Originally Posted by huzzah
Ok lets say someone had secret plans for sentinels in the late 60s. They're preparing to build them. A message from the future is sent to past to destroy the sentinel plans. The plans are destroyed and so is the creator of the sentinels in the 60s.
The problem is the period in between the 60s and the future. In the filmverse the sentinels dont exist either as plans or final product. So how do they get built in the future when there are no plans and the creator is dead?
And stretch the argument a bit further lets say by coincidence, someone build sentinels after the events of X3. What's the point in sending some back to the First Class period? They've missed the boat by about 30+ years.
the x-men learn that the sentinels were built in the 60's on that future situation, so that's why they sent someone to the past.
Just because the sentinels hasnt appeared between the 60's and 2014 doesnt mean they werent created.
It just happen that the goverment on 2014 (or whatever the year is) decides to use them now, not on the 70's, 80's or 90's.
There isnt a problem with this at all.