A little spoilery here…
Let me get this out of the way first. LOL! Yes, Hugh Jackman is bare assed naked in the movie. If that’s your reason for going, you will not be disappointed. =) Beyond that, I believe this is the best X-Men movie so far.

Why? Besides my new favorite character, Quicksilver, it’s thought provoking.

Again, spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned. No turning back…

I’m sure we’ve all thought, if only I knew then what I know now. In the world of X-Men, the wish becomes reality. In a last ditch effort to avert complete disaster, Wolverine’s “consiousness” is transferred fifty years back in time to his younger self. It’s 1973.

His mission: Contact Magneto and Professor Xavier, convince them to team up, and oh yeah, stop Raven/Mystique from committing the act that will lead to the ultimate destruction of mutants. Not hard, right?

Now, I’m not going to spoil anymore. But like Terminator, where the mission was to kill Sarah Connor before she could give birth to the man who would save humanity, it raises a lot of questions. Makes you think.

If you could go back in time to your younger self, what would you say or do? Is there one event you would change. And if so, how would it impact not only your own future, but the future of the world?

Finally, I think this was a brilliant move by the writers. They rebooted the franchise and made it fresh. The last fifty years of X-Men as we knew it has been eradicated and they can tell new stories. Well done.

4 Responses to “X-Men: Days of Future Past -Spoilers Ahead”

  1. Deborah Smith says:

    Agreed!

    SPOILER

    The ending was brilliant. I wasn’t sure at first that it meant those characters *are* coming back next time, but reading commentary online assured me that yep, that’s the point. Wahoo!

  2. jan says:

    Yes, I agree, Deborah. Brilliant is a good description. So excited for X-Men: Apocalypse. For those who haven’t seen the movie, make sure you watch until the very end of the credits for a glimpse into what’s coming. Go here for more on that: http://tinyurl.com/lr3d4th

  3. Lorna Dishman says:

    The movie was great! Of course, as I told you before, my daughter is absolutely upset that Jean is back. It was very clever of the producers to go back in time and change things. Now they have so many new options they can do!

    If I could go back in time, I’d bring my brother back. It would have been nice to have a brother for advice in high school, and I know the rest of my family would have been much happier as well.

  4. jan says:

    I love some Wolverine! And who knows what Jean’s fate will be? And that’s a great reason to go back in time, Lorna. I always think our loved ones stay with us, even if they are no longer in their physical body. Hugs.

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