X-Men: Days of Future Past Quotes - Richly Detailed

(Total Quotes: 111)

Directed by: Bryan Singer
Written by:
Simon Kinberg (story & screenplay)
Jane Goldman (story)
Matthew Vaughn (story)
Hugh Jackman – Logan / Wolverine
James McAvoy – Charles Xavier
Patrick Stewart – Professor X
Michael Fassbender – Erik Lehnsherr
Ian McKellen – Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence – Raven / Mystique
Halle Berry – Storm
Nicholas Hoult – Hank McCoy / Beast
Anna Paquin – Rogue
Ellen Page – Kitty Pryde
Peter Dinklage – Dr. Bolivar Trask
Shawn Ashmore – Bobby / Iceman
Omar Sy – Bishop
Evan Peters – Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
Josh Helman – Maj. William Stryker
Daniel Cudmore – Colossus
Bingbing Fan – Blink
Adan Canto – Sunspot
Booboo Stewart – Warpath
Lucas Till – Alex Summer / Havok
Evan Jonigkeit – Toad
Mark Camacho – President Nixon
Famke Janssen – Jean Grey
James Marsden – Scott Summers
Kelsey Grammer – Hank McCoy – older
Brian Cox – William Stryker


With the huge cast and mind-boggling premise it was hard not to feel skeptical before watching this movie, but after having watched it X-Men: Days Of Future Past quotes definitely do not disappoint and provide a richly detailed narrative with some intelligent action thrown in to even it out.

The story starts off with a bleak future in which both mutants and humans have been decimated by deadly killing machines known as The Sentinels. With little hope for survival, Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto decide to send Wolverine back in time to the 1970s where he must find the younger Charles and Erik and get them to change the future before it can happen.

Even though the novelty of the X-Men franchise has slightly worn off Singer’s latest addition manages to bring a new freshness into the franchise and gives us some brilliantly crafted material which is both entertaining and earnest at the same time. The incredibly ambitious mix of character and plot could have very easily gone horribly wrong but instead we get a perfect blend of character and story.

With regard to the massive ensemble cast, none fail in delivering great performances, but a special mention has to go out to McAvoy and newbie Evan Peters as Quicksilver who turns out to be the coolest thing in the movie and steals every scene he’s in.

Verdict: With the exception of X-Men: First Class, this film is a far more sophisticated and better story than any X-Men movie to date, it has pretty much has swiped the slate clean and has opened up an exciting possibility of narratives that could go in any direction.

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[first lines; New York – mutants and the humans have been gathered by an army of robots to be killed]
Professor X: [voice over] The future, a dark, desolate world. A world of war, suffering, loss on both sides. Mutants and the humans who dared to help them, fighting an enemy we cannot defeat.
[a young mutant is seen walking through piles of dirt and carcasses]
Professor X: [voice over] Are we destined down this path? Destined to destroy ourselves like so many species before us? Or can we evolve fast enough to change ourselves, change our fate?
[the mutant kneels down and brushes off some dirt on the ground from an object with the Mutant Academy’s X on it, suddenly there’s a low rumbling noise, as the mutant turns to see what it is a light is flashed across the mutant’s face]
Professor X: [voice over] Is the future truly set?


[in Moscow a mutant, Warpath, spots several pods carrying robots dropping them near the building they’re ransacking]
Warpath: They’re here!
[he joins another mutant, Blink, using her powers she opens a portal to transport them to the lower level to warn their fellow mutants, Colossus, Sunspot, Bishop and Kitty Pryde]
Blink: Time’s up!
Warpath: Sentinels!
Bishop: Sunspot!
[Sunspot uses his power to create solar power energy which Bishop uses with his powers to absorb and power up his weapon]
Kitty Pryde: Let’s go!
[Bishop and Kitty start running and Kitty uses her power so that she and Bishop can phases through walls as the others wait to fight the Sentinels, when they arrive the team of mutants begin to fight the Sentinels, Bobby/Iceman also arrives to join them, but the Sentinels kill them all by latching onto the mutants to adapt to their powers, copying them and use their powers against them]


[Kitty takes Bishop into a vault and starts to create a link with his consciousness, at the same time Blink goes to help Warpath fight the Sentinels when one of them strikes her down]
Warpath: Blink! No!
[she falls and dies, the remaining Sentinels quickly kill Warpath as he tries to protect the vault, one of the Sentinels breaks into the vault]
Kitty Pryde: Too late, assholes.
[just as the Sentinel is about to kill Bishop and Kitty they disappear as they are transported out of there]


