The Future Looks Bleak In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Trailer


Talk about melancholy. As promised, FOX released the trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and wow, the future looks depressing as hell…and I don’t even know what exactly happened. I’ll give you a moment to watch it.

I’ll say that for a teaser trailer, this did its job perfectly. It gave us the basic setup of the movie, showed us most of the cast, and gave us enough glimpses of action and fighting that piques our interest, but doesn’t give us context so as not to spoil to storyline. I’ll admit I was disappointed that not only was Peter Dinklage barely featured in the trailer, but the Sentinels were not shown at all. I guess we’ll have to wait for next year’s trailer to see footage of them in action.

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Aside from that nitpick, everything I saw looks great. It was awesome to see Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan as Professor X and Magneto again, and it’ll be interesting to see the two of them collaborate with Wolverine to fix the past. We got brief glimpses of the older X-Men (including bearded Iceman), as well as newcomers Bishop, Blink, Sunspot and Warpath.¬†However, like Bryan Singer told us recently, most of the action will take place in the past, and that’s where a lot of the footage we saw takes place. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender look good all ’70s up, and Jennifer Lawrence is still looking hot blue body paint and all.

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With shots of Mystique taking down suited men, Magneto with a gun, and the two of them at a protest outside what I’m guessing is a government building, it’ll be interesting to see what the two of them have been up to in the 10 years since First Class. One thing intrigues me: the shot where Magneto is dragging Mystique towards him. Magneto can only manipulate metal, so is he adept enough to target the iron particles in her blood, or could that be adamantium-laced Wolverine in disguise?¬†As for young Professor X, he seems to have given up his crusade to help his fellow mutants for reasons we’ll likely learn in the movie. Well, listen to your older, wiser self, Charles: “We need you to hope again.”

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Fun fact: did anybody else notice that the music they played at the beginning was the same music they played in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer? Pretty cool, I thought.

Anyways, like I said earlier, this was a pretty awesome teaser trailer. Action-wise, it didn’t measure up to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but it still did its job: to tease the audience. We’ve got a bleak, apocalyptic future with the classic X-Men, and an event packed ’70s era with the First Class X-Men in ’70s attire…and TIME TRAVEL! For me, that’s close to everything I could ask for in an X-Men movie.

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