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“X-Men Days of Future Past” Review

0 comments, 05/06/2014, by , in At-a-glance, Entertainment

With intense action scenes, raw emotion, and lots of humor, Marvel hit a homerun with their latest film “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

The film starts off showing a desolate future of a world at war. Familiar faces, such as Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Ian Mckellen as Magneto, and Patrick Stewart as Professor X, are combined with new mutants, including Booboo Stewart as Warpath, Bingbing Fan as Blink, and Omar Sy as Bishop, to form a completely kick-butt mutant team. In a last ditch effort to change their future, Kitty Pryde sends Wolverine back to 1973.

The acting in this movie was phenomenal all around, but the real show-stopper was James McAvoy as a young Charles Xavier. When Wolverine goes back to the ’70s he finds a Charles Xavier very unlike the Professor X seen in the previous X-Men movies. Charles has lost hope, he is broken and cynical. James McAvoy does a perfect job portraying a bitter Charles who’s just about given up on life.
The action in this movie will have the viewer on the edge of their seat. The Sentinels the mutants have to fight in the future prove to be relentless foes, and the battles are fast-paced and neck-in-neck. Mystique, played by Jennifer Lawrence, had an exciting fighting style that combined her lightning reflexes and flexibility to turn her body into an amazing weapon.

Comic relief was easy to find in this movie, most notably in Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters. Just a teenager, Quicksilver is unbelievably fast and kind of an idiot, in an adorable way.
This movie is about finding hope in the darkest of times, learning to use empathy, and making decisions for the greater good. Five out of five stars now showing at any Cinemark theatre.

By Sienna Mata

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