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So, I talked about a lot of things in this video about X-Men: Days of Future Past. There were a lot of spoilers in that video, so don’t watch it if you haven’t seen the movie yet, and don’t read this post either, because there are more spoilers. I talked about a bunch of points, but I skipped out on a few. They’re just quibbles, really, but here are some more things that stuck out for me:

1) Since when did Kitty Pride have those powers? In the comics, it’s Kitty that gets sent back to the past, not Wolverine. It’s not essential that she be there rather than Wolverine. I just didn’t understand how she could do that to both Wolvie and Bishop. Wasn’t what I knew her for.

2) Cyclops: do you have any other role apart from cockblocking Wolverine? No, but really: Wolverine should have been more forceful. He deeply loves Jean, and seeing her alive again was huge for him. He coulda said “Scott, the Professor will explain to you later, but please just give me a few minutes with Jean” and broke down crying in seeing her. Seriously. That reunion was rushed. I got all goosebumpy when I saw that they’d have a reunion, and whaddayaknow Scott’s a dick.

3) Apocalypse had no blue lips. He’s just Apocaface. His blue lips are as big a part of his look as Wolvie’s poofy hair floofs. Important!

4) Bishop can channel energy and shoot it back out. Not sure why he let all the Sentinels gangbang him till he explodes. He coulda been redirecting each blast as it came at him. As far as I remember, he’s pretty hard to kill.

5) You’re telling me that Magneto as an impetuous asshat can wrap railroad tracks in Sentinels and control them, but as an adult with far more maturity over his skills the best he can do for protection is pile a bunch of crap on the door? His death was rushed and he could have done a whole lot more.

6) Loved how Charles told Wolverine he was on acid when Wolverine was triggered by Striker. Charles was pretty clever there and I laughed.

7) Also awesomely badass: that airport scene where he had all of the people speak to Mystique. That looked really cool in the movie, but imagine if they put a dark filter on it and haunting music with echoes. That stuff is what nightmares is made of. Come and play with us, Timmy. Come and play with us.

8) I’ve got no idea why Mystique poses as William Striker at the end of the movie. Is it Mystique who then adamantiumizes Wolvie? I don’t know. I know that in the comics Wolverine and Mystique hate each other to death, and Wolverine even kills her (though no one ever stays dead in comics). I just don’t get the ending.

9) I thought that the guy that made everyone vomit in the army was Pestilence, but I was wrong. It was Ink. I thought it tied in to Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen at the end, but I’m wrong, it seems. Channing-All-Over-Your-Tatum is gonna be in the next X-Men, though, cast as Gambit, and I know Gambit becomes the Horseman Death in the comics, so maybe that’ll be the same.

10) I have no problem with the continuity errors from the first three X-Men movies. Charles is somehow alive and Magneto has his powers. Fine by me! I like to pretend those movies didn’t happen, apart from re-casting them into this movie, which I found a nice touch. Would have definitely loved to see more Rogue, though.

Yeah! So let me know what you think. I think about movies a lot. Kinda like how I think about music and music videos. It’s just what I do. Doesn’t mean I don’t like em, as I’ve said before – I really liked this movie. I just engage with them a lot.

And, if you like these movie rants, let me know and I’ll do more. I really wanted to do one on the Sherlock series after I finished watching Season 3, but I totally forgot the things I wanted to say. Click on the pretty button below and I might just remember :D

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  1. I want X-men franchise to have a different director. I really enjoyed the movie. But it’s this kind of movies that after watching it you start to think about all the things that could have been much better. (This year I loved much more “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Captain America:Winter Soldier”. I was really thrilled while watching it and adored the relationships between the characters.)

  2. so I know it makes no sense that Charles has his body back but if you wait after the credits in X3 you find out that Magneto starts to get his power back sorta and Charles’s consciousness like inceptioned its way into a brain-dead guy that he was talking about in a lecture earlier on in the movie. I loved this movie but i did have quite a number of issues with it as well XD.

  3. I loved the movie. When Quicksilver mentioned his mom to Magneto, my friend and I burst out laughing. No one else in the theater thought that it was funny. I love that they re-wrote the plot from the first three movies. I thought that they were well cast and poorly written. Also, I completely agree with you on killing Storm.

