SPOILERS: Early Draft Details From X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Revealed
Long before there ever was an El Mayimbe, AICN's Moriarty was the king of movie scoops. "Moriarty" is the pseudonym of Drew McWeeny, a film critic and screen writer that know runs HitFix, a website quite known among the geek crowd.
Hit the jump for Drew McWeeny's thoughts on the mixed reception that X-Men: Days Of Future Past is getting after our first look at the characters, along with story details. ATTENTION: There will be spoilers from the film, you've been warned.
After the Empire magazine's reveal of the 25 covers featuring X-Men: Days of Future Past characters, Drew McWeeny shared his thoughts on the mixed reception over the look of the new film and even goes in depth over some very spoilerific information from the film, since he actually has read an early draft of it. So without further ado, here's what McWeeny has to say about the film and some of the characters in it. To read the full coverage, make sure to click in the link below, since it's a very informative and well put together article:
McWeeny also says that "Fox is hoping that Singer's mutant power is the ability to step back into the franchise that he was chased off of before he finished telling the story he set out to tell with "X-Men" and "X2."". He concludes saying that "Singer could use the hit, and I'd argue he needs "X-Men" more than "X-Men" needs him at this point".
I personally think that everything about this film screams disaster in the making, and I haven't been this embarassed with how a film looks since Batman & Robin. I won't write this film off just yet, but something tells me that maybe the Apocalypse for Bryan Singer's X-Men can be coming sooner than he anticipated, and not in the way he envisioned. I'm quite sure that Bryan Singer knows what prejudice is. But he simply can't seem to understand the grasp of diversity, or just uses the X-Men as a channel for his own personal beliefs and interests. The X-Men are bigger than Singer's allegory. The X-Men are about everyone, and how the minorities are important and valueable for the whole, regardless of their sexuality, creed or skin color.
Singer has been involved with X-Men since 1996. It's almost twenty years now, and while I'm forever in debt for what he did back in X-Men and X2, a big part of me thinks that both the X-Men and Bryan Singer would be better off going their own separate routes. I'm not saying that I'm writing this film off without having seeing it, and I'm not one for judging a book for its cover, and while I do think the film looks oddly cheap and afraid of its comic book roots, I'm giving Bryan Singer the benefit of the doubt and a chance to wow me one last time. But if he fails to deliver, maybe it's time for the X-Men to get a reboot and go back to the start, with a talented director that is at the same time really passionate over the X-Men mythology. I'm sure it won't be that hard to find.
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The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past is directed by Bryan Singer ("Usual Suspects"). The cast includes: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Evan Jonigkeit, Adan Canto and Josh Helman, X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits cinemas on May 23rd, 2014.
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