X-Men: Days of Future Past

Synopsis: In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation?
Director(s): Bryan Singer
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 47 nominations.
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132 min


The future.

A dark, desolate world.

A world of war,

suffering, loss...

on both sides.

Mutants and the humans

who dared to help them.

Fighting an enemy

we cannot defeat.

Are we

destined down this path?

Destined to destroy ourselves like

so many species before us?

Or can we evolve fast

enough to change ourselves?

Change our fate?

Is the future truly set?

They're here!

Time's up.



Let's go.



Blink! No!

Too late, a**holes.

Don't move,

you mutant scum!


Flat on the ground,

hands behind your head!

So few of us left.


I've found them.



Hey, Storm.

Hey, kid.


you made it.

Whenever the Sentinels attack,

Warpath spots them...

then I send Bishop

back to warn us

of the attack

before it happens.

Blink scouts the next site...

and then we leave before

they ever know we were there.


we never were.

What do you mean

you were never there?

She projects Bishop back in time

a few days to

warn the others...

of the coming attack.

So she sends

Bishop back in time?

No, just his consciousness,

into his younger self.

His younger body.


This might just work,


What might work?

The Sentinel program was originally

conceived by Doctor Bolivar Trask.

In the early '70s,

he was one of the world's

leading weapons designers.

But, covertly, he had begun

experimenting on mutants...

using their gifts

to fuel his own research.

This is extraordinary.

There was one mutant who had

discovered what he was doing.

A mutant with the ability to

transform herself into anyone.


I knew her as Raven.

We met when

we were children,

grew up together.

She was like a sister to me.

I tried to help her...

but only succeeded

in driving her away.

She hunted Trask

across the world.

And at the Paris

Peace Accords in 1973,

after the Vietnam War...

she found Trask...

and killed him.

It was the first

time she killed.

It wasn't her last.

But killing Trask did not have the

outcome she expected.

It only persuaded

the government

of the need

for his program.

They captured her that day...

tortured her,

experimented on her.

In her DNA, they discovered the secrets

to her powers of transformation.

It gave them the key

they needed...

to create weapons that could

adapt to any mutant power.

And in less than 50 years...

the machines

that have destroyed...

so many of our kind

were created.

But it all started

that day in 1973...

the day she first killed.

The day she truly became...


You want to go back there.

If I can get to her,

stop the assassination...

keep her out of

their hands...

then we can stop the Sentinels

from ever being born.

And end this war

before it ever begins.

Uh, I can send someone back

a couple weeks.

Maybe a month.

But you're talking about

going back decades.

You have the most

powerful brain in the world,


but the mind can only stretch

so far before it snaps.

It would rip you apart.

I'm sorry.

No one could

survive that trip.

What if someone's mind

has a way of snapping back?

What if someone can heal as fast as

they're ripped apart?

It's a risk.

Yeah, I'm getting that.

Not just for you.

You do this,

you change history.

Well, that's kind of

the point.

Some of us could be killed.

Some of us may

never be born.

We have no idea

how things may change.

We could keep going.

Keep fighting.

Until what?

You've got a

decision to make.

You can keep sending

Bishop back in time

over and over again

to warn you,

until one day,

he doesn't make it,

and you all die.

Or you can

give up this life.

So that they and everyone

else who died in this war

can actually have a future.

You're asking us

to sacrifice our lives

for a future we might not

even be a part of.


A second chance.

A better chance

for everyone.

My people need to vote.

They just did.

They're in.

Okay, spread out.

Take your positions.

So I wake up

in my younger body,

God knows where.

Then what?

You'll need to go to

my house and find me.

Convince me of all of this.

Won't you be able to

just read my mind?

I didn't have my

powers in 1973.

Logan, you're going to have to

do for me what I once did for you.

Lead me, guide me.

I was a very

different man then.

You'll have to be

patient with me.

Patience is my strongest suit.

You'll need me as well.


After Mystique left Charles,

she came with me...

and I set her on

a dangerous path.

A darker path.

It's going to take the two of us,

side by side...

at a time when we couldn't

be further apart.


So where do I find you?

Well, it's complicated.

Are you sure about this?

It's not just his power

that'll be tested.

I've seen what this

can do to you.

I can handle this.

Trust me.

I guess I'll see you

in the next life.

Basically, your

body will go to sleep

while your mind travels

back in time.

As long as you're back there,

past and present will continue to coexist.

But once you wake up...

whatever you've done will take hold

and become history.

And for the rest of us,

it will be the only history

that we know.

It will be like the last

50 years never happened.

And this world,

and this war...

the only person who will

remember it is you.

All right, Logan...

I need you to

clear your head

and to stay

as calm as possible.

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Simon Kinberg

Simon David Kinberg (born August 2, 1973) is an British-born American screenwriter and film producer. He is best known for his work in the X-Men film franchise, and wrote and/or produced several other box-office successes such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Sherlock Holmes, Cinderella, and The Martian, earning an Academy Award nomination for the latter. His production company is Genre Films (usually credited as Kinberg Genre), which has a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. more…

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