Review: “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

It’s been over a decade since Bryan Singer directed an X-Men film, which is about as long as it’s been since Spider-Man revolutionized the comic book summer blockbuster. Since then, Marvel films have grown in scope and ambition, while the X-Men franchise languished with Brett Ratner’s mediocre sequel and a couple ill-advised Wolverine films. X-Men: Days of Future Past is more than just a return to form: with an economical screenplay and character-driven action, it’s easily the bestX-Men film to date. The plot withers under close scrutiny, as do all time travel films, but picking it apart is half the fun.

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