A team of Marvel Comics’ most righteous Mutants (Wolverine, Beast, Iceman, et al.) time-travels back to the Vietnam War era, partly to forestall the rise of the repressive Sentinel robots and partly to corral two well-meaning but overzealous Mutants. So we can see this as a political fantasy about the Nixon days, written (and published as a comic) during the Reagan presidency, then produced as a movie in the Obama administration – or, as a furiously intricate sci-fi entertainment. Take your pick, either way you win. The cast is the best imaginable for this sort of thing: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Josh Helman, Ellen Page, and Peter Dinklage. Directed by X-perienced Mutant handler Bryan Singer, from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg, adapted from the story by Jane Goldman, Mathew Vaughn, and Kinberg. Spectacular (131 min.).
Director: Bryan Singer
Producer: Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Stan Lee, Todd Hallowell and Josh McLaglen
Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Anna Paquin, Evan Peters, Nicholas Hoult, Josh Helman, Evan Jonigkeit, Lucas Till, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Daniel Cudmore, Shawn Ashmore, Adan Canto and BooBoo Stewart
X-Men: Days of Future Past