Early Reactions To “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” Are Positive

May 8, 20140 Comments

I have a love/hate relationship with Fox’s “X-Men” franchise. However, these early Twitter reactions to a screening of X-Men: Days of Future Past have renewed my interest. The reactions are extremely positive and apparently Quicksilver is a surprise hit. Check out what people are saying below, as well as the latest news on X-Men: Apocalypse.

“My next goal is how did the X-Men come together?” director Bryan Singer told SciFi Now. “That story hasn’t been told yet, so [Days of Future Past] is the inbetweenquel,” laughs Singer. “It’s in between the birth of that relationship with Charles and Erik and the formation of the X-Men.” So, does this mean Apocalypse is in the right period to revisist and recast Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm? “Yeah, exactly,” Singer confirms. 

“In a way, it feels like from this point forward we can do whatever we want,” says producer/screenwriter Simon Kinberg, “but we’ll be moving forward with some of the actors from the First Class/Days of Future Past cast, so there’s stuff we’ve done in these last couple of movies that we’ll definitely continue doing for them, at least in Apocalypse, if not more movies going forward.” 

Twitter reactions:

@elmayimbe – They should call X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST…DAYS OF FUTUTE HOTNESS! TAKE IT FROM YOUR BOY FANBOY NATION THE MOVIE IS ABSOLUTE FIYAH! BOOM!

@elmayimbe – Is it as good as THE WINTER SOLDIER y’all ask? Well, mutants ain’t my thing & I’m a tad biased towards Cap but yes, it’s just as good!

@elmayimbe – Surprisingly, QUICKSILVER wasn’t corny.

@colliderfrosty – X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is great. Film finds a way to make both casts work & Quicksilver…wow. His main scene is highlight of the film.

@colliderfrosty – and like all Marvel movies… make sure you stay till the end of the X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST credits. It’s def worth it.

@colliderfrosty – have to say…was fucking awesome seeing the old and new X-MEN cast in the same movie. Movie is 2hr 10min. Wish it was longer.

@Latinoreview – Saw X-Men: DOFP & it was really good! In opinion its the best X-Men movie so far but that’s just me. It was like Avengers but with Mutants.

@Latinoreview – One last thing about X-Men: Day of Future Past…Laugh all you want but the Quicksilver scene was pretty awesome. That is all.

@ericwalkuski – I’ll say this about #XmenDaysOfFuturePast: The third act is a hell of a good time. And Quicksilver is a big highlight.

@KevinMcCarthyTV – Geeking out! Saw #XmenDaysOfFuturePast – Mind = officially blown! – Insane emotion/action! Every performance is awesome! Fav #XMen flick!!!

@KevinMcCarthyTV – Geeking out! Saw #XmenDaysOfFuturePast – Mind = officially blown! – Insane emotion/action! Every performance is awesome! Fav #XMen flick!!!

@Sean_OConnell – Wow! DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is the greatest, most complete and staggeringly entertaining #xmen movie to date. Incredible. Movie of the summer!

@Sean_OConnell – McAvoy, Jackman and Fassbender blew me away in #xmen. McAvoy is doing amazing things with Prof. X. Best use of Wolvie in years!!

@Sean_OConnell – Do you know what character is legit great in #xmen? Quicksilver. I’m not joking. He REALLY works! Great scene.

@paulsalfen – Wow! #DaysofFuturePast was so good! Definitely the best X-Men movie so far. And that’s all you need to know…go see it! #XMen @XMenMovies

@ShireenSandoval – LOVED #XmenDaysOfFuturePast and love me some mutants (for the record) @decodrive @wsvn

@AjayFry – 1st I heard “Don’t tweet” then later “Tweet only reactions, no spoilers” so I’ll say this: It’s basically the #XMen film I’ve always wanted.

Synopsis: “The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.”

The sequel stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender,, Ian McKellen, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Fan Bingbing, Anna Paquin, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Ellen Page and Booboo Stewart.

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on May 23rd, 2014.

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