New X Men,Days Of Future Past Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics
20th Century FOX released their new super hero/action flick, “X-Men:Days Of Future Past” into theaters today, May 23rd, and the top movie critics have given their reviews. It turns out that most of them really liked it as it received an overall score of 75 out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews at the metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore. We’ve posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Betsy Sharkey at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a great 90 score, saying, “There is action galore, but Future Past is a deeper, richer, more thoughtful film, more existential in its contemplations than earlier Xs, all rather nicely embedded in the mayhem churned up by the mutants’ altered states.”
David Rooney over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 90 grade. He stated: “While it’s more dramatically diffuse than the reboot and lacks a definitive villain, the new film is shot through with a stirring reverence for the Marvel Comics characters and their universe.”
Justin Chang from Variety, gave it a 90 as well, stating, “If the characters’ quandaries at times feel overly circumscribed, they’re also advanced with a bracing emotional directness, devoid of either cynicism or sentimentalism, that touches genuine chords of feeling over the course of the film’s fleet 130-minute running time.”
Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it an 88 grade, saying, “Step up, cynics, and see the summer 2014 blockbuster that gets damn near everything right.” Claudia Puig over at USA Today, gave it an 88 score. She stated: ” Think of it as a thrill ride with gravitas.”
Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it an 88 grade, saying, ” Thanks to the first-class special effects, a star-packed cast, screenwriters who know just when to inject some self-aware comic relief without getting too jokey and director Bryan Singer’s skilled and sometimes electrifying visuals, X-Men: Days of Future Past is flat-out big-time, big summer movie fun.”
Lou Lumenick over at the New York Post, gave it an 88 score. He said: “Bryan Singer’s whip-smart and witty time-travel romp X-Men: Days of Future Past blows a breath of fresh air through the musty Marvel universe.”
Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it an 83 grade. He stated: ” Not surprisingly, the best thing about Days of Future Past is that it’s heavier on the days past than future.” Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 ,saying, “Days” is fast, smart, well-acted, and intermittently inspired, and if you don’t know or care who Beast or Blink or Storm are, you can safely skip it.”
Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 score. He said: ” Most important, there is an emotional undercurrent in this installment that the earlier films only aspired to. When for a brief moment, the younger Charles Xavier meets the older, there is the sense of time’s mystery – and also of the long, magnificent slog of a purpose-driven life.”
A.O. Scott at The New York Times, gave it a 70 grade. He said: “As usual, the characters — and the performers playing them — step unto the breach to provide just enough wit and feeling to make Days of Future Past something other than a waste of a reasonable person’s time.”
Simon Abrams from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 63 score, stating: “It’s as visually indistinct and paint-by-numbers-plot-driven as most Marvel Comics-based projects, especially the gaggle of recent Avengers-related films.”
Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 grade. He stated: “The movie sometimes has the feel of an Olympic sprinter running in place. There’s so much energy expended to get to one spot. Constant searches beget more searches. It all gets exhausting.”
Finally, Robbie Collin from The Telegraph, gave it a 40 grade. He stated: “The film squanders both of its casts, reeling from one fumbled set-piece to the next. It seems to have been constructed in a stupor, and you watch in a daze of future past.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite TV show stuff, and more by Clicking Here.