Episode 160: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Hey there, true believers! It’s our pulse-pounding penultimate pulchritudinous package of “I’d Forgotten How Much I Hate Time Travel” limited edition, foil-covered mini-series! And we’re dealing with an entry in that Merry Mutant Marching Society “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Excelsior! ‘nuff said! Other catch phrases! Why this one, Lissome Listeners? Because this X-Magnum Opus is the one that deals most blatantly and obviously with time travel.  Based on one of the most beloved (and re-written) X-Men comic book storylines of the same name, this movie follows the X-Men as they attempt to rewrite a terrible historical event from the 1970’s that resulted in a dreadful post-apocalyptic world.  What is this event, you ask? Obviously it was the invention of bell-bottoms, that fashion nightmare that doomed humanity.  We . . . we didn’t know . . . we just didn’t know! Now which X-Men are we dealing with, you may ask? The Patrick Stewart/Ian McKellen X-Men or the James Macavoy/Michael Fassbender X-Men? You’re both right! It’s two! Two! Two X-Men in one! With a glistening drop of mutant retcin! Yes, this movie attempts to serve as a bridge between the older cinematic X-Men and the newer ones, with time travel thrown in.  Does it work? Does the time travel mangle our minds? Does this movie contain the absolute best version of Quicksilver ever to appear on screen? (spoiler for the last question: yes.  Yes it does).  For the answer to the OTHER questions, give a listen! ‘nuff said . . . again.

Poll Question: What movie do you think should be protected by state, federal, and church law from EVER being remade?

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3 thoughts on “Episode 160: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)”

  1. OMG you almost have me thinking I should watch this movie. Maybe if it’s on TV I’ll forget to turn it off next time.
    As for films that should have legal ramifications if they are remade, I am pretty conventional with my choices, Citizen Kane, 2001, and Aguirre the wrath of God come to mind, mostly because they are sticking examples of unique filmmakers that hold up no matter how much times has passed. Most films I see no problem remaking them over time, afterall the Matese Falcon with Bogart was I think the 3rd incarnation in film of that story.

    1. I didn’t know there was more than one film version of “Maltese Falcon.” Have to research that. “Citizen Kane,” “2001” are both VERY auteur movies and as such, don’t know that they’re even possible to replicate. Thanks for the answer, Vince! Have some Bux and an extra catalog, when both exist!

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