  4. I agree! I really would have preferred if they had kept quicksilver in the movie longer than they did. I did not read any of the comics (i will now), so i didn’t catch any of the little hints, but i thought he was a great and hilarious character that i would hope to appear in the future! (i didnt like the man of steel movie either, it was really disappointing!)

  5. More please! I really like these movie reviews =D

    Can anyone help me with starting to read the comics? I’d really like to read them, but I have no clue where to start. There are so many! T.T I especially like the avengers :3

  6. i waited to watch your video until i could watch it in Germany (last week) and i have to say: yes YeS! Quicksilver was the BEST! and i couldn’t understand why he just went home in the middle of the film…-.-

  7. I Wikipedia-ed the movie after I saw it(not a comic book reader, but love X-Men): Rogue HAD a larger part in the movie, but was cut in the final edit. Kitty Pryde… I got nothing concrete. Something about her abilities and physics (not simply “walking through wall”, it’s intangibility.

  8. I loved the movie. I was actually glad that it didn’t have 50 minutes of continues action like most of the recent super hero movies. This allowed room for a story and character development. I had no idea magneto was quick silver’s father. Wow, that would have put the awesome jail break scene in a completely different context. I would be constantly wondering when they would find out.

  9. I was super confused about the whole Mystique as Striker thing too, which they better address in the next movie because otherwise it’s pretty random and just frustrated me. But I totally vote for rewatching Sherlock and doing a rant cause I watched all nine eps last weekend and I’m in serious withdrawal.

  10. I agree! This was by far the best installment in the X-Men series also MOTHERF*&^ING APOCALYPSE!

  11. Just watched it and I absolutely loved it, but I do agree with your points! Especially the Halle Berry one… I was actually happy that they killed her off for that brief moment. She’s a terrible Storm.

  12. I agree with you Simon. Loved the movie…I think BLINK could’ve destroyed or send the Sentinels to other places far away, but they adapted [wait this is not a BORG]…and the part were Cyclops appears again and Wolverine said this Douchebag didn’t change was funny…but Quicksilver OMG! He was the whole best part of the movie especially the music they used for him when it was slow speed..freaking hillarious. Keep making this videos i love hearing others opinion on the movies!

  13. Completely agree with all. Genius. Loved the movie…the small errors didn’t bug me enough to hate it. Huge comic nerd here. And Quicksilver was amazing!!! Shame they didn’t use him more. And these videos are awesome…love them…keep doing them. Love ya’ll.

  14. Thought you would pick up on this Simon but this movie has now made all the other x-men movies inept. Also, Wolverine doesn’t age so why does he have some gray hair? Does Wolverine have bone or metal claws now? Its also fucked up the whole x-men timeline. And I don’t think that everything should fit in as smoothly as it does.

  15. Wait….did I hear ‘Charlie The Unicorn’ references here???

  16. Man! I so wanted to see this movie and now I want to see it even more. Thanks for the review Simon, it’s great to hear it from someone who’s read so many of the comics but isn’t all hard core about canon and such not.

    Cyber_3 – can FINALLY comment again. Stupid cookies and plugins.

    • Aw, you say the sweetest things! But seriously, there have been A LOT of firefox updates this last month and every second one breaks my disqus and I have to check my plugins for duplicates, wipe all my cache, cookies, history, the works and then *sometimes* I can comment again. I have a feeling from some of the posts I’ve seen that I am not the only one with this problem. I hope that the new commenting system improves this but even if it doesn’t, I think I’ve got it down to a system now, sigh. Maybe.

      Cyber_3 – also losing a lot of free time lately to sweet cuddlins with the hubby *^.^* not that I’m complaining ;)

  17. I don’t know, I agree with both you AND Simon on Cyclops. He can certainly be a doush and I never really thought of him as Jean’s type but maybe she needed a big contrast to Wolverine to help get over him. To me, Jean did her job, but she really did fall for Logan but she tries to be strong so that he can get over her since what she did would never lead to a healthy relationship between the two (think about it, they get back together, can he ever really trust her again no matter how much he wants to? It’s not in his character and she knows it). Cyclops is jealous and it makes him really a jerk towards Logan, without provocation at times. As for Wolverine, there wasn’t a lot of time, but Jean’s power made Logan fall for her harder than he ever could on his own, it allowed him to open up (because she already knew) like he’s not able to with other people, that’s why he can’t forget her, even if he moves on.

    Cyber_3 – goes off to nerdyland…….

