Opening with an epic battle where most of the X-Men are gone (Thanks, Brett Ratner) and the Sentinels have upgraded to mutant killers battling Storm (Halle Berry), Colossus (Daniel Cudmore, Bishop (Omar Sy), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore, The Following), Blink, and Sunspot but then the return of Charles Xavier/Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman, thank you), and Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (Ian McKellen) come up with a plan that will change EVERYTHING. Kitty taps into Wolverine's sub-conscious to time warp back to 1973 and convince the young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy, YES) to stop the assassination for Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones) done by Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) Now, GOT fans. I will give you a moment to freak out. Ok! Moment is over.
Wolverine goes to a abandoned mansion that is ran by caretaker Hank McCoy/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) to find a messed up Xavier where because of everything that happened in First Class put him in a deep depression and keeping himself from using his telepathic powers is injections that keep him walking
but they find out the scene stealer of the year, Quicksilver (Evan Peters, American Horror Story) has to break out Magneto (Michael Fassbender, cue the chorus). I'm going to stop there because you must see this. I mean right after you're finishing reading this, get in the car and head to the cinema.
Of course, Jackman crushes it as Wolverine. Seriously, it's like that suit that you love to wear and just feel amazing in. Showing versatile charisma through his toughness, we still witness his fear come back from X2 again. He's a major and his last name starts with an S. You feel for Logan the whole time then when the claws come out, you just want to get up and applaud. Once again, the relationship between Erik and Charles is in-depth, terrifically witty especially when the chessboard comes out or when they match each other's monologues like it's Shakespearean. Fassbender/McKellen and McAvoy/Stewart just own the screen and always been my favorite part of the story arc. Toughest challenge was being conflicted in character but Lawrence knows how to do it and kick a lot of ass at the same time. When Magneto talks with Mystique, it's really convincing and since Never Back Down, Peters knows how to bring it to any project. Also, the end is chock full of great cameos, which made me alone silently clap.
Director Bryan Singer is just the man to do X-Men films. He's really involved with Simon Kinberg's screenplay and Matthew Vaughn had something to do with the story. No wonder, ha-ha. Singer puts together some terrific action sequences, uses the handheld and rotary cameras to excellence especially during Quicksilver's moment. He knows how to mix story, action, and character development with this franchise and keeping John Ottman's score from the beginning credits intact just clearly makes look forward to the next chapter. I refuse to the let out the post-credits secret, just go see it for yourself and then know that Singer will return.
X-Men: Days of Future Past delivers on every aspect of it's promise. Bringing back Bryan Singer to get the franchise back on track and blowing your mind with the complex story, solid performances and the action sequences that alone will make your jaw drop, put the cherry on top of an superhero sundae that tastes as good as it looks. See it for yourself and prep for 2016