Fight The Future

The final trailer for “X-Men: Days of Future Past” popped up last night, much like Nightcrawler, leaving a stench of brimstone in the air.

I’m not saying it’s bad, the trailer gives us the best look at the plot and characters thus far. The trailer does its job. It’s the film that looks mediocre at best. The more I see of it, the less I want to see. Combining the two casts of the original X-Men trilogy with the newer mutants from “X-Men: First Class” and then sending the story on a timey-wimey trip from a bleak future to a turbulent past makes for a jumbled view.

And there are so many characters here. So. Many. Wasn’t this a problem with the third X-Men film? So many people running around, we barely get time with any of them to experience any growth or personal story. Just thing after thing that happens until there’s an action scene.

Watch it for yourself:

Oh, and what the heck is up with Xavier’s legs? Can he walk? Can he not? I’m sure it’ll be explained why he’s up and about after being paralyzed at the end of “First Class”, and I’m sure it’ll be suitably comic-book logic.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” opens May 23, 2014.

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