Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

X-Men: Days of Future Past – Opening May 23, 2014

I had the chance to watch this trailer online a few days after it was released and I had already heard that people were incredibly excited. I have mixed feelings about both the trailer and the film, mainly because, while I liked the first two “X-Men” films, I wasn’t thrilled with “X-Men: First Class.” I’m not familiar with the Days of Future Past comic book storyline, so I don’t know exactly what it entails, and I would have been considerably more enthralled by an Age of Apocalypse film. Being that this is what we have, I think it’s worthwhile to try to get into it, and though the trailer includes more unspoken shots of drama and action than actually addresses the plot, it’s hard to know just what we’ll be in for. The most appealing part of it is the combination of the casts of both the recent reboot and the first three films from the 2000s. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen were always a superb pair, and having them come face-to-face, at least at some point, with their younger selves in the form of James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, seems like a terrific idea. Involving Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in both eras is also fantastic, and I’m hopeful that this will be just what it promises to be – an action spectacular with two magnificent casts side by side. It’s not coming out until May, so I’m sure we’ll get many more glimpses before then.

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