Take the rosters of the first X-Men trilogy and X-Men: First Class and stick them in a movie and, you’d think, the result would be an overstuffed mess. You’d be wrong. Simon Kinberg’s script for X-Men: Days of Future Past takes the storyline from the fan favorite comics, rejigs them a tad and creates a far sleeker story than you would expect for a 131-minute movie. Then Bryan Singer takes that script and translates it into a movie where you actually care about the characters – plus fights and explosions and stuff!
This is one of those times when I really hate being a film critic. While watching X-Men: Days of Future Past, I thought to myself “This is an ugly looking film, but I’m enjoying the heck out of it.” Now that I really have to think about it, its flaws are too big to simply ignore.
Two new clips from X-Men: Days of Future Past have been released showcasing Peter Dinklage’s Dr. Bolivar Trask, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbinder’s Erik Lensherr. They combine action and some serious emotional beats. Check them out following the jump.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is one of the most beloved sequences in X-Men comics history and a potentially brilliant premise for an X-Men movie. Between the cast, director and teasers for the film, it seems like it could be the best of the X-Men movies.
The final trailer for the Bryan Singer movie has just been released and it does look good – starting with Logan/Wolverine trying to persuade the young Charles Xavier that he’s been sent from the future to prevent a Sentinel-based apocalypse. Among other delights, we get our first really good look at the X-Men version of Quicksilver and the touching (in a completely different sense of the word) Xavier/Eric Lensherr reunion. Check it out after the jump.
If you missed the MTV Awards last night, you missed a new clip from X-Men: Days of Future Past – an action-packed minute in which we see a number of mutants taking on what appear to be Sentinels. You can check it out following the jump.
Can the X-Men avert the war between humans and mutants? Can Bryan Singer pull off this movie epic that features the X-Men of the present and future? Are the Sentinels the coolest foes a Marvel team has ever faced?
We’ve got lots more questions, but will have to wait until May 23rd for the answers. In the meantime, check out the new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past after the jump.
Bunches of biographies to discuss on this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News!
To begin, the crew discusses the news that Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer, Into the Wild) will play legendary comedic actor, John Belushi (Animal House, The Blues Brothers). Plus, updates on the biopic of musician James Brown called Get On Up, and an interesting project starring Justin Timberlake (Friends With Benefits), about the founder of an influential record company in a movie called Spinning Gold.
In X-Men: Days if Future Past, Wolverine is sent back from the future to change a history where things have gone horribly wrong for mutantkind as a result of The Sentinels – giant robots invented by Bolivar Trask to counter their abilities and remove ‘the mutant threat.’
The debit of Trask Industries official web site gives us our first look at The Sentinels in a propaganda video extolling the company’s efforts to make the world a safer place (for humans). The changed timeline has some notable differences – like President Ronald Reagan being sworn in as a towering Sentinel looks on (above). Check out the Trask Industries: Your Future video, after the jump.