I was going to catch Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past at the Pathe Wepler tonight but I think I’ll wait until tomorrow — too popular, long lines, sold-out houses, etc. $90.7 million domestic by tonight, $110 million by tomorrow night (bigger than Avatar), $171 million foreign, $261.8 million worldwide. There’s almost a 20-point difference between the 91% Rotten Tomatoes score vs. the 74% Metacritic rating. That means there’s a little grumbling going on so what’s the HE verdict? It’s okay to rave, of course, but does anyone hold with Amy Nicholson’s view that “there’s not a line of dialogue that isn’t exposition, as though screenwriter Simon Kinberg feared that if he stopped drilling home his messages about peace, love, and social panic, we might think we were simply [looking] to have fun…it’s like discovering your box of Milk Duds is really chocolate-covered vitamins.” Or Robbie Collin’s opinion that it “squanders both of its casts, reeling from one fumbled set-piece to the next…it seems to have been constructed in a stupor, and you watch in a daze of future past.” A stupor?