While I’ve always considered myself a DC fanatic (mostly Batman), the past two installments of the X-Men franchise, including Days of Future Past, have left me eagerly awaiting the next film. When X-2 came out, I declared it my favorite thus far. Then came First Class, my new favorite. And now, Days of Future Past has taken it’s place at the top of the list, and I’m interested to see how the next movie will attempt to top it. This recent one is HUGE in every sense of the word. I haven’t read any of the comics (yet – I’m working on it), so I can’t say for sure how close the narrative sticks to the source material. But, I will say that the movie kept me fully entertained the ENTIRE TIME. It’s not often that a movie keeps me riveted every single minute. But, this film was just awesome.
You get familiar faces mixed in with some fresh faces, badass sentinels (compliments of Tyrion Lannister), Magneto in all his glory, Hugh Jackman in the role he was born to play – all wrapped up in a pretty cool plot driven by actions in the past, present and future. I will say no more for fear of spoiling anything. For those of you who have not really followed the comics (myself included), or even the previous movies – do not worry. Although there are some pretty awesome tidbits that you may pick up on from the previous movies, they’re not entirely necessary to enjoy this stand-alone story. So…go. Enjoy. And maybe, like me, you’ll find yourself soon after scouring the Half Priced Books comics section determined to find some of the classic stories that have not yet found their way into theaters.