Porsche's Movie Reviews Ep. 3 - "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

Alright, first and foremost, I have a huge issue with this otherwise well-crafted film: wasn't Professor X killed by Dark Phoenix in X-Men: The Last Stand? Unless they tried the whole "alternate universe" thing like Spider-man is doing, something is amiss here. Could someone please eloquently explain?

As far as the film goes, I am a huge fan of the original trilogy, the new class, and all of Wolverines latest exploits, as well as being a proud owner of a modest collection, so therefore I am biased, and probably unreliable as a reviewer, but here I go anyways! The movie starts off with a rather fast-paced action sequence where some of our lessor known characters are unceremoniously killed in a vicious battle against some devastating Sentinels. Then, through some efficient movie magic, our heroes are miraculously alive and our old friends manage to meet up where we are related a super sweet ability by the midget, er, Ellen Page, to transfer consciousnesses into the past. After a longer explanation, we are thrown into the past and young and old characters combine.

It was exciting to see this combination of characters, inclusions of missing characters, and a bit of mandatory exclusions of dumber ones. The plot revolves around the inventor of the sentinels and the need for the mutant race to stop certain events from happening. If we remember the ending of First Class, we can surmise the young Dr. Xavier and his decent into madness. A large amount of dialogue and time are spent getting him to come around. Another large amount focuses on Mystique and Magneto, and a really awesome interaction with Quicksilver.

The film culminates with a jaw-dropping display of Magneto's ability to both manipulate metal and his friends, with chaos and damage on a near unfathomable level. The resulting destruction forces a simple interaction between what we assumed was the heroes and what we know as the antagonists nearly switching roles for a brief moment. When the dust settles, we're treated to that thought that nothing really happened.

The plot is presented a bit confusing, but the display is paramount and intimidating. When Quicksilver gets his time to t shine, it's beautiful and comical all at once, and Evan Peters of American Horror Story fame manages to steal the show when he's involved. The only downside I really got irritated with was how long it took and how painful it was to sit through Charles' rebound. Holy crap, man, get over it.

As far as summer blockbusters go, this is an absolute must-see, especially for comic and hero fans. Action movie lovers will enjoy the devastation that these mutants and sentinels can produce, and the well-devised script has enough dramatic flair to capture those looking for a story among the chaos.

Thanks for reading this, and as a reward for following it until the end, I'll let you in on a little secret - there is an awesome and revealing stinger after the credits - stay until the end there too. Thanks!
Last edited 05-29-2014 at 08:13 PM by porschephiliac.
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Originally Posted by porschephiliac
What...this is ridicules now I'm defiantly not going to see it..
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Lmfao! Its going to be a dual one again.
Originally Posted by porschephiliac
Ok, well before you reviews I went and watched it, so it will be interesting to here your take... Expect resistance....lol.. But then again I'm kinda a hardcore fanboy about some stuff but I understand the need to change stuff.
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Im finishing up a few things, then back home to get this sorted. As far as fanboyism goes, I'm pretty stoked about xmen, and there's an issue I have with this movie. You'll see.
I don't understand the point Porsche. Were you worried if you didn't create a placeholder post that the site would run out of threads people could create?
I don't understand the point Porsche. Were you worried if you didn't create a placeholder post that the site would run out of threads people could create?
Originally Posted by Kaens
LIKE! LMAFO!! I think he just need to post something too... but I really liked that one.. (now where's that little button?)
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i mentioned a like all button a while ago
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What the heck? I just noticed I didn't copt/paste the whole thing. I'll add the rest when I get home. Must be the Silent Hill-esque smoke in the air. Seriously, 1/8 mile visibility.
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Oh yea don't get me started on this one and it's inaccuracy's.. Yea it would've been nice to have an explanation of how Prof. X. had survived.. maybe we'll get that on the blu ray extended super cut... as I hear they cut a lot out of this move as it was originally 3hrs. long..

My biggest grip was Kitty has never had the power to transport anyone back thru time consciousness or not.. I think it would have been better to have Prof. X come back after the time slip with Wolvie.. or at least explain that he's from some alternate universe.. (not the Ultimate) but say the AGE of Apocalypse universe? that would have made the end credit teaser justified..

