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  1. May 23, 2014
    10
    This is the best X-Men movie so far, the story is great, the cast is incredible, the action scenes are amazing. This movie exceeded my expectations and I'm sure it will surprise you from the beginning to the end... and, I have a new favorite movie now...
  2. May 23, 2014
    10
    Best X-men Movie Ever. It has everything. Just watch it. Great characters and the most intriguing plot. One of the best films of this year and surely the best Marvel film. Watch it !
  3. May 24, 2014
    9
    One of the better comic book/super-hero movies this millennium at the least. Brilliantly ambitious and innovative plot line. Had me skeptical at first considering the 4 previous X-Men plus the 2 Wolverine movies had their own plot elements that had to be accounted for, but they were incorporated spectacularly. Great action scenes, well rendered CGI while not being too dominating andOne of the better comic book/super-hero movies this millennium at the least. Brilliantly ambitious and innovative plot line. Had me skeptical at first considering the 4 previous X-Men plus the 2 Wolverine movies had their own plot elements that had to be accounted for, but they were incorporated spectacularly. Great action scenes, well rendered CGI while not being too dominating and disenfranchising. Great script and as per usual when you have Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart, phenomenal acting. Expand
  4. May 23, 2014
    10
    The best X-Men film so far. Easily.
    After the series appeared to be fading away after a sub standard conclusion to the original trilogy and an awkwardly written and directed origins story, the films have been revived by two fantastic instalments. First Class did brilliantly to get the series back on its feet with an excellent prequel led by James McAvoy, however DOFP goes one step beyond.
    The best X-Men film so far. Easily.
    After the series appeared to be fading away after a sub standard conclusion to the original trilogy and an awkwardly written and directed origins story, the films have been revived by two fantastic instalments. First Class did brilliantly to get the series back on its feet with an excellent prequel led by James McAvoy, however DOFP goes one step beyond. Combining a fascinatingly intriguing and complex plot packed with great spectacles with a timeline spanning both arcs of this franchise, the latest X-Men entry culminates in an extraordinary feat of superhero film making. For me, the only superhero movie to surpass DOFP's excellence is The Dark Knight, but that is hardly a criticism.
    I'm now eagerly awaiting the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, 2016 can't come soon enough.
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  5. May 23, 2014
    10
    The perfect summer blockbuster and the best x-men movie yet. I loved this movie and it is my favourite movie of the year so far. ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. YES IT IS THAT GOOD. 9.610.
  6. May 23, 2014
    10
    Only the Dark Knight surpasses this film in the genre. From beginning to the scene after the credits (it is after the full credits, by the way) Days of Future Past does not disappoint as an epic and satisfying conclusion to the earlier films, while setting up lots of new drama and intrigue for the next films. Almost all of the performances were completely spot on with particularly goodOnly the Dark Knight surpasses this film in the genre. From beginning to the scene after the credits (it is after the full credits, by the way) Days of Future Past does not disappoint as an epic and satisfying conclusion to the earlier films, while setting up lots of new drama and intrigue for the next films. Almost all of the performances were completely spot on with particularly good performances from Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Fassbender (Magneto) and both versions of Charles Xavier. In addition, the action was well orchestrated and creative with more than enough drama and power behind it.

    I look forward to any number of sequels, in particular with what they hinted at for the next film.
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  7. May 23, 2014
    10
    This is the X-men movie that we've wanted since the beginning. The cast is absolutely perfect and the balance between the original cast and the first class cast is awesome. Intense action and emotional roller coaster. This movie basically rewrote all the wrongs of the first 3 films in a very tactful way. Can't wait until the next one.
  8. May 23, 2014
    10
    X-Men: Days of Future Past is a very emotionally heavy movie, and I couldn't resist shedding a tear or two as I sat on the edge of my seat, wondering what would happen next, even though I read the comic before I went to the theatre.

    Days of Future Past is superb in every way. The story is strong, the music fits the scenes, the cast is amazing, and all those wonderful Marvel jokes we
    X-Men: Days of Future Past is a very emotionally heavy movie, and I couldn't resist shedding a tear or two as I sat on the edge of my seat, wondering what would happen next, even though I read the comic before I went to the theatre.

    Days of Future Past is superb in every way. The story is strong, the music fits the scenes, the cast is amazing, and all those wonderful Marvel jokes we never get tired of. I could write a lot, lot more, but I don't want to spoil it for you. So if you haven't seen it yet, WHAT are you waiting for? Buy a ticket, or tickets, and go watch the movie. You won't regret it!
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  9. May 23, 2014
    10
    No need to do pros/cons for this one I loved Days of Future Past! It is the perfect X-Men movie! Almost as good as First Class. Everyone in this movie put on a great performance, the action/set pieces were great, the story was done very well and that's saying something because it is a time travel movie, and a great underlying message of hope. Bryan Singer did a great job in his return backNo need to do pros/cons for this one I loved Days of Future Past! It is the perfect X-Men movie! Almost as good as First Class. Everyone in this movie put on a great performance, the action/set pieces were great, the story was done very well and that's saying something because it is a time travel movie, and a great underlying message of hope. Bryan Singer did a great job in his return back to the franchise, not sure if he'll ever do one again now, but if he does I'm eagerly awaiting the next instalment. Expand
  10. May 23, 2014
    10
    This film was a juggling act of immense proportion. And it all played out beautifully. Less a reboot and more a healing, this is in any case the beginning of the future for the cinematic X-men universe. It's impressive that any sort of moving narrative was pulled out of what was trying to be accomplished, there are so many moving parts and so much to address that it might be a headache forThis film was a juggling act of immense proportion. And it all played out beautifully. Less a reboot and more a healing, this is in any case the beginning of the future for the cinematic X-men universe. It's impressive that any sort of moving narrative was pulled out of what was trying to be accomplished, there are so many moving parts and so much to address that it might be a headache for anyone unfamiliar with the franchise. But there is almost a bounty of narrative to be had and some extremely touching interactions of not only characters, but incarnations of selves. Nothing feels squandered or easily earned here, and so many wrongs have been righted. It's miraculous and perplexing at the same time, as the film concludes as a meta-feat: they were fighting for an alternate future by remaking history and well, they were also fighting for a better X-men franchise by rewriting past failures. I walked out of the theater feeling like part of me had actually been saved, and that my love and hope for this franchise, this world, had been rewarded. This is the best X-men film yet, and it does not neglect what came before but uses all of it. And there is only hope in the future. Expand
  11. May 23, 2014
    10
    Director Bryan Singer make another masterpiece, the story is amazing
    and the cast done wonderful job. I have no idea how I can pass two
    hours when I watch this movie, it's the busy movie and make you stick
    with your seats. It's the 2nd best superhero movie I ever saw in my
    life (first was the dark knight 2008). If you are planning to saw it
    then go don't listen to bad reviews.
  12. May 23, 2014
    9
    So far this year has given us great super hero films. Until this point, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was my personal favorite of this year. But "X-Men: Days of Future Past" surprised takes that place. This easily has become one of the best super hero movies ever made. Simply speaking it is a beautifully crafted tale about hope that is supported until the end with deep and convincingSo far this year has given us great super hero films. Until this point, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was my personal favorite of this year. But "X-Men: Days of Future Past" surprised takes that place. This easily has become one of the best super hero movies ever made. Simply speaking it is a beautifully crafted tale about hope that is supported until the end with deep and convincing characters, great interactions between them, engaging action scenes, strong themes and a time travel story that works. For every super hero fan, this is a much watch! Expand
  13. May 23, 2014
    10
    INTENSE ! ! 2 minutes into the movie the action starts. I must warn you, dont blink or you might miss something. You really have to stay focused because there is a lot to take in. Time travel is a little bit hard to follow but the point is made clear. Besides that, WOW, Jennifer Lawrence is amazing along with the rest of the cast. Did I mention Jennifer Lawrence....lol smoking hot whenINTENSE ! ! 2 minutes into the movie the action starts. I must warn you, dont blink or you might miss something. You really have to stay focused because there is a lot to take in. Time travel is a little bit hard to follow but the point is made clear. Besides that, WOW, Jennifer Lawrence is amazing along with the rest of the cast. Did I mention Jennifer Lawrence....lol smoking hot when she transforms into a blue skin tight mutant is something to see. This weekend will be a busy one at the theatres. Block Buster for sure. I went to the Great Escape at the Harrisburg East Mall on the east shore. The east shore people for the most part dont know when to shut there FAT LIPS UP. On two occasions I had to stand up and tell a group of east shore people to shut the heck up, people are here to watch a movie, not to hear your fat lips flapping in the wind. I got clapped at for the one to have the balls to tell them to shut up. Then security came in and all was cool. And please you fat girls with cellulite, dont wear skin tight shorts or spandex, It makes people want to vomit, look in the mirror before you go out in public. The Regal Harrisburg 14 off of Progress Ave. and Caughey Drive is a great theater also but dont draw in the Harrisburg City crowd for the most part. I went to the midnite showing hoping the theater wouldn't have many people in it since it was Thursday night and I wouldn't have to deal with the type of people that show up at The Great Escape in the Harrisburg East Mall, which is a Regal theater also. But It had a good bit of people in it anyway. I still enjoyed the movie after the Security Guards came in. Yes, Security Guards to keep the A Holes in check. Go see this flick, you won't regret it. I love The Great Escape but not the near by people that show up on drugs and are disrespectful. Stay to the very very very end even when the lights come on and see if you can make sense of a 60 second clip. That one I can't figure out. If you can, please let me know. It was cool, just made everyone scratch there heads, LOL....Hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did. Just ask management to pop in once and a while to tell the rude people to shut up or leave. If you experience the same issue I did. The Great Escape is 1 of 2 of my favorite movie theaters. They have a great staff. I live 5 minutes away from Camp Hill Cinama Center but drive 20 minutes to the Great Escape because number 1 as I stated the staff is great and number 2 the chairs are cosy and just has a great atmosphere not to mention the sound is great. Dont get me wrong, your not always going to have to deal with the A Holes like I did tonite, but if you do just get a staff member to come in and put them in there place or the best thing to do is ask management or security staff to check in once in awhile, that way you dont miss any of the movie with your hard earned cash. If you were wondering what other theater is in my top 2 best theater list, It is The Regal off Progress Ave. and Caughey Drive as I mentioned in this review. Expand
  14. May 24, 2014
    10
    I'm gonna start by saying that I'm not a huge X men fan but I am a big fan of Wolverine and Jennifer Lawrence's take on Raven, I've seen every X men movie now and I honestly thought this series wouldn't reach a level that would go higher then X2... but man was I wrong, this movie was excellent in every sense of the word, the pacing was perfect, there was a lot of comedic moments that II'm gonna start by saying that I'm not a huge X men fan but I am a big fan of Wolverine and Jennifer Lawrence's take on Raven, I've seen every X men movie now and I honestly thought this series wouldn't reach a level that would go higher then X2... but man was I wrong, this movie was excellent in every sense of the word, the pacing was perfect, there was a lot of comedic moments that I didn't expect, I will say that there's a sequence with Quick silver that's worth the ticket price alone, what surprised me the most however is that out of all X men / Wolverine movies this movie by far the least amount of action, proving that these Super hero movies don't need to be filled with wall to wall action to be an excellent Super hero movie, this wasn't just a good comic movie, it was an excellent movie... I've heard this said by a few reviewers but until I saw it I wasn't going to comment on it..."If this movie doesn't get a best picture nomination I will be appalled" I agree with that statement, giving this movie a 10 feels like an insult but since that the highest the scale goes it's a 10. Expand
  15. May 23, 2014
    10
    In my opinion, the film may have had its mistakes on the continuity of the franchise, but that does not change the essence and the fact that X-Men Days of Future Past is a film that brings to us a reflective thought about what our choices defines a new future. It is a film of Super Heroes.
  16. May 23, 2014
    10
    Easily the best X-men movie yet. It blends the original series of films very well with first class film. Bringing the two casts together to pretty much reboot the franchise. Don't forgot to stay after the credits for an epic easter egg of what is to come!
  17. May 24, 2014
    10
    This is easily the best X-Men movie in its entire series. I have been a huge X-Men fan for decades and the story stayed mostly very close to the comic books. Maybe even closer than any other Marvel movie ever made. This competes with Avengers 1 & Winter Soldier for the best comic movie ever. Well worth the 247 million Fox spent making it. The ending was perfect and looks like X-MenThis is easily the best X-Men movie in its entire series. I have been a huge X-Men fan for decades and the story stayed mostly very close to the comic books. Maybe even closer than any other Marvel movie ever made. This competes with Avengers 1 & Winter Soldier for the best comic movie ever. Well worth the 247 million Fox spent making it. The ending was perfect and looks like X-Men Apocalypse will be extremely close to the comic story. Expand
  18. May 23, 2014
    10
    The Best X-MEN Movie !!!
    The action scenes are epic and memorable. With great performances, Incredible special effects and a Spectacular script !!!
  19. May 23, 2014
    9
    The film contains every sequence you need to know. From the past to future, also, it shows us that if we liked the other X-Men movies, this will be the most loved one. Bryan Singer fixed all the mistakes that the franchise has ever had. I highly recommend X-Men: Days of Future Past; not because it is a superhero movie but because it has a good script and great performances. This movieThe film contains every sequence you need to know. From the past to future, also, it shows us that if we liked the other X-Men movies, this will be the most loved one. Bryan Singer fixed all the mistakes that the franchise has ever had. I highly recommend X-Men: Days of Future Past; not because it is a superhero movie but because it has a good script and great performances. This movie exceed all my expectations. Can't wait for X-Men: Apocalypse. Expand
  20. May 23, 2014
    10
    Such an incredible film. X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past are like complete reboots in the X-Men series. Totally diminishes the first three movies of the franchise: X-Men, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand like it never existed. What was great about X-Men:Days of Future Past is the incredible script and the compelling characters. The actors gave so much life to the charactersSuch an incredible film. X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past are like complete reboots in the X-Men series. Totally diminishes the first three movies of the franchise: X-Men, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand like it never existed. What was great about X-Men:Days of Future Past is the incredible script and the compelling characters. The actors gave so much life to the characters they portray. An audience can feel their pain, anguish and longing to be accepted. James McCavoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence are top of their game. Their performance was outstanding and deserves so much recognition. A 10 out of 10. Best movie of the year thus far and Best Summer Movie of the year! Expand
  21. May 24, 2014
    9
    This film is by far the strongest in the X-Men series. It captures the heart and emotions not focused on in the other films and aims to tie continuity together in between the sequels and spin-offs of the series. Though a lot of characters in this film seem to be used as special-effects-mutant-power-grunt-men, it mostly works, with Fan Bingbing’s Blink and Evan Peter’s Quicksilver being theThis film is by far the strongest in the X-Men series. It captures the heart and emotions not focused on in the other films and aims to tie continuity together in between the sequels and spin-offs of the series. Though a lot of characters in this film seem to be used as special-effects-mutant-power-grunt-men, it mostly works, with Fan Bingbing’s Blink and Evan Peter’s Quicksilver being the strongest. The anchoring characters are the ones in the past, and the future ones used more as segues for action rather than character development and this also creates an interesting dynamic and balance to the enormous cast. Expand
  22. May 23, 2014
    9
    I haven't had this much fun with a superhero movie since The Avengers. This movie is fantastic. The story was great and cohesive, the characters were well acted and awesome, the action was amazing and the ending of this movie is badass. To those who read comics, the post credit scene will be awesome for you guys to see. I highly reccomend X-Men Days Of Future Past.
  23. May 24, 2014
    10
    This was a great movie overall, the setpieces and action scenes were very well done, the plot was well adapted from those comics it drew upon for inspiration, and it leaves off with a couple ideas left in my head as to where the series might go next without unbearable cliffhangers.

