X-Men: Days of Future Past

Well paint me blue and call me Mystique.

You know what I like? I like Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender and Patrick Stewart. Put them all together in a mind-bogglingly confusing wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey storyline, and you have a rip-roaring movie which cannily re-sets the X-Men universe for any number of future X-Men excursions.

Although not quite as tip-top has I’d been led to believe, my attention was held throughout (it would need to be, with all the time-shifting shenanigans). Things that are great fun are an incredible scene featuring Quicksilver (aka guy who moves really fast), Fassbender moving huge chunks of metal around with just a wave of his hand,  and the many incarnations of Jennifer Lawrence.

Downside though, with the exception of J-Law, female characters are few, which is a major disappointment. Surely more could have been done there, as Halle Berry chucked out only a few bolts of lightning, and Ellen Page spent two hours holding Wolverine’s head. In fact, the ‘future’ characters were royally underused.

And hasn’t that kid from ‘About A Boy’ grown up nicely?

OK, I’m off to watch City of the Edge of Forever

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