X-Men: Days of Future Past
X-Men: Days of Future Past can be a bit confusing if you try to theoretically justify the whole time continuum. Some suggest a change in one timeline causes a ripple effect, changing everything in its path while others say time is like a river and will eventually correct is path.
In Days of Future Past, a band of mutants in the future are able to survive attacks from highly sophisticated robots called sentinels by transporting one of them into the past and warning them of impending attacks. However, Professor Xavier believes that if they are able to send someone to the past and prevent the events that lead to commissioning of these robots then the future can be changed.
The only one capable of making the trip is – you guessed it – Logan or Wolverine. However, this time the X-Men are not doing it alone. Magneto is now their ally and together with the Professor sends Logan back to confront their former selves and one angry and confused Mystique
Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Wolverine while James MacAvoy is the young Professor Charles Xavier, Michael Fessbender as Magneto and Hunger Games’ starlet Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique. Now, while the film is pretty much straight forward there are a number of references to Wanted including the ‘curving bullet’.
The film ends with a number new questions arising like will Mystique continue to work for Magneto, or will the two enemies (once friends) ever reconcile. The future suggests they will but now that Logan has changed it, what will happen?
The film also introduces us to Silver Bullet for the first time so he might make an appearance in the next film and it is also the first time Colonel Striker comes into the picture.
Personally, I believe the film creates a loop in the storyline which means it does not change the events of the future but is necessary for the whole series and especially for Logan explaining how he became a target for Striker’s experiments and could also explain why he lost his memory.
Anyway, speculations aside, the film was enjoyable and I give it (3 / 5).
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