    The acting was generally good, but Fassbender wasn't as magnetizing as he was in First Class. The
    This was a great movie overall, the setpieces and action scenes were very well done, the plot was well adapted from those comics it drew upon for inspiration, and it leaves off with a couple ideas left in my head as to where the series might go next without unbearable cliffhangers.

    The acting was generally good, but Fassbender wasn't as magnetizing as he was in First Class. The dichotomy of past/future Magneto's actions was interesting enough to keep my mind off Fassbender's performance during the movie, though.

    At the end, I was left excited for the next film, and hoping it is made as well or better than this one was!
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  24. May 23, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. With two teams joining together in a truly epic way, id say this is the best X-Men yet. It surprises me that the bar is still set at a reasonably reachable level. *SPOILER* Apocalypse will give Ultron & ALL OF DC a run for its money. The perfect set up for people to get interested in the next installment Expand
  25. May 24, 2014
    10
    I have nothing more to say than pure awesomeness! it was definitely the best movie i 've seen this year. I might even say it was the best marvel movie. the actors were great and i loved that it combined the cast from the trilogy and from the first class. some might say the plot was a bit confusing but i think that it was what it made this movie special. i couldn't ask for anything betterI have nothing more to say than pure awesomeness! it was definitely the best movie i 've seen this year. I might even say it was the best marvel movie. the actors were great and i loved that it combined the cast from the trilogy and from the first class. some might say the plot was a bit confusing but i think that it was what it made this movie special. i couldn't ask for anything better from x-men. i highly recommend it. if you love fantasy movies don't even think about it just watch it! Expand
  26. May 29, 2014
    10
    This is one of the best superhero movies ever made and is easily the best X-Men movie to date. It puts the X-Men franchise back on track. This year has been great so far with this and Winter Soldier being amazing.

    Remember the Dark Knight films being praised as the best superhero movies? Well they weren't since theres nothing "super" about them. Good movies but not superhero movies.
    This is one of the best superhero movies ever made and is easily the best X-Men movie to date. It puts the X-Men franchise back on track. This year has been great so far with this and Winter Soldier being amazing.

    Remember the Dark Knight films being praised as the best superhero movies? Well they weren't since theres nothing "super" about them. Good movies but not superhero movies. These recent Marvel movies are written really well AND they do the comics justice unlike Nolans trilogy.

