A Movie Entry – 10 Things I Learned from X-Men: Days of Future Past

No spoilers, not really.

Edited to add: however, this is one of the few comic book movies I’ve seen that is written just like a comic book (i.e., you’re expected to know what’s going on or catch up).  This references X-men, X-men 2, X-men 3, X-men Origins: Wolverine, and X-men: First Class.  If you have not seen any or all of them, nor are familiar with the comics, you will be confused.  Hell, for my viewing, I had only seen four of the five movies above and knew the general plot of “First Class.”  There was one scene in which I missed most of the emotional impact because I did not recognize characters from “First Class.”  For all that, I did enjoy it, but there might be some people who don’t appreciate being thrown head-long into a plot with little to no context (there just isn’t time).

1) The wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey ball isn’t just for the Doctor.
2) So Shadowcat apparently has the power of plot convenience.
3) Wolverine was right about Magneto.
4) The amount of screen time in a movie apparently has no bearing on the actor’s place in the end credits.
5) Xavier is really whiny.  Good thing he turns into Patrick Stewart.
6) So, one f-bomb is allowed in a PG-13 movie.
7) Storm should have had more screen time.  Why?  Because Storm is awesome.
8) Movie studios usually don’t share properties even when they bought the rights from the same company; good thing Disney and Fox had to share (Spider-man is out of luck, though).
9) I can overlook severe plotholes if I enjoy the rest of the movie enough.
10) There is a right way to reboot a franchise.  Of course, it helps that time travel is actually a viable mechanism to do so.

And again, the litmus test for fans vs non-fans is the sequel teaser after all the credits:
Me (and other fans) – GAAAAHHHH!!!
Non-fans – Huh?

Also, Guardians of the Galaxy looks like it will be a lot of fun.


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S. J. Drew is an aspiring writer who finally entered the blogosphere to shamelessly promote that writing (as evidenced by the title of the blog). Whether or not this works remains to be seen, but S. J. hopes you are at least entertained. And if you're actually reading this, that's probably a good sign.

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