Why X-Men teleports the competition out of the monetary race
X-Men: Days of Future Past did what so many superhero movies of today could not. The diverse movie takes viewers on a journey through self-discovery mingled with a touch of drama, intuition, and sheer adventure. If only we could delve into our own unsophisticated being of younger days to warn ourselves of the dangers our actions could stimulate. Of course, that would be impossible right? The true success of this film is making the impossible seem possible in the eyes of children and adults alike.
Beast: "I know you're not suppose to tell us this stuff, but in the future do I make it?"
Wolverine: "No, but we can change it."
Can we change the time continuum to alter reality and in that, change the course of the world? May be not quite yet, but the mutants' reality in this movie becomes yours as you are engulfed into their world and their struggles. Ironically in the movie, Eric or Magneto as he is called, still strives to separate humanity and mutants by enticing a war of the two worlds when they couldn't be more closely linked. Still, in a dark future the mutants are desperately striving to prevent, all worlds are crossed and humanity and mutants are on the wrong side of a sinister force that can only be stopped by traveling to the past to one crucial event that could prevent the travesty before it begins. Wolverine is charged with the task to travel back in time as Professor X, Magneto, and several other mutants stay in the future to ward off the sentinels that threaten to destroy them.
Oftentimes, the mission seems bleak, full of hopelessness and indecisive frequencies. Traveling back to the 70's, young Professor X and Magneto are not the redefined gentlemen we get a glimpse of in the future. Within their awry features and ideals, Wolverine must reconnect something inside of them, so that that they can prevent Mystique/Raven from setting off events that will make humans convinced that they need to set off massive weapons to kill all mutants. These weapons/sentinels would consequently follow them into the future and seal their demise.
Aside from opening a whole new realm of possibilities with the ending of the film, it also capitalizes where films like "Godzilla" failed. Since this is the fifth installment of the X-Men franchise, along with the comic books that we all know and love from the past, the characters within the story are not unknown to us. Therefore, how can you further expand a character that we all know so well? This movie managed to do just that. By ingeniously delving into the subconscious of Professor X, Beast, Magneto, and Mystique to pick a part their fears, strengths, motivations, weaknesses, and many times helplessness. You will see Mystique as you never have before: determined, yet vulnerable as she fulfills her true purpose in the past, consequently holding the entire world and its future in her hands. You will see the internal struggles that Professor X has to overcome as he battles with containing the subconscious pain that threatens to deluge him into a deep abyss. You will view Magneto's combat between what he feels is the best way to "secure their (mutant) future" and the hatred that he feels for humanity that just will not die. Finally, you will view the sarcastic, smooth talking, funny, Wolverine/Logan as he attempts to do in the past what Xavier did for him in the future, which was to unlock his mind for the greater good.
Visually, the movie left no stone unturned. The most visually astute scene of the film was when young Xavier, Wolverine, and the newly recruited mutant, Peter/Quicksilver, were almost caught while attempting to break young Eric/Magneto out of the highly, secured prison walls inside the Pentagon. Quicksilver moved with such ease and light that the music during this scene could only make audience members laugh as our perception saw the entire room freeze, just as bullets from security guards soared toward them. Moving faster than the speed of light, Quicksilver gave wedgies, and moved the bullets just as the slow motion effects break up and we watch the bullets go flying past them.
However, with the deep meaning, this film also takes you on a fast-paced ride that you will refuse to get off of at the end. Perhaps, this is a good thing, seeing as after the credits of the movie there will be a great surprise to lead you into what is sure to be a follow-up to the next adventure of the X-Men. We give this movie 5 out of 5 stars for astounding viewers both mentally and visually, and we encourage you to see this thrill ride of joy, sorrow, and hope mixed with a lot of action and laughs.
**HINT: Make sure to stay in the theater after the credits roll for a sneak preview of what's to come! And don't forget to leave you own thoughts on the movie below with our poll!**