Here we come to a bridge between the prequels and the original trilogy…and unintentional Terminator skin.
So the future has been taken over the Sentinels, large, nearly indestructible robots designed to hunt mutants. Most of the world is either dead or imprisoned. What’s left of the X-Men joined with Magneto and are on the run, struggling to stay one step ahead. The last shot they have to save themselves is to send Wolverine back in time to stop Mystique from killing Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels whose death would start a chain of events leading there present. Wolverine is sent to the 70’s, a decade after First Class. The Xavier he finds is depressed and drug dependent, suffering a nasty break down over losing students in Vietnam and being paralyzed. Magneto is in prison. To find Mystique, he’ll need the help of Prof X, Magneto, Beast, and a young speed demon we can’t call QuickSilver I think, because legal bullshit. But can they save the past in time before the future crashes down on them…
I can’t say I read the book so I can’t really compare the two. That being said, Days of Future Past is a pretty good movie. Again McAvoy and Fassbender shine as well as Jackman as Wolverine. It was really awesome to have both Prof X’s and Magneto’s in one movie. Granted, though very much a Terminator skin, it is good at creating a bleak atmosphere, making hope all the more sweeter. It doesn’t feel the most original but it’s a pretty good watch. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
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