History Film / XMenDaysOfFuturePast

24th Apr '16 9:41:44 AM siberia82
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Magneto was arrested for his involvement in [[WhoShotJFK Kennedy's death]] (as in the magic bullet; the ViralMarketing raises the hypothesis that Mystique in guise of Lee Harvey Oswald was the one who shot), and the Paris Peace Accords that closed America's involvement with the VietnamWar now has Bolivar Trask and some mutants in attendance.

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Magneto was arrested for his involvement in [[WhoShotJFK Kennedy's death]] (as in the magic bullet; the ViralMarketing raises the hypothesis that Mystique in guise of Lee Harvey Oswald was the one who shot), and the Paris Peace Accords that closed America's involvement with the VietnamWar UsefulNotes/VietnamWar now has Dr. Bolivar Trask Trask, Major William Stryker and some mutants in attendance.



* {{Delinquents}}: Peter Maximoff is a juvenile delinquent whose favourite hobby is [[FiveFingerDiscount shoplifting]].



** 1973 Xavier is frequently seen consuming whiskey. It is generally viewed as a "manly" drink, but it's subverted in this case because he's an [[DrowningMySorrows extremely depressed]] ManChild.

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** 1973 Xavier is frequently seen consuming whiskey. It is generally viewed as a "manly" drink, but it's subverted inverted in this case because he's an [[DrowningMySorrows extremely depressed]] ManChild.



* PrettyBoy: Peter Maximoff is baby-faced and cute in an impish way. It's a visual cue to the audience that he's an immature prankster who doesn't take life seriously.

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* PrettyBoy: Peter Maximoff is baby-faced with reddish lips and cute in an impish way. It's a visual cue to the audience that he's an immature prankster who doesn't take life seriously.



* SeeingThroughAnothersEyes: In ''The Rogue Cut'', Future Xavier can view the mansion through Magneto's and Iceman's minds, and he gives them instructions as they walk in hidden passageways towards the Cerebro room.

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* SeeingThroughAnothersEyes: Past Charles is able to figure out where Raven is heading because when he had temporarily "possessed" a stewardess who had bumped into his foster sister, the stewardess had picked up Raven's plane ticket from the floor, and he can read its contents from the stewardess' field of vision. In ''The Rogue Cut'', Future Xavier can view the mansion through Magneto's and Iceman's minds, and he gives them instructions as they walk in hidden passageways towards the Cerebro room.
24th Apr '16 6:05:38 AM shawn_allen
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** When Mystique is masquerading as an Army officer in Saigon, the name on his (her) shirt says "Sanders." That's right, she is disguised as "Colonel Sanders."
21st Apr '16 5:11:39 AM erforce
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** NakedOnArrival from a bleak future dominated by a RobotWar, the time-shifted Wolverine demands a goon hand over his clothes and vehicle. Hello there, ''Film/{{Terminator 2}}''! Although in this case, it wasn't the time-traveler who was naked, but the past version of his body he was jumping ''into'' that happened to be naked at the time.
** When Quicksilver questions whether Xavier, Hank and Logan are like him (mutants), Xavier tells Logan to "Show him." Logan mimics the pose taken by the Terminator in ''Film/{{Terminator 2}}'' when John Connor orders him with that exact phrase, and pops his claws.

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** NakedOnArrival from a bleak future dominated by a RobotWar, the time-shifted Wolverine demands a goon hand over his clothes and vehicle. Hello there, ''Film/{{Terminator 2}}''! ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator 2]]''! Although in this case, it wasn't the time-traveler who was naked, but the past version of his body he was jumping ''into'' that happened to be naked at the time.
** When Quicksilver questions whether Xavier, Hank and Logan are like him (mutants), Xavier tells Logan to "Show him." Logan mimics the pose taken by the Terminator in ''Film/{{Terminator 2}}'' ''Terminator 2'' when John Connor orders him with that exact phrase, and pops his claws.
16th Apr '16 8:02:17 PM siberia82
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* BigBadEnsemble: The film has three characters, acting largely independently and often at cross-purposes, who take the primary actions leading to the BadFuture: [[MadScientist Bolivar Trask]], [[DarkActionGirl Mystique]], and [[DarkMessiah Magneto]].

