***SPOILERS – You kind of have to have seen the movie to read this anyway. I don’t run down the whole plot, so this isn’t so much my recommendation on whether or not you should see the movie as it is my thoughts on it as a whole. As far as my recommendation – go see it. Everybody seems to love it. Everybody else, that is.***
I don’t want to write this review because everybody else seems to have loved this movie and I thought it pretty much sucked. Like, worse than The Last Stand but not as bad as Origins: Wolverine.
I don’t feel bad or wrong for not liking this movie. I hate that I don’t like it because I wanted to love it. But the things that weren’t good were unbelievably not good and far overpowered the things that were good. That’s saying a lot because the things that were good were almost perfect.
Before I get any further, I want to make it clear that it has been a long time since I read Days of Future Past. I think I was in high school. I intentionally didn’t go back and read it before seeing this movie because that is almost always a bad idea. I’m pretty fuzzy on the particulars of the plot and I’m honestly not sure how closely the movie sticks to the comic. I’ve heard it’s close. I wanted to go back and read it before writing this, but it looks like my trade is one of the many casualties of too many moves, too many roommates, or flooding. By the time you read this I should have a copy (it should be easy enough to get one right now, right?) and will update if needed.
I’m just going to dive right into my problems with the movie. While I’ve mentioned how much I disliked it on Facebook, I have been saving specifics for here because I’ve got posts to write. I can’t be giving this stuff away for free, people.
Wait a minute…