Latest ‘X-Men’ film delights in every way
By Cazzy Lewchuk, Staff Writer
After eight years of spinoffs and prequels, the original cast of the X-Men series has reunited for X-Men: Days of Future Past, a film featuring time travel, ’70s decor, powerful mutant-killing robots, and young characters meeting their older selves. It fixes the canon and tells a great story while staying true to all things that make X-Men great.
Diehard fans of X-Men will not be disappointed with this film’s attention to canon, in-jokes, and treatment of new characters. Casual viewers who don’t recall some or any of the previous six X-Men movies will still be able to follow the plot because the movie tells its own separate story. Despite the separation, it bridges the gap between all the movies and functions as both a wonderful sequel and a reboot—something many comic book movies fail to achieve.
The movie features an all-star cast of awarding-winning actors and fan-favourite characters, such as Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellan as Magneto, and James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier.
The all-out visuals are impressive, whether it’s the polymer robots, time portals, or even the clothing of the cast. One scene in particular involves a super-speedy mutant in a hilarious slow-motion sequence. This part is the most memorable moment and pretty much steals the show, despite the rest of the movie being amazing in its own right.
An original plot, stunning visual action, and the reunion of the whole cast adds up to make X-Men: Days of Future Past one of the best superhero movies yet.