Cinema Sins Hilariously Detailed Everything Wrong With ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

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11.08.14 17 Comments

X-Men: Days of Future Past has some problems, I think we’re all aware of that. The issue with time travel is well documented but it’s worth revisiting in FilmDrunk’s review.

See, Days of Futures Past has a bit of a “Marty’s Hand” problem. It’s a time travel paradox that goes back to the future/futures problem of the title: when Wolverine travels back to the past, are there multiple possible futures based on his actions, or just one future? Furthermore, the way this past affects the future is never very logical. In Back to the Future (released four years after the Days of Future Past comic book), Marty’s parents have to kiss at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, or else they’re never going to fall in love and get married and have Marty, and he’ll never exist in the first place, let alone travel back in time to re-invent rock n roll. Okay, makes sense, sort of. In Days of Futures Past, if they don’t find the allspark, they’ll never be able to generate the 1.21 jiggawatts of power necessary to get Xavier’s wheelchair up to 88 miles per hour and send Wolverine back to Munchkinland to kill Peter Dinklage. Okay, just kidding. But without spoiling anything, what the X-gang has to do in the past in order to prevent the Flaming Butthole Wars of the Future never makes a f*ck ton of sense.

So I can understand why someone deconstructed the whole damn thing on YouTube. It makes sense really. Between the portals and Mystique not killing Stryker and Wolverine going Marty McFly, yeah, they were kind of begging for it.

[BroBible]

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