|Source: The Carmine Project|
Against all of the odds, X-Men: Days of Future Past has proven to be nothing short of a commercial phenomenon in the days which have passed since its worldwide release last month. We've kept you waiting for our verdict on the time-travelling superhero epic, but if you follow the link below, you're sure to find that your patience has more than paid off thanks to our bumper-length review which awaits you over at The Carmine Project at this very moment.
Although we've been teasing our (arguably controversial) stance on Days for some time now, we'd wager that you may not have seen the 3* score that we've awarded it coming. For all its ambition, this is a motion picture which relies too heavily on the continuity of its predecessors and righting the wrongs of X-Men: The Last Stand rather than attempting to convey its own unique and compelling narrative. The seventh X-flick doesn't find itself wanting for stellar performances - indeed, there are countless stars involved who we would have paid to see a lot more of than we do here - yet its screenplay writer Simon Kinberg doesn't appear to be wholly confident with utilizing as mighty as ensemble as this, a shortcoming which presents itself predominantly in the piece's somehow rushed second half. Fans of the series who plan to follow it to until its (presumably distant) climax will want to check Days out so as to gain further insight into how its continuity will be shaped from this point onwards, but those who haven't seen X-Men and X-Men 2 needn't apply.
Here's the link to our review at The Carmine Project: http://thecarmineproject.com/2014/06/08/film-review-x-men-days-of-future-past-2014-second-opinion/