X-Men: Days of Future Past
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart
In 2023, robots knows as Sentinels are wiping out the entire mutant population. Using her powers, Kitty Pryde sends Wolverine’s consciousness back in time to 1973 to halt the development of the Sentinels. The follow-up to X-Men: First Class brings together the casts of the original X-Men series and the prequels. Before I could figure out how Professor X is alive in the future and how Magneto has restored his powers, my head went spinning from the alternate timeline which wipes out most of what I have seen in the original trilogy and The Wolverine. Taken as a standalone movie, this is an entertaining time travel adventure, even if the plot rips off Terminator. However, as part of the X-Men franchise, this is a confusing bundle of contradictions. Followed by X-Men: Apocalypse.