Movie updates: “X-Men: Days of Future Past” 1st trailer, “I, Frankenstein” release

X-Men: Days of Future Past’s first full trailer indicates darker approach

X-Men Days of Future Past still - Beast, Professor Xavier, Wolverine

During his Twitter Chat with the public yesterday, Bryan Singer (the director) confirmed that the film will have a slightly darker tone compared to the previous instalments largely due to its premise but it won’t be without “a great deal of humour”. The style, music and filming will match the 70s (notice the hippie fashion of the younger Professional Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) in the still above?). It is also revealed by Singer that most of the visual effects of the film is not done yet, thus the absence of the much anticipated Sentinels. Bad news is that one of my favourite X-Men characters, Gambit, is left out… once again.

If you haven’t seen the trailer, here you go;

Did the trailer excite me? Sort of, the dark tone is easily a turn on for the adult audience, like Man of Steel, although that one didn’t completely live up to its expectations. However, I am disappointed by the fact that the plot involves time travelling (brace yourselves, loop holes are coming), and not only that, out of all X-Men, Wolverine is chosen to “lead and guide” the younger Professor X and Magneto in the past in order to prevent an apparent war from happening in the future. That’s quite unlike Marvel’s creative output isn’t it?

“Patience isn’t my strongest suit,” says this version of Logan who’s shown quite a lot of patience in the previous instalments. Ah well, they had already altered the personality from the actual Wolverine from the very beginning, might as well have Hugh Jackman go all charming and heroically humane again. Who am I to say so much anyway, I wasn’t a hardcore follower of the comics.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will hit Malaysian cinemas on May 22nd 2014, distributed by 20th Century Fox Malaysia.

I, Frankenstein to be release in Malaysia on January 23rd 2014

How weird, Aaron Eckhart as the hero in a fantasy action flick. I’m not gonna comment on the trailer ’cause it only indicates that it’s going to be a “post-award season” type of movie if you know what I mean. In case you didn’t know, this film is based on a graphic novel so don’t go around simply whining about the concept.

Anyway, it was confirmed by GSC Movies that I, Frankenstein will hit Malaysian cinemas on the same week as the US.

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