Convinced that mutants pose a threat to humanity, Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) develops the Sentinels, enormous robotic weapons that can detect a mutant gene and zero in on that person. In the 21st century, the Sentinels have evolved into highly efficient killing machines. With mutants now facing extinction, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) volunteers to go back in time and rally the X-Men of the past to help change a pivotal moment in history and thereby save their future.
When I heard about this "Rogue Cut" I was a little skeptical. It seemed like just another release purely to get money, that wouldn't really offer the fan any new experiences. But that wasn't the case.
Okay, I will admit I certainly thought that was the case for the first half of the movie as a bit of research alerted me that I was getting an extra 10 minutes of footage, and yet I had not seen anything noticeably different. This did however change in the second half. And while it did little to effect the overall plot of the film, it did clear up a lot of the points in the film that had originally left me scratching my head, and it gave purpose to many other scenes that I had originally deemed as "filler". This cut gives "old" Magneto another big redeeming moment, which is great to see, and provides Professor Xavier with an opportunity to take part in some of the action, as well as explaining how the Sentinels found what they were looking for.
Overall, this cut is nothing spectacularly different. If you had the original, I probably wouldn't see much point in getting the rogue cut. But if you had a choice between picking the Original or the Rogue Cut, I would definitely say this film is the superior.
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