It’s Day 4 of Movie Week, and I bring you the first three minutes of the upcoming superhero movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. Following on from both X-Men: First Class and X-Men: The Really Shitty Third One Where Wolverine Kills Jean Gray, DoFP is a time-travelling extravaganza, that links the two incompatible histories. Beginning in a dark future, the movie takes us back to the heady days of Yuri Gagarin and Sputnik… wait, I mean Nixon and the 1970’s (the ugliest decade that ever graced this cursed blue orb).
The events of X-Men: Complete Shit-itude, have lead to a massive war between the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots and mutant-kind. The implacable androids have hunted mutants nearly to extinction, destroying much of the planet in the process (kind of a design flaw there, Bolivar old chap).
Just how dark is this dark future? Glad you asked. You get a great view of it in these three minutes of all-out, full-bore anti-Sentinel smash-em-up, featuring Blink (a fave of mine), Shadowcat, Iceman, Bishop, and some other random X-Men. It’s a great little scene that should whet your whistle for the full movie, coming later this summer.