Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Trailer Park: X-Men: Days of Future Past

I tip my hat to 20th Century Fox. They know their X-Men related sins are numerous and that fans have been punishing them for it. The good-will towards the X-Universe was so strong after X-Men 2 that even though X3 was an abomination, people went. Then fans hoped that was a one time error and still went to see X-Men Origins: Wolverine. That was worse (Elephant Robot seems to like it but I think he's an elephant so who cares?). Fox has done well to right the ship with X-Men: First Class and The Wolverine but twice-burnt fans have largely stayed away.

Resistance is futile!
But, Fox hopes, hopefully not for much longer. They hope fans are willing to jump back on board for X-Men: Days of Future Past. So they brought back the original X-Men director, Bryan Singer. They integrated one of the classic X-Men stories rather than write a septic mess of their own (I'm looking at you, Wolverine Origins movie). They brought back Professor X ("Did we kill him in a movie already? Just kidding!")
their new film,

The first trailer for that film launched today. And the film is off to a good start. On one hand, it is nothing special…it's the normal haunting music plus beautiful people standing in beautiful people poses. We get no hints as to the film's story or tone. In that way it's a close kin to the first Man of Steel trailer. But that's a good thing. After strange detours into crap land for so long, I will take some meat and potatoes awesome looking imagery. 

And the final line of the trailer is just…perfect. It feels like Bryan Singer trying to reach through the 4th wall and say, "I got this people. Please. I need you to hope there can be a good X-Men movie again." Watch the trailer. You'll see what I mean.



  1. I have chills! I'm so glad I saw this first here.

  2. For the record, MM, I didn't say Wolverine: Origins was GOOD. But I will fight any man to the death who thinks X-Men 3 wasn't worse. It's sort of the difference between getting gum caught in your shoe, vs. gum caught in your hair. Origins is the shoe.