|Posted by john Donnelly on May 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM|
X-Men: Days of Future Past movie was excellent...action packed, great story, amazing special affects...worth watching
X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 British-American superhero film, based on the fictional X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. The film was directed by Bryan Singer and acts as a sequel to both 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand and 2011's X-Men: First Class. It is overall the seventh installment of the X-Men film series. The story, inspired by the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline "Days of Future Past" by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, focuses on two time periods and Wolverine being sent to 1973 to save the future of mutantkind. The film stars an ensemble cast, including Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. The story was conceived by Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, and Jane Goldman, with Kinberg writing the screenplay.
Days of Future Past entered production in April 2013 in Montreal, Canada, with principal photography concluding in August 2013 and additional filming in February 2014. The film premiered in New York City on May 10, 2014 and was officially released on May 23, 2014 to positive reviews. A sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse, is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016.
In a dystopian future, robots known as Sentinels are exterminating mutants and oppressing humans who harbor the genes that lead to mutant offspring. A small band of mutants manages to evade the Sentinels thanks to Kitty Pryde, who can project a person's consciousness back in time to deliver warnings.
Pryde's group rendezvous with Storm, Wolverine, Professor Xavier and Magneto in a monastery in China. They decide to send Wolverine's consciousness back to 1973 to prevent Mystique from murdering Bolivar Trask, the designer of the Sentinels. The assassination will make Trask a martyr, Mystique will be captured and her powers will be reverse-engineered to create the formidable Sentinels of the future, which mimic and adapt to mutant powers. Xavier advises Wolverine to seek out his and Magneto's younger selves for aid.
Wolverine wakes up in 1973 and travels to the X-Mansion, where he encounters Xavier and Hank McCoy. Xavier's Institute for Gifted Youngsters is closed due to most of the teachers and students having been drafted for the Vietnam War. Xavier, now a broken man, has regained his ability to walk due to a serum created by McCoy that, as a side effect, suppresses his telepathic powers. Wolverine explains his mission and persuades Xavier to free Magneto — who has been accused of assassinating John F. Kennedy — from a prison cell beneath The Pentagon. They enlist Peter Maximoff, a mutant with superhuman speed, to assist them.
In Washington DC, Trask unsuccessfully lobbies his Sentinel program to Congress. In Saigon, Mystique prevents a young William Stryker from appropriating a group of mutant G.I.s for Trask's research. Mystique investigates Trask and discovers he has been capturing and experimenting on mutants. Xavier, Magneto, Beast, and Wolverine go to intercept Mystique in Paris.
In Paris, the Americans and Vietnamese are negotiating the end of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Mystique impersonates a general to infiltrate a meeting with Trask, who attempts to sell his Sentinel technology to the Communists. Xavier, Magneto, Beast, and Wolverine arrive as she is about to kill Trask. To ensure that Mystique's DNA can never be used for the Sentinels, Magneto tries to kill her; she flees out a window. The fight spills onto the streets in front of onlookers and cameras. Mystique slips away in the confusion.
Although Trask is saved, the world is horrified by the existence of mutants. President Richard Nixon approves Trask's Sentinel program and arranges an unveiling in Washington, D.C. Trask's scientists recover Mystique's blood from the battle site in Paris. Afraid that Trask could yet create the formidable future Sentinels, Magneto intercepts the prototypes and laces their polymer-based frames with steel.
At the mansion, Xavier stops taking his serum and regains his powers. Through Wolverine, Xavier speaks to his future self and is inspired to struggle for human-mutant peace once again. He uses Cerebro to track Mystique, now heading to Washington, D.C.
Nixon unveils the Sentinel prototypes on the White House lawn. Magneto raises the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and places it around the White House as a barricade, after commandeering the Sentinels and attacking the crowd. Nixon and Trask are taken to a safe room, followed by a disguised Mystique. Xavier, Wolverine, and Beast try to stop Magneto, but he impales Wolverine with rebars and launches him into the Potomac River.
In the future, the mutants make their final stand as a large army of Sentinels assault the monastery. Magneto reconciles with Xavier as he succumbs to his wounds.
In 1973, Magneto pulls the safe room out of the White House and prepares to kill Nixon. Mystique, momentarily disguised as Nixon, reveals herself and shoots Magneto, and Xavier persuades her not to kill Trask and lets her and Magneto flee. The Sentinel program is canceled and the dystopian future is averted. Trask is later arrested for selling military secrets.
Wolverine wakes up in his present timeline at Xavier's school, where he finds Iceman, Rogue, Colossus, Pryde, Beast, Storm, Jean Grey, Cyclops, and the older Xavier are alive. In 1973, Mystique, impersonating Stryker, rescues Wolverine.
In a post-credits scene, a multitude of people gathered in the desert bow and chant while a cloaked En Sabah Nur uses telekinesis to construct a pyramid as four horsemen stand behind him.