MARVEL MARATHON DAY THIRTY TWO: X-Men - Days Of Future Past (2014)
After the tremendous success of X-Men: First Class, Days Of Future Past released with an equally positive reaction. Combining both eras of the movies together, many actors and actresses from the original trilogy returned to roles they hadn't played since 2006. Most notable of these, was Anna Paquin's interpretation of Rogue, a part that was cut in the original theatrical release, but reinstated in the new "Rogue Cut; an alternative edition featuring expanded scenes and dialogue. This version is the definitive edition, being easier to follow and offering greater clarity on certain plot points.
Following on from their brief cameo in The Wolverine, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen reprise their roles as Xavier and Magneto, alongside their younger selves played by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. Fassbender is, like in First Class, the standout performance with him capturing the morally complex characteristics of the supervillain. Hugh Jackman's seventh appearance as Wolverine is also worthy of note as the crux of the whole movie, as well as the X-Men's survival, rests on his shoulders. As an adaptation of the highly successful comic series, the film is a good take on it, being fresh, original and engaging.
Literally linking both eras, including the return of the popular X2 main theme, Days Of Future Past does one last thing; it rewrites the events of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Following the radical alterations to the timelines, Cyclops and Jean Grey cameo for one final moment. Any hopes of a further adventure with these heroes would be dashed however, with the next few entries in the less stable franchise... #xmen #daysoffuturepast #wolverine #logan #hughjackman #charlesxavier #patrickstewart #jamesmcavoy #magneto #michaelfassbender #ianmckellen #mystique #jenniferlawrence #beast #sentinels #peterdinklage #bolivartrask #rogue #annapaquin #1973 #20thcenturyfox #fox #marvel #marvelcomics #marvelmovies #marathon