Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Talking To Myself About X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST


X-Men Days of Future Past is out in theaters and has reportedly brought in over $300 million worldwide already. Wow! There is no reason this film cannot surpass the franchise's top grossing movie, X-Men: The Last Stand's $459 million worldwide, within the two weeks.

But let me talk to myself about X-Men Days of Future Past. While it was a fun and entertaining movie there are some things to talk about.


Let's start with Magneto. You have somewhat of an obsession about him after seeing this don't you?

Technically, the obsession started in X-Men: First Class since Michael Fassbender's performance perfectly portrayed the anti-hero that Magneto is. No offense to Sir Ian McKellen's performance but Fassbender nailed it and, for me, that continued in X-Men Days of Future Past. He is anti-hero awesomeness.


How does future Professor X have his body back?

I have no idea and it is the one issue that still bothers me after seeing it. I know he transferred his consciousness at the end of X-Men: the Last Stand but that still doesn't explain why he has his old body, which was vaporized by Dark Phoenix, back. And yeah, there's the rumor Xavier had a twin brother in a coma but that answer is based off of commentary and never mentioned in an actual movie. Therefore, if it never happened in a movie, it can't be considered part of movie cannon. I guess I just have to ignore it.


Let's talk about Wolverine for a moment. Tired of the bone claws yet?

Yes I am. I hate them. I need the adamantium claws.



Think Logan will have his adamantium claws in X-Men: Apocalypse?

Hope so! No need to drag it out and retell it again. Make it more like the origin introduction in The Incredible Hulk than a movie-long retelling like The Amazing Spider-Man. We get it, we've seen it, we know the Wolverine claw origin very well.


All the fuss about Rogue being cut from the film and then she still had a cameo. Did any of this affect you?

I honestly don't care. If her role is not important to the story, then don't have her in it at all. It was nice to see her for a moment in the closing of the film. I get that she has comic book fans who want more of her in the movies but the freakout of her being in it or not was pretty stupid, in retrospect. I do hope they reboot/recast her in X-Men: Apocalypse or a future X-film since her powers are fascinating. Maybe she is rebooted/recast in a Gambit solo movie. That's fine.


How about that Quicksilver sequence? 

It was absolutely fantastic! It bought action and comedy to the movie and, as Marvel Studios has shown in their films, a blend of action and comedy is very important in comic book movies. For all the negative criticism of Quicksilver's look before Days of Future Past came out, it's going to be very difficult for Joss Whedon to top that scene with his version of Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron.


Do you have any continuity concerns still?

The thing with continuity is that the comic book universe has a problem with it, too. That's why things are retcon'ed (retroactive continuity) all the time. Days of Future Past is a retcon via time travel and it was executed marvelously regardless of the nit-picking issues.



Any thoughts on En Sabah Nur, also known as Apocalypse?

I can't wait to see him on the big screen and he is the type of X-Men villain who is a legit threat. Mainly due to his multiple mutant powers, you'll need a big team of mutants to fight against Apocalypse. Also, either Wolverine or Archangel (or both) need to be one of Apocalypse's four horseman heralds. The potential of Wolverine being a villain for a portion of a film, via controlled by Apocalypse, is something I'm nerdgasming about.

On that note, we're done here.





Related Post: X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Review: Fox Gets it Right With This Period Piece, Time Travel Movie

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