Wolverine is sent back in time to 1973 to stop
an event that triggers the end of mutantkind.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Directed by Bryan Singer
Written by Simon Kinberg
Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender,
Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen,
Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters, Halle Berry,
Shawn Ashmore, Elliot Page, Daniel Cudmore,
Booboo Stewart, Bingbing Fan, Omar Sy, Josh Helman
Sequel to 2011's X-Men: First Class and 2013's The Wolverine
Based on characters from Marvel Comics
Oscar Nominations - Best Visual Effects
Never before has a comic book movie completely uprooted its past with one film, which is exactly what Days of Future Past did with this epic decade-spanning masterpiece. With the lackluster X-Men: The Last Stand seemingly dooming the franchise and 2011's First Class rising from the ashes, it was refreshing to see a film that was essentially the ultimate time travel extravaganza.
Merging both the original team and the First Class team in an epic fight for mutant survival was a brilliant move and has jumpstarted the new age of X-Men films that will carry on for years to come.
Bryan Singer returns to the franchise that helped create the superhero movie craze we have today and it looks like he hasn't missed a step. He not only delivers the best X-Men movie in years, but also found a way to bring the cast of the original trilogy back with the First Class one in a way that worked.
The time travel story line, based on one of the most well known X-Men stories, worked extremely well and expertly brought everything together. The cast once again shined in their roles, with many getting the right amount of screen time. The standout, though, had to be Evan Peters as Quicksilver. While I was initially not sold on his appearance, he ended up stealing every scene he was in. Finally, have to give the film props for writing off X-Men: The Last Stand and Origins: Wolverine.