X-Men: Days Of Future Past (Trailer #1) Review
Before I start reviewing the trailer I want to say that I know the story arc and how mad it gets, and I was pretty sure Bryan Singer couldn’t handle it. Looking at the trailer I now know he cannot handle it, but he can strip it of most of its parts and drop a steaming pile on a brilliant adaptation opportunity. At this point I wouldn’t even watch this film, hope they show a better trailer or make a better movie. There are some good points to the trailer and I will give my views on both sides of the coin but I have a great deal of disappointment with the way the film looks so far. I really hope come next year that I will eat my own words but it would have to be a different film then advertised. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer, more so if you disagree.
“I don’t want your suffering, I don’t want your future!”
My Score: C-
Release date: 23rd May 2014
The X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in a battle that must change the past – to save their future.
What I liked
#4. Old Man Wolverine
Well at least he adapted the white streaks properly. Haha my nit-picking can go both ways. Wolverine is clearly taking a bigger part in this story than in the original run but that isn’t surprising, however it does rub me up the wrong way in some respects. I am glad that they changed it from Kitty Pryde going back because I don’t like Bryan’s interpretation of her, and so Wolverine will do since we are going back to the 60/70’s to fit with the First Class timeline.
#3. Nixon – Hater of The Mutants
Ha gotta love some villainous Nixon in office. I mean if you need a president to look like the bad guy he’s an easy pick. I really want him to sound like the Nixon from Futurama, it would so funny! “Send out those Sentinels and slay those filthy mutants” in the voice below.
#2. New Beast Looks Pretty Good
I wasn’t a big fan of the look Beast had in the First Class film but I think this one’s looks pretty kick ass. Might even say he looks a little scary. Won’t help with Human-mutant relations but can scare some baddies.
#1. The Meeting of New & Old
This is what we all really want from a film of this kind, meeting of old and new. Both Xavier and Magneto where cast brilliantly with old and young actors so if time travel was involved in a plot at all they both have to meet. Clearly they will not meet but the idea is still being teased. Most likely this scene is a memory planted in Logan’s mind to show to Xavier’s younger self to convince him to help.
What I Didn’t Like
#4. The Future Looks Incredible Fake
I don’t get the future in this, it’s so cheesy set looking. The only way I can really describe it is having a Mortal Kombat movie feel to it. I clearly know it’s a set with a green screen but where the hell is that supposed to be? The Himalayas? Apparently high altitudes help mutants fight Sentinels.
#3. Don’t Trust That Music
“John Murphy – The Surface Of The Sun” is used in this trailer, not a problem with that many films have used this brilliant score from the film Sunshine. However it does distract the viewer from actually analysing the trailer (got me). I am sure this will fit with the theme of the film but the trailer isn’t actually put together very well, even if you ignored the stuff I didn’t like it’s a pretty rough cut out of a film coming out in a few months.
#2. Young Xavier Having a Little Cry
If more than 10 minutes of this film is dedicated to Xavier being a little bitch I will leave the cinema. I get that after First Class he had lost the use of his legs and had lost a good friend and in doing so gained a new enemy, but that film ended with him starting a new life in which he would start the school for Mutants, he had a goal and a reason to carry on. I really don’t see the need in a film with so much going on to then back pedal on characters that need no interfering with.
#1. The Future Has No Grit
In the comic the future was a dark and desperate place with endless fighting and running in cites from these giant robots, which will either kill you or send you to a work camp. Very much like the future in the Terminator film but with mutants. In this though there so clean! There isn’t a spec of dirt or a scratch on their face. The feeling just isn’t right at all they don’t look like they are fighting for survival. This is one of the bigger disappointments of the trailer.
Well that’s my views. Now what do you think about this newest trailer?