I’ve always been a big fan of X-Men franchise. In fact, I put the franchise on top of Avengers, DC, or any other “superheroes” series of movie available in the market. Sure, I never read any of its comic (In fact I never read any single comic at all), but I love the idea of X-Men existence: World against Us, and we are given choices on how will we deal with it.
Yet, the 2014 release, X-Men: Days of Future Past is a dime. It is a personal dime, however, for some parts really speaks to me in my inner self. In fact, I got myself an internal cry when I left the theatre after the movie ended.
The idea of time-traveling is one of my favourite, although I prefer movies to portray what is past look like since we can give a nearly correct interpretation of the past. Based on experience, human in movies is always incapable of portraying the future precisely, and it will never change, not with our obsession with futuristic imagery of the future.
There is also a scene where young Xavier (James McAvoy) meets his older self (Patrick Stewart). They both call each other “Charles”, and having some momentous talks which decide both character’s fate in the later minutes. They talked, they argued, they got angry on each other. Both selves had lost something and meeting their other selves gives those things back. I got myself thinking, “A chat with a younger/older version of you? Who doesn’t want that? After all, we will listen more to nobody but ourselves.”
(One thing, there are some parts of the plot that may over-portray future consequences of one’s action, but maybe there were some elements of truth on it. Talk about butterfly effect eh)
Once again, I can’t get myself enough on stating that this is the best X-Men movie to date. Good plot. Good quotes. Good casts. Good director. Good continuity. Everything. Hands down.