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* BigBadEnsemble: The film has three characters, villains who are acting largely independently and are often at cross-purposes, who take the primary actions leading and their deeds lead to the BadFuture: [[MadScientist Bolivar Trask]], [[DarkActionGirl Mystique]], and [[DarkMessiah Magneto]].



* BoyishShortHair: Storm's hairstyle is quite short, and it's easier to maintain when she's struggling to survive the Future Sentinels.



* BrokenBird: Time and events have really taken their toll on Young Charles Xavier. He lost Raven and Erik, Sean disappeared several years prior [[spoiler:(and is later confirmed dead at the hands of Trask)]], then his teachers and students were drafted, leaving Charles alone except for Hank. He's taking a serum designed by Hank that suppresses his powers and restores the use of his legs just so he can sleep at night without feeling other people's pain.

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* BrokenBird: Time and events have really taken their toll on Young Charles Xavier. He lost Raven and Erik, Sean had disappeared several years prior [[spoiler:(and is later confirmed dead at the hands of Trask)]], then most of his teachers and students were drafted, leaving Charles alone except for Hank. He's taking a serum designed by Hank that suppresses his powers and restores the use of his legs just so he can sleep at night without feeling other people's pain.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:The younger Magneto had fooled Charles, Logan and Hank]] into believing that he was on their side when in fact he had planned to carry out his own agenda.



* {{Hunk}}: Stryker was quite buff as a younger man.



* ImpossibleThief: Quicksilver. His quick movements allow him to pull impossible thefts.

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* ImpossibleThief: Quicksilver. His quick movements allow Quicksilver; his super speed allows him to pull off impossible thefts.



* PluckyComicRelief: Quicksilver is the main source of comedy.



* PrettyLittleHeadshots: In the flashback we see Mystique giving Trask a headshot which only leaves a tiny entry wound on his forehead.

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* PrettyBoy: Peter Maximoff is baby-faced and cute in an impish way. It's a visual cue to the audience that he's an immature prankster who doesn't take life seriously.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: In the flashback flashback, we see Mystique giving Trask a headshot which only leaves a tiny entry wound on his forehead.


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* RefugeInAudacity: Quicksilver blatantly uses his super speed when he first meets Wolverine, Professor X and Beast because he knows no one would believe what they said about him. It's implied this is how he gets away with everything he does.
10th Apr '16 10:49:44 PM dissembly14b
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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Kitty's new ability to send people's consciousnesses back through time is a far throw from intangibility. It's strange but not unprecedented. Emma Frost developed two seemingly unrelated powers (telepath and diamond hard skin armor).

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Kitty's new ability to send people's consciousnesses back through time is a far throw from intangibility. It's strange but not unprecedented. Emma Frost developed two seemingly unrelated powers (telepath and diamond hard skin armor).armor); in the comic-book continuity a few of the X-Men develop 'secondary mutations', in Emma's case her second power appeared out of nowhere to protect her from a nuclear strike in the ''New X-Men'' comics.
10th Apr '16 10:04:53 PM dissembly14b
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** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' spent a good bit of time introducing some new mutants, such as Banshee, Emma Frost, Angel, Azazel, Riptide and Havok. One sequel later in this movie, Havok gets a few minutes of screen time before being rescued by Mystique. As for the rest, Riptide isn't mentioned, and Banshee, Emma, Angel, Azazel are all pronounced dead by Young Magneto. While they were killed between films, Raven/Mystique infiltrates Trask's office, where the audience is then treated to some photographs of the aforementioned mutants... [[FacialHorror post-autopsy.]] As a bonus, one of Angel's wings can be found in a vault.

