This time they’ve joined an alliance due to the events that their world has been thrown into. The original edit of Days of Future Past was really enjoyable. The film was filled with subtle reffernces here and there to past X-Men films, as a treat for the fans. The arrival of Wolverine in the past reminded me very much of the Terminator franchise, where soldiers (for a better word) are sent back in time to reform the future, it's on their arrival in typical Terminator style that the time traveler is completely naked. This is later resolved with both characters of the two franchises getting dressed whilst getting into a spot of both with the antagonising locals.
The Rogue Cut in my opinion is what the original cut was lacking. The new release of Days of Future Past now has more depth and character development. The film now feels more like an X-Men film with having the appearance of Rogue and the connection between her and Wolverine is brought back to life. It was also about time that she made a return due to only seeing her in the 2006 movie X-Men 3: The Last Stand. I believe that the decision to have her playing a crucial role in helping Logan (Wolverine) in restoring peace and freedom, to not only the Mutants but also to Humanity, was rather fitting and pleasant.
Having the return of a young Striker in both edits was also really fitting. Giving Logan that personal connection made it more difficult for the character to complete the mission he had set out to do. There is a little hint at what is on the horizon for Logan in his pre-Wolverine days, thrown into both edits of the young Magneto stating that Logan’s blades “should be made out of metal”.
The special effects, like the previous release, were outstanding and the additional deleted Rogue scenes being added to this gorgeous, polished extended edition shows that the editors have done an outstanding job by going through the unused footage with a fine toothcomb.
The return of the original cast was what made both edits enjoyable and entertaining. It can be easily spotted that the cast and crew had a great time in making this piece, which makes me rather excited to see the next installment in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse.
Again, like most of the recent films from Marvel Studios, fans across the globe are teased by a selection of secret endings. You are teased to the point that you’re hungry for more content from Marvel.
Therefore, like the original edit, I award this extended addition a 10/10 ranking. It’s bold, brilliant, beautiful and entertaining. Everything a comic book movie needs!