While I eventually became uninterested in the original X-Men movies, X-Men: Apocalypse now has me excited and curious to see where this franchise might go, how screenwriters will weave the storyline into recent history, and how its talented cast might reinvent and deepen their characters.
Film insiders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may have given Best Picture honors to Birdman, but moviegoers in the new Moviegoers Best Blockbuster Film Awards gave top honors to Interstellar!
The X Men are the world's greatest super team. They have a team that works together, trains together and is fueled by a great leader. The only way they could achieve their goals is through teamwork and a slew of skill sets to pull from.
I finally saw X-Men: Days of Future Past. Professor Xavier and his mutant buddies have to figure out a way to save both the humans and the mutants, and the solution is to send Wolverine back into the past to change history.
Having previously flubbed the introduction of a new, younger Professor X and Magneto (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, respectively) in X-Men: First Class, the producers clearly wanted to recover a bit of the franchise's mojo.
As summer is slowly on its way, so are several blockbuster releases. Many anticipated movies are finally coming out and they already have fans aching to watch. So grab your paper and pen and get ready to jot down all of these films you just can't pass up on.
Days of Future Past is ceaselessly engaging, surprisingly emotional, and refreshingly smart. More than that, it makes many (though not all) of the disparate bits of the big screen X-Men franchise fit together as if they were conceived with this end in mind from the beginning.
If you're keeping score at home, of the three Marvel comic-book movies so far this summer (a term I use advisedly for a season that technically doesn't start for another month), X-Men: Days of Future Past outranks Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is about on a par with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.