[Professor X is using his powers to find other mutants]
Professor X: [voice over] So few of us left.
Kitty Pryde: Professor?
Professor X: I found them.
[an X-Jet descends in China to where Professor X, Storm, Logan and Magneto dismount at a monastery, they are met by Bishop, Sunspot and Warpath, who are both alive]
Warpath: Professor?
[then we see Bobby, who is also alive]days-of-future-past-3
Storm: Bobby!
Bobby: Hi, Storm.
[they embrace]
Logan: Hey, kid.
[Bobby nods his head to Logan]
Kitty Pryde: Professor, you made it.
[she joins them along with Colossus, who is also alive]


Kitty Pryde: Whenever the Sentinels attack, Warpath spots them, then I send Bishop back to warn us of the attack before it happens. Blink scouts the next site and…well, then we leave before they ever know we were there.
Warpath: Because we never were.
Logan: What do you mean you were never there?
Professor X: She projects Bishop back in time a few days to warn the others of the coming attack.
Logan: So she sends Bishop back in time.
Professor X: No, just his consciousness into his younger self, his younger body.
Logan: Well.
Magneto: This might just work, Charles.
Kitty Pryde: What might work?
Professor X: The Sentinel Program was originally conceived by Dr. Bolivar Trask. In the early 70’s he was one of the world’s leading weapons designers, but covertly he had begun experimenting on mutants, using their gifts to fuel his own research. There was one mutant who had discovered what he was doing.
Magneto: A mutant with the ability to transform herself into anyone.
Colossus: Mystique.


Professor X: I knew her as Raven. We met when we were children, grew up together. She was like a sister to me. I tried to help her but only succeeded in driving her away. She hunted Trask across the world, and at the Paris Peace Accords in 1973, after the Vietnam war she found Trask and killed him. It was the first time she killed.
Logan: It wasn’t her last.
Professor X: But killing Trask did not have the outcome she expected. It only persuaded the government of the need for his program. They captured her that day, tortured her, experimented on her. In her DNA they discovered the secrets to her powers of transformation. It gave them the key they needed to create weapons that could adapt to any mutant power, and in less than fifty years, the machines that have destroyed so many of our kind were created. But it all started that day in 1973. The day she first killed, the day she truly became Mystique.
Kitty Pryde: You want to go back there?
Professor X: If I can get to her, stop the assassination, keep her out of their hands, then we can stop the Sentinels from ever being born.
Magneto: And end this war before it ever begins.
Kitty Pryde: I can send someone back a couple of weeks, maybe a month, but you’re talking about going back decades. You have the most powerful brain in the world, Professor, but the mind can only stretch so far before it snaps. It would rip you apart. I’m sorry, no one could survive that trip.
Logan: What if someone’s mind has a way of snapping back? What if someone can heal as fast as it ripped apart?


[outside the monastery as they prepare to protect Logan as he goes back in time]
Storm: Okay, spread out.
Bishop: Take your positions.
[inside the monastery Logan speaks alone with Professor X and Magneto]
Logan: So I wake up in my younger body, God knows where, then what?
Professor X: You’ll need to go to my house and find me, convince me of all of this.
Logan: Won’t you be able to just read my mind?
Professor X: I didn’t have my powers in 1973. Logan, you’re going to have to do for me what I once did for you. Lead me, guide me. I was a very different man then. You’ll have to be patient with me.
Logan: Patience isn’t my strongest suit.
Magneto: You’ll need me as well.
Logan: What?
Magneto: After mystique left Charles she came with me and I set her on a dangerous path, a darker path. It’s going to take the two of us, side by side at a time when we couldn’t be further apart.
[Logan looks at Professor X and he nods in agreement]
Logan: Great. So where do I find you?
Magneto: Well, it’s complicated.


[Logan is lying down as Kitty prepares him]
Kitty Pryde: Basically your body will go to sleep while your mind travels back in time. As long as you’re back there, past and present will continue to coexist. But once you wake up, whatever you’ve done will take hold and become history. And for the rest of us it’ll be the only history that we know. It’ll be like the last fifty years never happened, in this world, in this war. The only person who will remember it is you. Alright, Logan, I need to you clear head and to stay as calm as possible.
Logan: What? What do you mean?
Kitty Pryde: If your mind gets rocky it’ll be harder for me to hold you. You could start to slip between past and future.
Logan: What if I need to get a little rocky?
Kitty Pryde: Think peaceful thoughts.
Logan: Peaceful thoughts. You have any good news?
Kitty Pryde: Well, you don’t really age so you’ll pretty much look the same.


