Analysis of the first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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Fun fact, X-Men is the first Marvel Comics group of superheroes I ever got into. The only hero I was really into before that was Batman from DC Comics.

Nostalgia. It’s really the first word that comes to mind when I watched this trailer like three times in a row. It has been seven years since we have seen the original cast from Bryan Singer‘s X-Men movies on screen together. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) does what no X-Men film has done before and combines the cast of the original trilogy / Wolverine films (really only Wolverine when it comes to his movies) and the cast of X-Men: First Class (2011) into one colossal film.

The plot can get a little complicated if you are not familiar with the comic arc that is Days of Future Past. Basically Wolverine’s consciousness from the present day is going to be sent to his body back in the 70s. He has been instructed by present day Professor Charles Xavier to seek out his 70s self and warn him of an impending apocalyptic future involving Mutants being put into camps and hunted by massive robots known as Sentinels; and this is all thanks to one man, Bolivar Trask (Played by Peter Dinklage). Wolverine must bring Xavier and Magneto together despite having gone separate ways at the end of First Class, in order to ensure a better future for mutants.

My guess is the film will cross cut between the past and present day and towards the climax of the film the two will get closer and closer.

Like I said, the trailer causes nothing for me but nostalgia, seeing Halle Berry, Anna Paquin (SOOKEH!), and even Sir Ian McKellen reprise their iconic roles in the X-Men franchise. It felt like I was reuniting with my younger self which may reflect Xavier reuniting with his younger self in this film, who knows.

Not to mention the new  characters from the X-Men franchise that will be featured in this movie. A prime example is Bishop. Bishop is one of my favorite characters from the X-Men and finally seeing him on the big screen will bring me nothing but joy.

With such a cast and complex plot, I can definitely see this movie being a long one, but it also has potential to be the greatest X-Men movie of all time. Bryan Singer is back in the director’s chair, and fans have certainly missed him since his departure from the franchise after X2: X-Men United (2003), which I consider right now to be the best X-Men film.

The stakes are most definitely higher and the tone looks to be the darkest yet in the series. I can honestly say I have total faith that this movie will satisfy long time fans of the series and I feel like this is Singer’s, “Sorry,” for departing from the series so prematurely.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is due out on May 23rd, 2014.

-Reed

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