    This is a true superhero movie and one of the best, if not the best.
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  27. May 24, 2014
    10
    This film did one thing and one thing only: amaze me. Everything in this movie was done to near perfection. Action sequences were unbelievable, the cast (Jackman, Lawrence, and McAvoy) spectacular, and best of all, the fantastic storytelling by Bryan Singer. This is not only the best X-Men movie, but possibly Marvel's best yet.
  28. May 23, 2014
    9
    Pretty much the best X-Men movie by far. The story is great, the connection between old and young x-men is decent. The cast is outstanding. The action scenes are awesome. Do not hesitate to go to the cinema and watch a 3D version. It is worth it!
  29. May 23, 2014
    9
    A fantastic film the puts the X-Men back on the right path. After X3 this franchise hit a major speed bump, but following First Class director Bryan Singer continues that films momentum. A
  30. May 31, 2014
    10
    Not only is this one of the best movies of the year so far, it's one of the best superhero movies I've ever witnessed. The combination of both "First Class" and the original X-Men cast worked out so perfectly! The time-travel aspect and story arc worked out so well. Plus, James Mcavoy's performance as younger Professor X was the best part of the movie. Even Quicksilver was one of the bestNot only is this one of the best movies of the year so far, it's one of the best superhero movies I've ever witnessed. The combination of both "First Class" and the original X-Men cast worked out so perfectly! The time-travel aspect and story arc worked out so well. Plus, James Mcavoy's performance as younger Professor X was the best part of the movie. Even Quicksilver was one of the best parts of the movie. Overall, everything meshed incredibly well and every character (for the most part) had their moments and were at their dynamic best! I don't care what others think, this is the best one in the series. This is truly worthy of an A+! Go see it! Expand
  31. May 24, 2014
    10
    Wow, all my monies spend on watching previous X-Men and Wolverine movies have been erased with Days Of Future Past. Quicksilver was the best and I didn't miss the post-credit scene introducing Apocalypse.
  32. Jun 2, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. In every level this movie has been the most complete marvel movie ever if not the greatest: The scenario is saturated with events that does not seem to distract you away from the main plot, we have a justified and well portrayed villain (magneto) which is non-existant in the marvel universe (except loki who might and probably should be considered as an anti hero after thor 2). I also do not know any other marvel movie that keeps this many characters and does not give you the feeling of the movie is overcrowded with too many shallow characters. The movie is emotional; not in a very dramatic way but it is able capture its thematic emotion: "Hope" because you get to feel some of the characters' feelings of desperation and their path of self destruction, you also get to see that this may fail no matter what you do but at the end hope wins and you get to experience this effectively due to great performances of the main characters. Expand
  33. May 29, 2014
    10
    This is the best X-Men movie so far, the story is great, the cast is incredible, the action scenes are amazing. This movie exceeded my expectations and I'm sure it will surprise you from the beginning to the end.
  34. May 24, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. i loved the movie he brings all the feels from the hq and the quicksilver scenes were awesome and the age of apocalypse scene in the end was very cool and the E for Extinction speech reference was an incridable easter egg Expand
  35. May 24, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I am not all that familiar with X-Men, but this movie was AWESOME! I really liked the time element to it and the best part of the movie is when young Xavier meets old Xavier through Wolverine's head. The action was great, the ending had sort of an Inception feel to it, with multiple climaxes going on at once. My only gripe was that they tried to tie in the Kennedy assassination and the Cuban Missile Crisis into X-Men lore. I found that to be a little cheesy. The sentinels were awesome to watch, and the movie is polished, fun, and entertaining. 9/10 Expand
  36. Jun 3, 2014
    9
    Best X-men yet. An intriguing plot, likable characters, awesome action and a small dose of humor make this the best flick of the summer so far. The acting was terrific, with great performances from Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage and Evan Peters. Speaking of Peters, Quicksilver was a big surprise and the highlight of the movie, eliminating all earlierBest X-men yet. An intriguing plot, likable characters, awesome action and a small dose of humor make this the best flick of the summer so far. The acting was terrific, with great performances from Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage and Evan Peters. Speaking of Peters, Quicksilver was a big surprise and the highlight of the movie, eliminating all earlier complaints about his design. DOFP leaves a tough act to follow for the rest of the summer. Must-Watch Expand
  37. May 26, 2014
    9
    XM:DoFP is wonderful. It's not quite the story you remember from the comic books in the 80's, but the basic plot is there. Bolivar Trask has created a series of military robots known as the Sentinels, whose sole purpose is to hunt down and kill the mutant threat. Unfortunately, the Sentinels figure out that the threat is larger than that, and end up destroying all of human civilization.XM:DoFP is wonderful. It's not quite the story you remember from the comic books in the 80's, but the basic plot is there. Bolivar Trask has created a series of military robots known as the Sentinels, whose sole purpose is to hunt down and kill the mutant threat. Unfortunately, the Sentinels figure out that the threat is larger than that, and end up destroying all of human civilization. Wolverine must go back in time to stop the event that leads to the initial government funding of the Sentinels program.

    And of course, we are introduced to more mutants. Bishop is able to absorb energy from his fellow mutants and blast his foes with it. Blink, aside from being cute as hell, has an amazing portal ability that will leave you wanting to see more. Quicksilver simply steals the show with his incredible speed.

    Jennifer Lawrence is given a greatly increased role this time around, no doubt because of the success of her career in other films. And Michael Fassbender continues to grow into the role of the complicated Magneto.

    It's worth noting that X3 did a lot of damage to the franchise. I wasn't entirely satisfied with the ending of this film, but it does attempt to right the sins of the past.
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  38. Jun 1, 2014
    9
    This is an excellent X-Men film that continues the rise of quality that came with First Class. Days of Future Past is definitely worth the watch in theaters, but fans of its typical action pacing will want to understand that this movie progresses a bit slower and utilizes action without dragging it out mercilessly. It is definitely one of my favorites, if not my favorite, X-Men movie toThis is an excellent X-Men film that continues the rise of quality that came with First Class. Days of Future Past is definitely worth the watch in theaters, but fans of its typical action pacing will want to understand that this movie progresses a bit slower and utilizes action without dragging it out mercilessly. It is definitely one of my favorites, if not my favorite, X-Men movie to date and makes me think there's still plenty left in the tank for this Marvel series adaptation. Expand
  39. May 24, 2014
    10
    X-Men Days of Future Past is a miracle movie. It rectifies all the mishaps of the past installments, that includes Last Stand, and cleans it up in one swoop. By having so many characters, you would have though that they will completely lost the plot, and suffered the same fate as many other franchise entries. But by focusing on the characters, Singer has made his best film since X-2. ItsX-Men Days of Future Past is a miracle movie. It rectifies all the mishaps of the past installments, that includes Last Stand, and cleans it up in one swoop. By having so many characters, you would have though that they will completely lost the plot, and suffered the same fate as many other franchise entries. But by focusing on the characters, Singer has made his best film since X-2. Its a sequel and a reboot, mixed in together. One of the very best comic book film. Expand
  40. May 29, 2014
    9
    Great movie!!!! For the first time in a long time the odds really seem stacked against the heroes. Easily one of my favorite superhero movies to date. Quicksilver also makes an appearance and even though it is brief it was amazing an I want to see more. Overall XMDFP is an amazing movie!!
  41. May 23, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Before I say any thing else, this movie is innovative on its chronological story-telling by doing something the source material has done, but no movie I can think of has ever tried: It's a good movie that undoes a bad movie! Walking into this film, I knew the time-travel aspect could enable the franchise to do more things and subtract installations that knee-capped it (Last Stand, Origins: Wolverine). Now onto the film ignoring that novelty; this film's story is bleak and it is really not afraid to express that. Some scenes feel like Dark Souls, but with weight. The story is that Wolverine is sent back via Kitty Pryde's powers to the early 70's to unite a depressed Charlies Xavier and incarcerated Erik Lensher to undo Mystique's act which pretty much dooms everyone. Also, Logan has to cope with the inconvenience that since he's sent back before the Weapon X project, he only has his bone claws. That's as much plot as I want to give away. Because the movie is running off of virtually two ensemble casts, any one with any dialogue of significance being a damn good actor. What's awesome is that even though the bulk of the film takes place in the past, Bryan Singer's trademarks of it being an X-men film are more prominent than Matthew Vaughn, First Class's director and this one's co-writer: It's theme is a reprise of X2's theme accompanied by a creative CG intro with a monologue by Patrick Stewart. It's focus when not on action, is just smart dialogue (this is an executive producer of House we're talking about here). The only two pieces of advice I give to those going seeing is to see X-men, X2, Last Stand (if you see the bad one before this, you'll appreciate what this film does), and First Class and prepare for a comic-book film darker than Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Expand
  42. May 23, 2014
    10
    X-Men: Days Of Future past is the best X-men film to date, completely destroying the crowned king X2. The film is full of emotion, action and intensity, Brian Singer is an amazing director, this truly is one of his finest films and really captures how much he cares for the X-Men franchise. Just an absolute master-peace of a film, i could recommend this to anybody, even those that dislikeX-Men: Days Of Future past is the best X-men film to date, completely destroying the crowned king X2. The film is full of emotion, action and intensity, Brian Singer is an amazing director, this truly is one of his finest films and really captures how much he cares for the X-Men franchise. Just an absolute master-peace of a film, i could recommend this to anybody, even those that dislike superhero films because to me X-men isn't really about being a hero, its about trying to survive, trying to beat those that look down upon you in positive or negative ways and finding hope in hopeless situations which truly is the main theme for this film, finding Hope when all seems lost.

    10/10, characters are superb, acting is amazing, Action is intense and the plot is one of the best ive ever seen form any superhero film.
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  43. May 26, 2014
    9
    This is probably the best X-men film to date. Finally the X-men franchise is living up to its potential. The plot is complex. Characters have agendas and motives that overlap or conflict at times and are authentic. It is an ensemble film where key characters are dynamic. At last what X-men should be.

    The good. The plot within itself makes sense. Its really easy to mess that up in
    This is probably the best X-men film to date. Finally the X-men franchise is living up to its potential. The plot is complex. Characters have agendas and motives that overlap or conflict at times and are authentic. It is an ensemble film where key characters are dynamic. At last what X-men should be.

