X-Men: Days of Future Past

Director: Bryan Singer
Year Released: 2014
Rating: 2.5

After being over-run and systematically eliminated by huge killer machines called Sentinels in the year 2023, the 'mutants,' led by an older Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and an older Magneto (Ian McKellen) send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back in time to the early '70's to convince the younger Professor X (James McAvoy) and younger Magneto (Michael Fassbender) to team up and stop the production of the Sentinels, thereby altering history. If you can look beyond the umpteen contrivances/plot devices (technically speaking, this release actually negates the other X-Men movies) it's actually a good deal of frivolous fun, especially with a cast this loaded and committed (McAvoy must have a clause in his contract that requires him to have one sweating, screaming breakdown per project). Considering the crypto-queer angle Singer's been emphasizing since the first X-Men he directed in 2000, Magneto's "come out" speech in front of the White House can be 'read' two ways.