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** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' spent a good bit of time introducing some new mutants, such as Banshee, Emma Frost, Angel, Azazel, Riptide and Havok. One sequel later in this movie, Havok gets a few minutes of screen time before being rescued by Mystique. As for the rest, Riptide isn't mentioned, and Banshee, Emma, Angel, Azazel are all pronounced dead by Young Magneto. While they were killed between films, Raven/Mystique infiltrates Trask's office, where the audience is then treated to some photographs of the aforementioned mutants... [[FacialHorror post-autopsy.]] As a bonus, Beyond the autopsy photo appearance, one of Angel's wings can also be found seen in a vault.vault (this is unrelated to her death as that wing was lost during the climax of ''First Class'').
7th Apr '16 4:17:39 PM tropeminer
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** To persuade Congress to consider his Sentinel program, Trask quotes Xavier's Oxford dissertation from ''First Class'' on the near-immediate eradication of the human sub-species ''homo neanderthalensis'' upon the appearance of their "mutated, more-evolved cousins," ''Homo sapiens'', alluding to the idea that mutants will eventually drive ordinary humans into extinction.

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** To persuade Congress to consider his Sentinel program, Trask quotes Xavier's Oxford dissertation from ''First Class'' on the near-immediate eradication of the human sub-species ''homo ''Homo neanderthalensis'' upon the appearance of their "mutated, more-evolved cousins," ''Homo sapiens'', alluding to the idea that mutants will eventually drive ordinary humans into extinction.
24th Mar '16 1:30:14 PM eroock
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* OpeningNarration: The opening lines about the dystopian future are narrated by old Charles.

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* OpeningNarration: OpeningMonologue: The opening lines about the dystopian future are narrated by old Charles.
23rd Mar '16 10:38:55 AM siberia82
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--->'''Charles:''' You're on acid. Someone gave you really bad acid.

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--->'''Charles:''' --->'''Charles''': ...You're on acid. Someone gave you really bad acid.



* CloseEnoughTimeline: [[spoiler: Logan's actions prevent the post-apocalyptic Sentinel-ravaged future, thus dramatically altering the landscape of 2023. In that the new timeline is a status quo [[StatusQuoIsGod broadly similar to the one in the trilogy]].]]

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* CloseEnoughTimeline: [[spoiler: Logan's [[spoiler:Logan's actions prevent the post-apocalyptic Sentinel-ravaged future, thus dramatically altering the landscape of 2023. In that the new timeline is a status quo [[StatusQuoIsGod broadly similar to the one in the trilogy]].]]



** The conversation between Erik and Logan, in the past, when the latter refers to them both as being a "survivor". [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Logan, the younger Magneto is able to prove his superiority in battle when he impales him with pipes and sends off to drown with a taunt of how unlike a survivor he is compared to Magneto.]]

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** The conversation between Erik and Logan, in the past, when the latter refers to them both as being a "survivor". [[spoiler: Unfortunately [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Logan, the younger Magneto is able to prove his superiority in battle when he impales him with pipes and sends off to drown with a taunt of how unlike a survivor he is compared to Magneto.]]



** The footage of the mutants fighting at the [[spoiler: Paris Peace Conference]] is eerily reminiscent of the Zapruder film, right down to the small format and shaky cam.

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** The footage of the mutants fighting at the [[spoiler: Paris [[spoiler:Paris Peace Conference]] is eerily reminiscent of the Zapruder film, right down to the small format and shaky cam.



* FollowTheLeader: The CrisisCrossover and LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters were conceived in response to the success of ''Film/TheAvengers2012''.



** There are numerous references to ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', which include Xavier and Magneto uniting to prevent a potential mutant genocide, Magneto's non-metal prison (and guards with plastic weapons), weaponized metal balls, and [[spoiler:turning a device created to destroy mutants against its human creators: Dark Cerebro in ''X2'', the Sentinels here]].

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** There are numerous references to ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', which include Xavier and Magneto uniting to prevent a potential mutant genocide, Mystique sneaking into the BigBad's office to steal information, Magneto's non-metal prison (and guards with plastic weapons), weaponized metal balls, and [[spoiler:turning a device created to destroy mutants against its human creators: Dark Cerebro in ''X2'', the Sentinels here]].



