To be honest, I wasn’t really into the X-Men series. In fact, I just watched First Class a few months ago when my boyfriend insisted that it was a good movie. Days of Future Past was the second movie of the series that I watched and the first one I saw in theatre. And now I can say that I am officially a fan.
Since I haven’t watched any other parts of the series, I’m not quite sure about the timeline of Days of Future Past. (But hang on there, friends. I’ll be there sometime soon.) All I could see was that the movie opens in a dark time, like the world is almost at its end. The only mutants I already know are Wolverine, Magneto, and Professor X (no kidding); the rests are mysteries. Apparently, the mutants are being hunted by some things called the Sentinels. Prof X and Magneto send Wolverine back in time to try to stop Mystique from doing her first murder ever which had initiated the manufacturing of Sentinels, and thus changing the future/present. But the mission is not as easy as it seems. Well, you know… shit happens and problems arise and our heroes have to struggle. Typical superheroes movie, but it’s still Marvel, so it’s still awesome anyway.
All in all, I like it. The story is engaging and, most importantly, understandable for someone with a limited knowledge of the series like me. Also, there are some fresh and smart jokes every now and then. My favourite part was a scene in which Quicksilver rearranged a whole room in slow motion.
Oh and yes, Quicksilver made an appearance and he has a small yet important role in this movie. As you might have already known, Quicksilver and his twin sister, Scarlet Witch, will also appear in the next Avengers movie. Since I really love X-Men’s Quicksilver, I can’t wait to see the Avengers’ version of him.
Now I know what I missed. I should start binge watching the other parts of this series. And as for this movie, I’d say… Go watch it, you guys!