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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 23 May 2014 (USA)
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The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

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Bryan Singer

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Logan / Wolverine
James McAvoy ... Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender ... Erik Lehnsherr
Jennifer Lawrence ... Raven / Mystique
Halle Berry ... Storm
Nicholas Hoult ... Hank / Beast
Anna Paquin ... Rogue
Ellen Page ... Kitty Pryde
Peter Dinklage ... Dr. Bolivar Trask
Shawn Ashmore ... Bobby / Iceman
Omar Sy ... Bishop
Evan Peters ... Peter / Quicksilver
Josh Helman ... Maj. Bill Stryker
Daniel Cudmore ... Colossus
Bingbing Fan ... Blink
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Storyline

In the future, the mutants and the humans who help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde, and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up her intention. However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program, and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The future begins. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG- 13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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USA | UK | Canada

Language:

English | Vietnamese | French

Release Date:

23 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X-Men: Days of Future Past See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,823,660, 25 May 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$233,921,534, 28 February 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$748,121,534, 28 February 2015
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (The Rogue Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Matthew Vaughn was going to direct, he was going to make this movie a direct sequel to X-Men: First Class (2011), and have it set in the 1970s. Early ideas included an opening with the Kennedy assassination being caused by Magneto, and mutant encounters set during the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. When Singer took over, he integrated these concepts into a viral marketing campaign to set up the action of the movie. In this alternate history, Magneto is arrested and imprisoned for the assassination of Kennedy, but maintains his innocence. The "Bent Bullet" Theory (a reference to the real-life "Magic Bullet" Theory criticized by conspiracy theorists) holds that the Warren Commission determined that Magneto manipulated Lee Harvey Oswald's bullets to kill the President in retribution for the murder of the mutants Azazel and Tempest (from X-Men: First Class (2011), though in the movie, Tempest was codenamed Angel) by the CIA conspiracy theorists, based on Magneto's testimony, insist however that Magneto had tried to prevent the murder of Kennedy, and that the true shooter was not Oswald, but Mystique in disguise, who, with the help of Emma Frost (also from X-Men: First Class (2011)), framed Magneto, and manipulated Jack Ruby into later murdering Oswald. The theory also posits that Mystique offered to double as Kennedy in an attempt to grab power, all of which backfired horribly, leading to anti-mutant hostilities. See more »

Goofs

Major Stryker is shown wearing a Silver Star ribbon with "V" device for valor. The V device is not awarded with the Silver Star. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Professor X: The future: a dark, desolate world. A world of war, suffering, loss on both sides. Mutants, and the humans who dared to help them, fighting an enemy we cannot defeat. Are we destined down this path, destined to destroy ourselves like so many species before us? Or can we evolve fast enough to change ourselves... change our fate? Is the future truly set?
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: The X-Films' title sequences features a weapon used by the villain of each film, backed by the X-Men's Cerebro device. In this film it is Boliver Trask's Sentinel machine, which is a mixture of circuitry and Mystique's cells. See more »

Alternate Versions

An alternate version of the film has been released on Blu Ray, DVD and digital formats called "X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut." This edition not only includes Rogue's scenes, but there is additional footage as well. IE more time in the airport. Hank and Raven have a moment together. Also the final mutant stand in the future is altered by Rogue's presence. See more »

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Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.)
Performed by Claude François
Courtesy of Mercury Records France
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A brilliant addition to a very hit or miss franchise. Dare I say better than "The Avengers"?
4 June 2014 | by mikeymcdoSee all my reviews

I always thought the X-Men were the real deal. When everyone was praising the brilliance of The Avengers I was more preoccupied in the compelling dynamic between the 2 leads, Xavier and Magneto in X-men First Class. Despite loving "Earths Mightiest Heroes" the story hasn't got a lot of grit to it and is rather zany. X-Men on the other hand I find to be a lot more compelling especially through it's sub-text of societies prejudice on minorities these are highlighted specifically well in First Class and X2.

By taking the principal characters from both these films and bringing them together into a desperate attempt to warn the past of the atrocities of the future in Days of Future Past is a work of genius. Days of Future Past is loaded full of exceptional performances James McAvoy is superb as a young Professor who has lost his way and has withdrawn from offering guidance. Michael Fassbender's performance is magnetic quite literally...but figuratively it is a fascinating portrayal of a man determined to get his way yet still showing respect for his old friend Charles Xavier. This dynamic that has carried on from First Class really fascinates me. Yes the action scenes with the mutant side characters like Blink and Storm are very impressive but the conflicting principals of these 2 characters is the big draw to me.

Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian's interpretation of these characters is a much welcome return adding an element of class to the rowdiness of there youthful selves. However I wanted to see more of the desperate survival within the post apocalyptic future. A whole movie could've been done on establishing the bleak future of a world ruled by Sentinels.

The big poster characters of these movies Wolverine and Mystique are also great. Wolverine is a bit of a bore in his solo outings. Having him function within a team is infinitely more compelling. Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique has many poignant scenes with the story hinging on her actions entirely which really raise the stakes.

With such an expansive cast all having a chance to shine it is a massive shame that Bryan Singer didn't direct the major let down that was X-Men 3 and Origins. It's nice that the characters act like the events never happened but it's a shame that I can't. As a standalone entry to the series X-Men Days of Future Past has a thoughtful script that doesn't rely on mindless action sequences to keep your attention. Along with it's stellar cast, this is a truly amazing installment to a messy franchise that now has a chance to develop.


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