Movie of the Week: X-Men – Days of Future Past

I just couldn’t wait for June 6th for the movie to premiere in Spain, so I took advantage of the fact that I was in Ireland for the weekend and went to see it last sunday! =D =D =D Although, I plan to watch it again once it premieres here in Spain…

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I loved it! I always loved the time traveling stories in X-Men (animated series and comics), so it was great to see it on the big screen. I will probably drop some spoilers ahead, so if you want to avoid them, stop reading! So mainly, Wolverine has to get back to the past to stop Mystique from assassinating Trask, so that they won’t build Sentinels with her DNA that are capable of adapting to everything that’s thrown on them.

I love the 70’s era, it’s great to see the young actors portray the characters that we know and like so much. Although I was a little disappointed that they only showed Havoc for a brief scene and that he wasn’t anywhere to be seen later on, I do enjoy having a lot of Hank McCoy in the screen, because Beast is just awesome. James McAvoy totally stole the movie for me, I always knew that he was a great character, but bringing bitter and nasty Charles Xavier to life can’t have been an easy task. Amazing as well were all the scenes with Evan Peters as Quicksilver, specially the kitchen scene… you know what I mean!

But I have to be honest, the scene where I totally gasped was the totally nude Logan coming out of bed! Come on, how hot is Hugh Jackman?!

And how cool did Jennifer Lawrence looked in this movie?! And the fighting?! And so different from X-Men: First Class, right?

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Equally great was seeing the future, however destructive it was, because it showed Kitty and Bobby as true leaders, it gave us Bishop (ohhh, I always loved Bishop) and a good Magneto. More importantly, it gave us Blink and Warpath – by the way, how much has Booboo Stewart grown, right? – , both of which I was amazed by! Not so cool was watching them die, several times… although Storm’s death was agonizing, I have to admit that seeing Iceman’s head roll over, or Colossus being torn in 2, was far far worse.

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Luckily, Wolverine manages to do his job, Mystique doesn’t kill Trask, she stops Magneto, and everyone get along with lives. Bonus points to Mystique for fishing Wolverine out of the water impersonating Stryker. When he gets back o the future, there is no more war, no more Sentinels, just the institute, with everyone there. Bobby and Rogue (she lives, although mostly cut from the movie), Colossus and Kitty, Storm, Beast (in his Kelsey Grammer “suit”) and Jean, oh yeah, Jean Grey alive… and with her man… Scott Summers (I cried on this one, because I love Jean and Scott so much!)… and off course, Professor Xavier, who found them all, because he had “a promise to keep”!