Movie Review: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (2014)

Shah Shahid

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8 Responses

  1. Good review. I liked the film, I mean I have some problems from a total comic nerd point of view but yeah its good.

    The visuals and 70’s timeline worked really well and the acting was really good. Quicksilver steals the show.

    This wasnt greatness but Apocalypse might 😀

    • Hey Tim, glad to see you share my point of view. Yea, there were issues, but the movie was still good.
      I hope APOCALYPSE will be awesome-er given that they don`t need to deal with issues like continuity anymore and can tell the story for the story without the past films` baggage.

      Thanks for stopping by man!

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