SPOILERS: First X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Review

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 5/12/2014
The first impressions of X-Men: Days of Future Past last week were overwhelmingly positive, and while Twitter reactions aren't always reliable, the first full review concurs that Bryan Singer's upcoming sequel is indeed "one of the best in the series." The review, via Geek.com, notably praises the film's very loose adaptation of the Days of the Future Past comic and how changes made for the film make it "surprisingly much better." Also praised were performances of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Michael Fassbender as past Magneto, and Peter Dinklage as the "simply excellent" Boliver Trask. Of course, the Geek reviewer also makes note of few flaws: "Ellen Page works great with what she’s given as Kitty Pryde, but she hasn’t had nearly enough face time in the series to work as the main character in a movie that tries to tie two timelines together and salvage a franchise," being one of them. Besides the characters aforementioned, Patrick Stewart's "few lines" as Professor X, and Ian McKellan's "near silence" as Magneto, the review fails to mention much else about the many other supporting characters in X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, it concludes with a list of  "spoiler-filled observations that have nothing to do with the review." 

  • Warpath sucks. Sorry, but being strong isn’t a really impressive power compared to teleportation and elemental control, and wow that face paint looks stupid.
  • Blink is amazing. Great portal effects and choreography. Makes me want to see an Exiles movie.
  • The Sentinels of the future are freaking Nimrods. Super overpowered.
  • The Necrid-like Giant Floating Tomb Sentinel Carriers are terrifying. It’s awesome.
  • Ellen Page could be a really great Kitty Pryde if they gave her more material to work with. 
  • Quicksilver is surprisingly good. Costume is incredibly stupid, but the actor is likable and the sequences he’s in work. Glad to see it wasn’t just a rushed, desperate grab to have a Quicksilver just like Avengers 2 will.
  • Not sure if I like Mystique’s fighting style. It’s eye-catching and fast, but very strange. It’s unnecessarily contortionist and feet-focused, like she was trained by Sensei Quentin Tarantino.
  • Magneto really doesn’t think his plans through. Like, ever.
  • Oh hi Cyclops. Glad both X-Men 3 didn’t happen and you’re still a tool that thinks he’s in high school.
  • Holographic clocks and weird stuff, the same time as the future in the rest of the movie, but the X-Men are all the same as they were 14 years ago. What year is it?
  • Oh hi Kelsey Grammer. I’d call you Beast, but you never actually did anything in the movies, and you only appeared in the one film that is confirmed to have not actually happened anymore.
  • EN SABAH NUR! EN SABAH NUR! EN SABAH NUR!
Source: Geek.com
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LordMushu - 5/12/2014, 10:01 AM
Huh.
LehnsienJaw - 5/12/2014, 10:02 AM
CYCLOPS
themidnightking - 5/12/2014, 10:02 AM
People are still gushing over the batmobile under a tarp
EdgyOutsider - 5/12/2014, 10:03 AM
CYCLOPS!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!
Doopie - 5/12/2014, 10:03 AM
god i'm having a hard time not reading this
DrDoom - 5/12/2014, 10:04 AM
Cyclops?

Well then.
PAF - 5/12/2014, 10:04 AM
Lmao.

"Glad to see it wasn’t just a rushed, desperate grab to have a Quicksilver just like Avengers 2 will"

Careful, your bias is showing.
DCMarvelFreshman - 5/12/2014, 10:04 AM
The spoilers are mainly in the blockquote.
themidnightking - 5/12/2014, 10:05 AM
I'm confused about the wording of the Quicksilver bulletpoint
PAF - 5/12/2014, 10:05 AM
Rogue was cut.
Chcl - 5/12/2014, 10:06 AM
Scott Summers back!!!!!
Bekss - 5/12/2014, 10:07 AM
sentinel overpowered? A [frick]ing robot designed to kill mutants is overpowered? I'm glad they are not simply purple robots
AgentEX - 5/12/2014, 10:07 AM
So, basically Singer erased X3 and likely Origins with this film. Bravo sir, bravo.
xfan320 - 5/12/2014, 10:08 AM
Yea, those "spoilery" bits they mention are so poorly written that I have no clue what a lot of that's talking about...

I heard there's some openings over at AICN, guy...
0megaDaGod - 5/12/2014, 10:09 AM
Interesting

Need to read more
themidnightking - 5/12/2014, 10:09 AM
Godzilla this friday, and DOFP next week. It's gonna be awesome
TheDarkPassenger - 5/12/2014, 10:09 AM
Frasier Crane!

Bekss - 5/12/2014, 10:10 AM
this guy sounds like a douchbag, so I guess I won't have any problem with the movie
JDUKE25 - 5/12/2014, 10:13 AM
Cyclops returns? Heeeeeck yes!

I knew he'd be back.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/12/2014, 10:13 AM
I'm going to see Captain America and TASM 2 Back to back. The next day I am going to see Godzilla. A week later I am seeing DoFP.

Holy shit, bring it
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/12/2014, 10:15 AM
Godzilla is getting great reviews btw. That first batch was not accurate to what people are saying now.
0megaDaGod - 5/12/2014, 10:15 AM
The review states it's just as good as First Class. Not sure what that means entirely
AstonishingArachnid - 5/12/2014, 10:17 AM
2014 is already infinitely better than 2013 with the release with the Winter Soldier but we still have Days of Future Past, Godzilla and Guardians of the Galaxy to go and all of them look to be shaping up to be phenomenal.

KidGoku - 5/12/2014, 10:17 AM
Those sound more like gripes than really anything, not much to really bash the film for.
SuperCat - 5/12/2014, 10:26 AM
MrMartinMarvel - 5/12/2014, 10:28 AM
So they really did make Origins and X3 non canon? Just because they sucked doesn't mean you can just pretend they don't exist!
LEEE777 - 5/12/2014, 10:30 AM
FOX you better not [frick] this one up! :P

Warpath and Bishop what I'm wanting see the most... dunno about u guys?
ThePowerCosmic - 5/12/2014, 10:31 AM
En Sabah Nur....yes! We better get a glimpse!
V8ER - 5/12/2014, 10:37 AM
Sweet! Sounds good. Always like Kelsey Grammer as Beast. Sideshow Bob FTW!
Klone - 5/12/2014, 10:38 AM
Only interesting spoiler is the last one. Wonder what he looks like.
OpticBlastWins - 5/12/2014, 10:40 AM
Oh hey there cyclops
Gusto - 5/12/2014, 10:43 AM

Interestein - 5/12/2014, 10:44 AM
Cyclops, and future Beast? Awesome. I kind of liked X3, but I'm glad it's no longer canon.
SugarYumYum - 5/12/2014, 10:45 AM
LOL this guy sounds bitter.

But yeah, Cyke's return has already been spoiled for me but it's still nice to read it over and over again because MY BBY'S BAAAACCKKK. <3
McNyagano - 5/12/2014, 10:50 AM
Movie was awesome! Nuff' said. Had a few minor gripes there and there but won't rate it yet. Will have to see it again before I give a rating.:)
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/12/2014, 10:51 AM
It's freaking hilarious how they just completely wipe away the existence of X3
0bstreperous - 5/12/2014, 10:52 AM
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en sab en ur looks like aaron taylor johnson not joking hes a kid in a hood
TheFirstAvenger97 - 5/12/2014, 10:52 AM
Are you writing a review @McNy?
XF14 - 5/12/2014, 10:52 AM
MrMartinMarvel - 5/12/2014, 10:54 AM
"en sab en ur looks like aaron taylor johnson not joking hes a kid in a hood."

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