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X-Men: Days of Future Past. So. Awesome.


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I have high hopes for Days of Future of Past, despite loathing First Class.
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I'm still struggling to conceive how this can be a fair fight at all. Superman could pretty much break Batman's neck with a sneeze. I hate to admit it, but it's true.


http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-ways-batman-objectively-better-than-superman_p2/

#1 talks about that point.
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Mad Wook wrote:
X-Men: Days of Future Past. So. Awesome.

I'm seeing it on Monday.
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Saw it last night, it was amazing. This is the X-Men film we've waited for, it found a balance the last few weren't able to grasp (X3, Wolverine Origins, The Wolverine) and is a stunning example of what this franchise is capable of.
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Saw Godzilla. While I liked it, I was quite underwhelmed. The effects were gorgeous and I did have a sense that the monsters were dangerous. However, it seemed all the interesting characters had limited roles, and that we were focused Aaron Taylor-Johnson's very boring and flat role.

A little word of advice to WB: When someone says they want a kickass Godzilla movie, it doesn't mean cast Kick-Ass in a Godzilla movie...
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With Days of Future Past, do any of you recommend rewatching some of the previous X-Men movies before seeing it?
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GrandMaster wrote:
With Days of Future Past, do any of you recommend rewatching some of the previous X-Men movies before seeing it?


I would like to know this too. I haven't seen First Class or Wolverine.
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From someone who has seen all of them several times (except Origins: Wolverine when 1 time was too many), I'd say so. I think that was the best part of the movie to me was seeing all the others come together. Especially X3, The Wolverine, and First Class. And knowing Wolverine and Jean Grey's back-story makes the ending so much more impactful.


Edit: I just noticed you said rewatching. It all depends on how good your memory of them is.


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Yeah, it's been a while since I've watched them, so a rewatch is in order. Just watched First Class last night, might watch another one tonight.
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X-Men: Days of Future Past was amazing! There is literally nothing I didn't like about it. The perfect X-movie.

For those wanting to watch something first: I might recommend watching (or re-watching) First Class first. It's a sequel to that more than a sequel to the other ones. But basic familiarity is enough. Before any superhero movie, my wife likes to ask me questions about what happened in the previous movies, so she goes in knowing what she needs to. Like for Thor 2, we briefly went over the ending of Thor 1 and Avengers. We did the same for this, quickly going over what happened at the end of First Class, X3, and The Wolverine.

Also: POST CREDIT SCENE! It made me squee.
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I thought Days of Future Past was really good. Best X-Men movie since X2. It was way better than First Class (and The Last Stand and Origins: Wolverine - I still haven't seen The Wolverine, but now I want to).

I was really impressed with how what could have been a bloated, exposition-filled giant retcon pulled together to make something so good. I've been pretty jaded lately with the whole franchise mindset and while this movie is pretty much the ultimate franchise movie, it didn't stop me from thoroughly enjoying myself. I was immersed from start to finish and it was a lot of fun.

The best part? Quicksilver's scene during the jailbreak! Okay, maybe not, but man was that scene awesome. I don't know if I've ever laughed like that during another superhero movie.

I also went to see it with a friend I haven't seen in about a year, so I had a great time seeing this movie.
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Reepicheep wrote:
The best part? Quicksilver's scene during the jailbreak! Okay, maybe not, but man was that scene awesome. I don't know if I've ever laughed like that during another superhero movie.


I would argue that he's the best part of an already fantastic movie. There was a lot to love, but he was the part I was the most worried about and he turned out amazing. I was also afraid he would get too much screen time, that they'd rely on him as comic relief. Instead he got his memorable scenes and then was done, a perfect part for him.
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Recently watched Warm Bodies. I liked the first half, but was disappointed in the second. I would've liked a more innovative way to reintegrate the zombies into society. As soon as you had the slow mo guitar riff zombie march, it went downhill.

Was that supposed to be serious or a joke? it was incredibly cheesy and completely took me out of the movie that until that point had kept a refreshing straight face about it's silly subject matter.

I also started watching 300 II, but it was from a bad quality version and I couldn't really hear the dialogue, which I suspect is important since half the movie is people talking, and I gave up out of boredom. Also telling the story about how the Athenian navy were really the ones who held back the Persians completely undermines the point of the first movie.
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Recently watched Warm Bodies. I liked the first half, but was disappointed in the second. I would've liked a more innovative way to reintegrate the zombies into society. As soon as you had the slow mo guitar riff zombie march, it went downhill.

Aww, I loved the slow mo guitar riff zombie march! Razz

I can see why some people wouldn't like Warm Bodies, especially hardcore zombie movie fans, but I have an incurable soft spot for it. The ending does seem way too easy, but it's heartwarming in a lovably cheesy kind of way.
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