X-Men: Days of Future Past: “Changing history tomorrow” and other quotable lines

BY Jen T. Tuazon

X-Men: Days of Future Past, from the @xmenmovies Instagram account

“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” from the @xmenmovies Instagram account

Surprise, surprise! X-Men: Days of Future Past scored big in the box office, earning $302 million globally as of this writing. It’s a feat well-deserved, as the superhero sequel (or “inbetweenquel”according to Director Bryan Singer) delivered on almost all fronts (Read our review here).

James McAvoy as young Charles Xavier/Professor X and Michael Fassbender as young Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past

James McAvoy as young Charles Xavier/Professor X and Michael Fassbender as young Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Another thing they delivered? Quotable quotes! The best probably being young Magneto’s (Michael Fassbender) “Let’s change history tomorrow” pep talk to young Professor X (James McAvoy—who, it has to be said, is just adorable in any hairstyle). Others worth quoting we’ve listed below:

(Warning: Some of the lines may classify as spoilers, sorry!)

“The future…a dark desolate world. A world at war. Suffering and loss on both sides. Mutants and the humans who dared to help them fighting an enemy we can not defeat. 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? Is the future truly set?”
old Charles Xavier/Professor X (Patrick Stewart)

“It’s going to take the two of us, side by side at a time when we couldn’t be further apart.”
old Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (Ian McKellen), referring to Professor X

“You’re going to have to do for me what I once did for you.”
old Professor X to Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman)

“There’s a theory in quantum physics that time is immutable. It’s like a river — you can throw a pebble in and create a ripple, but the current always corrects itself. No matter what you do the river just keeps flowing in the same direction.”
young Hank McCoy/Beast (Nicholas Hoult)

“In the future, you and I are gonna be good friends. You just don’t know it yet.”
Wolverine to young Beast

Young Professor X: “You took the things that meant the most to me!”
Young Magneto: “Maybe you should have fought harder for them!”

“Just because someone stumbles and loses their way, it doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.”
old Professor X

“Humanity has always feared what is different.”
young Magneto

“All those years wasted fighting each other, Charles…”
old Magneto

“Welcome back.”
old Professor X to returning-from-the-past Logan

“Countless choices define our fate…Enough ripples change the tide. For the future is never set.”
old Professor X, reminiscent of the last lines in the third and final installment of the Back to the Future series—the benchmark for time travel movies, really

“It’s the greatest gift we have: to bear pain without breaking. And it’s born from the most human power: hope.”
Professor X to his younger self

I stand corrected: the last quote IS the best line in the film. “To bear pain without breaking”–how beautiful is that? And let’s face it, any mention of the word “hope,” the strongest of all feelings, deserves infinite re-telling.

On that note, here’s to hoping for more memorable lines in X-Men: Apocalypse. Until then!

The all-star cast of "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

The all-star cast of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

 

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