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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Professor X Says, "You will buy this movie now."

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    BadWobot
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    The Best Buy exclusive edition of X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D is beautiful. The little extra packet of information cards are nothing really, but I like how the whole case is designed. Worth it! The movie itself is undoubtedly among the best X-Men outings yet. The all-star cast and the ways they are utilized are powerful and elegant. Many of the characters have all developed in different ways since we've last seen them, and then you get to watch them evolve as the movie goes on. Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) has reached full flailing a**-kicking mode with some great action sequences that have that particular Mystique style to them. The disparity between Professor X's past and future selves is very interesting, and we get to experience him in such vulnerability and struggle as we have never previously seen. It's also great to see the shades emerge of Magneto's dark personality that Ian McKellen has so wonderfully portrayed. Who better to live up to the expectation than the incomparable Michael Fassbender. Some of the most stunning and memorable sequences in the movie were brought to life by the carefree charm of Evan Peters' Quicksilver. Surprisingly, I was a little disappointed in James McAvoy's performance. He is still a great actor; I just thought a few of his choices of delivery for certain lines were odd and could have been better, but overall, he was still a great Professor X. I'm definitely starting to split hairs here so I'll stop myself from getting into every actor and character. Or, maybe one more. I have to mention Hugh Jackman as Logan, the beloved Wolverine. He still has that same smirking, dismissive wit as always, but he has also matured with the guidance of Patrick Stewart's Professor X. Then when he goes back in time, everything is backwards; he is the mature one, and he must guide the young and troubled mutants. I absolutely loved the way they presented Wolverine in this movie. The main takeaway from this review should be that I could go on and on about how many things there are to enjoy in this movie. I hope I didn't spoil anything for you that you would have liked to discern on your own, but I tried to keep it general with my comments which I think I've done. Either way, I can't have spoiled too much as it is bursting at the seams with all the things that we've come to love in the X-Men franchise. The scope of this movie was truly a very difficult undertaking, but somehow, they managed to make a thoroughly enjoyable and unique movie out of it (And make sure you stay 'till the credits end because you are in for a massively enticing post-credits teaser). I cannot wait for the next one. And all the powers! Ahh, the powers!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie!

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    What a great movie with astounding extras! This edition comes with wonderful art cards that are just wonderful to look at. The box is really cool, too. As a matter of fact, as soon as I bought this movie, I instantly threw out the Blu-Rays (I had already seen it in theatres, anyway, and I couldn't bear to watch it again without the near-constant seat-kicking, crunching of popcorn, not-so-whispery whispers of "Oh no he di-n't!", and the almost-baby the girl three rows behind me must've been having), and kept the art. Oh! And by "art," dear reader, what I mean is the *two* collectable booklets of art it comes with. One is a Trask file - well, kind of a mini-one, which kind of made me uncomfortable, as I didn't know if that was meant to be a dig at Peter Dinklage - that contains photo dossiers on all of the X-Crew, really well-posed, as if they knew that, someday, they'd make their way into some supervillain's dossier, and they'd better look good. The other booklet contains fan art, which is great because how often do you get to see the fan's artistic expression of the movie's artistic expression of the comic book's artistic expression? I doubt you'll catch *DC* letting its fans come within a 10-mile radius of *its* art. Roland Barthes once said, "Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering." He must've been talking about *DC Comics* when he said that, because this recent Marvel release indicates a studio that is without suffering, and wishes its fans to be similarly-situated. I also cannot express enough how essential it is that you buy this movie from BestBuy, like I did. Other stores sell this Blu-Ray - or, if your some kind of cave-dwelling cretin, "DVD" - but only BestBuy gives fans the art they so deserve, or, in some cases, created. By including this much art in its Blu-Ray Special Edition, BestBuy is effectively showing the world that if the Met starts charging an actual entrance fee (not like that "suggested" one they have now - I always pay a quarter! HA!), we're still okay. We will still have access to quality art that's on quality paper that comes with a quality movie for when that art gets boring. I really hope BestBuy puts art with more movies, but be careful BigGuy! Let's not let this get out of hand! I don't want to buy a Chagal with my *Think Like a Man, Too*. Some nice, tasteful fan art will quench my thirst just fine, BestBuy, much like the assortment that comes with *X-Men: Days of Future Past*. Thank you, BestBuy, for another fine product that comes with pretty smashing art. I'll definitely come back and see what you have in the Special Edition (Now with More Art!) section soon!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4.5 stars for the best of the franchise

