So they actually did it. They actually decided there were so many bad movies in the franchise that they should go back in time and prevent them from happening. Never before has a movie franchise had to remodel in such an extreme way, and it’s pretty safe to say that the X-Men cinematic universe will never be the same again. But how does Days of Future Past actually stack up as a movie? Well, I liked it. It wasn’t exactly mind blowingly awesome, but just to see the universe be treated with respect again is so satisfying. The opening credits start up and Professor X is narrating and suddenly it’s like I’m back watching X2. It’s like the horrible nightmare of the last four X-Men movies is over and now Bryan Singer is there to comfort me and make it all better. Now, one of the biggest disappointments of this movie is lack of answers to so many burning questions. With all the inconsistencies over the course of the last six movies, this one promised to use time travel to set a lot of that shit straight, but by the end we’re only left with more questions. I know a lot of stuff will be filled in over the course of the next few sequels, and I get that you don’t have enough screen time to show us every little detail, but it’s not as satisfying as I would have liked it to be. Like, at the end of The Wolverine when Professor X rolls in you’re like “oh shit, how is he alive? I guess I’ll have to go see the next movie to find out” and then they don’t even mention it at all in Days of Future Past. Another small disappointment was how little time they spent in the future. I already knew going in that most of the plot would centre around Wolverine and young Professor X in the 1970’s, but we’ve waited so long to see all these familiar faces from the early movies and they’re only on screen for like twenty minutes. But if you throw all that aside and watch the movie for what it is, it’s a great little superhero movie. Young Professor X had a really interesting character arc, the action was great, it was funny and dramatic in all the right places, and Quicksilver was fucking awesome.
Overall Rating: Franchise reviving/10