My family got to enjoy another movie night bonding over X-Men: Days of Future Past last Friday at Shangri-la Mall. Thanks to PLDT Home DSL for the invite! We have seen a handful of raves on this movie this past week and we got really curious, that we did not pass this up.
The kids with “Wolverine”
First off, knowing that X-Men always have a lot of fighting scenes, I warned the kids beforehand that if there was any scene that will scare them, for them to call my attention so we could embrace as they cover their eyes. There was not a lot. Only the first few minutes of the rolling of the film where sentinels and the x-men were fighting. The dark tone, remained mostly at the first half. They were pretty much entertained from there to the end. They can’t get over Quicksilver’s (Pietro Maximoff) antics in the prison break scene. They won’t stop talking about it from the walk to the parking lot to our ride home. 🙂
X-Men Movie Night with Family
We uploaded the above photo via IG. 🙂
Behind the entertainment we found in “X-Men, Days of Future Past,” what the hubby and I loved most about it is its depth, parallelism to life, concerning hope. When the young Charles Xavier told Professor X, “I don’t want your suffering! I don’t want your future!”, he couldn’t quite yet grasp that without accepting all that he has to go through, there will never be an older Charles Xavier (Professor X). Meaning, he will not survive. Professor X, as he spoke to the younger him then said, “Please! We need you to hope again.”
This was shortly after Charles Xavier was about to walk out and throw in the towel, Logan took him to the future through his head. Logan’s (Wolverine) dialogue with the younger Charles Xavier was notable as he attempts to ignite hope in the latter – Cerebro scene. This won’t be much of a spoiler but this much reminds me of 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
“Now hope does not disappoint..” Romans 5:5a
Now, that Bible verse was not really quoted in the movie. But the message is the same when Charles Xavier said, “Just because someone stumbles doesn’t mean they are lost forever.” He further reinforces this, “The greatest gift we have is to bear their pain without breaking and it comes from your most human part – hope.” Does that not speak a lot on how we should extend grace to those who need it?
Oh yes, we did love the movie! Now if great movies can come with zero profanity, (I guess) it will then be a perfect world, which ours isn’t.
Thanks bunches to PLDT Home DSL again for inviting our family to a fun movie time of bonding! To sign up for your own strong, reliable family-sized connection of PLDT Home DSL, visit pldthome.com.