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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Matthew Vaughn returns with a second installment of the (somewhat) surprise hit, Kingsman. This installment sacrifices some of the franchise's penchant for surprise in exchange for trying to extend the story of the first movie. It also adds some big name actors to draw audiences in.  7851

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Well, they've finally done it. After 14 years and 7 movies, the Fox/Marvel studio has successfully hit the reset button on the X-Men franchise with X-Men: Days of Future Past (DoFP). Actually, it may be more accurate to say that they hit the delete button on the events of, at least, the first 3 movies in the series. In the end, that's really all I wanted from this film. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the path to getting to that reset, while filled with a lot of plot issues and inconsistencies, was very entertaining. Now, to be fair, most of those plot issues were caused by the previous 6 movies and not by DoFP. I won't go into them in too much detail, but some of the larger ones are conveniently summarized in this Den of Geek article. DoFP was already coming in to a situation where there were several loose ends that could've been wrapped up, but that would've taken time and energy. Instead, it seems like they went with the approach of saying, "You know what, why bother fixing it when we're just going to blow it up at the end anyway". Even if you don't know exactly how DoFP plays out you likely knew that this movie would feature both the original X-Men actors/characters as well as those from the more recent X-Men: First Class. DoFP essentially ushers out that original cast and replaces it with the younger actors from First Class while keeping Hugh Jackman