X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D

Out Now On-Demand

Time-travelling storyline brings together the two X-Men universes created by directors Bryan Singer (X-Men) and Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class). Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy reprise their roles as Professor Charles Xavier, and Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender will return as Magneto. Halle Berry and Ellen Page from Singer’s trilogy and Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult from Vaughn’s film also star. Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage will play the main villain.

Based on Marvel's 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline Days of Future Past by Chris Claremont and John Byrne.

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Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, 3D

131mins

Rating: M Violence and offensive language

USA

With Bryan Singer returning to the X-Men series and the film tapping into one of the comic books' most well-regarded storylines (written and drawn by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, the guys who made the X-Men cool), X-Men: Days of Future Past represents the franchise's best opportunity for something special in a while.

The resulting work does a pretty nifty job of tidying up the series' convoluted and contradictory chronology, and features a couple of pretty cool set-pieces, but it's not the triumph it was surely designed to be.

Despite the ambition of the time travel story, the narrative feels narrow. The epicness is stated rather that shown, and the world created consequently feels a bit small. The films' treatment of the Mystique character has always veered away from the source material, but it's hard to see her centrality here as anything more than a reflection of Jennifer Lawrence's rising star.

Evan Peters makes am impression as Quicksilver, but he checks out of the movie early on, suggesting that he was perhaps a last-minute addition. The awe-inspiring set-piece focused on his super-speed abilities is the best thing in the movie, and nothing that happens afterwards lives up to it.

X-Men: Days of Future Past veers between interesting and insipid for much of its running time. Singer's affection for the characters is clear, but the script is mostly sombre platitudes, and lacks the critical playfulness that Joss Whedon brought to The Avengers.

Could've been much worse though.

Total Film (UK)

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Singer has refreshed the series with blasts of his original entries’ X-factors...

Empire (UK)

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Several parts of the story feel undernourished... But what we do get here is largely fantastic.

Guardian (UK)

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If you come to [the franchise] fresh, it can be like trying to follow two games of chess at once.

Variety (USA)

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Touches genuine chords of feeling over the course of the film’s fleet 130-minute running time.

Hollywood Reporter

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Shot through with a stirring reverence for the Marvel Comics characters and their universe.

At The Movies (Australia)

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Amazing what substance in performance can do to distract from the incredible and incredibly silly. It's an enjoyable romp which slightly overplays its hand at the end.

Not So X-Men

We have all the big characters making an appearance although some very minor cameo right at the end... The return of Beast was a welcome spectacle and made for a few laughs as he came to grips with Jackman and Fassbenders characters whom the played so well as usual. The time travelling aspect introduced new and old favourites and is sure to keep many avid X-Men fans happy! All up the story is quite interesting and the action is packed tightly into this film, and the smallest addition making the biggest impact to the film of course dinklage who manages to upset the lovely mystique so much so to paint a huge target on his little head!!

If youre a M-Men fan or fan of any of these brilliant actors you are sure to enjoy!


X-Men 3D Character piece...

I just have to say first off I am a huge Singer fan, you can definately see and feel he is at home in this universe, as he masterfully plays around with this ensemble cast. The dynamics in the movie though are less playful- there are some heavy issues/topics dealt with, and while there is a sprinkle of comedic moments I could have had more. But as a fan anyway I was very entertained!!! Really enjoyed Evan Peters as Quicksilver-fun highlight for me!! Go see it and decide for yourself.... ;-)