With X-Men: Days of Future Past filming for a 2014 release, and a LOT of expectations resting on it, I will attempt to take a detailed look at the film, in the hopes of determining whether it will suck or not. Let's begin.
There have been 5 X-Men films:
X-Men (2000) - an awesome superhero debut by Bryan Singer, and the chemistry between Jackman and Paquin was one of the high points of the film. 4.7 Stars. 82% Tomatometer.
X2 (2003) - Bigger, bolder, better. Stars the impeccable Brian Cox as the villain, and Ian McKellen as Magneto (who actually sides with Professor X for a bit). 5 Stars, 88% Tomatometer.
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) - Now this one really sucked, not the least of which reasons being that it was directed by Brett Ratner. 2.8 Stars, 57% Tomatometer.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) - Another doozy. Avoid. 2.6 Stars, 38% Tomatometer.
X-Men: First Class (2010) - Wow! This is my favourite X-Men film, one reason being is the awesome cast. Smooth special effects, action-packed fight scenes, and an emotional heart elevate this film to first class territory. 6 Stars! 87% Tomatometer.
The Wolverine. - Looks to be really good. Don't disappoint me, Mangold!
X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Which is your fave X-Men film? Sound off in the comments.
Why it won't suck: The cast. Quite simply, the cast is epic. Shall we go through a little "starring" role call?
Starring: James MacAvoy, Sir Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Sir Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicolas Hoult, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, and Peter Dinklage. Wow! You canNOT go wrong with a cast that good!
Why it will suck: The cast. Really, look again. There's 2 casts, of 2 movies, in one movie! And not to mention Peter Dinklage! Although he's an admittedly awesome actor, will he provide the menace and depth of the antagonists role in a film of this size? And Omar Sy? How will he hold up?
Will we be able to handle this many characters? Will Bryan Singer be able to handle this many characters?
Why it won't suck: The story. The storyline of the same name that the film is based on - Days of Future Past by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, is considered one of the all-time best X-Men comic series, and was acclaimed by both critics and audiences worldwide.
Okay, that's all I can think of for now. Sound off in the comments, giving your opinions and expertise.
So what do you think? Will X-Men: Days of Future Past be acclaimed as one of the most ambitious and brilliant superhero films ever, as I think it will be? Or will the future be far far darker?