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    Bryan Singer returns to steer this excellent sequel to the X-Men saga. In reality the title should probably be expanded to include X-Women as the ladies take on some major roles this time around. Certainly with Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence available, it makes sense to expand her role as Raven/Mystique who is the catalyst for the film’s plot. She doesn’t disappoint…and looks great in blue. Unlike many of the super-hero films, “Future Past” doesn’t rely on dramatic city destruction to hold its audience. This film has an actual story, if to a large extent fantastical. Set sometime in the near future, the X-Men as well as much of humanity is being exterminated by powerful giant robot-like Sentinels. The have adaptive powers and both mutants and humans are fighting for survival. Prof. X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen), now working together, decide to try to go back in time and change history. Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) uses her time bending skills to return Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to 1973 in order to stop Dr. Trask (Peter Dinklage) from selling the Sentinel idea to the U. S. government. The key element is Raven whose capture by Trask is the key to the Sentinel’s adaptive ability. Her subsequent killing of Trask, leads Nixon’s (Mark Camacho) government to give the go ahead for the Sentinel acquisition. So the goal is to stop Raven so that there is no sympathy to destroy the mutants. Logan must find Prof. X’s younger Xavier (James McAvoy) and his then enemy Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and bring them together for the mission. It isn’t all that easy however. A character new to the movie franchise is perhaps the most memorable in his short screen appearance. Quicksilver (Evan Peters) is recruited to help break into the Pentagon prison cell that holds Erik who has allegedly assassinated President Kennedy. Bending those fatal bullets, don’t you know. In a brilliant display of special effects, we see Quicksilver’s ability to move at light speed by slowing down everything around him. It is amazing to watch and hilarious to boot. Alone, it is worth the price of admission. Singer and screenwriter, Simon Kinberg have done a nice job integrating the old with the new. And with a successful mission we see some old friends return, albeit briefly. The film may be a little talky for some, but the action sequences are well done and plentiful enough. This is a terrific movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Welcome back, Bryan Singer

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    After years of shaky uncertainty, the X-Men film franchise has taken solid step back on track, proving to be one of the great comic book film properties around. Matthew Vaughn helped get us started in the right direction with First Class, but then the production team came up with a brilliant idea to tie the new films in with the old, by adapting one of the most iconic and famous X-Men storylines of all time, Days of Future Past. Bryan Singer returns to the directors chair, once again showing that he's the man to bring the X-Men to the screen. Don't get me wrong, Vaughn did a fine job with the previous film, but I felt like his own personal stamp was kind of missing. And here, Singer has the benefit of two incredible casts, joined together by the common thread that is Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. Now, some people like complain about how Wolverine has become too much of a central character. First off, Jackman is outstanding in the role, and has come into it much as, dare I say, Sean Connery embodied the role of James Bond back in the 1960s (and this is coming from a massive James Bond fan). Secondly, yes, Jackman is front and center for the beginning of the movie, but the story quickly shifts focus to the broken Charles Xavier of the '70s, wonderfully played by James McAvoy. Just as it should be, this X-Men outing provides plenty of visual effects and action, but much plenty of wonderful character and emotional moments as well, making these characters ones to care about. And of course, there's the stand-out scene with Quicksilver, wonderfully played by Evan Peters. The story overall is very enthralling and engaging, but my biggest criticism is that it starts to drag a little bit towards the end and lose its momentum just a smidge. I'm not going to delve too much more into the film, as there are thousands and thousands of others out there, and I would also like to get to the specifics of this Blu-ray. The picture and audio quality are outstanding, and some of the best I've seen. I had partially bought this on Black Friday for me to test out on my new home theatre set-up, and it's a blast to watch (and listen to). I haven't had a chance to dive into the extras, but even without them, this is a great disc to own.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Superhero flick!