    The good.
    The plot within itself makes sense. Its really easy to mess that up in things involving time travel.
    The action sequences are pretty amazing. No one character is too powerful in comparison to others. The scenes set in the future manages to show a bleak abysmal world, but still evoke warmth between the onscreen characters. Including new characters you've never met who fit in seamlessly. And it adds to the rushed desperate feel of it. Scenes in the past manage to convey the feeling of the period aside just from a bunch of funky clothes. Characters are shown as fragile as well as being powerful.
    The bad.
    One apparent plot hole Charles Xavier is alive in this bleak future, yet when Wolverine is flashing back the rest of the dark phoenix ark from X3 clearly happened. One of the great things about this film is they get a chance to re-do that mess. I feel like they should have gone one way or the other on that. Or come up with a workaround. Things don't have to have happened exactly as we saw in X-3. In this future they obviously didn't. Maybe a deleted scene will explain it.
    Similarly as warm and re-assuring as it is to see the original X1 cast at the end of the film, it would have been a golden opportunity to re-cast a character or two as I hope they do going forward.
    Also, and I found this rather weird, Jennifer Lawrence emotes more and has more texture when she is Mystique. When you see her without all the blue makeup her face looks a tad airbrushed and she is not very expressive. I really do not know how they managed that one.
    Also anyone who is expecting anything more than a bit part from Storm. Sorry. Not in this movie.
    The verdict. At last we have moved past the period where creating a superhero movie meant cramming it up the wazoo with special effects. They should try to tell the best story they can, and add effects to heighten the experience. That is what this film does.
    It also gets a bonus point for giving them the ability to reboot the franchise to a higher expectation going forward.
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  44. May 26, 2014
    10
    About 3 years ago, Mathew Vaughn tried a whole new level of Xmen with Xmen First Class, and despite being too long, it was brilliant. But now, in 2014, director of Superman Returns- Bryan Singer comes with another level of high class, well acted Xmen, with good results. The first think I want to say is that Days of Future Last isn't your typical action fulled, popcorn movie. If you likeAbout 3 years ago, Mathew Vaughn tried a whole new level of Xmen with Xmen First Class, and despite being too long, it was brilliant. But now, in 2014, director of Superman Returns- Bryan Singer comes with another level of high class, well acted Xmen, with good results. The first think I want to say is that Days of Future Last isn't your typical action fulled, popcorn movie. If you like the comics or are familier with the characters and storylines, it's good to go for you. Some movies are so gripping and they stay so true to their comics and origins- DOFP is that type of movie. The Xmen send Wolverine played by Hugh Jackman in the past to stop the war that came in the future. Hugh Jackman was really good in this movie. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen were the highlights. Jennifer Lawrence and Halle Berry were there but they were normal fare. This is the most absorbing and greatest Xmen movie ever know in recent years, it deserves the hype, and sure as damn deserves this much pride. This is what Tarantino did to Pulp Fiction, what Nolan did to The Dark Knight, what Kubrick did to Clockwork Orange. This is real cinema. I think I have never watched a movie so exciting and refreshing. You walk out of the theatre felling a sense of joy or spotting those Easter eggs with your friends and family. That is why movies are made. And DOFP is just that and even more. Why wait? Devour this excellent piece of filmmaking. Expand
  45. May 23, 2014
    10
    The best X-Men movie and the best Superhero movie in general, successfully puts this franchise back on the right track without it feeling cheap or fake.
  46. May 25, 2014
    10
    Being the oldest superhero franchise,the xmen series had a few flaws in some of its previous films but Singer was able to bring back the X-men grove and earn redemption in the latest instalment of the series.Totally satisfying and immensely Awesome
  47. May 23, 2014
    9
    One word, AMAZING. It is the best X-men movie to date. After the nightmare that was X-men 3, and X-men Origins, the past three X-men films have been much better, and this movie is the best one. With a lot of the original cast returning, this movie rights the wrongs of the franchise. it has a great story, and some amazing acting for a superhero movie, particularly by Fassbender and McAvoy.One word, AMAZING. It is the best X-men movie to date. After the nightmare that was X-men 3, and X-men Origins, the past three X-men films have been much better, and this movie is the best one. With a lot of the original cast returning, this movie rights the wrongs of the franchise. it has a great story, and some amazing acting for a superhero movie, particularly by Fassbender and McAvoy. This movie definitely brings back the good vibes that came with the first X-men movie, if you are a fan of superhero movies, or you just love a good summer blockbuster, this movie is a must see. Expand
  48. May 25, 2014
    9
    Brian Singer brings X-Men back to the glory of when it was fully under his helm. This is taken from one of the better X-Men story lines. It's not the greatest action film, nor the greatest sic-fi film, nor the greatest comic book film. But' it's still excellent in all three categories.

    I do not recommend to those who aren't already X-fans. I don't think it's accessible unless you
    Brian Singer brings X-Men back to the glory of when it was fully under his helm. This is taken from one of the better X-Men story lines. It's not the greatest action film, nor the greatest sic-fi film, nor the greatest comic book film. But' it's still excellent in all three categories.

    I do not recommend to those who aren't already X-fans. I don't think it's accessible unless you already know and like the X-Men universe to some degree, at least. But the film fully delivers to those of us who are fans. For us, this is a great summer movie.
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  49. May 24, 2014
    10
    NOW THIS IS A SUPERHERO MOVIE!!! This movie is brilliant, it even fixed the crappy X3 stuff, the story, acting, effects, even the soundtrack was amazing! Hands down the best superhero/comic movie ever! Take that The Amazing Spiderman 2 and your crap movie! This one is a MUST SEE!
  50. May 24, 2014
    9
    As a fan of the series and watching all the previous xmen/wolverine movies i enjoyed this one alot. with a non linear plot line the directer did a great job of not making this confusing. i thought the emotion and passion was very sdtrong in the movie and it was a gripping movie. i loved how the story weaved from past to present and used both cast of actors from first class and theAs a fan of the series and watching all the previous xmen/wolverine movies i enjoyed this one alot. with a non linear plot line the directer did a great job of not making this confusing. i thought the emotion and passion was very sdtrong in the movie and it was a gripping movie. i loved how the story weaved from past to present and used both cast of actors from first class and the original movies. this wasn't simply a mutant mash-up and the plot was well mad eand as a fan of the series i think it held true to X-men and im pumped for the next one to come out! Expand
  51. May 26, 2014
    9
    x-men days of future past is an amazing addition to a great series,director Bryan Singer returns as the triumphant director of X1 and X2,and what we get is an inrcredibly human,terrificly acted and brilliantly shot story,that just confuses quite a lot for the people that have seen all previous films including the prequels.

    The performances were excellent from everyone ,yes some do get
    x-men days of future past is an amazing addition to a great series,director Bryan Singer returns as the triumphant director of X1 and X2,and what we get is an inrcredibly human,terrificly acted and brilliantly shot story,that just confuses quite a lot for the people that have seen all previous films including the prequels.

    The performances were excellent from everyone ,yes some do get more screentime than others,but they are also so well developed and heartful,that it's hard not to feel attached to these characters,wolverine is again great ,Hugh Jackman really nails his role ,i can't think of anyone else that will do it better than him,James Mcavoy and Michael Fassbender deliver their best performances as proffesor x and magneto,Jennifer Lawrence as mystique was incredible,Evan Peters who plays quicksilver is absolutely awesome,even though he's got few scenes in the movie he completely steals the show in them.It's a great ensemble that goes from small characters to big ones ,but it constantly manages to make them more and more apealing and relevant to the story.The story itself is really good,if not a little bit complex and illogical which is unfortunately it's only weakness,see the story is handled extremely well ,the general feel ,the mood ,the atmosphere,the characters,time-travel element is handled mostly well,and i say mostly only because the events that happen here don't really make sense to the other films ,without spoiling anything expect to be asking questions left and right and getting really twisted about how certain things work out and how they fit into the general story of x-men.

    What Bryan Singer doesn't completely nail in his story department ,he does in action ,needless to say it's intense,suspensful ,badass,spectacular and even horrifying at times.The stand out scene for me was quicksilver set piece ,remember matrix's introduction to the groundbreaking slo-mo bullet time ,well this movie takes that onto a WHOOOOLLLE new level,involbing quicksilver running at a killer speed in slow motion dodging bullets ,hitting guards,climbing on walls,in a beatifully ,visually and choreographically stunning set piece that will blow your mind,accompanied by some great music by Jim Croce,the rest of the action is just as good if not a bit repetitive,if this movie would solely be judged by the action i'd say it delivers and then some.

    The movie is a wild ,emotional ride ,that is done with a huge respect to the franchise,further develops characters and gives our eyes a true eye-candy,it's one of the best films of this year,it's definetely worth watching and even if it does confuse a little with it's time-travel structure,it still remains my second favorite x-men movie to date,right after first class.
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  52. May 30, 2014
    10
    Director Brian Singer takes all the best elements of the X-Men franchise to create satisfying installment that fans and moviegoers will enjoy. A perfect film to start off the summer, in my opinion.
  53. May 24, 2014
    9
    Marvel, man. They have been on a roll! They are pumping out movies nonstop, and in return, money is raining on their heads. Heck, they're now the highest grossing movie franchise EVER now! However, all this doesn't mean that they rush their movies, nor do they act like they just want money for their movies. They put such care and attention into their films for all their devoted fans.Marvel, man. They have been on a roll! They are pumping out movies nonstop, and in return, money is raining on their heads. Heck, they're now the highest grossing movie franchise EVER now! However, all this doesn't mean that they rush their movies, nor do they act like they just want money for their movies. They put such care and attention into their films for all their devoted fans. Guess what? X-Men Days of Future Past is just like the other Marvel films in terms of quality, if not better! At the core of every Marvel movie, their true genre is action. One-on-one fight scenes with hero and villain, countless numbers of structures falling down, explosions (not to a Michael Bay degree though), it's awesome action. So of course, DoFP has amazing action with all the X-Men. I loved seeing their mutant powers come to life and then watching in awe as they kicked ass. Speaking of the characters and their powers, all of them are truly brought to life. While the acting is nothing revolutionary, everybody still does a fine job. I especially liked Michael Fassbender's performance as Magneto. He really acts like a menace sometimes (which he will do more than often in the movie), and there's not a better pick for a character that's supposed to be cruel than him. The title of the movie gives you some hints about the storyline, right? Well, what happens is that the world is getting eaten up by the Sentinels, and they are still trying to kill every mutant they can find. The X-Men soon figure out someone must go into the past with Kitty's powers to change what happened. I will not lie, you will have to pay attention most of the time. It wasn't a problem for me, though. While it's not the most original Marvel storyline you've ever heard, it's still interesting enough to keep you entertained. In terms of flaws, I really couldn't detect any. Does that mean it's a 10 out of 10 masterpiece (12 Years a Slave is considered that score imo)? No. Yet still, DoFP is still gonna be one of best Marvel movies you've seen. All these positives really add up into being a great time at the movies. It's worth it. GO SEE IT! Expand
  54. May 24, 2014
    9
    Brilliant. The masterpiece of the X-Men saga. Clever, funny and captivating. A message to Disney: Be inspired by that movie for the next movies... REALLY. Only one negative point: the absence of Anna Paquin.
  55. Jun 6, 2014
    9
    actually, this movie was quite different then before, this movie has breathtaking graphic and the story line is not bad enough, the acting of actor and actress was good and marvelous, the action is very good too thought, this movie was the best of the year for me, I like this
  56. May 25, 2014
    9
    Just got back from watching X-Men: DOFP. Very entertaining with some great (and not so great) effects; but with some very sincere moments of character development, specially with Prof. X. All the acting was top-notch as you would expect. However, there were some (major) characters who hardly got a word in at all. One major character was just seen in the hallway at the end and anotherJust got back from watching X-Men: DOFP. Very entertaining with some great (and not so great) effects; but with some very sincere moments of character development, specially with Prof. X. All the acting was top-notch as you would expect. However, there were some (major) characters who hardly got a word in at all. One major character was just seen in the hallway at the end and another (future-version) major character wasn't seen at all (If Magneto got his power back after X-Men: Last Stand, didn't she?). Characters we did get to see and actually have some lines, were great. New characters (for the movie series) were awesome: Quicksilver!