  18. I watched this in 4D and was a bit distracted with that thingy poking at my back but I totally agree with a lot of points (especially the point, how magneto was pretty stupid hahaha)

    Anyways… PLEASE DO MORE MOVIE RANTS! I love movie rants *^* Probably wont be too much into series rants since the only american series I’m watching is glee (YES I ADMIT!) and suits XD And I’m already pretty far behind at both of those lol (too many episodes to be talked about and spoiler alert, so I probably wouldn’t watch it lol)

  19. Haha! It’s all good in the hood! :D

  20. magneto used the stadium to be a barricade to block out everybody when he wants to take out the politicians. simon, Y U NO SEE? what gets me is they had flat screen monitor, modern “behind the ear” headphones and biometric fingerprint lock in 1973… seriously?

  21. Magneto lifted the stadium so that nobody could come into the situation and destroy his plans. Or at least that’s what I think :)

  22. Finally, a movie I’ve seen! *Has seen virtually no other superhero movie than X-Men*
    I agree with everything you said. Holy shit the scene with Quicksilver was BADASS. My friends and I were laughing our asses off and really enjoying that part. This character had better come back in the next movie. And Link! Coolest power ever! More of her please!
    Kitty’s new power, WTF???
    Charles was awesome. I’m having a major crush on him. The whole “I gave up my powers so I could walk but I’m an addict now” totally worked for me. But that’s just me. I love those more human parts in a superhero movie.
    Agreed on Magneto! Why is he always the bad guy? And why does Mystique not shooting him enough of a reason to stop the Sentinel program? Why did Magneto just leave at the end? How was he convinced to let it all go? The final conclusion was really blurry to me.
    But it was a great movie.
    Since I haven’t read any of the comics (not a part of my culture) I didn’t understand the ending credit scene at all so thank you.

  23. Channing Tatum as Gambit is ALL SORTS OF WRONG. He’s too ‘beefcake’ to pull off the ‘sly mofo’ that Remy is. (I always pictured Gambit having more of a ‘lanky’ body type….toned, but not like a Ken-doll, if that makes sense)

    • This is coming from someone who never read the comics (so I’m not as pro as you guys with the knowledge of the characters) but watched the cartoons when she was younger. I just wanted to say one quick thing about Gambit because I swear he was in one of the X-Men movies already and I liked the person they cast for him (don’t know who the guy was but he fit for me). The one thing I didn’t like was how much of a pansy they made him because he was literally only in the movie for a few mins (and he was my favourite character from the cartoons!) Anyway all I wanted to say was I would have wanted that guy to play Gambit if he’s coming back

  24. 1) Re: Kitty and her sending Logan’s consciousness back in time, instead of *her* going back in time (I was wondering WTF about that too); apparently mutants can develop ‘secondary’ powers based off their main ability. So her being able to ‘phase’ thru material objects is a small ‘leap’ to phasing thru time? idk idk She couldn’t go back in time anyway, she would’ve been -20 years old in the 70’s. lol

    2) I LOVED McAvoy’s take on young Xavier. He’s not the sage, wise ‘yoda’ in the 70s…instead he’s got an acute case of manpain, with a side of addiction issues (omg). Also loved the mirroring of Logan ‘saving’ him, like how Charles ‘saves’ Logan in X1.

    3) Quicksilver was HILAROUS. Never though I’d say that. (was always ‘meh’ about him in the comics)

    4) The future!Sentinels were T2’s on acid. And how they killed off the mutants in the future was gruesome as f**k. Was NOT expecting that.

    5) The post-credits scene. OMG I squeed in the theatre and legit bounced in my seat when I spotted the 4 horsemen. Don’t care who heard me completely geek out. XD Apocalypse looked very femme though; didn’t realize it was him at first.

    6) I was kind of sad when Storm bit it? I can’t stand Halle’s take on her, but still felt sad. Lupita Nyong’o would be a wicked re-cast.

  25. I WAS SSOOOO DESPERATE TO SEE MORE OF BLINK!!!!!
    I LOVED HER USEFUL CHARACTER
    and BooBoo(stewart)you have got to cut that hair!

