Movie – X-Men: Days of Future Past: A

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Massive casts like this are only possible in sequels, and Days of Future Past shows how to do it right. They picked the best characters from the original trilogy and from First Class, and swept the less interesting ones out under the rug, but not in a particularly jarring way. Then they introduced some great new characters, especially Blink, who makes all the “future” action sequences so utterly fantastic (well the awesome future sentinels certainly helped too). Fassbender continues to excel, Lawrence is still great, and Dinklage performs admirably. And of course I can never get enough Patrick Stewart. But Quicksilver easily gets the best sequence in the whole film. He steals the first half, and I was incredibly disappointed he got left behind for the finale.

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Movie – Super: B-


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Parts were quite funny, but it never quite congealed into an interesting story. The acting was sub-par, and the special effects were definitely low budget. Some scenes were very odd, and distracting. There were a few surprise moments that worked too, but they couldn’t save the overall lack of focus.