When the first two teasers dropped for this one, I was left feeling unmoved. I was also feeling a little X-Men overdose after the disappointing The Wolverine. But the most recent trailer managed to reach out from the screen and slap me in the face and make sure I got my head in the game. The epic scale of what Bryan Singer (original director of the first two films, which were the best in the series) seems to have crafted goes beyond what any of us could have hoped to see on the screen after the franchise got a lukewarm treatment from director Matthew Vaughn with First Class. Not only do we have virtually the entire cast returning from both new and old films, but we are being treated to a time-travel story complete with Sentinels that are hellbent on destroying the mutants. X-Men comic book fans rejoiced at the mere mention of that, and it looks like Singer brought his A-game. The formula for this one practically writes itself:
(Returning Director) + (28 Superheroes) - (Wolverine-centric Plot)
(The Biggest Budget for Any X-Men Film Ever)
X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits theatres May 23rd, 2014.