Thursday, February 10, 2011

First X-men Trailer

X-Men First Class trailer

For context: X2 was the best comic book movie until The Dark Knight came along, in my humble opinion. I like the X-Men comics more in theory than in practice, simply because Chris Claremont's Dark Phoenix Saga continues to make everything needlessly convoluted (although Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men was one of the best things Marvel ever published).

That said X3 and Wolverine can fuck. Right. Off. But I recently saw Kick-Ass (quick review: Dead good. It's been forever since I saw an American movie that was that twisted and still good) and since the new X-man and Kick-Ass share a director, I've been looking forward to seeing what he'll do with it.

I don't know how connected to continuity it is (though given we see scenes from X-Men and X2, the reports of a reboot were exaggerated). Cuban Missile Crisis is a nifty backdrop, as is the Civil Rights stuff of the 60's. X-Men is at it's best when it's being a metaphor for some sort of oppressed minority (go back and watch Iceman telling his parents that he's a mutant and try not to see a Gay Coming Out scene. And bear in mind that the director, as well as Magneto and Nightcrawler, are openly gay). So hopes are high that this'll be good, at least with me

In other news, Green Lantern is feeling mighty lonely (1 DC movie vs. 3 Marvel this year. Oh well, DC, you've got Batman and Superman next year).

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