X-Men-Days of Future Past
Memorial Day weekend 2014 will go down in history as the time in which a horrible wrong (X-Men: The Last Stand) was banished from our fragile psyches forever.
In the first major scene post-apocalyptic visions reign supreme, as we see our heroes playing hide and seek with the Sentinels. Blink, Bishop, and Kitty Pride and a host of others use their mutant talents to avoid death and capture until they can be snapped back to the past. Confused yet? I promise it makes a lot of sense on screen.
Professor X and Magneto have joined forces and come up with a way to stop the current genocide of mutants. Change the future by changing the past. Wolverine by way of Kitty Pride is chosen for the task as he is the only one physically able to make the journey. The results are interesting to say the least.
Days of Future Past wasn’t an average run of the mill superhero action movie. Themes of redemption and renewal ran heavily throughout the film, with some of the best scenes being between a young Charles (Professor X) and Eric (Magneto). There are several surprises in store, and for fans of the series a sense of redemption. My sense of utter depression surrounding this series has lifted, and once again I’m looking forward to what the X-Men universe has in store.
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