X-Men: Days of Future Past, is it a Reboot or Not?

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Warning! This post contains spoiler from the movie. Read at your own risk.


Last May 23, 2014 20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment released another installment for the X-Men franchise, X-Men Days of Future Past.

In X-Men: Days of Future Past the antagonist here is Bolivar Trask and his Sentinels, they are robots built to eliminate all mutants on the face of the earth. They were created in 1973 but 50 years later, the Sentinels are now attacking humans who are helping mutants. Professor Charles Xavier, along with his X-Men, is now on the run and hiding against these machines that threatens their kind. Professor Xavier figured out a way to stop all of this with the help of Kitty Pryde. He decided to go back in time to prevent Mystique from assassinating Bolivar Trask, but Kitty Pryde?s power can only send someone back for a few weeks without causing them harm. Logan volunteered for the task because he is the only person that can regenerate from any injuries and withstand the procedure. He was instructed to find and convince the younger version of Professor Xavier to help him stop Mystique from her vengeful plan of ending Trask?s life.

Probably the main highlight of the movie is the ending. A lot of us were taken by surprise to see Jean Grey and Scott Summers alive and kicking. Like what happened with Stryder from X-2? Is he still alive? What about the serum that can turn mutants into humans? Most important of all, the phoenix saga?! In my honest opinion, X-Men Days of Future Past is not really a reboot, more like time-travel to the past and fixing it kind of thing. Because when you reboot a franchise they must change its actors, story-line, director etc. just like what happened with Spider-Man.

Bryan Singer, the director of X-Men (2000), X-2 and X-Men Days of Future Past, confirmed that he will direct the next installment for the franchise.

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