Monday, March 24, 2014

The new "X-Men: Days of Future Past" trailer is here!

The new X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer has landed and against my better judgment I continue to get more excited about it.


What did you think? Many of the sins of X-Men movies past seem corrected:

  • Halle Berre lackluster acting as the center point (X3)? She's barely here!
  • Lackluster badguy with no serious powers (X2)? Sentinels!
  • No emotional conflict tying the characters together (X3)? Trails abound in the trailer!
  • Total misuse of comic backstory (X-Men Origins: Wolverine)? This looks deeply embedded in the source material.
  • No Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellen (X-Men: First Class)? This movie has EVERYONE in it!

The depiction of various mutant powers continues to impress me as both graphically impressive and also tied to story. There's also a quick look at Quicksilver in the background of the shot at 1:10 that doesn't look half as bad as it did in the still shot on a recent magazine cover.

Yes…I'm loathe to drink the X-Men kook-aid again after the debacle that was X3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine...but X-Men: First Class and The Wolverine have convinced me that perhaps the ship has been righted.

Here's to hoping again.

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