DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Shown in 3D in select theatres
Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Ellen Page, Ian McKellen.
Action / Adventure
Although I am not that big fan of the X-Men,
i have always appreciated the chars, the stories, the creative ideas
behind the concept of X-Men (well, i am a DNA fan). In particular i
already liked very much the previous round "X-MEN: FIRST
CLASS". But this time X-Men have overwhelmed me in all
senses. The review could be at this point very short: fantastic film.
Period. OK, let's add something more anyway. This movie is dark,
it is mystical and biogenic, it develops in a very menacing future and in a past
which, on the contrary, offers even a bit of nostalgia. The story is put perfectly after all
the X-Men stories we know, and, in the past, it is the time line
sequel of the previous X-MEN: FIRST
CLASS (1970s). Wolverine acts as main pillar of the plot being sent in
the past, but of course Professor X, Magneto and Raven/Mystique take
then it all. In my opinion the actors who represent Professor X are both
simply awesome. Enjoy this film also as photography and dialogues. It's
really the best of X-Men till now, yet not expect too much from Halle
Berry`s Storm ;).
X-Men fight a compelling war for the survival of the species
across the two mentioned time periods, which is a war of reunion
and alliance in the positive meaning of the term. Wolverine is the one
sent back in the past in oder to change for better the future, because
Wolverine’s abilities make him the only member of the X-Men able of
making this dangerous journey back in time.
Director Singer explains: “Going
back that far in time would rip apart the mind of anyone else.
There’s only one person who has the regenerative capabilities
to survive the experience, and that’s Wolverine.
Since he doesn’t age, when Wolverine’s mind travels back to
his younger self, Hugh was able to play both versions of the character.
So that was a great opportunity for me and for Hugh.”
important: it is Logan/Wolverine now the one who tries to give
faith to the young Charles/Professor X , who has lost everything, not
only "his legs". Psychologically, the young Charles, at the very initial
moment when Wolverine finds him in the past, is nothing more than
shattered pieces, which must be put back together, like a kind of
hopeless Jesus who sees himself cheated by friends and life. Scottish actor James
McAvoy returns fantastically to his role as the young Charles, while
Patrick Stewart, who has played Charles Xavier/Professor X for over
fourteen years had never before worked on a 3D film. Michael Fassbender
returns to his role as young Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto from “X-Men: First
Class.”. Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence again portrays
has been on her own in the ten years since the events depicted in
‘First Class,’” says Singer. “She
is no longer the girl that grew up with Charles, nor is she Erik’s
disciple. She’s found her
own path, of vengeance, hunting those responsible for abducting, killing
and experimenting on mutants. At the same time, she’s seeking
vengeance against Trask, and that breaks Charles’ heart because he
knows that will set in motion a very dark future that will lead to the
destruction of mutantkind. So it becomes a battle to save the future,
and also a battle for Raven’s soul.”
who is the villain? Dr. Bolivar Trask.
Trask, the inventor of
enormous robotic weapons, the so called Sentinels.
He wants to eliminate the evolutionary rivals of the human race:
the mutants. And Mystique wants to kill him....
key mutant in the 1970s
scenes is Quicksilver. He helps the Young Charles, Logan and Hank to let
Magneto break out of the Pentagon prison. He has superhuman speed.
knows Quicksilver in the future,” says Singer.
“But in the past, he’s a kleptomaniacal kid with an attitude.
The only way they can enlist Quicksilver’s help is to appeal to his
penchant for troublemaking, asking him if he’d like to break somebody
out of the Pentagon.”
Singer and director of photography Newton Thomas Sigel used high-speed
phantom cameras and photo-sonic technology to film the Pentagon break-in
and escape sequence, one of the film’s most technically intricate and
visually arresting scenes. The
scene was shot at 3000 frames per second with Quicksilver running along
the walls in the Pentagon kitchen, parallel to the ground. “We’ve
never experienced this on film before,” says Singer.
technology required the use of enormous lights rigged above the set,
each powered by about 40,000 watts.
“The set was so brightly lit, we had to wear sunglasses just to
work on it,” Singer adds. “The
actors had to close their eyes until the moment they started
now, enjoy the film!!!
....don't forget: after the end of the film,
remain there till end credits have run. And see the final scene which
may invite for sequel!
by dalia di giacomo and official