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    An absolute blast from beginning to end! This is a redemption for the X-Men franchise. Showing that you truly can fix things, even after severe damage has been done to it (X-Men 3 and the first Wolverine film). In a bold attempt to bring together what seemed like two separate franchises, DOFP brings two timelines together seamlessly. The writers do a great JOB balancing, and making sense of he time travel, which is a very hard thing to do. I also love how they coincide with, and effect real world occurrences, much like First Class did with the Bay of Pigs. We get another situation in this with a mutant involved in one of the biggest events in out culture's history. There are some incredible performances that are at the root of this film. Hugh Jackman, as usual, excels as Wolverine in his seventh try at the hero. Jennifer Lawrence is used much more that she was in First Class and plays her very pivotal role with a great vulnerability and strength as she is torn between two worlds. Evan Peters as Quicksilver was the biggest surprise of the cast. After the initial pictures of him leaked, I was very worried because he looked like an idiot and his costume design was laughable. After seeing him in action, I can say how totally wrong I was! He is involved in a scene that has the best use of SLOWmotion I've ever seen in a movie! The true star, for me is the incredible Michael Fassbender as Magneto. I can't believe I can say this with confidence, but, Fassbender's Magneto has surpassed Ian McKellen's take on the character. He shows such a great range, and his conflict with Xavier is exploited beautifully this time around. The quality action scenes had me wanting to jump out of my seat from excitement at times. There were several goosebump inducing moments that had me in awe of the scope and magnitude of the film. Bryan Singer has slid back into the role of director as if he never left and he has washed away the bad taste that previous X-Men INSTALLMENTS had left in fans mouths. This is a new beginning for the franchise and I can't wait to go for the next ride that they take us on. If they can keep up the momentum, I can see this franchise being just as successful and even on par with the quality of the Avengers universe!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sci-Fi done thoughtful and well; classic & current

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    This movie works on so many levels and yet never forgets to have fun. It takes a trip in seeing characters from before in the franchise and integrates them with the newer, younger cast from X-Men First Class and does so brilliantly. Most of all, this movie has a different trajectory and flavor to the other X-Men films, and really any other comic book film. It is about attempting to travel into the past to provide a new, if slightly different, but more peaceful outcome. Wolverine, usually the resident gruff action hero has a mere few scenes to display his ferocity; Charles Xavier is nearly retreated to being unrecognizable; Mystique again drives the plot depending on which side she sides with but isn't the central character. Of all the X-Men, Xavier is rarely the focus; we as an audience assume he is in control and the fixed point for everyone else. But here, we see a Charles that has lost all hope, and barely a glimmer of what we know he'll become. If First Class was about a friendship torn with slight emphasis on Magneto, Days of Future Past is Xavier's arc. The movie has a few logic and plot holes that are there but can be enjoyed if not thinking of them up. The antagonist is well-intentioned but leaves a little unexplained of his motivation to do what he does; though at the current running time of the movie it'd be difficult to be too much longer. The score is lush and bombastic and the special effects don't disappoint. The editing is deft and clean, leaving not a single excessive glance or mistimed jumble of action. Best of all, this Rogue Cut includes not only the alternate and original version of the film but also the theatrical, and both with commentaries. It is interesting to see what was cut and why, but also the realization of how different certain scenes mean under a different context. There is enough levity and quiet yet powerful dramatic moments that seal Charles into become Xavier. There is hope brought out in the story and hope for a new for the future of the X-Men series itself.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A welcome return to form for Bryan Singer

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    X-Men: First Class was a return to form for the series, hanging critically low in the balance with X-Men Origins: Wolverine, not being the most well liked film, but Matthew Vaughn brought it back with a film filled with a mod look and a lot of (wait for it!) CLASS. The Wolverine was very well done, but Days of Future Past stands as probably one of the best X-Men films, and comic book films in general. I love the mixture of the older and younger versions of most of the characters with an awesome story and some of the most believable time travel elements since Back to the Future. Can't wait for Apocalypse to arrive next year is all I'm saying and you should be equally excited as well! The PQ is of course outstanding being a modern day blockbuster shot on the best digital cameras out there (Arri Alexa), with the natively shot 3D being truly amazing. The 2D image is also amazing, being extremely sharp and detailed, deep colors, and just perfect in every way. The AQ is equally astonishing, being loud and clear, terrific surround sound use and is also perfect in every way. The only low point is the extras, but given how months before this released there was going to be a Rogue Cut with more extras and commentaries, but whats included here is very nice and exclusive to this set. No extras on the 3D disc, but the main disc holds 5 featurettes averaging around 8-10 minutes a piece, deleted scenes with optional Singer commentary, 5 minutes of outtakes, galleries, trailers and a Second-Screen App feauture to run on your phone or tablet. The BBY exclusive holds some exclusive packaging along with a packet of exclusive character cards. Not too shabby, but with the Rogue Cut containing commentaries, documentaries, theatrical cut, and more, that is your best bet. Be noted the Rogue Cut lacks a 3D option, so choose wisely.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST X-MEN MOVIE TO DATE.!!!

