New X-Men trailer renews faith in upcoming prequel
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X-Men: First Class goes back to its roots in this rather promising trailer...
For the last couple of months, we have been drip-fed a series of rather unappealing, nonchalant PR "leaks" for the upcoming X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class. From what we had seen to date, I will admit I had my concerns for the franchise; one which I feel, despite their best efforts, never quite reached the heights and/or potential of the much-loved comic series.
However, after stumbling across this latest trailer, I will admit that these fears are starting to die down. The story looks to have real depth, drawing on the most interesting aspects of the trilogy whilst expanding it beyond its current means; the special effects look promising, with an impressive number of well-chreographed scenes featured throughout; and then you have the fact that the film is directed by Matthew Vaughn, a truly talented individual whose previous successes include cult favourite Snatch and the ever-fascinating Kick Ass. Yet, its main point of interest lies in the development of characters Charles "Professor X" Xavier and Erik "Magneto" Lensherr.
While the trilogy may have introduced the comic-ignorant amongst us to the general idea and story behind the 'X-Men', it told us very little about the rather obvious feud between both Charles and Max. However, it would appear that 20th Century Fox have decided that now is the time to go into depth about their past - just as they did in X-Men Origins: Wolverine - and, from what I can gauge from said trailer, it would appear that they intend to stick to the storyline as close as possible.
Now, I cannot speak for all X-Men fans - nor do I pretend to be a comic-book-buff - but I know what I like, and like what I see. Let's just hope that, unlike Zack Snyder's recent release Sucker Punch, this film can in fact live up to its promise.
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