Trailer Tuesday: X-Men Days of Future Past

Written by Bill Bodkin and Logan J. Fowler

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Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Theater. X-Men: Days of Future Past is probably my most anticipated movie of summer 2014 (yes, even beating out Amazing Spider-Man 2). And this is with good reason. The crossover of old X-Men and new X-Men from the movie franchise is enough to get any fan of the movies giddy, and the return of Bryan Singer as director (he directed X-Men 1 and 2) means good things for this massive undertaking of a comic book film. The only things I worry is the return of Wolverine as a focal point of the franchise (he’s had two solo movies and was the main character in three other films, give someone else a chance) and the possible downplaying of certain actors in roles they’ve owned (Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and Michael Fassbender as Magneto come to mind). With that said, the X-Men movie franchise has returned itself to promise after the last two entries. Let us hope that it continues into the future…past. –LJF

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Theater. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Okay, that’s out of my system. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Okay, now it is, for reals. Seriously, X-Men: Days of Future Past looks like it has the potential to be one of the best X-Men films ever. That’s a tall order as, in my opinion, X2 and First Class were both tremendous movies. I think the return of Bryan Singer and the infusion of the the original X-Men and First Class casts will make this movie special. The thought of having Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine acting opposite Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy gives me chill.Of course there’s cause for concern — will there too much going on so as too confuse or crowd the plot, will key characters from either series get shoved to the side, etc. I’ll face those questions and concerns head on in theaters because I will not only see this once it hits the local cineplex, but I will be there opening night. –BB

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