I don’t particularly dislike Bryan Singer. I enjoyed the first two X-MEN flicks and I’m in the minority of fanboys who liked Superman Returns (please don’t send me any hate mail… I get enough as it is), but there are quite a few of you who despise the man. The hate was intensified after he was announced as the new director of the First Class sequel, DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The main gripe?
“He destroyed the X-Men!”
Those mutant themed flicks weren’t the truest adaptation of the classic uncanny heroes of Marvel fame, but they were still damn entertaining. Now, before you berate me, I’ll admit some of your claims are valid. He turned Cyclops into a little bitch and elevated Wolverine to a hairy, stabby “messiah”, but that was still awesome, right? Can I get a “Hell Yeah”? Maybe just a “sure”?
Nothing? Fine… be that way.
Well, add this to your cautious mistrust of Singer: the new trailer for JACK THE GIANT SLAYER. Just as it sounds, this flick is a play on the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Except this time around there’s a few more giants and about $150 million worth of special effects. As much as I want to love this movie, mostly because of my sexually-questionable obsession with Ewan McGregor, even I have to yield to its resounding mediocrity. Check it out: