I’m not big into comics, but I am a huge fan of super heroes.
These shows always held my attention in a big way, and I get that same feeling from seeing them come to life on the big screen.
Unfortunately, a couple of the more recent in the X-Men series have been a bit disappointing, in my opinion. I enjoyed “X-Men: First Class,” but it just didn’t feel as epic as the previous in the series (not counting “X-Men: The Last Stand”).
The latest release, “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” isn’t like that at all.
“Days of Future Past” really lets the mutants and their abilities shine, something I feel wasn’t the case in “First Class.” (Admittedly, it’s been a while since I last saw it, but I remember it being mostly lackluster in that regard.)
The opening scene of “Days of Future Past” was really fun to watch. The scene opens in an apocalyptic future, where mutants are hunted, as well as are the humans who may someday bear mutant children.
A group of them are in an underground base, working as a resistance force against the giant Sentinels. When the Sentinels make it into the base, powers start flying everywhere. Warpath is going crazy attacking the enemies through portals Blink is throwing around, and Kitty Pryde works with Bishop to keep everyone alive.
It was really awesome to see, but I felt like I was watching a very well-done fan film. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but that’s just how it felt. Maybe it was the overuse of green screen and special effects or something; it’s hard to say. Even so, though, it was really fun to watch.
I’m not going to go into too many details, as I want to avoid any type of spoiler, but I can say that fans of Marvel movies, and especially X-Men fans, likely won’t be disappointed in this one.
And be sure to stay after the credits. My mind was blown by the snippet at the end, and I am incredibly excited for the next film.