Wolverine Does Dallas

Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

In the year 2023 both mutants and humans are in danger from Sentinels, robots which were created by Bolivar Trask back in 1973 due to the threat from mutants. But events back in 1973 involving Mystique have lead to man and mutant kind being in peril of being wiped out which is why Charles wants to use Kitty Pryde's ability to send a person's consciousness back in time to return to the past to prevent the disaster in the present. With the risks too high it is Wolverine who returns and finds a very different Charles back in 1973 and a whole host of problems when it comes to preventing Mystique from killing Bolivar Trask.

Hugh Jackman looking ridonculously ripped with his kit off. That I guarantee is one of those things you will never forget if you chose to watch "X-Men: Days of Future Past". The other is that they have employed this time travel style storyline which not only allows to put pretty much every character in one movie but try and tie all the segments together. I suppose it is a good thing for those who care deeply about the "X-Men Universe" portrayed in the movies but for those like me who don't care it is just an okay idea for a movie with an issue.

Yes you read that right, I used "okay" to describe "X-Men: Days of Future Past" which I am sure will rile up some but that is how I feel. Look there is no denying that there has been plenty of creativity when it came to the storyline as it brings in so many characters who we have met over the previous movies. It also throws in some humour in there as well such as Logan discovering that having his conscious travelling back in time means he still only has bone claws and so doesn't set of metal detectors. I could go on because as you would expect "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is a visually lush movie which is so saturated in CGI effects that it borders on drowning in them.

But here is the thing; here is that one thing, that really annoying thing which wound me up no end. I like to call this the "Dallas" effect because with Wolverine going back in time he of course changes the course of history. And so when after all the events unfold back in 1973 Logan comes to he finds that not only are things very different to how he left them in the present but things we have witnessed in the previous movies have now been undone. To give you a quick; idea when Wolverine comes to he finds Bobby and Rogue together whilst Jean Grey is alive. For some they won't get the reference but it is like Bobby Ewing stepping out of the shower and it sucks.

What this all boils down to is that if all you want is some "X-Men" visual entertainment then "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will deliver with its overload of effects driven action alongside the image of Hugh Jackman's naked backside. But for me the whole time travel storyline's ripple effect annoyed me more than it probably should have.

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