After a ridiculously long wait, 20th Century Fox finally released a trailer for X-Men First Class and there was a lot to take in. Even though the franchise has been given a facelift with newer, younger actors, the action is still there and the trouble is still brewing. If the trailer moved a little too fast for you, we’ve got plenty of screencaps that will give you a better idea of what was going on. Take a look…
Still not a fan of Emma Frost’s diamond effect on screen. It was horrible in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and it’s horrible here. And we’re not even going to talk about how that movie took place in the 1970s where she was a teenager, but First Class is set in the 60s and she’s a 30 year old. Reboot or prequel? Choose one please.
As for Kevin Bacon and his interpretation of Sebastian Shaw, we’re going to let him slide because it looks like he’s putting his own spin on the character. We’d rather they try something different and succeed than try to make a carbon copy of the comic version and fail miserably. Plus, who wants to see him in that infamous ponytail?
Whenever they showed a shot of Havok aka Alex Summers in the trailer, Cyclops popped into our heads. His younger brother is in the First Class but he’s not? Really? And we’re still trying to figure out why Angel Salvadore is in the movie but the real Angel, Warren Worthington III isn’t? A lot of the casting doesn’t make sense and it’s hard to ignore.
We don’t want to come off as Debbie Downers or Bitter Bettys because there are some things we like about the trailer and Michael Fassbender is one of them. Talk about great casting! That guy looks just how we imagined Erik Lensherr would during his younger days. He knows how to illustrate controlled anger, and he’ll need that for Magneto.
Official Plot Synopsis:
X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.
If you haven’t already seen the trailer, you can watch it again below…
X-Men First Class will open in theaters nationwide on June 3, 2011.
What do you think of the trailer now that you have a closer look?