May 21, 2014

New ‘X-Men’ goes back in time, with mutants’ survival at stake

Superhero movies usually set the bar so low we’re satisfied with well-managed explosions, snarky quips, charismatic lead performances and a slender plot that doesn’t shred under scrutiny. Then, a movie comes along to remind us how satisfyingly complex the genre can be. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” improves on the strong “First Class.”

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