"Lead Me. Guide Me. Be Patient With Me"
Release Date: 22 May 2014 (Malaysia), 23 May 2014 (USA)
Directed By: Bryan Singer
Written By: Simon Kinberg, Jame Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Evan Peters, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry
Duration: 131 minutes
In A Nutshell:
In the year 2023, mutants face the threat of extinction with Sentinels hunting each and every one of them down. The X-Men decide to send Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman) back to the year 1973 to change the course of history.
+ Impeccable story, engaging characters, and heart-pumping action scenes all come together in perfect balance and harmony. The humor is well-timed and supplements the story perfectly too.
+ Powerful performances all-around, but James McAvoy (playing a young Professor Xavier) in particular is truly top-notch.
+ Quicksilver (played by Evan Peters) dazzles in every scene he is in. I initially wasn't fond of him after watching the trailers and photos. In fact I thought the Quicksilver which will be shown in next year's Avengers 2  seemed much better. But it looks like Evan Peters has set the bar high.
+ One for all the geeks out there: A large mutant universe featuring returning familiar characters and exciting new-ones.
+ Another reason for comic fans to rejoice: an after-credits scene that will surely wet your appetite!
- How Professor Xavier came back from the events in X-Men: The Last Stand  is still left unexplained.
- With so many mutants on display, some of my personal favorites are given very little screen-time. Would have loved it if Scarlet Witch made an appearance too.
The Verdict Is In:
Rarely does a movie simultaneously impresses me with its story, characters, performances, and action. X-Men: Days Of Future Past succeeds on all fronts. The story was immersing, the action was thrilling and exciting, and the characters was engaging -- you'll feel a genuine emotion connection with them.
I'll be honest, this is a very biased review. I'm a fan of the X-Men and simply love superheroes. Heck, I even slightly enjoyed X-Men: The Last Stand . Yeah, I know... let the backlash come in... but I did hate X-Men Origins: Wolverine  though.
So as a fan, I found this movie was uber-awesome to me! A nerd-nirvana. A geek heaven. Yeah, X-men rules!!
9.5 out of 10