X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut [Review]

Rogue Cut

The storyline this time around is no secret. It's ripped right from the comics (with a few tweaks character wise) and plays out just like any comic book fan could dream. The gist is this, Wolverine has to go back in time to stop the mutant killin' robots in the future. Who not only kill mutants, but also anyone who may have the genetics to one day birth a mutant.

The main cast for this little number is like a who's who of the film franchise. Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart,Ellen Page and Ian McKellen are joined by James McAvoy,Nicholas Hoult,Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Each one delivers a performance worthy of even the hardcorest fan's praise.

The plot moves along quickly with no lagging scenes or pointless dialogue. The contrast in sets from future to past is beautiful. everything captured for the screen draws you in and holds your attention. Even when it's just dialogue you're too captivated to move (seriously,didn't take a pee break at all;held it).

The course correction in this film is fantastic. The flaws and stumbles that take place in the previous 4 films is rectified to the satisfaction of every casual and diehard X fan alike.

Of course Hugh steals the show,again, as Wolverine, but in this version we get more depth and character development from Beast, Mystique, Charles, Eric and their future counterparts.  We see scenes that had to be cut for the theater release, but make the movie so much better in the long run. The romantic relationship between Beast and Mystique really adds to the characters depths. But I' say the coolest part, and what helps the movie flow more smoothly, is the addition of Rogue's scenes.

My first review of the film gave it a 9, because I felt it was missing something, that is not the case here in the Rogue Cut. This cut is the perfect cut of the film and should be picked up and watched over the theater cut. If you're a fan of the series or comics this is the one you want to own. Don't hesitate, grab it now.

Rogue Cut Rating: 10/10 Stars

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