Comments on X Men Days of Future Past is enjoyable but lacks a
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Posted 08/27/14 - 1:55 PM:
Subject: X Men Days of Future Past is enjoyable but lacks a
Let me admit at first that I have neither read comics series nor enjoyed many X-men movies previously. Now having admitted that--I did enjoy this movie to the full. This movie reminded me of Inception --not only just the action taking place in many(two) locations/realms--but also the music which was quite similar to Inception.
I have always enjoyed magic tricks and supernatural powers displayed by mutant heroes but I like Xavier and Magneto in particular. Their powers seem majestic. In effect, Xavier is most powerful conjurer but it's Magneto who steals the show every time! What I have always failed to understand is--why Logan is treated as the lead--anyone who is a fan/expert of X-men reading this note--kindly enlighten me! Logan doesn't have great powers when compared to his fellow members of his cabal--yet--he seems to be the hero in every movie--that is why Hugh Jackman who happens to be relatively big star of the cast performs as Logan.
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The time-travel-twist is hackneyed rehash which reached to its zenith long ago in movies like Back to the future and The Butterfly Effect; hence has no appeal at all. I wondered why the event of killing the scientist is made as a turning point--when it seems so illogical a proportion--it's evident that the scientist had already found the blood samples of Raven and he was hell-bent on getting more of her DNA samples no matter whether she killed him or not--so the emphasis must have been kept on saving her or changing attitude of scientist rather than on preventing the singular event portrayed as the turning point in the plot.
Plot has weaknesses but I enjoyed action and thrill. I have not enjoyed this much action in any movie after Avengers. Though I feel that X-man fans have hyper-rated the movie and they are very likely to normalize later on as more and more people watch this movie. there are two types of movies--a few like those made by Lynch and Nolan are treated as cult classics at first but later on gain a wider audience and their rating improves in times whereas there are others which are hyper-rated but later on as more and more people watch them--they fail to cast their magic because of inherent weaknesses and hence their ratings diminish in time.
In any case you can watch the movie to enjoy the action and majeek!