Well, thanks to the Ballarat Show being in town we all got a long weekend, I even managed to get Monday on top of that allowing me a four day respite from work and an opportunity to rest and recover from a mother load of sickness.
So did I venture to the Show to get my fill of overpriced show bags and rejoice in the opportunity to rub shoulders with the Hep B Carnies under the glamorous setting of the Ballarat showgrounds? Hell no I didn't! I did menial tasks and caught up on a swag of not necessarily fun, but somewhat unavoidable jobs. And of course I managed to watch some movies and started watching a new series called Penny Dreadful which has really got me intrigued. Yes, a long weekend was very much needed and probably just what the doctor would have ordered had I been bothered to visit.
DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Release Date: 2014
Running Time: 131 mins
This is easily the best and most enjoyable of all of the X-Men offerings to date. It is a smorgasbord of mutant characters with a fresh and original story line that is both fun and interesting, and they even threw in Michael Fassbender as the young Magneto just to sweeten the deal.
When the future of all mutants and 'pro-mutant life' humans is threatened by indestructible robot Sentinels, the X-men are forced to take action. Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) uses her time travel abilities to send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back to 1973 to change the course of the future by preventing Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from assassinating the Sentinels inventor Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage). Wolverine must persuade life long rivals Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) to unite in the cause to save their own future selves.
The effects in this movie are out of this world and really inject new life into the X-Men franchise. My favourite scenes are the ones involving Quicksilver (Evan Peters), they are so exciting to watch! Basically, this movie is just plain good fun; lots of action, a stellar cast and you don't need to have seen any of the other X-Men movies to get the gist of what's going on.
FINAL SAY: The future of X-Men has never looked better.
4 Chili Peppers