|Title:||X-Men: Days of Future Past|
|01.01.15||Netflix|| Finally saw this too. I heard it was good but thought it had some problems... I think the casting was the best part. Days of Future Past was released in the time that I was reading comics so I remember reading them when they came out... so there's really no reason for me not to love this movie but I found some things really odd and clunky. All of the original cast were more or less cameos... the future sentinels were typical CG crap design. The prototype sentinels looked better but they still looked like futuristic 90s designs rather than 70s. Really all of the 70s stuff was kind of hackneyed fake movie-70s stuff... Maybe I'm being too harsh on the design because I'm not completely sure why this fell flat for me. Another problem I had was Bryan Singer's style. I really loved The Usual Suspects but I don't know that he can really direct action that well and his taste in casting is a little biased? And why the fuck has Colossus still not had one freakin line in an x-men movie?|
Anyway... the plot kind of got long in the tooth for me except for the one part that I wanted to go longer (the epilogue). What a wasted opportunity to not go into the alternate history that they just created a little more AND... spoiler alert... they changed Apocalypse into a wimpy looking girl/boy. That dude is HUGE in the comics! And why are there already 4 horsemen? How can they do Apocalypse and not do the awesome angel/death/archangel storyline! Bah!
OK fanboyism over. I liked parts of this, like quicksilver's one goddamn scene, but really fox's x-men universe seems to be collapsing rather than expanding, and Hugh Jackman needs to lay off the gym a tiny bit. his topless shots were so veiny and bulgy he looked like a giant penis.