We’ve known about X-Men: Days of Future Past for quite a while now, as well as its plot, which would bridge the continuities between the original X-Men trilogy with pretty-solid X-Men: First Class (time travel and alternate timelines are utilized so that both arms of the X-Men cinematic franchise could team up), and it’s a film we’ve looked forward to with some anticipation. After all, it’s been nearly a decade since the terrible final film of the original trilogy, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: First Class did a lot to reestablish goodwill towards the cinematic exploits of the uncanny X-Men. So, does the trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past hold up?
Well… yes and no. The mood and tone certainly feel right, with music from the films Sunshine and The Thin Red Line giving a heavy sense of weight and drama to the proceedings, in which the members of the original trilogy, stuck in a war in the future, decide to recruit their past selves to prevent the war from happening.
But it’s the future stuff that gets a little silly in the trailer—everyone is wearing generically goofy “IT’S THE FUTURE, YOU GUYS!” black rubber jumpsuits while standing in a series of equally cheesy “SEE, GUYS, IT’S THE FUTURE, JUST LIKE WE SAID JUST NOW!” sets. But perhaps we’re just being nitpicky. Check it out:
Directed by Bryan Singer, and starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, and many more, X-Men: Days of Future Past is set for a May 23, 2014 release date.
What do you think of the trailer?