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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 23 May 2014 (USA)
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The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

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Bryan Singer

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Logan / Wolverine
James McAvoy ... Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender ... Erik Lehnsherr
Jennifer Lawrence ... Raven / Mystique
Halle Berry ... Storm
Nicholas Hoult ... Hank / Beast
Anna Paquin ... Rogue
Ellen Page ... Kitty Pryde
Peter Dinklage ... Dr. Bolivar Trask
Shawn Ashmore ... Bobby / Iceman
Omar Sy ... Bishop
Evan Peters ... Peter / Quicksilver
Josh Helman ... Maj. Bill Stryker
Daniel Cudmore ... Colossus
Bingbing Fan ... Blink
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Storyline

In the future, the mutants and the humans who help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde, and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up her intention. However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program, and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG- 13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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English | Vietnamese | French

Release Date:

23 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X-Men: Days of Future Past See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,823,660, 25 May 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$233,921,534, 28 February 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$748,121,534, 28 February 2015
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| (The Rogue Cut)

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Dolby Atmos | Datasat | SDDS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the prison break scene was conceived with Juggernaut in mind. He was meant to be a football player at the X-Mansion. However, he was replaced with Quicksilver, whose power seemed more stylish and smooth. See more »

Goofs

We occasionally see Paris event scenes shown as if bits of newsreel or shot by one of the TV cameras. However, these are in a modern 16:9 screen format rather than the more squarish 4:3 format of 1970s TVs. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Professor X: The future: a dark, desolate world. A world of war, suffering, loss on both sides. Mutants, and the humans who dared to help them, fighting an enemy we cannot defeat. Are we destined down this path, destined to destroy ourselves like so many species before us? Or can we evolve fast enough to change ourselves... change our fate? Is the future truly set?
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Crazy Credits

When the 20th Century Fox logo fades away, the X in the logo stays for a second longer before it also fades away. The "X-Men" score can also be heard near the end of the logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the extended cut, the following scenes are added:
  • There is additional footage of pictures of deceased mutants on a wall and there is extended dialogue, when Wolverine and the other mutants are discussing what can be done by going into the past and changing it.
  • There is an extra scene with Kitty Pryde and Iceman, before she sends Wolverine into the past.
  • The fight that Wolverine has when he wakes up in his past body is longer and grittier.
  • Wolverine gets into a car and tells an old girlfriend to lie low for a few days.
  • The whole sequence inside of the X-Mansion, when Wolverine is talking to Beast and Professor X about the future, is longer, with extra reaction shots and dialogue, from Professor X.
  • There is a small scene, where Iceman talks about going to find Rogue, since Kitty is losing a lot of blood, after being attacked by Wolverine.
  • The conversation that Charles and Raven have in the airport is longer and ends differently. Charles tells the others that he has no idea where Raven is going and they tell Charles that he needs rest.
  • There is a small scene of Beast asking Logan about his fate in the future, though, when he finds out that he is doomed, Logan eases him by saying that the future can still be changed. This scene was altered and came later on, in the film, in the theatrical version.
  • Raven goes to the X-Mansion to stay for the night, when she meets Beast and tells him that she has nowhere to go. The two share an intimate moment, on their own and Mystique tries to coax Beast into being proud of his appearance.
  • Iceman and Magneto go to the future X-Mansion and break in. There, they find Rogue, who has been experimented on. They take her out of the mansion, but Iceman sacrifices his life to save them, as soon as the Sentinels arrive. Magneto takes Rogue with him to Professor X, who fights off another Sentinel, and they escape the ruins of the Mansion. This entire sequence is inter-cut with the scene in the film of the younger Magneto going to retrieve his own helmet. There is even an alternate shot of him looking at the glass case, spotting the small coin that killed Sebastian Shaw, in the last film. In the rest of the 'future' scene, the arm of the Sentinel is stuck to the X-Ship, showing how the Sentinels find the X-Men in the end of the film. In the Theatrical version, it seems that the Sentinels just happen to come across them, later on.
  • Mystique goes into Cerebro and destroys the helmet, so that Charles can't track her down.
  • Rogue arrives with the other X-Men to tell Kitty about what has happened to Iceman and uses this moment of tragedy, for Kitty, to take her powers and carry on helping Wolverine stay in the past. All of the later scenes that take place in the future are now altered, by having Rogue be in Kitty's place, so all shots of Kitty, from this point on, have her sitting beside Rogue or on the floor. In the Theatrical version, all of the shots where Rogue is present, were changed to shots of Kitty and Iceman.
  • There is a short scene of the younger Charles, Beast and Wolverine talking about Mystique's sabotage of Cerebro.
  • There is more dialogue when Charles hides in the crowd, during the unveiling of the Sentinels, of the 1970's.
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References Iron Man (2008) See more »

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King Cotton
Written by Harry Bluestone
Courtesy of APM Music
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The perfect blend between character-driven drama and fun, edge-of-your-seat spectacle!
11 May 2014 | by gogoschka-1See all my reviews

I must admit, the trailers didn't have me convinced - and after the sour taste 'Jack the Giant Slayer' left in my mouth, I was sceptic. I really dug Matthew Vaughn's approach with 'First Class' (who had a tough task rebooting the franchise after the lacklustre 'Last Stand' and the generic, dull 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine') and I wouldn't have minded him returning at all. But as it turns out, Bryan Singer (yes, I dare speak his name) still has a few tricks up his sleeve. For its sheer scale and epic storytelling alone, 'Days of Future Past' is fantastic.

It's a shame there's so much controversy surrounding this film, but I guess whoever chooses to deprive himself willingly of such a pleasure must be fully aware that he does so at his own expense. Because this is the kind of film that made me fall in love with movies in the first place.

Yet (despite my 10-star review), it's not perfect. And it's not 'The Usual Suspects' with mutants - how could it be; this is simply not that kind of film. But I have to say that pretty much my only gripe with this movie is that it has too many characters and that some of them don't get enough screen time (or actually, there's not too many characters: there's just too many great actors playing those characters – but then again, that's half of the fun). Of all the X-men films, this has the most complex plot – and also the most interesting. Different time-lines are tricky to do and can be rather hard to follow, but thanks to a (very!) clever script with a great part for Logan, we never get lost. And that's the best news: sorely missed in the last instalment (except for a hilarious cameo), the franchise has Hugh Jackman back. And of him at least we do get to see a lot, since he really leads us through this film (giving his best Wolverine performance yet along the way). If Logan can be called the heart of the X-men, then Charles Xavier must be the mind while Magneto and Mystique provide the - slightly twisted - soul, and seeing them all together again brought a broad, stupid grin to my face (which only got broader whenever Quicksilver appeared on screen - for reasons you will have to find out for yourselves).

What really sets the X-men films apart from the ever more derivative comic-book adaptations – at least as far as I'm concerned – is that I always genuinely cared for the characters, and 'Days of Future Past' is no exception. I love loud, spectacular action movies as much as the next guy, but if I don't get to care for the protagonists – what's the point? The reason I gave this 10 stars, and what is so exceptional these days, is that what we get here is a complex, smart Fantasy/Sci-Fi thrill-ride that respects its origins as much as it embraces the future, while never - ever - forgetting that its first job is to entertain the audience. For finding that perfect, rare balance between character-driven human drama and no-holds-barred popcorn action spectacle, 'Days of Future Past' deserves my 10-star rating (which is a first for me: I've never given 10-stars to a comic-book movie).

So my verdict: If you like to get your minds blown by something with true heart and soul, this massive 'mutant' of a film is upon you, and all you have to do is give in to the X-citement. Enjoy the ride.

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