    As with all time-traveling-based stories, it's always a challenge to pull it off "realistically". X-Men: DOFP did so splendidly and with heart. Nice story, indeed. Again, some very deep moments. The effects were top-notch in most of the scenes... but a few, well, had less time spent on them (ie: the fall out of the window).

    Very enjoyable, smart superhero movie for summer. Go see it!
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  57. May 29, 2014
    10
    My favorite x men movie as of right now the action was great and the characters I sincerely cared for there was a lady played by Ellen Page and I don't know what her name was unfortunately but I liked her and I felt bad when she got hurt wolverine was awesome because well he's wolverine magneto was amazing and well pretty Much every other character was to there was a surprising amount ofMy favorite x men movie as of right now the action was great and the characters I sincerely cared for there was a lady played by Ellen Page and I don't know what her name was unfortunately but I liked her and I felt bad when she got hurt wolverine was awesome because well he's wolverine magneto was amazing and well pretty Much every other character was to there was a surprising amount of emotion in this movie so prepare your tear ducts and the question is would I put this up there with Avengers , the dark knight rises and whatnot yes I would and beyond an easy 10/10 five out of five and a bad a** seal of approval Expand
  58. May 25, 2014
    9
    This is not just the best X-men film so far, it's the best Marvel film so far. A huge improvement from the ridiculously overrated Avengers. The plot is well thought, despite being a sequel the character development is decent. The cinematography and visual effects are spot on. And the acting was terrific, James McAvoy in particular was absolutely spectacular and deserves to be at leastThis is not just the best X-men film so far, it's the best Marvel film so far. A huge improvement from the ridiculously overrated Avengers. The plot is well thought, despite being a sequel the character development is decent. The cinematography and visual effects are spot on. And the acting was terrific, James McAvoy in particular was absolutely spectacular and deserves to be at least considered for a supporting actor nod.
    Although the film does have a few issues, but overall, it accounts for a great cinematic achievement.
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  59. May 23, 2014
    10
    This X-men movie is the best one for its: understandable character development, spectacular action, powerful dialogue, subtle fanservice, and respect to the source material.
  60. May 30, 2014
    10
    the best x men movie made so far, this will delight you in so many ways. the outstanding ensemble with great action sequences, to a nearly flawless story (you unfortunately cant deny the confusion the x men time frame has created), and the exciting score- this film is simply awesome!! after the devastating x-men: the last stand, you will be glad to find Bryan Singer as the ultimatethe best x men movie made so far, this will delight you in so many ways. the outstanding ensemble with great action sequences, to a nearly flawless story (you unfortunately cant deny the confusion the x men time frame has created), and the exciting score- this film is simply awesome!! after the devastating x-men: the last stand, you will be glad to find Bryan Singer as the ultimate director and storyteller.
    this is undoubtedly the best marvel film ever and no match for all the other petty stunts.
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  61. May 25, 2014
    9
    Now this is what I'm talking about. This is definitley my favorite X-Men movie. And since X2 was my favorite comic book movie, this is now my favorite comic book movie. This is an absolute must see. Great plot, great acting, actual strong emotion and one of the best final battles I've ever seen. Go see it!
  62. May 26, 2014
    9
    In order to garner full value of this movie, it is critical one has seen the prior X-men movies. Initially, I did not have high expectations for, yet another sequel. I thought, how could they possibly improve on the prior films? Well, they did it... The story, plot and special effects are exceptional. This movie not only plays on the various attributes of the favorite X-men characters, butIn order to garner full value of this movie, it is critical one has seen the prior X-men movies. Initially, I did not have high expectations for, yet another sequel. I thought, how could they possibly improve on the prior films? Well, they did it... The story, plot and special effects are exceptional. This movie not only plays on the various attributes of the favorite X-men characters, but adds a few new wrinkles to the saga, as well as, provides sub-textual life lessons. This is a must see movie and I highly recommend the 3D version. I reserve the rating of 10 for those few "epic" films, therefore; I rate this particular movie a 9 and save the rating of 10 for the entire series. Go see this movie... Expand
  63. May 24, 2014
    10
    I watched the movie with a bad expectation about it, but that Xmovie surprised me, was not that tiring sequence as Xmen3 or XmenOriginsWolverine. It flows as well as drawings and comics. Regarding the storyline, is at the level of Captain America 2.
  64. May 26, 2014
    9
    Best Xmen movie since Xmen 2. I feel like this movie has given the franchise a well need jump start. Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence are great, but the Quicksilver scene steals the show
  65. May 27, 2014
    10
    Easily the greatest X-Men movie ever created in the history of ever. It blew minds. Go see it. Literally the best one released so far. Honestly, this is probably the best that super-hero movies are ever going to get to. The last superhero movie that I saw that I thought was this good was Spiderman 2 with Tobey Maguire (and can't forget that Willem Dafoe cameo) and X-Men blows that movieEasily the greatest X-Men movie ever created in the history of ever. It blew minds. Go see it. Literally the best one released so far. Honestly, this is probably the best that super-hero movies are ever going to get to. The last superhero movie that I saw that I thought was this good was Spiderman 2 with Tobey Maguire (and can't forget that Willem Dafoe cameo) and X-Men blows that movie out of the water. I've seen it four times already, and I'm ready for a fifth. Seriously, no movie has had me this engaged. Michael Fassbender as Magneto and Patrick Stewart as Professer X had the greatest bromance since Brokeback Mountain, and it had me sobbing in the theatre, along with those next to me. You can't remember a greater post-credits clip than the one schwarma scene in the Avengers, and this movie annihilates that one. You gotta wait till the end of the credits. Words cannot express how much this movie means to me, and how much it has affected me in the days after I experienced the beauty that is X-Men: Days of Future Past. Go see it, and don't forget the Kleenex and Vaseline. Expand
  66. Jun 2, 2014
    9
    One of the best X-Men movie I have ever seen. I was hoping to see a little bit more about the future part. Special effects were amazing, actors were amazing, story was amazing and the sentinels were just so bad ass. Great movie, to be seen right away.
  67. May 28, 2014
    10
    I have a personal dislike for marvel. I feel that as if most of their movies are meant for kids.However, X-Men : Days of future past was able to bring in such a good story ark and character development that the most common issue I have with Marvel flushed down the toilet. It proved to be a great movie that not only is the best X-Men movie but also one the best marvel movies ever put on theI have a personal dislike for marvel. I feel that as if most of their movies are meant for kids.However, X-Men : Days of future past was able to bring in such a good story ark and character development that the most common issue I have with Marvel flushed down the toilet. It proved to be a great movie that not only is the best X-Men movie but also one the best marvel movies ever put on the big screen. Expand
  68. May 28, 2014
    10
    Nice movie , I didn't expect it to be that good! Highly recommend it someone who hasn't watched it yet! The cast is amazing and it will keep your eyes wide open from beginning!
  69. Oct 3, 2014
    9
    Fantastic film, I really enjoyed First Class and was eager to see the sequel as soon as it ended. I'm not a huge X-Men fan, and haven't really followed it that much in terms of comics and its previous films. I have seen X-men 1, 2 and 3. But I haven't seen the Wolverine films.

    Days of Future Past is very entertaining throughout the entire film, very well done and enjoyable. Although the
    Fantastic film, I really enjoyed First Class and was eager to see the sequel as soon as it ended. I'm not a huge X-Men fan, and haven't really followed it that much in terms of comics and its previous films. I have seen X-men 1, 2 and 3. But I haven't seen the Wolverine films.

    Days of Future Past is very entertaining throughout the entire film, very well done and enjoyable. Although the storyline isn't complex the action is where the heart of the film is, and I enjoyed every second of the film.
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  70. Jun 23, 2014
    10
    The best superhero movie I've seen; a true masterwork. This is one of the best movies I've ever seen. It is incredibly well written, and acted. The ideas are fascinating and thought provoking. It is, believe it or not, a rather deep movie. It is one of the few 'deep' movies to give a very positive and truly constructive message, but in a way that is believable and heartfelt.
  71. Jun 3, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I really like it. I was in my seat and the next thing you know it was over. My thoughts are, does this make all the other movies now obsolete? Does the time traveling that got us to this point now moot? I loved it either way and am glad that Jean and the Professor are back from the dead. Expand
  72. Oct 4, 2014
    10
    I would have given a 11 for this, but since the score goes up to 10, that's what I went with. I ony can describe this film in one word: Terrific. I was never really a huge X-Men fan, but because the acting, story and pacing were all well done, it might make me watch the ones that I haven't watched, then re-watch the whole series ready for Apocalypse in 2016.
  73. May 29, 2014
    10
    BakaHaram, that is simply the worst review i've ever read

