Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tip#969: You Can Choose Alternate Endings, Part 2 - The Magic Story - X-Men: Days Of Future Past: The Rogue Cut

I was so stunned to have suddenly discovered an inspirational book called The Magic Story after decades of reading countless classic self-help books. It was written by Frederick Van Rensselaer Dey in 1899 and it seemed to come out of nowhere! It’s as if I slipped into a parallel universe where it has existed all this time. A friend recommended it to me and it filled me with wonder, enthusiasm, hope, confidence and indestructible optimism! It’s a very short book and I highly recommend it without you knowing any more about it.

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One aspect of the story I can share is it explores the profound idea that two possible realities (positive and negative) exists and that we get to choose which one we want. It’s concepts like this that I love in movies exploring parallel or alternate universes. Films about time travel and changing the future and present by changing the past and present has always activated my imagination and expanded my problem solving abilities.

If you enjoyed the time travel aspects of the superhero film X-Men: Days Of Future Past then I highly recommend seeing the alternate version called “The Rogue Cut”. It adds 17 minutes of new footage while re-imagining certain scenes. The great irony is that for a movie about altering the past this new footage actually alters the story about altering a story! Get it?

X-Men: Days Of Future Past: The Rogue Cut (2015)

The superhero film, X-Men: Days Of Future Past: The Rogue Cut, is the seventh installment of the X-Men film series and acts as a sequel to both 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand and 2011's X-Men: First Class. The story is about the X-Men from the future sending Wolverine/Logan (Hugh Jackman) back in time into his younger self to alter events that cause their extermination. This visually stunning film is filled with fantastic action sequences and thought provoking lessons about how a person’s actions in a single moment has benefits or consequences. See: movie trailer

Inspiring Themes:
• Have a Vision/Goal
• Perseverance
• Indestructible Optimism
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Healing

The Rogue Cut Version with Rogue (Anna Paquin)

Theatrical Version with Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page)

Young Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) meeting old self (Patrick Stewart)

This version is called The Rogue Cut because of the X-Men member named Roque (Anna Paquin) who has the power to absorb and utilize other mutant powers. Her new scenes sets off some different outcomes and explains certain aspects of the absorbing powers of the future villains called The Sentinels not explained in the theatrical version.

The dynamics of this alternate cut is similar to watching the film, Back to the Future 2 where you see Marty McFly witness himself and events that unfolded in the first Back to the Future movie. Or it’s like seeing the fifth Terminator installment, Terminator Genisys, where events of the first film have been altered and we get to see the original young Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) battle his older self. It can really twist and delight the brain thinking about it!

Time travel and alternate universe concepts can be confusing and yet they can help expand your sense of perspective and problem solving abilities. They can help to activate your imagination and see challenges and problems from new angles. The can also help you see the magic of transforming your story into a successful one!

There are always positive endings and solutions to adversities and tasks that may seem impossible to accomplish. You first have to choose to believe in the reality you want and envision a positive alternative. And watch films that help expand new thoughts and ideas. Movies have the power to help you manifest the future outcomes you desire!

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