What is it: Convinced that mutants pose a threat to humanity, Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) develops the Sentinels, enormous robotic weapons that can detect a mutant gene and zero in on that person. In the 21st century, the Sentinels have evolved into highly efficient killing machines. With mutants now facing extinction, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) volunteers to go back in time and rally the X-Men of the past to help change a pivotal moment in history and thereby save their future.
Why I should watch it: Whether you are a big fan of the comic book characters or not, "X-Men Days of Future Past" is a compelling movie and probably the best of the franchise.
What's in it: "X-Men Days of Future Past" is OK for ages 14+ and is rated PG- 13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language.
Fun tidbit: According to Peter Dinklage, Bryan Singer picked him to play Bolivar Trask because of his height: "With my dwarfism, I'm a bit of a mutant. I can't move metal or anything, but I thought of it as self-loathing. Deep down, Trask is quite sensitive about that aspect of himself."
What reviewers say: "You're going to read a lot of reviews about why this film is so great, and they're all true. Easily, for me, the best movie of the franchise. So, let me skip right ahead to my take as a parent. To be honest, I’m a little surprised this movie escaped an R rating. With Bryan Singer pushing lines in every MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) category, you might get a bit annoyed wondering how this movie is deemed appropriate for 13-year-olds while movies like “The King’s Speech” are only appropriate for those 17 and above. Nudity, occasionally brutal violence, and a very defined F-bomb, this is definitely a movie parents should watch before they decide what's best for their kids. That said, if I were running the world, I’d give this movie a PG-15+ with some sort of disclaimer about how subjective my opinion is and how you as a parent know what’s best for your child." -tpoppleton
Where can I find it: "X-Men Days of Future Past" is available on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.