With the future of mutants at stake, changing the past remains the last hope for those who wish to live. Yup, we’re talking about time travel!
Wiping out the mutant race, human designed “sentinels” are kicking some serious butt. Composed from mutant DNA, sentinels are practically indestructible at the hands of the mutants. In an attempt to prevent the present day war and save the mutants from the terrible fate that awaits them, they decide to send one of their strongest minded (Wolverine) back to the 70’s to prevent the occurrence that caused it all.
When we are accustomed to receiving real bang for our buck, we simply say “excellent job as usual”. But how can those four words alone describe such a profound film? I’ll let ya in on a secret…they can’t. The newest addition to the Marvel classic brings forth an intensity that can’t be matched by any of the others. With the mutant’s biggest threat to date now facing them head on, the time for action has never been more clear.
Ellen Page joins the cast and aids in the traveling of time for the great Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). I was also pleased to see Evan Peters tag along as well, playing Quicksilver, a young man who can move faster than speed itself. My favorite scene of the movie was when he helped escape the Pentagon by practically stopping time. He seemed so content and in his comfort zone as he readjusted the armed guards positions and moved the already fired bullets out of the way of harm. He made it look so easy, and the accompanying music (that he was listening to via headphones) made the scene all the more likable.
My favorite character is still the younger Eric, or “Magneto”, played by Michael Fassbender. On screen he is one with the character, and his powers seem to be as real to him as death by a guillotine. I adore his ability to move metal, and his unearthly strength that comes along with it. His weakness comes when there is no metal for him to “grab hold of”. Using what seemed to be plastic or fiber glass based guns, and a purely concrete environment, he was able to be held prisoner after being accused of killing the president. His biggest weakness though, is his rebellious nature to do things his own way, against the norms of others.
Even with everything that this movie has to offer, I still stand firm in saying that my favorite X-Men movie is “X-Men First Class”. It took us back in time to see the characters as they were in their younger days, and how they came to meet in the first place. It was a perfect way to set the franchise up for this current film. And damn was Kevin Bacon an awesome villain or what? I certainly thought so.
So let me lay it out for everyone. If you haven’t seen this movie yet then go see it! If you are a fan of these movies then I’m sure you’ve already seen it, unless your like me and just hadn’t got around to it. If you are like me, then put it off no more. Don’t question anything about it, just see it. It’s just not made for disappointment, and you can trust me on that. When the inner kid in you is shouting “cool!”, then you know it’s good. And this movie does just that.
Total Abstract Rating: 90% Don’t miss the opportunity to see an incredible action packed Marvel masterpiece!
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