4-Color to 35-Millimeter: X-Men: Days of Future Past


One of the most iconic X-Men comics stories is adapted into movie form, bringing the McAvoy/Fassbender X-Men together with the Stewart/McKellen X-Men. The great superhero movie rewatch looks at Bryan Singer’s semi-triumphant return to X-directing in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

An excerpt:

Fassbender continues to play Magneto as tormented. By the time of the first three films when he’s played by McKellen, Magneto is quite comfortable in his role as a super-villain, but here we see the other two ends of it. Fassbender’s Magneto is still angry and unfocused (and has also mostly been in jail since last we saw him), while McKellen’s older, more tired Magneto has found himself once again under the heel of fascists, only this time they’re robotic fascists.

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