Spoilers ... X-Men Days of Future Past (Movie)...Spoilers should be assumed

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Noticed there hadn't been a thread for this movie so far. And since it's just been released... thoughts anyone?

Personally, i really enjoyed it. Many of the continuity errors seemed to be fixed or explained - and if anything by the end... erased.

Future Characters were awesome - but served only to make dramatic and spectacular action sequences.
Blink showed some incredible versatility for a teleporter - she does damage. Bishop is shown very well (if of the wrong ethnicity - Lucas Bishop is of Australian Aboriginal ancestry, not African) and his powers are pretty well shown, in almost the exact way they are utilised in X-Men the animated series and the comic - the quick power ups from team mates... the gun focus...
Sunspot is cool. Though Sunfire may have been a better choice. Iceman is a bad ass warrior.
Colossus gets stomped. Its a shame. Coz in both of the major battle he gets killed SO easily - i mean the second time he is literally ripped into pieces and stomped into the ground.
Warpath is wasted. His purely physical powers have no use against these sentinels. it was an excuse to have (no offense intended of course) another different ethnicity presented as part of the x-men. (which i suppose was the reason for the inclusion of the original thunderbird on the All-New X-Men). Perhaps that was Singer's goal with this team - to include as wide a diversity as possible for this last desperate team of x-men.

Bonus points for Storm and (Mckellen) Magneto for their awesome individual power displays - and their one epic combined one. Storm's death is so casual its particularly tragic as a result. Magneto's is appropriate for the tone of the movie tho... showing the circularity of the Charles/Erik friendship/brotherhood.

Wolverine's role was MUCH better than i'd expected. He didn't save the day, he was just there to say stuff. (Hugh Jackman's physique is incredible btw). But he seemed a more effective character as a result.

Both McAvoy and Fassbender are better in their roles this time around. But i think McAvoy's Charles has improved the most.

Mystique owns this movie. She is pivotal to the plot. Pivotal to this new dynamic between Charles and Erik. She looks and behaves exactly how the Raven we know from the books behaves. Her own agenda, her own plan, her own motivations.
 

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Not read your post cos I don't want any spoilers, but I'm going to see it on, hopefully, Tuesday or Wednesday so I'll be back! Can't wait to see it. The trailer looks excellent.
 

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Assuming spoilers, since I've just thoroughly enjoyed the movie, what is the post-credit sequence all about?
 

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Assuming spoilers, since I've just thoroughly enjoyed the movie, what is the post-credit sequence all about?

Twinkpocalypse gets shows building the pyramids with incredibly bad cgi... while four horsemen wait and watch from a safe distance and a bunch of people are chanting his name.
 

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Twinkpocalypse gets shows building the pyramids with incredibly bad cgi... while four horsemen wait and watch from a safe distance and a bunch of people are chanting his name.

Yikes!! Googling "Twinkpocalypse"....

'Did you mean: Twerkpocalypse'
 

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I'm a very very very gay homosexual dude...

A twink is usually a smooth hairless guy who is slim and fit. It's one of the many classifications.

Apocalypse, from the comics, is a huge hulking beast of a man, this version is a slim young guy. Ergo, the nickname "twinkpocalypse".

:D
 

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I saw it a few days ago and it was easily the best X-men film i have seen so far and the most enjoyable as X-men story. The first 3 films was overshadowed by Wolverine story, Jackman awesome presence as Wolverine.

This time it felt like watching the comics where there are many important X-men outside him. He was important in this story as help, say things to young Xavier but he didnt save the day or anything. He was just an X-men among many.
 

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Just got back from watching this and really enjoyed it, particularly liked the scene in the pentagon with young Peter, very amusing.
Missed the post credit sequence, because I didn't realise there was one and it was late and my pregnant wife couldn't wait to get out of there. All in all a very good movie and the playing with the time line leaves it in a bit of an interesting position for the next movie(s).
 

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I really enjoyed it. Went with my OH who likes this sort of movie but isn't up with all the people and I had to explain to him Warpath and Quicksilver (as Quicksilver wasn't named). Enjoyed it though, was fab.

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I was laughing as we left because ome dude was moaning about how Quicksilver was a rip off of bullet time...pretty sure Quicksilver was first dude...anyway, I enjoyed the film very much - if I am not mistaken wasn't this idea in a double comic way back when? Or was it one of those ones not made but which I have heard about...hmmm will have a closer look.

Love how it fixed problems and how it has opened up a lot more for future films (and thank goodness we have cyclops and miss marvel back! Now to put angel back as a founder member...)

Also, Wolverine is undrownable, how interesting. But does he get all adamantiumed up, striker at the end was mystique?


Also BABY APOCALYPSE! Took me a while, but the four horseman tipped me off. Weird not seeing him all suited and booted...
 

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Finally watched this last night and loved it. Full of action and drama, great visuals and excellent set-up for more films.
 

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Also, Wolverine is undrownable, how interesting. But does he get all adamantiumed up, striker at the end was mystique?
Just because a shapeshifter was pretending to be Striker in this scene to find Wolverine, it doesn't mean the real Striker isn't still about to later on experiment on Logan. Striker was alive and well the last time he was seen in with the president, etc.

