A couple of weeks ago the official trailer for X-Men: First class was released. From all the bad word of mouth I had heard prior to the release of the trailer, I had expected the internet to explode in righteous fury. Instead, it seemed like there was a fairly even divide between those that thought it looked amazing and those that hated it.
Well, I finally got around to watching the X-Men: First Class trailer.
My first thought after watching it was, “How can people despise this?” My twitter feed was chock full of people just hating X-Men: First Class to no end. How!? There’s not enough here to hate! The biggest problem with the trailer is it just looks like any comic book movie, just with X-Men. There’s nothing like a Jar Jar Binks running around as a huge warning sign to stay away. So bizarre. I’m just writing that off to people already prepared to detest this thing.
I’m sort of split on wanting to know in the comments on why you might hate this film already. If you like comics and rather brainless summer films, by all indications in this trailer X-Men: First Class seems rather harmless and may indeed be fairly fun.
I really like the fact that it’s a period piece, though it does throw the timeline off for the other films (if you care about that sort of thing). To be fair though, the comic books don’t always add up. I mean, how is it possible that Cyclops was running around in the ’60s and he’s only about 30 today? You can’t tell me that only a few years passed in the Marvel Universe. You’ve really got to let a lot of things go, especially in comic books.