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Movie review: X-Men give old formula X factor

Magic of the ensemble dynamics and spectacular action lift story beyond usual storyline

Published on May 21, 2014 11:59 AM
 
Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) with a young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. -- PHOTO: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (PG13)

133 minutes/Opens tomorrow/****

The story: Several years from now, the United States government is well on its way to wiping out all mutants and anyone who might pass on the mutant gene. In a last-ditch attempt at saving the world, Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) has his mind sent back in time by Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Erik Lensherr (Ian McKellen). Waking up in the early 1970s, Logan must stop Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from committing an act which will destroy the mutant race.

 
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