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Catching Up on SciFi Movies (Part 28): Snowpiercer / World War Z / X-Men: Days of Future Past

Continuing a trend tailor-made for the Twitter generation, here are my quick takes on a few recently-watched genre-related films.

My brief thoughts follow…

  • Snowpiercer (2014) – There was a lot to like about this film: interesting premise and story, good acting, the mood it evoked…and even if it doesn’t stand up to the scrutiny of a few questions that come to mind, it was still a fairly powerful (and accessible) film.
  • World War Z (2013) – Probably the best thing about this film was the decent depiction of fast-moving zombies., other wise, not much to see here. On the bright side, I hear it’s so different from the source material that I felt comfortable that seeing this would not spoil that reading experience.
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – An apparent attempt to reboot the series. Even so, I enjoyed this one. I likes me some time travel and even though that took away from some of the otherwise more dramatic scenes (the future can change!), it was still solid entertainment.
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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

8 Comments on Catching Up on SciFi Movies (Part 28): Snowpiercer / World War Z / X-Men: Days of Future Past

  1. Apparently I am the only person who didn’t like Snowpiercer. Tilda Swinton was fantastic (because she is always amazing), but I found the entire premise completely silly.

  2. Days of Future Past really got me. I didn’t expect Singer to return to the franchise so strongly, but the movie has such highs. The biggest was the broken past Charles having a moment of talking to his future self and learning he could become the person he desperately needed in his own life. That’s really not what superhero films have come to offer, and I’m sorely glad one did.

    • I also liked how the story stayed firmly rooted in the “Humans vs. Mutants” roots of the first film. IIRC, the 2nd film strayed from that a lot. The 3rd film started getting closer. This new one was based on it.

  3. Spellcheck in aisle one.

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