X-Men: Days of Future Past (quick movie review)

X-Men: Days of Future Past is, for me, fanservice of the highest order. It gives me a cast to squeal over while delivering a compelling story full of comic book lore.

Bryan Singer’s triumphant return to the X-Men franchise has been all I could have hoped. I never read much X-Men, but I do have a soft spot for these characters that’s largely generated by the animated series that ran from 1992 to 1997. So, to finally see the Sentinels in a live action movie (even if they are a bit smaller than the comics/cartoon version) is a lot of fun.

That’s the perfect word to describe this movie: fun.

Sure, X-Men: Days of Future Past has it’s share of drama (this movie is probably too intense for the kiddies), but it’s well paced and features excellent performances while delivering its harsher story points with a lightness that makes the movie work smoothly. Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine is just as fascinating as ever and Peter Dinklage is a welcome addition. The return of several First Class alums as well as many folks from the first three X-Men movies kinda gives a sense of completeness and if this were to be the last one, it’d be a hell of a send off… but, it sounds like we’re going to get an Apocalypse movie, and with Bryan Singer at the helm, that seems like a good thing.

Ultimately, X-Men: Days of Future Past makes the statement, "You know what’s stupid? X-Men: The Last Stand."

And I can’t help but love a movie that fixes the mistakes of another flick in it’s franchise. I’m giving this latest installment an 8.5 out of 10. It might not please all movie audiences, but fans of the franchise should be pleased.

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