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The latest installment of the X-Men series is set to hit theaters on June 3rd, and here’s the first official trailer to be released.テつ After X-Men Origins: Wolverine, comic book geeks (myself included) are really hoping that Marvel can redeem themselves with this one.テつ After seeing this, I have three words:テつ NOT FRICKIN’ LIKELY.

X-Men: First Class explores the relationship between Erik Lehnsherr, a.k.a. Magneto, and Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X.テつ Together, the two founded a school for mutants meant to train the super-gifted to use their powers responsibly.テつ They ran around the world recruiting all your favorites:テつ Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Ice Man, Angel, Beast, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Rogue, Gambit, etc., but apparently neither realized that they completely disagreed about anything and everything.テつ Especially the part about using your powers responsibly.

Sound familiar? Kinda like a disagreement between two superpowers about how to use nuclear weapons responsibly? Let’s take another look at the previous paragraph, with a few substitutions

X-Men: First Class The Cold War explores the relationship between Erik Lehnsherr The U.S.S.R., a.k.a. Magneto Russia, and Charles Xavier The U.S., a.k.a. Professor X America.テつ Together, the two founded a school for mutants defeated the Axis Powers and signed a treaty meant to train the super-gifted encourage nations to use their powers responsibly.テつ They ran around the world recruiting all your favorites:テつ Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Ice Man, Angel, Beast, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Rogue, Gambit, etc. allies, but apparently neither realized that they completely disagreed about anything religion and everything politics.テつ Especially the part about using your powers responsibly.

I hate to say it, but this looks like the Cold War, only with mutants this time.テつ Wait… it IS the Cold War.テつ There’s Russians, there’s nukes, there’s Cuba, there’s submarines, there’s even Kennedy’s ACTUAL SPEECH in the trailer.テつ I hope they didn’t actually pay a writer for this story.テつ If so, I’ve already written the next one.テつ Something about two countries fighting in a Middle Eastern desert because one has WMDs… only there’s mutants this time.

And to make matters worse, the movie is set to release in under 4 months, and they are STILL FILMING!テつ Considering this should be a pretty effects-intensive movie, you’d think they would have the shots in the can by now and be working on bad-ass explosions and crazy mutant stuff instead.

I’m crossing my fingers, but it doesn’t look promising.テつ Hopefully it is only because Marvel is concentrating too hard on Captain America and Thor right now to make this franchise a priority.テつ We’ll have to wait until June to see.

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February 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Entertainment News, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, News | No comment