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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?