The hubby and I almost went as Batman and Robin last weekend for Halloween, so I feel ogling some men in tights is a-ok for a lazy Wendesday afternoon. I don't necessarily always go for superhero movies, just because I feel like they get so repetitive after a long time. Last year, I was in love with them, but at the moment I am going through caped fatigue again. Images and trailers have recently debuted for two very different entries, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
I don't really like Captain America, and I admit that I am still puzzled by it. Maybe I can smell the artificial apple pie cooling on the window sill, or something. Maybe I am just dying to see Evans do something more rique? Like just be naked. In the privacy of my own home. This trailer does nothing for me, honestly. It does bring some familiar faces though.
What does a girl gotta do to headline her own superhero movie?
And some new ones...
I see Robert Redford took the Jeff Bridges-bad guy-in-a-superhero-tentpole route.
Why is this coming out in April--the beginning of April no less. It's one of two things. It's either that they are trying to capitalize on a dead box office and, not to mention, kick off the summer movie season even earlier. Or it's really bad, and Marvel Studios is hoping it grabs some of the summer cash when May rolls around.
X-Men is probably the most ambitious of the franchise. It is both a sequel to X-Men: First Class and X-Men: The Last Stand. Shudder. The cast from the original trilogy joins the new cast, so it's basically like a Robert Altman mutant movie. That's what this teaser gives us. Just glimpses of all the main characters:
I always liked the X-Men movies. The Last Stand was pretty dreadful, but I always thought got a bad rep. There is always too much going on, but they always seem more fun than all the other movie of the genre. This particular chapter is based on a famous volume in the comic's history. It involves time travel and waking up in the body of your younger self. I will botch the premise if I try to figure it out, so just look it up.
The one image that actually got to me was of Michael Fassbender's young Magneto dragging Jennifer Lawrence across a courtyard. I don't like the look on her face!
Future Facebook cover photo, by the way.
You stay away from Jennifer Lawrence!
I always like a barechested Hugh Jackman...
And I will always be attracted to Peter Dinklage--porn mustache or not.
One thing about the trailer bothers me though. It features Hans Zimmer's "Journey to the Line" from The Thing Red Line. It's a piece of music that's been used countless times in movie trailers, but I think it's odd that this was used in both this trailer and for Oscar hopeful 12 Years a Slave. The music is rather rousing by the end, and, for some reason, it being used in this trailer bugs me. I know that X-Men has broader themes going on in their movies--comic books movies nowadays aren't just popcorn. I don't know. Look up the trailer for 12 Years after you watch this one.