Blu-ray Review: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - THE ROGUE CUT Resets The Timeline And Loses The Magic - Movies In Focus
Bryan Singer returns to the X-Men series with X-Men: Days Of Future Past. This serves as a prequel, sequel and reboot to what has come before, resetting plot-lines and characters to ensure the longevity of the fifteen year old franchise. The Rogue Cut adds an additional 17 minutes which returns a plot line featuring Anna Paquin’s Rogue to the film (hence the title). It’s an intriguing addition but one that doesn’t really heighten the film’s value (unless you’re a fan of Paquin). A few other additional moments add to a few character beats but this is a disappointing follow-up to Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, which manages to waste it’s hugely impressive cast. The X-Men are broken and all but defeated by The Sentinels. Magneto (Ian Mc Kellen) and Xavier (Patrick Stewart) have united for a common goal and a plan has been hatched to use Kitty Pryde’s (Ellen Page) new-found time travel capabilities to transport Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back to 1973 to stop Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from killing billionaire industrialist Trask (Peter Dinklage), the man who built the robotic killers. Wolverine must convince young Xavier (James McAvoy) and young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) to put aside their differences in order to [...]