Film review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Director Bryan Singer, who helmed X-Men in 2000 and its successor, returns to the Marvel Comics fold to direct this big budget sequel to both X-Men: First Class and yesteryear’s spin-off, The Wolverine.

Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) has witnessed mankind’s intolerance and prejudice towards the mutant including Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry) and his old friend turned nemesis, Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto (Ian McKellen).

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When the fate of the human race hangs in the balance and all hope seems lost, Xavier takes the bold decision to alter the past in order to fashion a brighter future for everyone, regardless of their mutant status.

Thus, Wolverine ventures back in time to enlist the help of the young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender), who preside over an uneasy alliance of mutants including alluring shape-shifter Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), hirsute brawler Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Havok (Lucas Till) and Toad (Evan Jonigkeit).