Also, do we really know it is Mystique? Or just that it is a shapeshifter that can have yellow eyes?
While it seems that Mystique is the only shapeshifter we have seen so far in the X-men movies, there are other Mutants able to change form.
It would be an interesting twist if it wasn't Mystique that was pretending to by Striker dredging up Logan, but perhaps rather have it a tie in to the post credits seen.
Apocalypse has total control over the molecules of his body, able to change its form as it suits him. As a polymorph, it wouldn't be difficult for him to adopt Strikers form. Just idle speculation, but could Wolverine be the Horseman of Death in the upcoming X-men Apocalpyse movie? It was quoted in this movie that Wolverine is a survivor, and Apocalypse is all about survival of the fittest. I am keen to see more about Apocalypse. I haven't imagined what En Sabah Nur looked like prior to being infected with the technovirus and adapting to the Celestrial technology, to become the bulkier more technological Apocalypse that we are used to from the comics and cartoons.
 

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Just because a shapeshifter was pretending to be Striker in this scene to find Wolverine, it doesn't mean the real Striker isn't still about to later on experiment on Logan. Striker was alive and well the last time he was seen in with the president, etc.

Also, do we really know it is Mystique? Or just that it is a shapeshifter that can have yellow eyes?
While it seems that Mystique is the only shapeshifter we have seen so far in the X-men movies, there are other Mutants able to change form.
It would be an interesting twist if it wasn't Mystique that was pretending to by Striker dredging up Logan, but perhaps rather have it a tie in to the post credits seen.
Apocalypse has total control over the molecules of his body, able to change its form as it suits him. As a polymorph, it wouldn't be difficult for him to adopt Strikers form. Just idle speculation, but could Wolverine be the Horseman of Death in the upcoming X-men Apocalpyse movie? It was quoted in this movie that Wolverine is a survivor, and Apocalypse is all about survival of the fittest. I am keen to see more about Apocalypse. I haven't imagined what En Sabah Nur looked like prior to being infected with the technovirus and adapting to the Celestrial technology, to become the bulkier more technological Apocalypse that we are used to from the comics and cartoons.

Apocalypse instead of Mystique taking over Stryker is a brilliant twist. Wolverine has indeed been one of the Horsemen of Death over the years... it would be interesting to see this be the way Wolverine gains his adamantium in this altered timeline. Similar but different.
 

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Finally come back to this thread as I have seen it at last!!

My favourite X-Men film so far, I think. Wolverine didn't annoy me!! That's a first - I think it's because, as some of you have said in this thread - he didn't take over the whole show like usual and the focus was shared. I totally loved Mystique too. It was really nice (and bit of a novelty!) to see a decent female character in a comic book/action flick (I know Jean Grey had a big role in X3, but as per usual, Wolverine over-shadowed her. Plus she was kinda de-humanised, as it were, whereas Mystique is still very much 'human').

Oh yeah, Quicksilver was pretty cool. I thought I'd be rolling my eyes as I've read how brilliant his scene was, but I was impressed. How comes he's Peter and not Pietro though? I didn't understand that bit. I liked the little nod to Magneto being his dad.

I have no knowledge of Warpath and only know Blink from the 90s cartoon. I couldn't quite work out what Warpath's powers were supposed to be.
 

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Finally come back to this thread as I have seen it at last!!

My favourite X-Men film so far, I think. Wolverine didn't annoy me!! That's a first - I think it's because, as some of you have said in this thread - he didn't take over the whole show like usual and the focus was shared. I totally loved Mystique too. It was really nice (and bit of a novelty!) to see a decent female character in a comic book/action flick (I know Jean Grey had a big role in X3, but as per usual, Wolverine over-shadowed her. Plus she was kinda de-humanised, as it were, whereas Mystique is still very much 'human').

Oh yeah, Quicksilver was pretty cool. I thought I'd be rolling my eyes as I've read how brilliant his scene was, but I was impressed. How comes he's Peter and not Pietro though? I didn't understand that bit. I liked the little nod to Magneto being his dad.

I have no knowledge of Warpath and only know Blink from the 90s cartoon. I couldn't quite work out what Warpath's powers were supposed to be.

when was Blink in the 90s cartoon?
Pretty sure it was cancelled before her debut... i might be a little off on the timing... but it would have been a very short overlap.

Peter over Pietro so it was less obvious that he was German like Erik, and therefore more likely to be obviously his son. Erik didn't suspect Peter was his son.
Warpath's comic powers are basically enhanced physical attributes - strength, speed, endurance, resilience, reflexes, etc. In the movie he seems to still have those, but he also seems to have a tracking power that allows him to sense the sentinels approaching.
 

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Blink wasn't a main character in the cartoons. I think she only appeared in a couple of eps. And I can't remember exactly which ones, but it was the ones set in the future, or the ones set in an alt.dimension.

Here she is:
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A question for all you X-Men X-Perts: I thought that Mystique was a chameleon type character who could look like another but didn't have their powers and I thought Rogue was the one that took on another mutant's powers.
I seem to remember a scene in the first X-Men when Mystique took Wolverine's shape (complete with claws) but didn't have his healing powers or adamantium skeleton.

Surely it would have been better plot and continuity-wise to use Rogue as the genetic basis for the Sentinels?
 

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A question for all you X-Men X-Perts: I thought that Mystique was a chameleon type character who could look like another but didn't have their powers and I thought Rogue was the one that took on another mutant's powers.
I seem to remember a scene in the first X-Men when Mystique took Wolverine's shape (complete with claws) but didn't have his healing powers or adamantium skeleton.

Surely it would have been better plot and continuity-wise to use Rogue as the genetic basis for the Sentinels?

That's pretty much all correct, but Mystique had already been set up as a main character in First Class, and Rogue wasn't due to appear for another, what, twenty-odd years or so, and probably more importantly - Jennifer Lawrence became a huge star in between films...
 

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