Saturday, May 24, 2014

X-men: Days of Future Past

Rated PG-13 / 2 hr 11 min / Action - Adventure - Fantasy

What is it about?

In the future the mutants, humans with potential mutant offspring, and mutant sympathizers are hunted down and persecuted. The Sentinels are robots made specifically for this task. They have been modified using mutant DNA to make it so they can adapt to any power the mutants can throw at them. Professor X has a plan to stop the war from ever happening. Kitty Pride has the capability to send a person's mind back in time, but only for short periods of time. Professor X wants her to send someone back further in the past to prevent events that cause this future. The nature of her power would tear apart a normal mind, but Wolverine would be able to heal himself.

You will like it if...

You liked X-men: First Class or like superhero movies with a message. The action and special effects are what you would expect from a big budget superhero movie, but it's surprising how little of it is needed to push the story. In an age where you have movies that cast young actors for their six pack abs and use explosions with pretty special effects in place of plot, it is refreshing to have a big budget movie that pays as much attention to the story. There is no major villain for the superheroes to fight, but it doesn't matter. The Sentinels provide a credible threat to push the "race against time" feel of the story. This movie is very entertaining. If you have any interest in seeing it I would recommend doing so immediately.

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