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