X-Men: Days Of Future Past - What You Need To Know

What You Need To Know - November 3, 2014

X-Men: Days Of Future Past - What You Need To Know
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past - What You Need To Know

One of the year’s biggest blockbusters, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, finally hits DVD shelves on Monday (November 10th). The follow-up to X-Men: First Class raked in almost $800 million at the box office, better than any X-Men movie to date, and is sure to fly off shelves next week. Here is what you need to know about the smash-hit…

 

What’s The Plot?

We begin way into the future…

 

Hang on. You said this was the sequel to X-Men: First Class, so this is a prequel to the sequel?

Yes and no. At the start of this movie, we’re in the future, way into the future, Xavier and Magneto are old men, watching their mutant brethren slowly and steadily being wiped out by invincible soldiers known as sentinels. Faced with extinction, they hatch a plan to send Wolverine back in time to stop the Bolivar Trask, the sentinels’ inventor, from gaining the technology he needs to make them a reality.

 

Who’s in it?

Just about everyone. At least everyone who’s ever been on screen in an X-Men movie before. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen star as the older Professor Xavier and Magneto, with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender also returning as their younger selves. Hugh Jackman is, of course, Wolverine, with the likes of Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult all returning to take up their previous roles once again.

Joining the cast are Evan Peters, who adds welcome comic relief as Quicksilver, and Peter Dinklage, who lights up the screen as villain Bolivar Trask.

 

Does it deliver?

This could have easily been a very dull or very confusing movie. There’s so much backstory, so many characters and so much exposition to get through, but the script handles it masterfully, dispensing with the lengthy explanations quickly and working swiftly into the meat of the story.

The performances are excellent, the action sequences are incredible and the whole thing is a real thrill ride. This is one of the year’s best films. You can read our full review here. 

 

X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and 3-D Blu-Ray on Monday (November 10th). hmv will also be stocking an exclusive steelbook. All of these options are available for pre-order now.

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