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X-Men: Days of Future Past

Prepared by Elias Doummar, Movie Critic

 

Genre: Action, adventure, fantasy

Director: Bryan Singer

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian Mckellen, Hugh Jackman

 

With more than half-a-dozen of X-Men films, the mutants are back in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that could result in doom for both humans and mutants! Production wise, X-MEN: Days of Future Past sets the record high for the X-Men series with an estimated budget of 25 million dollars. Most of the glorious X-Men actors that the fans are attached too are coming back, specially the duo-in-duel Patrick Stewart (playing older Professor Charles Xavier) and Ian McKellen (in the role of older Magneto.

 

Both men were utterly shocked to come back, as they thought they had passed their roles on to James McAvoy (younger Xavier) and Michael Fassbender (younger Magneto) respectively and would never play the characters again. What’s even more exciting is the result of the extensive battling discussions and legal issues between Marvel and Fox Studios.  So we will finally witness the introduction of the character Quicksilver, or in other words, Magneto’s son! It is said that Bryan Singer filmed the mutant Quicksilver’s scenes in a special format of 3,600 frames per second. This was done to showcase Quicksilver’s speed 150 times faster than normal film (which is at 24 fps), so Quicksilver will be seen moving to 150 times as fast as normal. Singer’s comeback to the series after ten years since his last appearance in X-Men 2 (2003) is quite promising while we hope for unpredictable surprises!

 

Did You Know?

 

According to the film’s director Bryan Singer, he only accepted to get the film started with confidence once Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen agreed to return.