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    This was one of my favorite marvel movies of 2014 wasn't to comedy just the right set of tone. Days Of Future Past doesn't just mire itself in the toss and tumble of its characters' emotional journeys. Singer throws in a few crackerjack action sequences, opening the film with a heart-stopping massacre that very effectively underscores the dire threat posed by the Sentinels of the future. Crucially, Singer also finds the time and space within the darkest shadows of his story to have a little fun, judiciously tossing quips and sight gags into the mix – particularly in a tour de force prison break sequence, in which the preternaturally speedy Pietro Maximoff (Evan Peters), better known to comic aficionados as Quicksilver, literally runs away with the entire show. Make no mistake about it, this is a behemoth of a film that won't go down well with everybody. Newbies will almost certainly find themselves lost, bewildered, and perhaps even bored. Singer's tale sprawls in so many directions that, if you're not at least marginally invested in the characters, it could prove to be a trying experience. But, for everyone else, ranging from casual fans to enthusiasts and obsessives, Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg have crafted something truly remarkable. Steeped in history and lore, both of the cinematic and comic-book variety, Days Of Future Past feels like a dark love letter to the spirit of that original band of mutants and the message of hope, tolerance and humanity that has always accompanied their attempts to find their place on Earth.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best version of the best X-MEN movie thus far

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    Days of Future Past marks the return of director Bryan Singer to the popular Marvel franchise. DoFP picks up after the end of First Class and continues the story in an effort to further redeem the series after the disastrous X-Men III. For some staunch comic fanatics the changes made from the source material may be a bit of a turn off, but for the average viewer DoFP is an intelligent adaptation of one of the favorite X-Men' story-lines and has some astounding performances by both the new and old cast characters. While the movie itself has garnered world-wide critical acclaim there are many options available when it comes to owning this time-jumping mutant masterpiece. For those skeptical about 3D in general, DoFP benefits from being produced as a 3D feature. Although the 2D version certainly stands well on its own, many of the key battles are brought to life in a masterful and dynamic fashion without resorting to cheesy 3D tricks: in other words, this movie was meant to be experienced in 3D. Perhaps the only thing missing in this package is the Rogue Cut, but as a matter of preference I would opt toward the 3D theatrical cut as the Rogue scenes do little to change the story line and effectively slows and muddles the plot line of an already complex movie. So whether you're a die-hard X-Men fan or just an action movie buff, the 3D version of DoFP offers the best cut in the best format and is an exciting step forward in the storied X-Men franchise.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Days Of Future Past: Epic Story On The Big Screen.

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    In 1981 Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin brought "Days Of Future Past" to Uncanny X-Men comic book readers everywhere. This story was in many ways as epic as the Phoenix saga, and is marked by most within comicdom as a defining moment in comic book history. Flash forward to the year 2014, where Bryan Singer explodes this ground breaking story onto the big screen some 33 years later. In the "future" of 2013, mutants and super-powered beings face extinction - almost all have been killed by Sentinels, robots created by humans with the sole purpose of destroying homo-superior beings to ensure the survival of homo-sapiens. A surviving group of mutants seeks to defeat the Sentinels by going back in time to prevent their creation. Kitty Pryde sends Wolverine's mind back 50 years into his younger body to prevent the approaching cataclysm. Can he survive the trip? And if he does, will Wolverine be strong enough to prevent the mutant genocide that is destined to occur? Bryan Singer succeeds wildly in staging and executing this fantastic flight of fantasy that defines the X-Men's canon. The story had already been written, but Singer weaves in numerous tweaks for cinematic effectiveness. The action, cinematography and revised storyline are all top-notch, and a goose-bump inducing pleasure to behold. If you have not seen any of the X-Men movies, now is the time to start - with Days Of Future Past. You're in for a treat!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie on Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray 3D

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    The Box and artwork included are nice touches that compliment the movie and should satisfy those that crave extra content. This version of the movie comes with a nicely published collector's booklet and comes with both the 3-D and Standard Widescreen Versions of the Movie on Blu-Ray Disc in HD 1080P. I personally really like this movie for the story line, actors, acting, and special effects n CGI. I am not here writing a review of the acting or whether it is true to the X-men Marvel Comics multiverse. I am a sci-fi fan but i haven't been cross checking the comics and comparing the script to the comic book adaptation, i think doing that would take a lot of fun out of watching the movie for the first time. All my friends that have watched it on blu-ray with surround sound have walked away with a smile and mentioned that they'd actually like to watch it again to pick up on things they might have missed out on when they stepped outside for a smoke or used the bath room. I give this movie and this format full marks for its value and content, if you don't have 3D then just buy the standard blu-ray and save yourself about $5.00. If u own a 3D HDTV and a 3D capable blu-ray player like the PS3 or any of the numerous sony n samsung dedicated blu-ray multi media players i urge you to take advantage of your hardware and charge up your 3D glasses!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best "X-Men Experience" yet!