Bobby: You won’t have much time in the past, the Sentinels will find us. They always do.
Kitty Pryde: And this time we won’t be able to run, we’ll have no escape. This is our last chance.
Magneto: Do you really think this will work?
Professor X: I have faith in him.
Magneto: It’s not him I’m worried about, it’s us, we were young. We didn’t know any better.
Professor X: We will now.
Logan: As you always do.
[to Logan]
Kitty Pryde: This might sting a little.
[as Kitty forms the link to Logan’s consciousness he yells out in pain and his claws extend]


[Logan wakes up in 1973 and the first thing he sees is a lava lamp, he finds himself lying naked in a waterbed next to a woman, he rises and goes to look at himself in the mirror, then looks out the window to see a busy city in 70’s]
Logan: Holy shit. It worked.
[as he puts on his trousers three men barge into the room]
Logan: Hey, what’s going on? Who are you?
[to the woman in bed who’s now awake]
Ramone: Gwen, get dressed.
Logan: Hey, I don’t know what’s going on.
Ramone: What’s going on is that you’re supposed to be guarding the boss’ daughter, not screwing her.
Logan: I didn’t sleep with her.
Ramone: No?
Logan: No. I mean, yes, I slept with her many times, but…
Gwen: Jimmy!
Logan: That wasn’t me, that was the old me. I just got here like twenty seconds ago.
Ramone: Really?
Logan: Yeah.
Ramone: And what happened to your clothes?
Logan: Well…oh. Would you believe me if I told you I was sent here from the future?
[Ramone chuckles]


[to Gwen]
Ramone: Get out of here, sweetheart.
Logan: Yeah.
Ramone: We’re gonna take care of this comedian.
[Gwen quickly finishes getting dressed and leaves]
Logan: No, you’re not. You’re gonna give me the keys to your car and some money for gas or you’re gonna wake up in the hospital. Trust me, I know how these things play out.
Ramone: Oh, because you’re from the future.
Logan: No, because of these.days-of-future-past-4
[he holds up his hands and extends his claws, which are no longer covered in adamantium]
Ramone: What the hell?!
[Ramone and the other two guys reach for their guns and start shooting at Logan who’s claws accidently pierce the water bed]
Logan: Goddammit!
[the three men watch in shock as the bullets in Logan’s chest push out and he heals, Logan then kills all three men and takes the car keys off of Ramone]
Logan: Peaceful thoughts.


[in Washington D.C., Trask is meeting with Congress to lobby his Sentinel program]
Senator Brickman: We are reviewing all of our defense expenditures and all the black books are being opened. We can’t support a weapon that targets our own citizens. If these mutants, as you described, are already living among us, then they are living here peacefully.
Congressman Parker: We haven’t had an incident in over ten years.
Congressman Davis: After what happened in Cuba?
Congressman Parker: That was never confirmed. We have real enemies out there, the Russians, the Chinese.
Senator Brickman: We are talking about a tenth of a tenth of a tenth of our population.
Dr. Bolivar Trask: Allow me to read something to you.
Senator Brickman: Please.
Dr. Bolivar Trask: This was acquired by our friends at the CIA. It’s a dissertation written by a mutant at Oxford university. And I quote, “To Homo-Neanderthals’, his mutant cousin Homosapiens, which is us, was an aberration. The arrival of the mutated human species, Homosapiens, was followed by the immediate extinction of their less evolved kin.”


[to the Congress]
Dr. Bolivar Trask: Well, now we are the Neanderthal.
Senator Brickman: Speak for yourself, Dr. Trask.
[there’s a low chuckle by Trask and some of the congressmen]
Dr. Bolivar Trask: You know, when you sent our soldiers to Vietnam without the weapons they needed to win the war, you underestimated your enemy. You do that with this enemy, mm…it won’t be some border skirmish halfway around the world. This time the war will be for our streets, our cities, our homes, and by the time you see the need for my program, it’ll be too late and you will have lost two wars in one lifetime.
Senator Brickman: We’re sorry, Dr. Trask. But your Sentinel program, it ain’t gonna fly.


[Saigon – Colonel Sanders arrives at a quarantined tent guarded by MP’s]
Vietnam MP Guard: Can I help you, Colonel?
Col. Sanders: Just here to give our boys a proper send off.
Vietnam MP Guard: Sorry, sir, but we have orders. This is a quarantined area.
Col. Sanders: Stand aside, soldier. That’s an order.
[the guards stand aside and open the doors to let Sanders through to the tent]
Soldier: Atten-hut!
[the soldiers all rise]
Col. Sanders: At ease.
[as Sanders walks through the tent he looks at the mutant soldiers, he notices Alex Summers/Havok and winks at him, Alex looks at him with confusion, Strand goes over the doctor who’s collecting blood samples]
Col. Sanders: What is all this?
Quarantine Doctor: Lab reports, blood tests. It’s all getting packed up and shipped back.
Col. Sanders: Where is it going?
Quarantine Doctor: Same place they are, Trask Industries.


