‘X-Men’ amazing to watch

Reviewed by Emma Gadbery
 Times-News correspondent

   The X-Men come racing back to theaters in the astounding and entertaining film, “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.”
The story takes place during a war between mutants and the robotic mutant hunters, the Sentinels. Mutants are seen by humans as threats, so Dr. Trask (Peter Dinklage), a scientist fascinated with the unique abilities of mutants, created the Sentinels to exterminate every mutant and human who carry the mutant gene. The future of the world went downhill after Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) killed Trask, the act convincing humans that mutants are dangerous and that the Sentinels should be used. The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Storm (Halle Berry), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Kitty Pride (Ellen Page) and other mutants (Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Bingbing Fan, Adan Canto and Booboo Stewart) try to survive the Sentinel attacks and retain their freedom.
   Knowing that the few mutants who are left cannot withstand the Sentinels, Magneto and Professor X hatch a plan the go back in time and stop Mystique from killing Trask and stop the Sentinels from ever being born. Wolverine, being the only one who could physically withstand the process, journeys back to 1973 to get the help of younger Professor X/Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and younger Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), who have been at odds for some time. With their help, and the help of younger Hank McCoy/Beast (Nicolas Hoult) and younger Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Wolverine will try to rewrite history — and save the world.
This movie is entertaining and well-written. It contains some original cast members from the first X-men movies, as well as some new actors and actresses. Although the X-Men are iconic to everyone who enjoys them, the film contains inappropriate content, language and violence that is not suitable for young children; it’s rated PG-13 for adult themes and violence. The content of the movie intertwines with past X-Men movies seamlessly and adds new twists and surprises as well. In this movie, the characters must look past each other’s differences and old disagreements in order to save the lives of the ones they love — and the world.

 Emma Gadbery is a home-schooled sophomore and Teens & Twenties writer.


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