X-MEN: FIRST CLASS TRAILERon February 11, 2011 at 8:55 am
As promise, Fox released the trailer for X-Men: First Class on Facebook yesterday. Although, considering the speed at which it proliferated the internet, I feel a little dirty and used for agreeing to "Like" the movie on Facebook in the first place.
Oh, 20th Century Fox. Will you still respect me in the morning?
If you haven't yet seen it, here's the trailer for your eyeball consumption.
Here's my take... The trailer is very well crafted. I like the fact that they're staging the action within the context of the 1960's and the Cuban Missile Crisis. I think they're doing the right thing by placing the focus on the ideological differences between Professor X and Magneto. In other words, this trailer was very effective at making me anticipate the movie much more so than I have been previously.
But I still can't help but feel like there is something sinister lurking in the background - something they're not showing us. The fact that January Jones shows up as Emma Frost when she was presented as a teenager in X-Men Origins: Wolverine trouble me. That Beast shows up in full furball mode is another glaring continuity error.
If the movie can keep these characters in the background, then I can overlook them. But Fox has always had a problem when it comes to anticipating what it is that fans of the comic books are actually looking for. In their minds, the more mutants, the merrier. Because by the law of averages, your BOUND to include a character that happens to be someones favorite. In my opinion, too many mutants ruin the broth. I'm still very much wait-and-see on this one.
What was your reaction to the X-Men: First Class trailer? Leave your comments below!