[Major William Stryker enters the tent]
Major William Stryker: Let’s go, gentlemen! Taking you out of this shit show.
Alex Summers: Shipping home?
Major William Stryker: Not just yet.
[another solider opens a case containing vials of drugs]
Toad: What are you doing with those?
Major William Stryker: It’s gonna make the ride a little smoother. We’re transferring you to a private facility where we can run a few more tests.
[as the soldier prepares the injection Sanders walks over to Stryker]
Col. Sanders: Your men are not military.
Major William Stryker: Private outfit.


[Stryker gives Sanders his paperwork]
Major William Stryker: We’re authorized to remand these men.
[Sanders looks at the papers]
Col. Sanders: These troops are going home.
Major William Stryker: Well, Colonel, I don’t believe you have jurisdiction in this matter.
Col. Sanders: I’m afraid I do, son.
Major William Stryker: I’m sorry, who are you?
Col. Sanders: The question is, Major…
[Sanders turns Stryker’s dog tags around to look at his name]
Col. Sanders: Who are you?
[suddenly Sanders turns into Raven, she and the other mutants take down the soldiers]


[as Stryker goes to grab his gun, Raven grabs hold of his throat and nearly strangles him]
Alex Summers: Raven!
Raven: That’s not my name.
[before Raven kills Stryker Alex uses his power to release a plasma blast at Stryker who gets knocked out]
Raven: I had that.
Alex Summers: I know.
Raven: Let’s move out! Come on, let’s go!
Alex Summers: Where’s Erik?
Raven: I’m on my own now.
[as they walk out of the tent Raven has disguised herself by turning into Sanders again]


[Raven disguised as Sanders guides the mutant soldiers towards a plane which is about to take off]
Col. Sanders: Hold that plane!
[to the soldiers boarding the plane]
Soldier: Let’s Go! Keep going!
Col. Sanders: Wouldn’t wanna leave these boys in this God forsaken country.
Alex Summers: You’re not coming with us are you?
Col. Sanders: My war’s not over, the enemy is still out there.days-of-future-past-5
[as Alex boards the plane, Sanders starts walking away and then transforms into Raven dressed in military clothes, at the same time Stryker walks out of the tent to look for them]
Major William Stryker: Where did they go?
[to the MP guards]
Major William Stryker: The four privates, where did they go?
Vietnam MP Guard: They were headed towards the tarmac.
[Stryker heads towards the tarmac and watches in frustration as the plane takes off]


[Wolverine arrives at the X-Mansion which looks abandoned and run down, he notices the sign for Xavier School fallen on the ground, he drives to the front door, gets out of his car and knocks on the front door which is opened by Hank McCoy / Beast]
Hank McCoy: Can I help you?
Logan: Uh…yeah. What happened to the school?
Hank McCoy: The school’s been shut for years. Are you a parent?
Logan: Sure as hell hope not. Who are you?
Hank McCoy: I’m Hank, Hank McCoy. I look after the house now.
Logan: You’re Beast? Look at you. Well, I guess you’re a late bloomer.
Hank McCoy: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m gonna have to ask you to leave.


[as Hank goes to shut the door Logan stops him and pushes against the door]
Logan: So where’s the Professor?
Hank McCoy: There’s no Professor here.
[as Logan keeps pushing against the door and Hank pushes back to close it]
Logan: You’re pretty strong for a scrawny kid. Are you sure there’s not a little Beast in there? Come on, Beast.
Hank McCoy: He’s not here.
Logan: Come on, Beastie.
Hank McCoy: No.
[Logan finally manages to push through the door and enter the house]


[as Logan pushes past Hank and enters X-Mansion]
Hank McCoy: Hey! I said this school’s closed, you need to leave.
Logan: Not until I see the Professor.
[Hank grabs Logan by his shoulder and turns him round]
Hank McCoy: There’s no Professor here, I told you that!
Logan: Look, kid, you and I are gonna be good friends.
[suddenly Logan punches Hank in the face making him fall to the ground]
Logan: You just don’t know it yet.
[Hank watches in pain as Logan goes to search for the Professor]
Logan: Professor!
[looking angry, Hank turns into his Beast form]


[Logan walks through a corridor]
Logan: Professor!days-of-future-past-6
[suddenly Hank in his Beat form attacks Logan and throws him down the stairs, he hangs on the chandelier ready to strike Logan when they are interrupted by young Charles Xavier]
Charles Xavier: Hank, what’s going on here?
[Logan watches as Charles walks down the stairs, wearing his dressing gown and looking disheveled]
Logan: Professor?
Charles Xavier: Please don’t call me that.
Hank McCoy: You know this guy?
Charles Xavier: Yeah, he looks slightly familiar. Get off the bloody chandelier, Hank!