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    When I first head about this movie, I was very interested in seeing how they would introduce the new characters and mix them with the old ones. As you many of you know, X-Men Days of Future Past embraces the first class and the current ones, even those who remain in the future. The movie was spectacular, 3D was incredible, the direction was great, the movie had your attention the whole time. I really enjoyed it. As being one of those who have read the comics, I can say that I was very satisfied with the adaptation. They sort of adapted the sentinels to be more realistic for a movie, and they did a hell of a job with it. This Exclusive is awesome but I would have loved it even more if it wasn't too big! Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the front cover since it's the best I have seen for this movie. I love the extras and the classified files but being honest, I haven't found the time to take a look at them correctly. I'm just happy that Best Buy decided to release this for $22.99. Great price for an incredible set!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exciting and Epic

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    I was a fan of Bryan Singer's excellent, masterful first two X-Men movies, but was dealt a sucker-punch to the gut with Brett Ratner's stillborn disaster that was "X-Men: The Last Stand." So much so that I couldn't be bothered to continue with any related films after that -- not the two Wolverine flicks, not "First Class." When I learned that Singer was returning to the fold to direct a new X-Men film, I rejoiced. Although he's coughed up some real stinkers lately -- "Superman Returns," "Valkyrie," "Jack the Giant Killer" -- I felt confident that he'd be able to step easily back into form with this series. And he did. WOW...what an exciting, epic and fun movie. Even for someone like me who didn't actually read the X-Men comics when I was a kid or later (thus, not being familiar with the original "Days of Future Past" comics storyline), I had no trouble at all getting into this film's story and becoming engrossed in the action. I was able to follow along easily with which versions of the characters were doing what and where they were. The visuals are jaw-dropping, dare I say almost gorgeous to look at. Everyone in the cast gets their moments to shine. Singer knocked it right out of the park. I'm looking forward to "X-Men: Apocalypse" now.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Past saves the Future!

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    "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014) starts in an apocalyptic near-future where mutants are being wiped out by Sentinels, government-made robots created for that very purpose. The X-Men and Magneto decide to send Wolverine's consciousness back to his body in 1973 to prevent the Sentinels from attaining their mutant-killing powers. This is easily one of the best X-Men films because of the interesting plot and the focus on the most interesting characters. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) has been the top X-Men since day one so you can't go wrong with making him the focal point. James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart are excellent as Professor X, as are Michael Fassbender as young Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and Evan Peters as Quicksilver, the latter in a small but highly entertaining role. Nicholas Hoult as Beast gets an honorable mention and Bingbing Fan is notable as Blink, particularly her stunning face. The plot is convoluted and yet easy to follow if you're familiar with the franchise's story arc. The film is compelling, but doesn't forget to be entertaining; for instance, the creative and amusing way Quicksilver takes down a bunch of security guards at the Pentegon, one of the movie's top scenes.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    undoes the damage inflicted by Brett Ratner

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    To fully appreciate what Bryan Singer has accomplished with X-Men Days of Future past you had to see it in the theater on the big screen. Barring that, we now have this is excellent blu-ray disc set. Yes, we have all of the requisite and expected eye-popping special effects, but this film is also story and character driven from beginning to end. When the franchise was temporarily handed off to Brett Ratner, Ratner was very cavalier about killing-off beloved characters, as casual collateral damage resulting from his uneven grasp of the X-Men universe. It was almost as if Ratner had been told to burn the franchise down to the ground. Singer builds and expands on Matthew Vaughn's inventive X-Men First Class, continuing to intertwine real world history with a compelling cross-generational X-Men orgins story. Without resorting to spoilers, Days of Future Past delivers new insights into Professor X, Wolverine, Magneto and Mystique in action-packed, yet meaningful ways. New characters from the X-Men comics are introduced with appropriate flair. And all of the Ratner damage is finally undone. Well worth more than a couple of viewings to really take all of this in. Highly recommended.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie within the series!

