DETROIT (WWJ) – Get ready for another action-packed comic book movie that’ll keep you guessing about what’s going to happen next right up until the very end. Because that’s exactly what you get with X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.

In Director Bryan Singer’s latest X-MEN movie, the superheroes come under attack from a deadly force that was designed and built by the brilliant scientist, Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), to protect mankind. But, during an event that was to be used to showcase and gain support for the new invention, the attendees find themselves coming under attack, setting up a fight-to-the-finish showdown.

But, let’s back up. This confrontation comes about after Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) volunteers and goes into the past to try and change the course of history. It’s something he must do in order to avoid a mutant apocalypse. But, of course, there are plenty of obstacles standing in his way because not everyone – including some of the mutants – want to see history changed.

If you’ve read the comic book on which the movie is based, you’ll notice the similarities, but also the differences. Director Singer says, “The difference is that we’re not sending someone back in time, physically. Instead, we’re sending a character’s (Logan’s) consciousness into his younger self. For the period that Logan is in the past, both past and future can co-exist. So I can have parallel action happening in both time periods.” Yes, Singer’s take on the story is definitely fascinating.

Borrowing the reaction from a fellow moviegoer seated next to me at the preview screening, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is primed to be “ONE OF THE” if not “THE” movie to see this summer.

Along with Jackman and Dinklage, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult. Also featuring Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Shawn Ashmore, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Lucas Till, Fan Bingbing, Booboo Stewart, Josh Helman, Evan Jonigkeit and Adan Canto.

Rated PG-13.

See you at the movies!

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