In case you did not have time to read Peter Bradshaw’s 727-word review of X-Men: Days of Future Past in The Guardian, the insights it contains are listed in full below – excluding, of course, basic details of the plot which could be gleaned from the film’s Wikipedia page:
– The film was written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn
– The film was directed by Bryan Singer
– Peter has also watched the films Watchmen (2009), The Terminator (1984), The Matrix (1999), Independence Day (1996), as well as the TV show Life on Mars (2006–7)
– The entrance which Professor Xavier (who is played by Patrick Stewart), Magneto (who is played by Ian McKellen) and Wolverine (who is played by Hugh Jackman) make, early in the film, is “almost Shakespearean”. But not quite.
– Peter has also watched Inception (2010), The Avengers (2012), and either Silence of the Lambs (1991), or Red Dragon (2002)
– ‘If I Could Save Time in a Bottle’ is a song by Jim Croce
– Peter has also watched This is Spinal Tap (1984)
– Hugh Jackman might be in danger of being “upstaged” by some of the other actors, in one or all of the film’s scenes. Peter does not specify.
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