    Seriously, coming from a life long comic and movie fan, this movie is awesome, Fassbender is a excellent Magneto, McAvoy is suberb and the future of the x-men is looking bright with the Apocalypse sighting,
  74. May 30, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Marvel is really on top of their film game, with a great Captain America, a decent Spiderman, and now a truly excellent X-Men, all in the same few months. And if you think about it, they are veritably ruling the film world. Look at the ensemble of actors in this movie. Where other than a Robert Altman movie are you going to find a cast of people together like Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Ellen Page - the list goes on and on. What's more remarkable is that this cast works deftly together in a film that could have been a sloppy disaster. Time-travel movies when done right are some of the most intriguing movies ever - but if done wrong, they are excruciating. Luckily, Days of Future Past gets it all right, and the only drawback is all the expository, supporting dialogue the audience must therefore endure along the way in order to understand it. The bad guys in this movie are truly bad. If the Sentinels show up, they are going to kill you, and this is established right away in one of the most exciting superhero/villain fight scenes in any comic book movie to date. Seeing Colossus become full metal at the same time Sunspot flames on at the same time Iceman (finally) goes and stays full Iceman - a very cool moment. Unfortunately even these powerhouses are no match for the Sentinels. The only option is for newly-introduced (but now regular X-Man) Blink to keep them moving around until Shadowcat (with a future developed time/spirit manipulation power) can send newly-introduced Bishop just far enough into the past to warn the team that the Sentinels are approaching - so they can not be there when the Sents arrive. This is layer one. Layer two then is this first group combining efforts with the other group (Storm, Wolverine, Prof. X, Magneto) to send someone way back in time to before the Sentinels were even created. This task falls to Wolverine and off he goes into the second layer (the 1970s, pre-Sentinels) in an effort to stop Mystique from.... wow. The more I write the more I realize how convoluted this plot is. It's like trying to explain to a non-viewer what's going on in Game of Thrones. Pretty soon you just throw your hands up and say, "You know what? Just watch it!" And so that's what I'll do. What works in this film is the excellent acting, the dark plot, the nearly-full roster of Superheroes, and the best scene in an X-Men movie since Nightcrawler's debut in X2 (hint: Quicksilver, and anyone dealing with a Quicksilver or Flash-type character in the future must now contend with this scene setting a certain bar for excellence). There are a few disappointments. Anna Paquin will show up as Rogue for a second at the end, and I understand her deleted scene(s) will make it onto a DVD/Bluray version. But for this primary showing, she's notably and confusingly completely absent. The action scenes in this movie range from the terrifying Sentinel attacks to the now-typical "huge Magneto scene" - this time with him moving an entire sports stadium, to a lot of smaller scenes spread throughout - and they all work. The special effects are fantastic and nothing feels gratuitous (except when they are going for 100% gratuitous, as in the Quicksilver scene). The story holds together and the dialogue, while mostly expository, is good. It's my personal favorite of the series so far (you might be surprised to know that The Last Stand was my favorite until now - typically the one everyone hates - but I'm a sucker for new heroes and villains showing up, and X3 brought a lot of new faces into the series - even if Juggernaut was a huge letdown - the Phoenix climax was epic). Days of Future Past ups the ante on everything and makes me hungry for the next installment. I think they're being smart with this series - phasing some actors out and others in - because this bodes well for this being a series with a real lifespan well beyond where we're at now. If you're new to the series, by all means don't start with this one. Start at the beginning. But if you're already an X-Fan, you're most likely going to love this movie. Expand
  75. May 25, 2014
    10
    Terrific movie. One of the best superhero movies I've seen. The cast was excellent and the story was good. That acting was terrific and it has one of my favorite scenes in a superhero movie. I know why they changed the story to suit Wolverines needs as the "main character" for the X-men movies but I would have liked to see them keep the old DoFP storyline intact. However, this movie didTerrific movie. One of the best superhero movies I've seen. The cast was excellent and the story was good. That acting was terrific and it has one of my favorite scenes in a superhero movie. I know why they changed the story to suit Wolverines needs as the "main character" for the X-men movies but I would have liked to see them keep the old DoFP storyline intact. However, this movie did make up for the change in story pretty well and I give them credit for what they did. This is easily the best X-men movie they've made and probably the best superhero movie I've ever seen. Can't recommend it enough. Expand
  76. Jun 16, 2014
    9
    Probably the best X-men movie to date. If you're not really into the whole Marvel Universe, you might not get as much out of the movie as the really fans, because you'll be missing stuff. Good action, impressive CGI, if you're into Marvel, you shouldn't miss this movie.
    If you want to see just one Marvel movie this year, odds are that this is the one to see.
  77. May 27, 2014
    9
    Even better than its already impressive predecessor, Days of Future Past is definitely Singer in top form - whether its the deft handling of the ensemble cast, sleek visuals or inherently humane story. Definitely the most fun I've had at the movies in a long, long time.
  78. Jun 1, 2014
    9
    From the very beginning, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” had me hooked. It tells an endearing story of the struggles of survival for these mutants as they are picked off one by one by the monstrous and vicious Sentinels. The X-Men have to work together with their past selves, in order to secure their future. It is a fun and highly well told story that pays of not only in the action, but alsoFrom the very beginning, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” had me hooked. It tells an endearing story of the struggles of survival for these mutants as they are picked off one by one by the monstrous and vicious Sentinels. The X-Men have to work together with their past selves, in order to secure their future. It is a fun and highly well told story that pays of not only in the action, but also emotionally.

    Bryan Singer is at his best as he directs a large cast of mutants through an emotionally endearing story that will leave viewers in awe of what is happening and what is to come for the franchise. I really appreciated a lot of the stylized directing, it really made the film that much more fun. The visuals are used impressively and the action sequences are directed incredibly well. I was literally at the edge of my seat every time the characters were in combat as I literally felt that they might lose their lives. The script is packed with great character moments and we get to learn a lot more about our favorite mutants. The time traveling is handled incredibly well and as long as you don’t try to break it down, it is satisfyingly well handled.

    The cast is great and they really own their characters. Fassbender and McAvoy are great replacements as Magneto and Professor Xavier, respectively. They provide great emotional performances as well give us some great character moments. Jennifer Lawrence has come a long way from her first performance as the blue shape shifting femme fetal, Mystique. She finally fits the role perfectly as she is sleek, sexy, and highly unpredictable. And as always, Hugh Jackman is just spot on as Wolverine.

