Jackman (as Wolverine) does it again in “X-Men: Days of Future Past“, this time in reverse, going back to 1973 to prevent the invention of robot Sentinels that decimate the X-Men in the future.
As the latest in the movie franchise, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” had its task cut out. Sequels have a hard time matching expectations anyway and this one even more so — a large cast, an elaborate plot, concurrent storylines — but director Bryan Singer does a really good job.
A particularly fine Matrix-like sequence takes part somewhere in the Pentagon, when Wolverine, the Professor and a speedy teenager take on the guards while trying to spring the young Magneto from a high-security prison (he’s accused of assassinating JFK).
As sequels go, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” has no yawn-inducing moments. Dazzling visual effects, more than a few laughs, and some crackling chemistry. The lead cast definitely had fun making it (if you go by the Blurred Lines reference).