying the film's events in my head, asking myself questions of what I had taken in, and what I thought of it. I struggled to come up with things I did not like about it.
Days of Future Past is a film I have been anticipating for years, and to see it done right and even better than I had imagined it to be is something extraordinary.
It's not what you think it is going to be, but that's okay, because it surpasses expectations and does more than what you thought was possible: fixing the events of The Last Stand.
The two things I am still stand in absolute awe of are the screenplay and the direction. I don't know how Simon Kinberg could have pulled a job like this one off, but he had Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman to …