    Overall, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is a the quintessential summer blockbuster this year. It has everything from amazing action, thought provoking and emotionally satisfying story that delivers on all cylinders, and a great cast of talented actors. This not only is the best movie of the year so far, it is also the best X-Men movie yet and personally it’s in my top 3 favorite comic book movies of all time list. I give it a incredibly high 4.5/5.
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  79. Jun 22, 2014
    10
    X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best X-Men movie ever. It's big, original and has purpose. It clears the past mistakes of the franchise by promising us a brighter future. The broad cast is as good as they've always been. Unlike, this year's Godzilla, marketing of this movie promised a great movie and it matched its expectations.
  80. May 24, 2014
    10
    Best comic book movie ever made. Bryan Singer has fully redeemed himself. Can't wait for the next movie. Please bring in Rogue, Gambit, Morph and Cyclops in the next film.
  81. Oct 20, 2014
    10
    This movie was made out of pure excellence. The movie is by far one of the best x-men movies in the franchise. Bryan really did an amazing job with this movie. The acting is really great but my one complaint is that Ian McKellen didn't get much too say in this movie, just a few sentences. However looking past that I don't see more mistakes with it. I am probably gonna re-watch this movieThis movie was made out of pure excellence. The movie is by far one of the best x-men movies in the franchise. Bryan really did an amazing job with this movie. The acting is really great but my one complaint is that Ian McKellen didn't get much too say in this movie, just a few sentences. However looking past that I don't see more mistakes with it. I am probably gonna re-watch this movie again soon. I recommend this movie to anyone even if your not a huge X-men fan. Expand
  82. Jun 6, 2014
    9
    When I first heard Bryan Singer was coming back to direct the next X-Men movie, I instantly was overwhelmed with excitement. The franchise: to say the least, has struggled without his guidance. Many saw X-Men: The Last Stand as a disappointing end to the original trilogy, it was clear to many that 20th Century Fox didn’t know who to bring in to fill Singer’s shoes. Then X-Men Origins:When I first heard Bryan Singer was coming back to direct the next X-Men movie, I instantly was overwhelmed with excitement. The franchise: to say the least, has struggled without his guidance. Many saw X-Men: The Last Stand as a disappointing end to the original trilogy, it was clear to many that 20th Century Fox didn’t know who to bring in to fill Singer’s shoes. Then X-Men Origins: Wolverine happened, and it seemed like the franchise would never return to the former glory it was at X-2. Then X-Men: First Class was released 2 years later, telling the origins of Professor X, Magneto and Mystique from the original trilogy, as well as introducing its own set of characters. While it impressed fans and critics, giving audiences hope that the franchise was returning to its former glory, many were confused towards the canon it had with the original trilogy, Wolverine had a cameo halfway through the film, making fans wonder how this movie and the others were linked.
    Days of Future Past answers some major fanbase questions that have been asked forever, in an excellent way, giving a clear timeline of events that all audiences can understand. A timeline that not only connects the past (Creation of the X-Men in First Class) and the present (Following the regrets Wolverine faces for the losses he suffered since joining the team in the original movies), but also introducing a whole new future universe for the X-Men franchise, which unfortunately, wasn’t explored a minuscule as much as it should’ve been, with the excellent choices made that built on the universe.
    The movie begins in the future, in a Terminator (post Judgement Day) looking world, as Trask Industries (ever notice Trask can be jumbled around to spell Stark? Iron Man doesn’t believe in equal mutant rights… philanthropist indeed) continue to send Sentinels after mutant and human kind alike, destroying the world. The X-Men, much less in number than they once were, have only one hope, to send a mutant back in time, and stop Trask Industries from gaining Mystique’s DNA, which is how they made their Sentinels so unstoppable, as they adapt to every mutant’s power that they face, in the way Mystique can shape shift. As Wolverine has a healing factor, they believe he is the only one whose mind can survive the journey to a key event, stopping Mystique from assassinating Bolivar Trask, which leads to the organisation eventually capturing her and using her DNA to build the unstoppable Sentinels that are wiping out the X-Men of the future. To do so Wolverine must reunite Charles and Erik, at a time when they hate each other the most.
    With the cast from First Class reprising their roles, once again delivering top notch performances that suit Patrick Stewart’s Professor X and Ian McKellen’s Magneto, but also bringing new elements of their characters to the table, such as Charles' depression and neglect of his powers and the responsibility he has when Logan comes to him from the future, begging for his help. With the support of Quicksilver (despite the cringe worthy costume, the character had a great persona, he was one of the coolest parts of the film) they free Magneto and go to stop Mystique from assassinating Trask. From there, the film is non-stop breath taking action, and I wouldn’t want to ruin anything else for you. However, I will say that the X-Men franchise is now on an open road thanks to the events of the film, anything is possible from here on out.
    Bolivar Trask, played by Peter Dinklage (mostly known for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones) brings an excellent performance to how Trask is: cold hearted and bitter towards mutants. He demonstrates how his life is consumed with the fear of mutants he as, but also admiring their very existence, and that he simply wants to protect humanity from the next step of its own evolution. Although, if anyone steals the movie, it has to be Jenifer Lawrence’s performance as Mystique. She shows a clear understanding of who the character is, and the dilemmas she faces throughout the whole film, with the desire to protect herself as well as her kind, and questioning who can help her achieve this successfully between Charles and Erik, and also who she feels more for. She becomes the main focus of the events that take place in DOFP and earns the amount of screen time the character deserves for the deep complexity she has. James McAvoy’s depressed Xavier makes the audience see the character in a way they never have before, enraged with the losses Erik caused him, taking his best friend along with his ability to walk if he doesn’t take a medication Beast designed to help him walk. This costs him the use of his powers and in the end, Charles has to make the choice as to what is more important. McAvoy also adds to the brilliant writing the film has with his captivating performance that shows when Charles Xavier became Professor X.
    One major issue I found with the film was that everything in the future is extremely underused, so much potential development was cut so the story of the past could be focused on. Which makes sense, a film can only be so long, and the past is the major plot point that Logan needed to change, but the problem is that this still leaves fans with multiple questions. How did Charles come back? How did he contact Magneto? How did they discover Trask Industries’ plan, and agree to work together? What happened to all the other X-Men in this future? Bringing Xavier back was never even fully explained, he came back to life in the post credits scene of The Last Stand, and Logan found out at the very end of The Wolverine, but what they fail to explain is how Charles was able to come back. This was something the movies had been hinting at forever, that eventually got swept under a rug. A whole new cast of team members is introduced, including Bishop, Warpath and Blink (Bishop being one of my favourite X-Men, this was obviously very frustrating the moment the movie ended) but these characters get such little development. They’re introduced at the start, fighting the Sentinels the past created, clearly struggling. As Wolverine gets sent back in time, all the future gets connected to are the moments that Shadowcat struggles to hold a link between him and the past, (also, how did she get those powers? That was never explained either. I read it was to do with the Rogue scenes that got cut from the film) but I really wish that we could’ve seen more of the future team, without the development the past or present cast members had, they feel like extremely two dimensional characters. Which, in context with the comics, they certainly aren’t.
    This doesn’t mean they give bad performances, Ian and Patrick are as good as ever, along with all previous cast members who return. It just means the film itself never intended to focus on this part of the universe, it’s just used to introduce what happened to the X-Men after The Last Stand in a way that won’t take 3 additional movies to explain. While the exposition feels rushed, it delivers a large amount of information in one go that everyone can follow. The events aren’t made overly complex, even kids would probably understand what’s happening. So, while the future had potentially great narratives which were neglected, the movie has to be applauded for the way in which it introduced what became of the X-Men in the future to the audience.
    Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine isn’t just a badass in this movie, he’s also an extremely relatable character for the audience. As we see what he sees, he becomes much easier to connect with, an understanding of his motives is easily gained. The audience sees the world he came from, and, like Logan, they know what’s at stake when he’s sent back in time, and why he’s so persistent with getting the help of those who he was told to. While others, like Charles, struggle to understand it. This makes the film much more suspenseful, because it makes you really want to see Logan succeed, because you’ve seen the events that took place in the past the way he sees them, before being thrown back to try and change it from ever happening.
    *SPOILER PARAGRAPH*
    I briefly mentioned earlier that DOFP puts the X-Men franchise on an open road, I wasn’t kidding. Literally anything after the events of First Class (Summing up, this includes the trilogy, Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine) now never happened. When Wolverine returns to the future, he sees so many X-Men who were once gone now back that it’ll almost certainly blow your mind. As DOFP ends, the question on everybody’s mind is “What happens next?” hopefully you stuck around, because if you did you saw Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur as he’s known at the time) in Egypt, building one of the pyramids, with four horsemen beside him, and an uncountable amount of Egyptians bowing to him. I honestly saw this coming. The post credits scene was just The Avengers all over again, as Fox clearly want to compete with Marvel Studios, but I certainly thought he looked awesome. With Bryan Singer directing once more, we’re almost certainly in for a treat, and I can’t wait to see my favourite X-Men villain on the big screen come 2016.
    *Conclusion*
    Many are calling DOFP the best superhero movie since The Dark Knight, I’m inclined to agree. While I love everything the MCU makes, they’re still diving into serious territory with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and DOFP instantly returned the former glory the X-Men movies were once at when X-2 was first released. Marvel Studios’ movies are always certainly action packed and continue to be visual spectacles, but this is the deepest story arc in a superhero movie for a long time that has managed to genuinely exceed the expectations of critics and audiences alike. The X-Men franchise has certainly caught our attention once more, giving a taste at the potential the movies now once again have. I hope X-Men: Apocalypse continues to give the quality DOFP did, packing a huge punch, to the point it slaps audiences in the face as the credits roll.

    Rating: 9/10
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  83. Jun 4, 2014
    10
    great movie with fantastic plot and innovation of storytelling, also the act of Jennifer Jackman and James are amazing, and the graphic is much better than previous, awesome Marvel movie.
  84. May 29, 2014
    9
    BEST X-MEN FILM EVER MADE-, IN ALL WAY-THIS X MEN FILM ROCKED IT- IT HAS GOOD STORY,AWESOME ACTIONS N VISUAL EFFECTS,HUGE TALENTED CAST LIKE MY FAVORITE Hugh Jackman N Jennifer Lawrence - EVERYBODY DONE A GOOD STYLE WORK- I REALLY CLAPPED SO MUCH FOR QUICK SILVER- HE IS FASCINATING -

    A REAL SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER FILM FOR EVERY ONE GO FOR IT..! DON'T MISS IT..!!!!!!!
  85. May 28, 2014
    9
    amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  86. Jun 6, 2014
    9
    I'll be the first to admit, I'm not a big fan of the X-Men series. This film though is an exception. It has an incredible cast of actors, from up-and-comers like Omar Sy and James McAvoy to veterans like Patrick Stewart or Sir Ian McKellen. The film also a great balance between political intrigue and fun superhero action. That is why I believe this is not only the best superhero film ofI'll be the first to admit, I'm not a big fan of the X-Men series. This film though is an exception. It has an incredible cast of actors, from up-and-comers like Omar Sy and James McAvoy to veterans like Patrick Stewart or Sir Ian McKellen. The film also a great balance between political intrigue and fun superhero action. That is why I believe this is not only the best superhero film of all time, but also one of the best political thrillers of all time. I give Days Of Future Past a 9 out of 10 stars. Expand
  87. Oct 19, 2014
    9
    X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best X-Men movie to date, and it totally broke my expectations!

    This new X-Men movie is so incredible, there’s so much unique and awesome things that blew my mind of when I saw this film. The return of Brian Singer to the X-Men franchise totally is the reason why this movie is so great, which means that The Last Stand could have been great if he had
    X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best X-Men movie to date, and it totally broke my expectations!

    This new X-Men movie is so incredible, there’s so much unique and awesome things that blew my mind of when I saw this film. The return of Brian Singer to the X-Men franchise totally is the reason why this movie is so great, which means that The Last Stand could have been great if he had direct it. Days of Future Past is one heck of a movie, and I never got bored because it’s so damn well made and entertaining! The opening scene is incredible, and both the CGI and the actors are all superb.

    X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best sci-fi movie of the year (to date), and one important aspect is the awesome soundtrack from John Ottman, truly a wonderful soundtrack! The best thing is of course the story, they are changing the past for a better future, and the result of that is so great, because we don’t know how much have changed after the events in DoFP! That’s why I can’t wait until the next X-Men film! There are some downsides like vague CGI at some places, and it got a bit confusing with the time travel, but it’s still an awesome movie!

    This is one of the best films of 2014!

