I have to be up front about this, I have not loved every single X-Men movie that’s come out. I’ve enjoyed most of them, but I really disliked X-Men: The Last Stand. If you don’t remember that’s the one where Jean Grey goes nuts and is the Phoenix and everything is very weird. I did like X-Men: First Class at the time, but haven’t found it very memorable and I’m struggling a little bit to remember a lot of detail in the plot for that show. Now that you know this history about me, I can tell you what I thought of this one. I loved it.
I have been very excited to see X-Men: Days of Future Past, primarily because of the panel from SDCC 2013 in Hall H, which was amazing. I also really liked that the cast would include the old versions of characters and the young versions. I’m a big fan of Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman as well as Jennifer Lawrence. So to see them cast in a movie together seemed pretty sweet. Let me just say that it won’t disappoint. They twist the plot enough that it’s fun to watch and it’s not fighting the entire show. I like that it feels like the X-Men actually do have a legitimate threat that could ultimately overwhelm them even though we all know that it won’t.
Let’s just say that the actors did a great job and the movie flows in a way that I think was great. I’m not going to spoil anything, but I wanted you to know that if you’re hesitating seeing this because of previous X-Men movies that you maybe didn’t care for as much, this one will be worth your time and cash.
NOW, the end credit scene. Yes, there is one. No, it’s not in the middle where it usually is for Marvel. It’s at the very very end. If you don’t know want to know, this is where you stop reading. The scene opens on the back of a cloaked character in Egypt. There are thousands in front of this person, chanting their name and we see the Egyptian pyramids behind start to assemble themselves as if being built by Magneto and the objects are metal. But this is rock and it’s assembling the pyramids. It pans to the front and we see the face. That’s it.
Who is this? Introducing X-Men: Apocalypse due out in 2016. Here’s the entry from Wikipedia as it stands tonight:
In December 2013, director Bryan Singer announced on Twitter that X-Men: Apocalypse will come out in 2016. According to Singer, the film will focus on the origins of the mutant species, will be “more of a First Class sequel”, and it will take place in the 1980s. Kinberg, Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty are working on the film along with Singer. McAvoy, Fassbender, Hoult and Lawrence will reprise their roles, and Channing Tatum will appear as Gambit. The film is scheduled to be released on May 27, 2016. and the younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm will also appear.
There is a LOT more information if you’re curious. I didn’t know anything about it, so I’m not the resident expert. I did however, find this amazing article about it, so go check it out:
Go see this film!