Unlike the previous entries and heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t have a giant built-in fanbase and ease of recognition, so it was seen as a gambit to be making such a film. As an all-star cast and crew grew around the film, and trailers showed the type of irreverent fun, mischief-laden, and space-opera action tone Guardians was going for, fears began to ease. And rightfully so, as I can say GotG is the best of the Marvel films to date, going toe-to-toe with The Avengers.
Taking one of the biggest ensemble casts, both in terms of star power and numbers, and using them to adapt one of the most revered storylines in X-Men history has to fail, right? A lot of hopes, from not just fans but the production companies, were riding on X-Men: Days of Future Past. The last two franchise entries, The Wolverine and First Class, were well received, but they weren’t the slamdunks at the box office that 20th Century Fox wanted them to be. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Nolan Batman Trilogy raking in the big bucks, Fox had to get something together in the hopes of their keeping the rights to the X-Men franchise viable. Is Days of Future Past the movie they needed? Continue reading “Movie Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past”