Tonight on Conan (guy with red hair, hosts a late night talk show) the 3rd and final trailer of X-Men: Days of Future Past was aired. If you’re a fan of director Bryan Singers X-Men universe then no doubt this will astonish you. He and FOX defiantly pulled out the big guns, that’s for sure. If you’re a comic book reader, however, you may take umbrage with it.
Once again, congrats to FOX with barely showing any footage. Yet keeping the audience intrigued. Oh, wait… This is the trailer that spoilers and reveals everything that happens… relatively in order. It’s 70% in the past and 30% in the future. It opens in the future then goes into the past. Then it cuts in between both as they race to stop whatever it is that caused the horrible future. And Wolverine, gotta show Wolverine!
Over revealing not withstanding, this WAS a fairly exciting trailer. It featured angst, action, a dystopian future, and Peter Dinklage (hell yeah!) – all to the tune of Kashmir from Zeppelin. Though I would argue Zeppelin makes any trailer instantly cool.
I’ve accepted that FOX and Singers X-Men universe is a very liberal adaption from the comic. And that’s fine, not everything has to be exactly as the comic. I also appreciate that the success of Singers first two X-Men movies opened up comic book movies as we know them today. My complaints have always been with Singers character design, art direction and action sequences. Neither of which have been practical, believable or resemble the identifiably of the comics. Case in point – the vacuum cleaner looking Sentinels and Quicksilver having a flair crisis. It’s shit like this that doesn’t work for me.
I do think this will be Singers best X-Men flick to date. I’ll watch it and there will be parts that I will enjoy, but this, along with its prequels isn’t the X-Men I think we the fans deserve.
What say you? Does the footage make you feel better or worse about the movie?
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.
X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in theaters May 23.