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X-Men: Days of Future Past by Chris ClaremontThis collection is labeled as “Days of Future Past” but seeing as the feature presentation is only a two issue story, there’s a great deal of padding on either side of it and while DOFP is tremendous, everything else in here kind of sucks.
Before the stories even begin, we’re given a massive amount of history bringing us up to date on what has been going down in the X-Men universe. We’re treated to lots of epic storytelling involving the birth of Phoenix, the death of many mutant brethren, and Cyclops’ departure from the group, leaving Storm as team captain.
From there, we’re thrust into a story involving Doctor Strange and the teams venture into a version of Hell inspired by Dante’s Inferno. Nightcrawler is accused of murder and his punishment is brought about by a demon. Sounds cool, right? Well, I was bored to tears and this is mostly due to the horrifically bad dialogue. Tip to Chris Claremont - when you’re using a visual medium like comic books, there’s no need for your characters to tell the reader every single thing they’re doing using the very limited space you have for dialogue. Let the images carry you.
The Days of Future Past story line itself was fantastic and I’m beyond excited for the big screen adaptation in just a few short weeks. From the trailers Ive seen, it looks like the screenwriters are playing around with a few of the roles each character has in the original story - which is fine by me. I already have a deep rooted appreciation for anything post-apocalyptic and Claremont and company really nail it. Again, aside from a few complaints about dialogue, DOFP is one of the great stand-out X-Men tales Ive read.
The final story involves Christmas and while that’s all well and good in playing to my inner Christmas fanatic, it was in a tough spot having to follow the book’s title track.
If you’re interested in brushing up on the original source material for Marvel’s upcoming X-Men big screen presentation, pick this book up and skip everything else inside. DOFP is the only thing worth checking out here.
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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Restored the Series to Its Former Glory
Based on the Days of Future Past comic written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne , the film stars Hugh Jackman 's character Wolverine rejoining with the X-Men during a dystopian era where mutants are being made extinct by mutant-powered robots known as Sentinels. X-Men: Days of Future Past was released worldwide on May 23, to highly positive critical and audience reviews, praising the story, action, thematic elements and the visual effects, and is currently the second highest best-reviewed film of the series. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, X-Men: First Class , in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future. In a dystopian , where the world has been ravaged by constant war, we find Central Park turned into a prison camp with mutants under Sentinel guard. Mutants are being hunted to extinction by the Sentinels or experimented on to exploit their abilities by the remaining humans.
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More than any previous X-Men film, Days of Future Past engages in deeply geeky, comic book-inspired elements resulting in the best cinematic representation of X-Men comics to-date. The X-Men film series was in recovery. X-Men Singer, had redefined comic book films by taking a serious, faithful approach to its subject matter, and its success arguably began the flood of comic book films that we have seen this century. X2: X-Men United Singer, was a bigger success and perfected the comic book film sequel. But after this strong start, the series fell on hard times. X-Men: The Last Stand Ratner, tore down the series in a misguided attempt to conclude the trilogy, and the atrocious X-Men Origins: Wolverine Hood, was the beginning and end of continuing the series through solo spin-offs. In terms of quality, the series rebounded with the wonderful '60s-set prequel film X-Men: First Class Vaughn, , which introduced a talented younger cast in a soft reboot.
Sign in. The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. In the future, the mutants and the humans who help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde, and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up her intention.