[Hank dismounts from the chandelier]
Logan: You can walk?
Charles Xavier: You’re a perceptive one.
Logan: I thought Erik…
Charles Xavier: Which makes it slightly perplexing that you managed to miss our sign on the way in. This is a private property my friend, I’m gonna ask him to ask you to leave.
Logan: Well, I’m afraid I can’t do that because uh…because I was sent here for you.
Charles Xavier: Well, tell whoever it was that sent you that I’m busy.
Logan: That’s gonna be a little tricky because the person who sent me was you.
Charles Xavier: What?
Logan: About fifty years from now.
Charles Xavier: Fifty years from now, like in the future fifty years from now?
Logan: Yeah.
Charles Xavier: I sent you from the future?
Logan: Yeah.
Charles Xavier: Piss off!


Logan: If you had your powers you’d know I was telling the truth.
Charles Xavier: How do you know I don’t have my…? Who are you?
Logan: I told you.
Charles Xavier: Are you CIA?
Logan: No.
Charles Xavier: You been watching me?
Logan: I know you, Charles. We’ve been friends for years. I know your powers came when you were nine. I know you thought you were going crazy when it started, all the voices in your head. And it wasn’t until you were twelve that you realized all the voices were in everyone else’s head. Do you want me to go on?
[Charles looks confused and shocked]
Charles Xavier: I never told anyone that.
Logan: Not yet, no, but, you will.


Charles Xavier: Alright, you’ve piqued my interest. What do you want?days-of-future-past-7
Logan: We have to stop Raven. I need your help. We need your help.
Charles Xavier: I think I’d like to wake up now.
[Charles walks turns and walks into the next room]
Hank McCoy: What does she have to do with this?
[Logan watches as Hank turns back into his human form]


Charles Xavier: So you’re saying that they took Raven’s power and what, they weaponized it?
Logan: Yep.
Hank McCoy: I mean, she is unique.
Charles Xavier: Yeah, she is, Hank.
Logan: In the beginning the Sentinels were just targeting mutants, then they began to identify the genetics in non-mutants who’d eventually have mutant children or grandchildren. Many of the humans tried to help us, it was a slaughter. Leaving only the worst of humanity in charge. I’ve been in a lot of wars, I’ve never seen anything like this. And it all starts with her.
Charles Xavier: Well, let’s just say that for the sake of…the sake that I choose to believe you, that I choose to help you, Raven won’t listen to me. No her heart and soul belongs to someone else now.
Logan: I know. That’s why we’re gonna need Magneto too.
Hank McCoy: Erik?
[Charles laughs]
Hank McCoy: You do know where he is?
Logan: Yeah.
[Charles laughs harder then starts to walk out of the room]
Charles Xavier: He’s where he belongs.
Logan: That’s it, you’re just gonna walk out?
Charles Xavier: Ooh, top marks. Like I said, you are perceptive.


Logan: The Professor I know would never turn his back on someone who lost their path, especially someone he loved.
Charles Xavier: You know, I think I do remember you now. Yeah, we came to you a long time ago seeking your help. And I’m gonna say to you what you said to us then. Fuck off!
[Logan angrily grabs hold of Charles]
Logan: Listen to me you, little shit! I’ve come a long way, and I’ve watched a lot of people die, good people, friends. If you want to wallow in self-pity and do nothing, then you’re gonna watch the same thing, you understand?
[Logan let’s go of Charles]
Charles Xavier: We all have to die some time.
[Charles turns and walks off and goes back up stairs to his room]


Hank McCoy: Told you there was no Professor here.
Logan: What the hell happened to him?
Hank McCoy: He lost everything. You know, Erik, Raven and his legs. We built the school, the labs, this… this whole place, then just after the first semester the war in Vietnam got worse. Many of the teachers and all the students were drafted, and it broke him. He retreated into himself. I..I wanted to help, do something, so I designed a serum to treat his spine. You know, derived from the same formula that helps me control my mutation. I take just enough to keep myself balanced, but he takes too much. I tried easing him back, but he just couldn’t bear the pain, the voices. The treatment gives him his legs, but it’s not enough. He’s…he’s just lost too much.


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