** A brief moment where Peter's little sister tells Logan she's a princess (and he replies with "I'm the Wolverine") does not appear. [[spoiler: However, this was restored in ''The Rogue Cut'' along with further dialog between the little sister Quicksilver's mother revealing a second sister.]]
** A scene where Bobby and Magneto are seen freeing Rogue is also missing. [[spoiler: However, this was restored in ''The Rogue Cut'' as part of the subplot]]

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** A brief moment where Peter's little sister tells Logan she's a princess (and he replies with "I'm the Wolverine") does not appear. [[spoiler: However, [[spoiler:However, this was restored in ''The Rogue Cut'' along with further dialog between the little sister Quicksilver's mother revealing a second sister.]]
** A scene where Bobby and Magneto are seen freeing Rogue is also missing. [[spoiler: However, [[spoiler:However, this was restored in ''The Rogue Cut'' as part of the subplot]]



** Magneto uses one national monument as a weapon against another in the climax. [[spoiler: Specifically, he picks up RFK Stadium, levitates it across DC, and drops it in a circle around the White House. Later in the fight, he pulls a panic room out from under the White House through the walls and floors to get at the people inside it.]]

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** Magneto uses one national monument as a weapon against another in the climax. [[spoiler: Specifically, [[spoiler:Specifically, he picks up RFK Stadium, levitates it across DC, and drops it in a circle around the White House. Later in the fight, he pulls a panic room out from under the White House through the walls and floors to get at the people inside it.]]



* NoKillLikeOverkill: This seems to be the Future Sentinelís general philosophy when taking out targets. As such they commit a string of ruthlessly brutal and outright cruel murder during the film, seemingly to ensure their targets are taken out for good. There is some cold justification for this considering how much punishment some mutants can take, though it doesn't make what they do any less horrific.

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* NoKillLikeOverkill: This seems to be the Future Sentinelís Sentinels' general philosophy when taking out targets. As such they commit a string of ruthlessly brutal and outright cruel murder during the film, seemingly to ensure their targets are taken out for good. There is some cold justification for this considering how much punishment some mutants can take, though it doesn't make what they do any less horrific.



* NonActionBigBad: Dr. Trask isn't skilled in combat.



* RevisedEnding: In the original comic book storyline, [[spoiler: changing the past does ''not'' prevent the BadFuture but creates a divergent timeline instead, meaning nothing directly changes for the future X-Men. They eventually get their happy ending, but it's a loooong story involving even more time travel in both directions. However, this storyline is far too complicated for the purposes of a single film, and the altered movie timeline gives the filmmakers an in-universe excuse to reboot the series by erasing the original trilogy.]]

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* RevisedEnding: In the original comic book storyline, [[spoiler: changing [[spoiler:changing the past does ''not'' prevent the BadFuture but creates a divergent timeline instead, meaning nothing directly changes for the future X-Men. They eventually get their happy ending, but it's a loooong story involving even more time travel in both directions. However, this storyline is far too complicated for the purposes of a single film, and the altered movie timeline gives the filmmakers an in-universe excuse to reboot the series by erasing the original trilogy.]]



** The ending is reminiscent of the end of ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. [[spoiler: In both films, the protagonist wakes up in his room in a happier altered future, is initially confused by his surroundings, and is specifically asked by another character "Is everything alright?"]]

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** The ending is reminiscent of the end of ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In both films, the protagonist wakes up in his room in a happier altered future, is initially confused by his surroundings, and is specifically asked by another character "Is everything alright?"]]



* TakesAThirdOption: Erik asks Mystique, "Are you still Charles' Raven... or are you Mystique?" (What Magneto is truly referring to with the latter is if she's still his soldier.) In the end, she chooses [[spoiler:her own path. She doesn't adhere to her foster brother's pacifism, and she rejects her former lover's warmongering]].

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* TakesAThirdOption: TakeAThirdOption: Erik asks Mystique, "Are you still Charles' Raven... or are you Mystique?" (What Magneto is truly referring to with the latter is if she's still his soldier.) In the end, she chooses [[spoiler:her own path. She doesn't adhere to her foster brother's pacifism, and she rejects her former lover's warmongering]].
22nd Mar '16 3:22:27 PM siberia82
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* DemotedToDragon: After serving as the BigBad in two movies, William Stryker is Dr. Bolivar Trask's second-in-command.


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* TakesAThirdOption: Erik asks Mystique, "Are you still Charles' Raven... or are you Mystique?" (What Magneto is truly referring to with the latter is if she's still his soldier.) In the end, she chooses [[spoiler:her own path. She doesn't adhere to her foster brother's pacifism, and she rejects her former lover's warmongering]].
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