X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Five Reasons You’ll Love It

May 21, 2014

X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Five Reasons You’ll Love It

Three years after X-Men: First Class gave the X-Men franchise a serious and much-needed shot in the arm, the mutants and those who seek to stop them, are back once again. This time out we’ve got the best of the old world and the new, as the older Charles Xavier (played by the ever brilliant Patrick Stewart) and Eric Magneto (Ian McKellen, of course) send Hugh Jackman’s bewhiskered Wolverine back in time 50 years to convince their younger selves (played with supreme confidence by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender respectively) to unite to stop a war that threatens to wipe mutants out completely. 

It’s in cinemas tomorrow (May 22nd), but we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons you’ll love it…

 

The cast is huge, but it’s never overwhelming…

The idea of bringing together the two casts of X-Men past and present seemed like a wonderful and charming idea in principle, but it left Bryan Singer with a cast of thousands. Fortunately he and writer Simon Kinberg keep the number of characters in check, with the older Magneto and Xavier remaining firmly locked in the future and most of the older returning cast making cameos rather than confusing appearances. It’s surprisingly easy to follow actually…

 

Michael Fassbender eats all the scenery for breakfast…

And lunch. And dinner. For every second he’s on screen, the man exudes a darkness and danger and totally and utterly inhabits the character of this anti-hero. You cannot take your eyes off him during the film, especially during the film’s spectacular climax.

 

Evan Peters’ Quicksilver is a revelation

You’d have thought the last thing this film needed was to introduce more characters, but the addition of American Horror Story star Peters as Quicksilver is a welcome shard of light relief in a plot that hangs heavy with the threat of mutants being wiped out in the future.

 

Peter Dinklage reigns supreme as villain Bolivar Trask…

He’s understated, he’s suitably menacing, and he brings all the intrigue and cunning of his turn as Game Of Thrones' Tyrion Lannister into the role. A worthy villain for the X-Men.

 

The ending is absolutely magnificent

Obviously we won’t give away the grand crescendo, suffice to say it’s as good as any action set piece you’ll see in any blockbuster this year. Get ready to be blown away…

 

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is released into cinemas today (May 22nd).

 

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