"X-Men" is an aging and worn out movie franchise. It is a franchise with too many sequels already. There is no justification for spending this much money on a franchise that should have been laid to rest at least two sequels ago. At six or seven sequels already including the "Wolverine" movies, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" seems to exist for no reason other than to try and salvage Bryan Singer's directing career after a string of flops (if in fact, Singer really did direct this thing.)
It is stated in the link above that "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is a reboot of the "X-Men" movie franchise. No it isn't. A reboot would involve all new cast members, a retelling of the origin story with a different spin on it, and all new behind the scenes personnel including the director. Instead, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is just another run of the mill sequel of an aging and worn out movie franchise, being made by the very same people in front of and behind the camera.
There is a such thing as a movie costing so much money, it will be impossible for it to make a profit. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is one of those movies. It has two things going against it. (1) It is the umpteenth sequel to a geriatric movie franchise that is not fresh and new anymore, and (2) an obscene amount of money has been spent on this umpteenth sequel to an "Old Fart" of a movie franchise.
The "Corporate Thinking" behind this movie is frightening and hilarious at the same time. Frightening in that....How could studio business people be this naïve in investing this much money in a movie series that was never terribly interesting in the first place, and suffering from old age due to too many sequels ("X-Men" sequels never having done very well at the Box Office and suffering from the laws of diminishing returns.) Hilarious in that....the spectacle of seeing this movie crash and burn at the Box Office (if it happens) will be quite a sight to behold!!
The main problem the "X-Men" movies have, is that they aren't fresh and new anymore.
Good luck at the Box Office!! Especially with this budget!!
Read the books Universal Studios has tried and failed to censor on Amazon.com...
And read these books at another location where Universal Studios executives and its stealth marketers won't be able to post negative, misleading (stealth marketed) reviews of the books via them purchasing candy and Rogaine Foam on Amazon.com (allowing them access to the Amazon book review section) and not actually buying and reading the books. I'll leave the other 150 global locations under wraps for now.