Trailer Tuesday: X-Men: Apocalypse

Written by Logan J. Fowler and Justin Matchick

Trailer Tuesday

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Release Date: May 27, 2016

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawerence, Oscar Isaac, Evan Peters, Olivia Munn, Sophie Turner, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne

Director: Bryan Singer (X-Men, X-Men 2:X-Men United, Usual Suspects, X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: The X-Men film franchise has had more hits then misses. Bryan Singer, director behind (soon to be) four out of eight X-Men movies, is back to tackle a massive addition to the franchise with Apocalypse. The character is pretty big baddie in the universe; can Singer pull off another great entry in the library? –LJF

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: After a rough couple of outings with X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the series has found its footing once again recently with The Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Apocalypse will once again feature Bryan Singer in the director’s chair and bring back most of the cast from First Class and Days of Future Past whilst adding Oscar Isaac, Sophie Turner, and Olivia Munn. I’m really hoping that Apocalypse will continue the upward trend of the past few X-Men films and deliver another great summer blockbuster. – JTM

Rate the Trailer: 4 out 5. First off, thank God Apocalypse doesn’t look as bad in the trailer in as he did in still shots. The dude looked almost PURPLE. In any case, Isaac, fresh off his winning role in The Force Awakens, takes on another geeky property and I honestly am pumped to see him go really bad. The rest of the cast is great, although Turner’s American accent (she’s playing Jean Grey) needs a lot of work. I also wonder how much Munn will bring to the table, because while she looks exactly like Psylocke in the comics, I can’t say she’s great actress material. Despite that, this trailer looks pretty slick, and I’m eagerly anticipating the rise of Apocalypse. -LJF

Rate the Trailer: 4 out of 5. The trailer leaned a little too much on the loud BWAAAAM noises punctuating every other sentence, but I was otherwise won over by the footage we get to see. Seeing younger versions of mutants we already know is always exciting, and Sophie Turner looks to be perfectly cast as a young Jean Grey. Oscar Isaac is completely unrecognizable in his Apocalypse costume, and I’m surprised how much I liked the way the character appeared in the trailer after originally hating the costume when they revealed it in production stills earlier this year. With the “past” timeline inching closer and closer to the “present” timeline from the first three movies, Singer seems to be pulling out all the stops with Apocalypse as a possible swan song for his involvement in the film franchise. – JTM

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Theater. Haven’t missed an X-Men movie in theaters so far. Don’t plan on it starting now. -LJF

Theater, Rent, Undecided, No Thanks? Theater. Despite my previous worries that I was becoming burnt out on superhero movies I’ve really loved the past two X-Men films and, with Deadpool coming out next year as well, I’m finding that I might be more invested in this comic book movie franchise than any other at the moment. I will definitely try and find the time to see this one out in theaters. – JTM

X-Men: Apocalypse Invades Theaters May 27, 2016

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