Ready for the future past

Ready for the future past

the x-factor

X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is hitting screens this Friday and the student community is understandably excited about the latest part of the popular franchise. 

    Directed by Bryan Singer, the film acts as a sequel to both 2006’s ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and 2011’s ‘X-Men: First Class’. 

Seemingly the most ambitious film in the series so far (if the trailers are to be believed), it follows the ultimate clash between humans and mutants, with the time travel element adding to its awesomeness. 

 visual extravaganza

Aditya Bharadwaj, a final-year product design student of MSR University of Advanced Sciences, is a die-hard fan of the series. “I’ve been following the work of Peter Dinklage in ‘Game of Thrones’ and I’m keen to see how his role of Dr Trask in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ turns out. There are also a lot of cool visual effects (VFX) in the film’s trailer but I hope it’s not like ‘Godzilla’ where the movie doesn’t live up to the trailer. I like Wolverine best because he’s the one who really keeps the mutants together even though Charles Xavier is the leader.”

Great expectations

Sonia David, second-year CEP, Jyoti Nivas College, notes that after the disaster that was ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2’, she’s optimistic that this part will redeem the franchise’s value. “I don’t know why ‘Wolverine 2’ was ever made but I can’t wait to see the new characters in this film. I liked ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ best till now because that’s where the actual fighting happened. In this one, it should be interesting to see what Mystique gets to do because her character gets better and better with every film.”

Terrific trailer

Shweta Sharma, second-year CEP, Jyoti Nivas College, says that while her favourite part of the franchise was ‘X-Men: First Class’, she’s can’t wait for Friday to catch the latest part first day, first show. “What I’m most excited about is the fact that it has the characters from all the previous parts. There’s also the fact that Bryan Singer, who had directed ‘X-Men’, ‘X2: X-Men United’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’, has made a comeback with this part. The trailer looked amazing and I think the film has captured the best elements of all the previous films.”
3D experience

Kavya Shastry, second-year CEP, Jyoti Nivas College, admits that though she hasn’t seen all the ‘X-Men’ films, she loves the storyline and action sequences. 

“I wouldn’t call myself a fanatic but I love Wolverine both for the character itself and Hugh Jackman. I have a feeling that this will be the most intense part so far and watching it in 3D should be an awesome experience.”

Time travel element

Rakesh BK, a final-year computer science student of Christ University, says that he’ll always be a fan of ‘X2: X-Men United’ because it was the first part that he ever watched. “But what I’m really keen on seeing is the time travel element in this part. I think it’s very cool how they’ve got the past and future together. I love Magneto and I’ve really enjoyed Ian McKellen’s portrayal of the brilliantly written Marvel character.”