Monday, 27 April 2015

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)






Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Booboo Stewart, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Lucas Till, Evan Jonigkeit


As the Sentinels, fightings robots for killing mutants, are created, it soon leads to chaos, killing both mutants and humans. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is so sent back to the past to prevent a tragic event from ever occurring to prevent both mutant and human extinction.


I was excited about this film, but I had a bad feeling because X-Men: First Class was fantastic, and doing great - or better - wasn't going to be an easy task, so I saw this with low expectation, but what a surprise! After more than 10 years, Bryan Singer is back in control and directs unarguably the best X-Men film yet.

Sequel to both First Class and X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past is truly an impressive and spectacular film, and one of the greatest superhero films of all time.

The film finds its strength in the storyline, as 2 hours fly. The action is great especially when it comes to Quicksilver and Blink - the slow motion scene while freeing Magneto is spectacular. Also the film has surprisingly found the sense of humour that has been missing from the recent films of the series. 

Up to this moment, the franchise has been inclined to make of Wolverine the main character. Finally things have changed, and other characters gain importance, starting from Mystique. 

Also, Bryan Singer manages to fill a long series of discrepancies among the previous films.

The acting, once again, is first class. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are incredible as Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, and the chemistry between them is more enjoyable than ever. Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman and Ellen Page are all great. However, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and Evan Peters as Quicksilver steal the show. 


Professor X: The future: a dark, desolate world. A world of war, suffering, loss on both sides. Mutants, and the humans who dared to help them, fighting an enemy we cannot defeat. Are we destined down this path, destined to destroy ourselves like so many species before us? Or can we evolve fast enough to change ourselves... change our fate? Is the future truly set?

Magneto: All those years wasted fighting each other, Charles... to have a precious few of them back.


  1. Anch'io ho amato questo film! A mio parere il migliore della serie!

    1. Speriamo che X-Men: Apocalypse sia all'altezza.