X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut

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Main Plot Points:

  • With a never-before-seen, alternate cut of the film – plus 90 minutes of all-new, immersive special features – the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut takes you deeper into the X-Men universe than ever before.
  • Rogue makes her return as the all-star characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves and unite to battle armies of murderous Sentinel robots who are hunting down mutants and humans alike!

What We Thought:

  • I was already a pretty big fan of X-Men: Days of Future Past. It’s based on one of my favorite X-Men story lines in the comics, and I thought the movie did a great job of blending the two X-Men casts together.
  • But like everyone else, I was confused to see Anna Paquin get such high billing in the credits for literally appearing in one scene with no dialogue. Then, of course, it was revealed that there was an alternate version of the film in which Rogue played a larger part. And thus we have X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut.
  • Now, while Rogue isn’t suddenly a major player in the film, she does have a much more substantial role, actually getting to speak a few words this time. But it’s more than just adding the Rogue scenes back in; there are tons of little edits made throughout the film. In fact, I recommend watching it twice like I did; once with the commentary, where they point out all the little changes.
  • So how does the alternate cut stack up? Personally, I loved it. It adds about 13 minutes back into the film, and there’s a new major action sequence that we’ve never seen before. I honestly think I liked this new version a bit better than the original.
  • Even better, this release includes the original theatrical cut as well, so you can watch both versions and compare for yourself.
  • Overall, this is the ultimate edition of this movie on home video. I can honestly say that it’s highly recommended!

Special Features:

  • Commentary by Director Bryan Singer and Composer / Film Editor John Ottman
  • X-Men: Unguarded
  • Gallery: Storyboards, Costumes and Concepts Art
  • “Fantastic Four” Sneak Peek
  • Commentary by Director Bryan Singer & Producer / Writer Simon Kinberg
  • Mutant vs. Machine – 9-part making-of documentary featuring the cast and filmmakers!

Notable Cast & Crew:

  • James McAvoy
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Ian McKellen
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Shawn Ashmore
  • Ellen Page
  • Peter Dinklage
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Anna Paquin
  • Halle Berry
  • Evan Peters
  • Omar Sy
  • Daniel Cudmore
  • Bingbing Fan

Recommended if You Like:

  • The previous X-Men movies
  • Big Superhero action
  • Time travel