Monthly Archives: June 2014
Holy shit, what?!? There’s a new X-Men movie? With the old cast we loved? And the new cast we love? And they meet? First question; do they fuck? Grow up. (no, they don’t) Second question, do they fight? Fuck yeah, they fight!
Then the weird questions come up. Wasn’t Professor X in the body of a quadriplegic? How are there two Emma Frosts of differing ages in two different time periods? How come Professor X could walk in the 80’s at the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Where the hell’d Nightcrawler go? Does Mystique not actually have a buttcrack? But I digress…
Days of Future Past does some really good stuff though. It’s basically an apology for every X-Men related movie since X2, an apology I’m more than willing to accept…mostly because of the giant robots brutally murdering the X-Men for two hours. Sorry Iceman. Seriously.
I may delve into spoiler territory here, so fair warning.
Basically the setup is the X-Men are bummed living in the dystopia that inevitably follows a timeline where X-Men 3 and Origins: Wolverine are allowed to be canon, and the Sentinels (they don’t call them Nimrod, but they’re basically Nimrod) are wandering around murdering mutants in brutal and hilarious fashion. They arbitrarily give Shadowcat the power to send people’s brains back in time (don’t question it), and they send Wolverine back to save the franchise.
What follows is a really cool follow up to the events of First Class. Some really cool stuff has happened, and there are some great character moments here that are really well acted. And yes, Quicksilver steals the show. I’m suddenly less excited to see him in Age of Ultron.
There really weren’t a lot of jokes here…this movie is just plain good. I’m shocked that they basically made a movie out of their own reboot. Between the cameos at the end, the prospects of how deeply the timeline has been fixed, and the setup for what comes next in the end credits scene…damn dude, despite some minor plot hols to fix other plot holes (although that could be another article entirely…) this may be the best X-Men movie yet.