  26. Okay, as a huge Xmen fan, I think I have to clarify some parts, so that it will be clear to all. Okay.
    1) It was explained by the producer that in year 1973 (year where supposedly Mystique killed Trask), Kitty Pride wasn’t born yet. It was a big loophole on the movie storyline part, so they try to make it work by sending Wolverine, because obviously, he is immortal and he has the same appearance. Also the thing with Kitty being able to phase through the brain and send made up memories is basically the producer adding a second power to her (they are trying to have fun with the idea that a mutant can have secondary power, there was example of such mutant but I don’t really remember)

    4) The producer also explained that the death of Bishop is due to extreme amount of energy blasted at him and in result, exploding his body before he is able to redirect them back to the sentinel. (I know this explanation is stupid, I can’t believe it as well, but sometimes, we gotta live with it.)

    That is as far as I know. Supposedly, the issue with Charles’ resurrection and Magneto’s comeback has to do with Kitty Pride changing the history, but I am not really sure about that as well. Anyway, I hope that clarifies something :)

  27. I saw something online which stated that, at the end of X-Men 3, we see Charles waking up in the body of a person in the coma, next to Moira… might be a part of an explanation why Charles Xavier is still alive… but how would he have got back his body… it’s a mystery !

  28. You have to say Halle Berry at least played Storm a little more kickass than in the first movies. Hopefully future movies will get better.

    Your news about about Channing Tatum is a surprise to me. I’ve only watched the old 90s cartoon and Gambit was always my favorite. I actually remember liking Taylor Kitsch’s Gambit. AH well.

    Since you couldn’t do the Sherlock seasons, review Amazing Spiderman 2? I actually think our movie/tv show taste are more compatible than our k-pop feels.

  29. Well I actually liked the movie, and I was confuse at first about the professor and magneto being alive and having powers but then I remember they actually hinted that magneto did not lose his powers (he moved a chess piece in the home he was at) and I remeber vaguely that in the end of one of the movies they also hinted the professor was alive he enter someone else mind… is been so long since the last movie ( present time movies) they spend to much time visiting the past lol that is why I think I got confuse couldn’t remeber this 10 sec end credits hints from the other movies then when I got home I remeber and It got clearer!

  30. Do more please. Also, Korea and science!

  31. I fully agree with you on all of the points you brought up!! Quick Silver was EPIC and I was soooooooo sad that they didn’t include him more!! The scene where he fought the guards WAS THE BEST PART OF THE MOVIE!!!

    And yes, Magneto is one big a-hole in this movie #notwhatiwanted

  32. I actually thought you guys would like them film. I agree with you about your arguments over Quicksilver and Magneto. Quicksilver was probably the best character in the entire film. But what I thought was hilarious was Logan’s reaction to his bone claws and walking through the metal detecter. Also I like how the ending turned out, with the re-return of Jean and Scott but my concern was the small scene of Rogue, it seemed small than what was showen on the trailer. Please make more of these,I really liked it. Both DC and Marvel are good but Marvel is the best xx

  33. My understanding is there was suppose to be a little bit more Rogue in the movie, not much, but since it didn’t have much to do with the plot it was completely cut. Now if they could only cut their plan to have Channing Tatum play Gambit, I’d be ecstatic. He makes me not want to watch movies, and I really enjoy the revamped X-Men series with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.

    Also, MORE QUICKSILVER! He really was awesome. Didn’t know from the trailers that I would enjoy his character as much as I did. Now to await the Avengers: Age of Ultron version of Quicksilver.

  34. I’m interested to see if Aaron Taylor-Johnson can top that Quicksilver performance… It’ll be hard to do… I wish the characters could all be in movies together, then they could do House of M. It wouldn’t be the same without Spiderman.

  35. Rogue was one of my fac character, but the casting was wrong! The actress sucks so much I don’t even remember her name! I demand a re-casting before giving her more scene LOL

  36. I think Xavier is just a telepath, and not a telekinetic, so he couldn’t physically control the Sentinels. They coulda had Jean Grey in the movie to stop the Sentinels, but that woulda been too easy :D

  37. yay!!!! movie rant!!!!
    i haven’t watched this yet, but i will soon!!
    have you watched Godzilla? i’d love to know your thoughts if you ever watch it!
    we need more of these kinda videos!!!!

    oh my goodness do a Sherlock one!!!
    and this pic is still relevant….

  38. Laughed when I saw the link, chanted “yes. Yes. YES!!!” reading through the points until I almost pumped my fists in the air in both agreement and somewhat-anger, and yes, I really like these movie rants. Please grant us more!

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