    X-Men: Days of Future Past get a 9/10
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  88. Jun 9, 2014
    10
    BEST X MEN MOVIE SO FAR..............GREAT ACTING ESPECIALLY BY JAMES McAvoy AND HUGH JACKMEN......GOOD CREDITS AND EXCELLENT APPEARANCES.......MUST SEEE
  89. Jun 1, 2014
    10
    X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best X-Men and one of the best Marvel movies. A perfect Blockbuster with amazing action scenes and very good performances.
  90. Jun 7, 2014
    9
    I am an avid watcher of all the X-Men films. I grew up watching the first three and my love for them has retained through to my twenties. Without being too verbose, the film has a stunning cast who deliver with every scene. I enjoyed the story immensely; from the dialogue to the gripping action scenes. Definitely my favourite film in the franchise. I've seen it three times in the cinemaI am an avid watcher of all the X-Men films. I grew up watching the first three and my love for them has retained through to my twenties. Without being too verbose, the film has a stunning cast who deliver with every scene. I enjoyed the story immensely; from the dialogue to the gripping action scenes. Definitely my favourite film in the franchise. I've seen it three times in the cinema and have no doubt I'll see it a fourth! A wonderful, exhilarating watch. Go and see it! Now! Expand
  91. May 27, 2014
    9
    As someone who actually read the comic, I was a little pessimist about this film after I watched the trailers, but I was wrong. Maybe it doesn't follow the comic step by step, maybe it has some flaws, maybe they don't explain everything (like Kitty having Rachel's powers) I think it deserves an 8 but since I consider it the best X-men movie and erases the HORRIBLE mistakes done on "TheAs someone who actually read the comic, I was a little pessimist about this film after I watched the trailers, but I was wrong. Maybe it doesn't follow the comic step by step, maybe it has some flaws, maybe they don't explain everything (like Kitty having Rachel's powers) I think it deserves an 8 but since I consider it the best X-men movie and erases the HORRIBLE mistakes done on "The Last Stand" I'll give it a +1. This is not another film where Wolverine is the main character in a Xmen movie, as we have seen in X1, X2 (Which I like, both) and The Last Stand (Which I dislike... a lot) each character has their own magic in the time they appear, except maybe Storm who was a little absent in the film, but it probably was because of Berry's pregnancy. Expand
  92. Jun 1, 2014
    9
    Easily surpasses First Class and several of the other X-Men sequels and spinoffs to become one of the best entries yet! The whole cast from both the past and the present settings all gather together and no one disappoints to say the least. The action is better than ever and the story is engaging. The only thing I was a little bit lost on was the post-credits scene. Overall, I couldn't haveEasily surpasses First Class and several of the other X-Men sequels and spinoffs to become one of the best entries yet! The whole cast from both the past and the present settings all gather together and no one disappoints to say the least. The action is better than ever and the story is engaging. The only thing I was a little bit lost on was the post-credits scene. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better X-Men movie! Expand
  93. May 28, 2014
    9
    Eventhough there's a bit poor and unsatisfactory on its visual effects, but with a fascinating concept. a success of combining part of previous X-Men's franchise and long list of star, X-Men : Days of Future Past easily becomes one of the best film in 2014 so far (but not the best).
  94. May 31, 2014
    9
    Days of Future Past is excellent. Yes, you can have those issues important things that fail to explain, but it's a very good film, how good are the settings, situations, psychology of the characters, that entertains you and leaves you amazed. It is a very entertaining movie, for me is a little better than First Class ... This film is the best so far of Superheroes in the remainder of theDays of Future Past is excellent. Yes, you can have those issues important things that fail to explain, but it's a very good film, how good are the settings, situations, psychology of the characters, that entertains you and leaves you amazed. It is a very entertaining movie, for me is a little better than First Class ... This film is the best so far of Superheroes in the remainder of the year, yes, it's even better than Captain America 2.
    You will enjoy the same as me, only if you were the previous films, but may not understand a ****
    My rating: 9.5/10
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  95. May 30, 2014
    9
    --If you liked this review, please read my other ones and mark this review as helpful--

    As with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men Days of Future Past is a turning point for the franchise. Make it or break it, go big or go home. Fox is heavily investing in this film to launch a number of spin-offs and sequels. This film is certainly ambitious: it's trying to fix all the continuity errors
    --If you liked this review, please read my other ones and mark this review as helpful--

    As with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men Days of Future Past is a turning point for the franchise. Make it or break it, go big or go home. Fox is heavily investing in this film to launch a number of spin-offs and sequels. This film is certainly ambitious: it's trying to fix all the continuity errors off the previous films, trying to bring back fans, and trying to make a bigger box office than the previous movies. Does it suceed?

    Online, some have commented that the rights to the X-Men should go back to Marvel. After X-Men 3: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, many have lost faith in the franchise and the box office hasn't really improved, unfortunately. However, this movie redeems everyone and everything involved.

    The director, Bryan Singer, manages to balance pretty well two large super-powered casts of mutants from two different time periods. Most of the characters get their moments and their share of screen time. Sure, characters like Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Iceman, Bishop, Colossus, Quicksilver, Blink, Sunspot, Storm, Warpath, Havok, Toad and Ink (those last two names and their characters are funny) don't get more than a few lines, have only a few minutes of screen time, and often have to share the spotlight. However, they each have a purpose, however minimal it may be. Quicksilver is a great, funny, and entertaining character. His one action sequence was awesome, and I can't wait to see him return in X-Men Apocalypse. (Looks like DC's Flash and Disney's MCU Quicksilver have some competition!)

    Some of these--admittedly underused--characters have scenes that reportedly will be on the DVD version, others have signed multiple-picture deals or will appear in later movies. So this won't be the last we'll see of them.

    Some say Wolverine is in the X-Men movies too much. But the thing is he is the most recognizable, familiar, well-known, and arguably liked mutant of all the X-Men. In this movie, he isn't really the protagonist. Sure, he's the one that goes back in time. But here he gives the reins to a younger Charles Xavier, Magneto, and Mystique. In DOFP, Wolverine is more wiser, a mentor to his own mentor from the past. James McAvoy does a great job of making Professor X more relatable as a person. In the original trilogy, he was a bit unreachable. He was always the one with the answers and the steady hands. Here, he has lost almost everything and is at a low point in his life. That makes him a more relatable character. Magneto is as menacing and misguided as always, and Michael Fassbender does a great job. J.Law as Mystique--I honestly feel she needed a bit more emotion. No offense Jennifer Lawrence. (Maybe playing Katniss Everdeen too much has affected her? Mostly though she did fine.)

    Bolivar Trask is a morally grey character. He isn't a cardboard cutout villain, he's doing what he believes is necessary. He's a nice antagonist, and Peter Dinklage proves that height and size don't really matter when playing a role. Acting does. The Sentinels--I have mixed feelings about them. I guess the design could've been better. They weren't horrible in my opinion, but they weren't really good either. They were OK.

    The plot is a complex one. Not really confusing, just complex. It's a story of misunderstandings, hatred, and vengeance. But it's also one of forgiveness, team-work, and hope against seemingly insurmountable odds. It isn't your average superhero movie story.

    In my honest opinion, this is as good a team-up as The Avengers, if not better. The entire cast is great. The story is compelling and engaging. The CGI and special effects were great, even better than those displayed in the initial trailers and TV spots. I hope this does financially well, because 20th Century Fox and the X-Men deserve a break! I cannot wait for X-Men Apocalypse!
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  96. Sep 14, 2014
    10
    X-Men: Days of Future Past is a terrific example of how a superhero movie SHOULD be made. From its terrific dialogue to its amazingly charismatic cast members, DOFP is one of the very best comic book movies ever created.
  97. May 28, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Full review @ http://www.idiotbox.co.uk/x-men-days-of-future-past-review-60051/

    There has always been a theme of genocide and persecution that has run through the X-Men series but it has always been quite subtle and only ever really spoken about when Magneto goes on one of his rants about humanity. Days of Future Past is very different and does not have time for subtlety, as soon as the movie kicks off you are shown an incredibly dystopian future where mutants and the humans who dared to help them are herded up and executed by the dozen and the X-Men themselves have been reduced to nothing more that freedom fighters with no real hope of survival. It’s very dark and some of the scenes look like something that wouldn’t be out of place in Terminator Franchise, it’s certainly not something you would expect from the X-Men.

    With the fact that they are fighting a force that they have no hope of possibly defeating they decide that the only option is to send someone’s consciousness back in time to the 70′s to stop the Sentinel program from ever being created, the only one who would survive such a journey is Wolverine so that’s exactly what happens. The plot of DOFP is set just over 10 years after the events of First Class. The Vietnam war is in full effect but drawing to a close, Magneto is locked away in a bunker for a pretty serious crime, and Charles Xavier has become a recluse and hides away in his mansion with Hank McCoy. Xavier is now a broken man and it’s a real testament to James McAvoy’s acting that you feel his pain and even though you know that he needs to man up and get on with it you understand why he feels that he can’t.

    The mutant roster is largely based around the mutants we already know from the previous movies in the series but there are some new ones thrown into the mix as well. Most of the new additions are from the future (present?) and the scenes of them fighting off the Sentinels are some of the best action scenes of the entire series in terms of scope as you get to see them all using their powers as a team to try and prolong their lives a little while longer, these scenes are badass, there is no other work to suitably describe them. The only new mutant that we are really introduced to in the past is Quicksilver (played by Evan Peters), he is single-handed responsible for one of the highlights of humour through the entire movie. His mutation is that he can move at super-speeds and normally, you would just see him running as a blur but there is one particular scene where you get to see everything at his pace and it is pure genius!

    Thankfully the writers seem to have listened to the feedback of X-Men fans and they have looked at the issues that were lingering in the series and they have addressed almost every single one of them! This is something I was not expecting to see and it is something I am very grateful for indeed. The time-travelling aspect of the movie kind of renders most of what has happened in X-Men 1, 2, and 3 kind of obsolete and it is left somewhat unclear as to what has or hasn’t happened in the current time-line. This isn’t a bad thing at all and if anything it sets up a nice blank canvas for the next movie.

    Verdict:

    Days of Future Past is, hands down, the best movie in the X-Men series to date. Including both the cast of the original movies and First Class was of course risky because it means there is a lot of different people to keep track of, both familiar and new. This decision is definitely one that has paid off as you are left with a movie that has a story to tell and tell it well is does!! Also seeing both the old and new Xavier face-to-face is definitely something special.

    P.S. Make sure you stay until the very end of the credits!
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  98. May 26, 2014
    9
    This is the best X-men movie till now, it takes a great and entertaining turn, with an interesting mind blender plot, that will make you be at the edge of your seat until the movie finishes.
  99. chw
    Oct 13, 2014
    10
    X-Men: Days of Future Past was the best X-Men movie made. I've seen all of them, and I am able to say such. It's a must-see, although the unfortunate catch is YOU MUST SEE ALL OF THEM IN ORDER from X-Men Origins, 1, 2, 3, First Class, The Wolverine, then this.
  100. May 25, 2014
    10
    The Best X-MEN Movie !!!
    The action scenes are epic and memorable. With great performances, Incredible special effects and a Spectacular script !!!
    X-men is the best marvel movie forever!
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    May 23, 2014
    75
    Ambitious, even audacious, the movie's mix of action and for-devotees-only intrigue can overwhelm, but there are moments of sheer virtuosity, too.
  2. 70
    He’s (Singer) reborn — deft, elegant, spring-heeled — in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The special effects don’t bog him down: They lift the movie to a surreal and more emotional dimension.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    May 22, 2014
    83
    I couldn’t follow many of the ins and outs of the time-travel scenario, and I’m not altogether sure that the filmmakers could, either. It doesn’t really matter. It’s enough that the movie is fun. We shouldn’t also expect it to make sense.