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    Sentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but they are able to adapt and deal with all mutant abilities. Charles decides to go back in time and change things. He asks Kitty Pryde who can send a person's consciousness into the person's past to send him but she can only send someone back a few weeks because if she sends someone back further it could harm them. So Logan decides to go back himself because he might be able to withstand it. So Charles tells him that it's Mystique who's responsible because when she learned about the Sentinels she sought out Bolivar Trask the man who created them and killed him. She would be caught and studied and her ability to change was somehow added to the Sentinels which is why they can adapt. Logan must go to the younger Charles and ask him to help; problem is that he was despondent at that time and without his powers because he took a drug which allows him to walk but takes away his powers. Logan is also told to find Magneto.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    epic

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    X-Men 'First Class' was not the massive hit that 'The Avengers' was, but in many ways, it was a better film. Both were excellent, and after his run scripting 'Astonishing X-Men' for John Cassaday, I'd love to see Joss Whedon bring that tale to the big screen. But 'First Class' had some of the smartest superhero storytelling ever seen on film, and James MacAvoy and Michael Fassbender were brilliant, adding entirely new dimensions to Prof X and Magneto. Merging the two casts was a very good idea. Everything about this altered version of Claremont and Byrne's classic X-men tale is done right, especially the Sentinels. As a kid, I always hated the Sentinels, they were a joke. Wolverine would cut them to scrap metal, Magneto would just wave his hand. But these Sentinels are frightening, adaptive machines that mimic whatever gets thrown at them. The cast, the story, and the direction are excellent... and despite my annoyance with time-travel storylines, the method they opt for is better than usual. This is not only the smartest and most entertaining entry in the X-men franchise, it is also one of the best superhero films to date.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Series Course Correction

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    I don't know how Fox did it but they managed to steer the boat right, after the shipwreck that was The Last Stand and the Titanic that was X-Men Origins. To me this film represents a curtain call in a 3 act structure. You had First Class, which followed X3 & the Wolverine prequel and clearly had a lot riding on it to pull through. Then came The Wolverine while not the stand out I was hoping it'd be was still decent and leagues above the previous Wolverine solo film and finally you have Days of Future Past. I've heard it said that this film is the best X-Men movie since X2 and I really had to agree. The fight scenes, the jailbreak, the dark future, the turbulent past, the setup, story, and execution reignited mine and many other's love for this franchise. Though nowadays there are many superhero films and the luster wears off after 7 films, this was still a lot of fun and I believe the first superhero film to handle time travel. These films still manage to stand out from the pack despite having been the franchise to kick off the modern superhero craze. After fourteen years, they're still going strong with no signs of stopping.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than the theatrical version

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    The Rogue cut isn't just a few minutes of extra footage, it changes the plot of the film for certain characters. After I watched this, I was surprised that the footage had been cut, because it's not just about cutting a few minutes of extra time. It made me want to watch the theatrical version again to see what had been reshot to make the shorter version. Some extended editions of films don't add much or make the film less efficient, but this one is definitely worth seeing. The iTunes digital copy comes with both versions, so that was a nice bonus, even though I had already purchased the first cut. Some people have been whining about buying the theatrical cut, not knowing about the Rogue cut, but there'e no excuse for not knowing—the Rogue cut had been discussed extensively online before the film hit theaters, and long before the first BluRay came out. I bought the first BluRay on impulse knowing full well that I would end up buying the extended edition later. This isn't any different than the Lord of the Rings extended editions; fans know they have to wait longer for the extended cuts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie possibly the best of the X-Men.

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    (Minor spoiler alert) This was a terrific movie by any standard and one of the best superhero films made. I loved X-Men 2 but this was even better than that. The movie is well made with great characters, good acting, good story telling and really puts the comics on the screen. It's not a direct adaptation of this series, but fits right in with all the other movies bringing a close to the old series (somewhat conveniently) and opening the door to continuing the franchise; (spoiler) it also helped put aside the horrible Last Stand (thank God for time travel in comics). The Quicksilver scenes were the best and will challenge The Avengers' version of the character; the first time in my opinion that those Marvel Disney films have been challenged by the Fox and Sony Marvel films. Not a young kid superhero movie, but defiantly something for a more adult and sophisticated crowd. The 3D in the theaters was awesome during the stadium scene and I can’t wait to see that at home. Definitely a must for X-Men fans, comic movie fans and anyone who likes to be entertained by movies so not for the Academy voters.

    I would recommend this to a friend