DVD Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past
X-Men: Days of Future Past pretty much confirms Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine as the best character the series has to offer. The film that clocks in at over two hours running time, is a little light in places, a little confusing at times and very convenient how the concept wraps up the film.
The film essentially has three things going for it; Jackman, McAvoy and the big action set pieces. The last time we saw Logan in action, he was fighting his way through a Japanese holiday gone wrong. It was a great film that saw Wolverine doing what he does best. With Days of Future Past we get Logan, set back in time, not because he was the best candidate, but because his self healing body is the only body that can withstand the destructive nature of time travel.
Once back there we get to see the Logan side more than the Wolverine side. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of action for a ninety minute film here (see what I did there?) but it’s the character of Logan that is most interesting. Sent back in time not to use his claws, but to use his brain and powers of persuasion.
Whilst I still love X-Men and Bryan Singer, X-Men: Days of Future Past turned out to be too long, and it’s time traveling concept a little too awkward.
Rating: M Violence and offensive language.