Sunday, 25 May 2014

X-Men:Days of Future Past Movie Review

X-Men: Days of Future Past (U/A)

Length: - 2 hrs. 11 min

Before the release the audiences were clear about the fact that this installment of X-Men would be based on time travel to save the mutant’s existence. X-Men: Days of Future Past tries to match the plot where last installment ended. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is chosen to travel almost 50 years back in time because of his healing abilities. Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) utilizes her ability and sends Wolverine back to almost five decades in past. Initially, Days of Future Past was slow and little tiresome. But within sometime as it gains momentum if never turns back. Like the previous part the movie switches to various places like New York, China, Paris etc. Also, what I personally felt here was in this part the X-Men were shown so powerful that the humans are like toys in front of them. The only thing humans could have done here is designing sentinels robots, who are capable of fighting and defeating mutation of any kind.

In every part there is an X-Men who comes up a lead or ability to utilize his/her power more than anyone else. In this installment it’s mystique played by lovely, gorgeous and adorable Jennifer Lawrence. She tries to kill the short heighted, mutant opponent and a brilliant scientist Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage). Because Trask has actually designed the sentinel robots to kill the mutants and protect humans. Mystique as I already mentioned is shown quite powerful and dominating. Everyone tries to stop her from killing Trash in the past. Also, saving her from being used to create the sentinel robots by researching her mutational DNA.

Magneto (Michael Fassbender) whose power are usually dominating over other mutants. This time he tries to kill Mystique in order to save X-Men but was being stopped by other mutants. Sometime I got the Dejavu kind of feeling of X-Men: First Class while watching Days of Future Past. Like the last part magneto wants to kill humans in order to create some scariness towards attacking mutants. In this installment as well he does the same and was being stopped by Professor X (James McAvoy) and other fellow mutants. The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) had good screen presence and was a crucial character in the plot. Yet, I felt the Wolverine was somewhat underestimated in the film. Whether it was usage of his power or importance of his character.

There were so many mutants in the film that I couldn’t understand all of them i.e. who is capable of what? The ending of film was deeply satisfying, surprising and exciting at the same time. I thoroughly enjoyed performances of Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence. Ellen Page makes an impression even in a short role. This was perhaps one of the first X-Men films which shows that mutants and humans can accept each other.

Verdict: - Nice One

Ratings: - 3.5 / 5 Stars

X-Men: Days of Future Past Movie Official Trailer

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