+ Liam Neesson's performance and presence is excellent as always.
+ Consistent visual style that fits the tone of the film.
- Sense of mystery is quickly erased.
- Pacing seems off, and the third act drags out a bit.
- 1999 setting doesn't seem to add anything to the plot.
- Antagonists lack depth.
The X-Men franchise is one of those long-lasting series which at one point doesn't really know what it wants to do anymore. Following X-Men: First Class, which had the purpose of rebooting the franchise, Wolverine set out on his second solo outing, which while being good, was also a sign that the original continuity was still in play.
Now Days of Future Past has the task of blending the two sub-franchises into one coherent timeline, and it does so in…