With all the Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Amazing Spider-Man 2 previews being thrown at us as of late, X-Men: Days of Future Past has been fairly quiet. Oh sure, we’ll get pictures released, but nothing beats a good ol’ fashioned trailer to sink our teeth into. Well now we have the newest trailer released by Fox, and it’s a doozy. Check it out!
More than the first trailer, I got a better sense in this trailer of the crossover between the original moves and the “First Class” movies. Yes, the main storyline is happening in the past, but end with Wolverine works with the young’uns, the future crew are still having to fight for their lives against the future Sentinels. Yes, we knew this was going to be the case, but this trailer did a better job highlighting the dangers in both time periods.
There was a lot of powers demonstration in this trailer. Colossus and Kitty using their abilities, (although apparently now Kitty glows when phasing), Havok now being able to shoot his beams through his hands, newbies Sunspot and Blink showing off their powers, and most importantly, Iceman not only back in ice-mode, but on one of his classic ice-slides! Now that’s what I’ve been waiting to see!
Storm’s inclusion in the trailer leads me to believe that the rumor of her mostly being cut out might have been exaggerated, although she could still meet a nasty end at the hand of a Sentinel (or rather, a spike). Rogue was missing this time around, although Anna Paquin is still credited at the end. Seriously, Bryan Singer, what is the deal with her?!
However, Professor X and Magneto are the primary focuses of the film, so we had a lot of them in the past and future. On first watch, I caught Magneto wearing the same clothes in the ’70s that he wore in his first scene as an adult in X-Men and using the same type of metal balls he used in X2, so those were fun nods to the original movies.
Charles’ statement of Erik “taking the things that mean the most to him” were lined up with shots of Mystique and Erik together, so Charles probably holds a grudge with him for stealing his best friend from him. As if ideological differences and getting paralyzed by the man weren’t enough.
While this still isn’t the superhero film I’m anticipating the most (that honor goes to Captain America), I’d say this film has knocked of Amazing Spider-Man 2 for my #2 spot. However, there is one thing that still pisses me off about this film.
The guy in the middle? No…just no. I’m sorry, it’s just a bad look.