X-Men: Days of Future Past is a blast! Directed by Brian Singer, the visual effects are mind blowing, and the movie moves at a nonstop pace, hardly ever slowing down and keeping you at the very edge of your seat. Regardless of the two hours and eleven minutes that it runs for, the movie itself flies by fast. I am personally not an X-Men fan and I gather than some people might disregard this movie because of that, but I assure you that you don't need any prior knowledge of the X-Men trilogy in order to enjoy this movie. On a whole other level this movie excites with impressive action sequences, an interesting plot, and a satisfying use of your valuable money.
This movie delivered itself satisfyingly. Many spectacular scenes in the movie weren't introduced in any of the trailers, which reserved its right to surprise the viewer. Late showings on Thursday night before the release reeled in $8.1 Million, and an additional $36.1 million on opening day. As of Monday May 26th, the film has earned itself $302 million worldwide.
There's much more to X-Men: Days of Future Past. The movie itself is great entertainment, but for the hardcore Marvel Comics fans, this film sets itself up for the next big and epic closure to the trilogy. A few days after release, Brian Singer announces that X-Men: Apocalypse is confirmed. As we know, this will be the last of the X-Men and Wolverine movies. This film did a tremendous job in displaying how powerful and scary the world could be with Sentinels (automated robots who could acquire any mutant power possible). Now all we have to do is imagine the world filled with these sentinels, and a crazy mastermind controlling them. If you stay for the after credits scene, you'll see a short clip that exposes the very powerful villain who'll be taking over the X-Men Universe in X-Men: Apocalypse.
The truth about this movie is simple. It's fun, easy to follow, and full of surprises. Continuing after X-Men: The Last Stand, I feel as if this movie acted as a "reset button" for the trilogy. With the faulty deaths in the third movie of beloved characters and a total deter in popularity, this movie phenomenally gives the X-Men a chance to survive, and a chance for characters to return to the the storybook in order to make Apocalypse possible. Although this may be somewhat plausible, the movie is absolutely worth the watch. I'll give it a four out of five stars.