'Days of Future Past': How to make a superhero movie from an acclaimed comic book storyline

May 22, 2014 10:25 AM

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'Days of Future Past': How to make a superhero movie from an acclaimed comic book storyline

New Delhi: X-Men, the movie franchise, goes from strength to strength. After the first movie of 2000, which was the milestone that signaled the beginning of the current superhero movie craze, the two sequels did well but were artistically disappointing, in particular 'The Last Stand' (2006). This was followed by 'X-Men: First Class' (2011) which brought back some of the first movie's charm, helped as it was by a strong cast.

Spinoffs have not been that fortunate, with 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' (2009) being panned for being thematically schizophrenic and 'The Wolverine' (2013) not managing to be among the better superhero movies of the past decade and half. Other X-men characters' origin stories have been quietly shelve...

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