Thursday, January 8, 2015

Theme Week part 4 Sequels

X-Men Days of Future Past

plot: Wolverine must travel back in time to his younger self, in order to stop Mystique from assassinating a scientist, and stop the creation of sentinels.

This is a 2014 action film starring Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy.

I think this is number seven in the X-Men series of movies.  This was long, good story for the most part, but damn they could have cut at lest twenty minutes off it.
We're thrown back into the 1970's, which I have to say was an interesting timeframe to have the characters. And Wolverine has yet to be turned into the metal man with the adamantium (yeah totally had to look up the spelling of that one...) in this story, so we don't see him use his claws as often.

I'm sort of neutral on this one. I really liked the idea of pairing down the cast to a few and having them in the 1970's time frame, but some of it just felt like it was rehashed pun intended. 

For anyone who's a fan of the Trancers movie franchise, this idea of  "dialing down the line" in a younger version of yourself (or your ancestors) is a staple in sci-fi,  and I think they made good use of that idea.

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