“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is almost perfect

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“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is almost perfect

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Nicholas A. Howe, Beatrice Bureau Chief

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The recently-released “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is a phenomenal explosion of practical perfection.
The movie, centered around both the old X-Men, from the original trilogy, and the new X-Men, starting with “X-Men: The First Class,” follows both the future and the past as their timelines intertwine.

The X-Men of the future, consisting of Wolverine, Professor X, Magneto, Kitty Pryde, Iceman, Bishop, Sunspot, Colossus, Storm, Blink and Warpath, decide that the only way they can stop the apocalyptic future from happening is to send the mind of Wolverine back to the 1970’s.

In the 1970’s, the new X-men, consisting of Wolverine, Charles Xavier, Hank McCoy and Erik Lenshurr, must stop Mystique from being the villain of the story.

While trying to rally a power-numbed, drug-addicted Charles Xavier, Wolverine also has to help Erik Lenshurr escape from a prison, which is under the pentagon, which he was sent to for killing President John F. Kennedy.

To accomplish this escape, Wolverine enlists the help of Peter Maximoff, aka Quicksilver. Before many people had seen the movie, everyone had assumed that this would be the worst character in the movie. After seeing the movie, however, Quicksilver became a fan favorite.

In the end, the lines are drawn, and the days of the future are truly in the past.

Wolverine, Erik Lenshurr, Charles Xavier and Quicksilver.

Wolverine, Erik Lenshurr, Charles Xavier and Quicksilver.

 

**SPOILERS BELOW**
In the first 10 minutes of the movie, there is already enough death to start a mutant tally sheet. We get to see almost all of the old X-Men die before the story even starts, only to be brought back to die again.

We also see cameos of loved characters from previous and future X-Men films, both in the beginning of the movie and around the end.

The way the movie ends, however, presents the viewers with a whole new world where almost every movie in the X-Universe, except “X-Men” and “X-Men: The First Class,” have been wiped away. The events of the “X-Men: The Last Stand” no longer exist, and we get to see Jean Grey and Scott Summers make their return alive and well.
**SPOILERS END**

 

Future, Professor X, and Past, Charles Xavier, meet

Future, Professor X, and Past, Charles Xavier, meet

The story and the events set up for many more X-Men movies in the future, and it expands the range of characters to include way more than just the known characters.

Overall, the movie was as strong as adamantium. Bryan Singer made the movie everything fans wanted and more. Even the people who were so adamant that the movie was going to be a failure have turned around and said they loved it. I am excited to see what the future holds for the X-Men, especially in the next film, “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

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