The two actors they got for Warpath and Bishop kinda fell under par.. those two are supposed to be pretty big guys, like Colossus was supposed to be..

Where was the Scarlet Witch? I distinctly remember reading articles of why it was so important for both the X- universe and the Marvel universe to have her and who was going to get the TWINS on film first. Looks like Marvel will trump the X universe.

I still hate the fact that all of these characters are all so misplaced out of original continuity..

How the F....does Logan know Quicksilver? and why didn't he just think of Nightcrawler?

Trask.. oh don't get me started.. (love the actor!) hate that they didn't finish fleshing out his story and show what really happens.. who knows maybe we'll yet get to see that.

The advance Sentinels seemed more like NIMROD, Like the Older first versions in the 70's.

and I would have like a small homage to Stan "The Man" Lee, no not a campy one liner but perhaps something maybe a picture in the back ground or just have a shot of him in the crowd.. not even a close up but something...

I also didn't like the Butt shot?? Really did they really have to put that in? Unwarranted.

Ok I'll stop there.. maybe I'll come up with stuff I liked about it next go.
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The end credit teaser is because X-Men: Apocalypse comes out May, 2016.

And you may want to read Days of Future Past. In the comic Kitty Pride uses her powers to transfer her consciousness back to her previous self. Well, Kitty Pride = 0 ticket sales. Wolverine = $200+ million internationally. They made a business decision. If you can believe she can transfer her own mind back in time, exactly how big of a stretch is it to do another's mind?
Last edited 05-28-2014 at 10:39 PM by futiles.
The end credit teaser is because X-Men: Apocalypse comes out May, 2016.

And you may want to read Days of Future Past. In the comic Kitty Pride uses her powers to transfer her consciousness back to her previous self. Well, Kitty Pride = 0 ticket sales. Wolverine = $200+ million internationally. They made a business decision. If you can believe she can transfer her own mind back in time, exactly how big of a stretch is it to do another's mind?
Originally Posted by futiles
I have read Days, been long time , though but I was relatively sure she was project thru other means and not by her powers, or was this that time when when Kitty Pryde and Wolverine LS was happening and she got involved with the hand? That could sort of explain things in a weird way..,, but I thought it hand something to do with the Phoenix Force too, no wait that would be Rachel not Jean.. hmm.. still I don't think it was Kitty who manifested the power to do that.
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Days of Future Past, Kitty Pride projects her on mind back to her younger self. But, Ellen Page and Kitty Pride don't sell tickets.
Days of Future Past, Kitty Pride projects her on mind back to her younger self. But, Ellen Page and Kitty Pride don't sell tickets.
Originally Posted by futiles
For arguments sake, ok and I know kitty/Ellen doesn't bring the money like Wolverine, but that's not my only gripe, I'll just chock that up to artistic/creative liberties...for sake of making the plot more palatable for the mainstream audience. See if I wasn't such a fan boy, I would probably loved the movie...but since I know better.. Just ask Porch, having served in the military, now everytime he/we see a military movie, we try to enjoy it, but we also see and know the inaccurateness of them. Just my humble opinion.
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Yes, to a great extent. Military movies, especially modern iterations, although entertaining and enjoyable, are inherently inaccurate, and I will often find myself obsessed on a glaring inaccuracy instead of enjoying the movie. When I catch myself in that mode, i need to forcibly remind myself that the creators of it may have no experience in the field, and allow creative liberties, especially for financial benefits. Case in point, i actually spent time with Marcus Luttrell, the soldier Lone Survivor that recently came out was centered on (marky mark ftw) and heard his retelling, albeit abbreviated, through the horses mouth. The movie, which was a great military action flick, was glamorized to impress the audience. So i understand your point - expecting one thing and experiencing another CAN be disheartening, especially to a fan.

That being said, i still really enjoyed the movie, despite its flaws and errors. So go see it again and just enjoy it as the slightly askew tale that it is - and remember that it is simply a fictional story visualized for entertainment of the masses, not the smaller super-fans like us.
I would be interested to hear some of the differences from the real thing after I watch that movie, which ought to be soon. Perhaps in a different thread.
There are HUGE differences. Basically, the idea is the same, but the method and delivery is different.

Dominoes and Pizza Hut and Papa Johns are all pizza...

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