“Entire movie is close to perfect”: 10 Years Ago Today, The Greatest X-Men Movie Was Released With a Quicksilver Scene So Iconic Even MCU Can’t Compete With it

Even after 10 years, the film remains one of the most well received and well made pieces of superhero fiction.

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It’s been 10 years since X-Men: Days of Future Past hit theatres, ushering in an endgame to a universe that would not be replicated until Avengers: Infinity War, four years later. It closed the book in the older generation of X-Men that had carried the franchise until their younger variants had been introduced in X-Men: First Class.

James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart in X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past remains one of the most important X-Men films, one that adapts the tragic and brutal Days of Future Past storyline from the comics. It involves Wolverine racing against time to erase the future that has Sentinels hunting and murdering mutants with impunity for the sake of ‘preserving the human race’.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is remembered fondly by fans

Michael Fassbender in a still from X-Men: Days of Future Past

A decade after the release of the film, fans still celebrate it for all its merits, including the iconic scene that saw Quicksilver disarm an entire room full of guards armed to the teeth, ready to open fire on Charles Xavier, Magneto, and Wolverine.

The film had many iconic scenes that were loved by fans apart from Quicksilver’s takedown of the guards. A lot of fans enjoyed the intelligently written dialogue of the film, the exchanges between Charles and Magneto, and the speech Magneto gave as he threatened the President inside a stadium that he ripped from the ground. There were several insane displays of power like this over the course of the film. Fans were also particularly fond of the designs of the Sentinels, especially those that went after mutants in the dystopian future.

X-Men: Days of Future Past remains one of Fox’s crowning achievements with the X-Men property

Michael Fassbender as Magneto in a still from X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

While the X-Men property has suffered under Fox’s watch, there have been gems that have made the X-Men property one of the most lucrative franchises in modern times. With films like LoganX-Men: Days of Future PastDeadpool, and X2, the franchise was loved quite a bit by fans. However, despite all that the studio did for the film franchise, it failed to capitalize on the success of it all, as the studio was stuck doing reboot after reboot with the films.

While the initial efforts of the studios, with films like X-Men and X-Men: First Class were well received, any effort to build on them to get into the more meaty stories of the franchise ended up being for naught, as the franchise would end up collapsing again after delivering some great content. However, X-Men: Days of Future Past did a terrific job of uniting the two casts that the film had taken to, allowing audiences to enjoy the best of both worlds.

All X-Men films made by Fox can be streamed on Disney+

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