X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray|Blu-ray 3D|DVD|Digital HD|Amazon Instant Video Directed by Bryan Singer Written by Simon Kinberg Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Evan Peters, Fan Bingbing Rated PG-13|131 minutes 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Release Date: September 23, 2014 (Digital HD)|October 14, 2014 (Blu-ray)
Read Adam Frazier’s review of this film from May here.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is the X-Men movie I’ve dreamed of since my youth, back in the day when I mowed lawns during the dog days of summer to save up enough money to buy the latest X-comics off the shaky wire racks at my neighborhood 7-11. Those were the days when the comics were written by the great Chris Claremont and drawn by his gifted artistic equal Jim Lee and Future Past is the closest we’ve come yet to having a motion picture that brings those bold emotions, visuals, and outrageous “only in the funny books” style of four-color storytelling to explosive life.
As the late, great Mickey Newbury once sung, the future’s not what it used to be. The world has long been ravaged by a war between an alliance of mutants and sympathetic humans and the relentless robotic mutant hunters the Sentinels. Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and his X-Men are now the last remnants of the resistance and every day their numbers get lower. Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) and her ability to project a person’s consciousness back in time has helped give them a slim advantage in the ongoing battle and that power must now be used to send someone back to the point in history when the war became unavoidable: the assassination of Sentinel creator Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) at the hands of Xavier’s former friend and surrogate sister Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) in 1973.
It’s really hard to get a comic book fan’s attention when Guardians of the Galaxy keeps jumping up and down while flailing its arms. And rightfully so, the trailer was a smashing success. But there are a few other comic book movies that have yet to be released that have a much bigger fan base and an already established franchise, such as X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which has had only one trailer so far.
But with the May 23, 2014 release date just months away, we can expect to see a new one soon. Until then Fox has released four new movie stills as well as a slew of character images to help promote the film. Check them out in the photo gallery here below.