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X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer Does Its Thing

Apparently, this is the week for movie trailers — possibly making sure all the big trailers get out and go ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That thing is apparently attracting movie trailers like a moth to flame.

Anyway, here is the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, and, well…I dunno. I wasn’t impressed.

I enjoyed Days of Future Past just fine, but it was hardly a break out movie for me. I think the X-Men franchise has just been around for so long that they kind of just put out perfectly acceptable and enjoyable films now. There’s nothing really new they’re going to show us. And there isn’t anything particularly interesting about their Apocalypse, at least not in this trailer. He doesn’t sound very menacing, and how many times have we seen that same trope of a new, ancient villain revealing themselves to have been Jesus, Buddha and the rest?

The Four Horsemen mostly came off as silly, like the movie had to make a point to acknowledge them. They’re all mutants we’ve seen before. Mystique seems to be stuck in Jennifer Lawrence mode, because of course.

Plus, this might just be me, but I don’t particularly buy Sophie Turner as an actor. That’s probably on me.

So there we have it, folks. This week, I liked the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer more than I liked the new X-Men trailer. Glob help me.

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About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on December 11, 2015, in Marvel, Movies, X-Men and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It’s fairly obvious at this point FOX don’t trust their “vision”, so they prefer cranking out safe by-the-numbers features. Considering the way Marvel is burning bridges with the X-Men comics, I can’t blame them – it looks like trying to make this franchise take off in the mainstream is nearly impossible.
    But maybe I’m just bitter.

    Also, is it just me or does everything looks kinda gray in the trailer?

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