X-Men: Days of Future Past on Blu-ray or DVD
The worlds and timelines of the original X-Men series and its reboot collide in this sequel to 2011’s X-Men: First Class. In the near future, the mutants have a plan to prevent their wholesale slaughter by unstoppable robots called Sentinels: send Wolverine back in time to 1973 to change the course of history. In the process, he becomes a link between that era’s Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr and their modern versions.
Meet the Cast
After a mere cameo in First Class, Hugh Jackman fully reprises his role as Wolverine for the seventh time. Professor X and Magneto appear as both their young and elderly selves: James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender respectively play the former, while Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan portray the latter yet again. The cast also includes Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Halle Berry (Storm), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), and Peter Dinklage (Bolivar Trask).
What the Critics Say
- “Step up, cynics, and see the summer 2014 blockbuster that gets damn near everything right.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
- Director Bryan Singer employs a “smooth, carefully controlled style that, while hardly skimping on expertly choreographed action and lavish F/X spectacle, puts a gratifying premium on psychological depth and delineation of character.” – Justin Chang, Variety
- “Jackman brings powerful physicality, laconic humor and depths of sorrow beneath his gruffness that make him an unusually nuanced figure for a sci-fi action movie.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
- Studio: 20th Century Fox
- Original release: 2014
- Number of discs: 1
- Runtime: 132 minutes
- Rating: PG-13