Trailer review: X-Men: Apocalypse
If the previous trailers didn't get you excited, this one probably would have. Especially if you grew up an X-Men fan like me. Did it reveal a bit too much? Yes, but not as much as the trailer of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Besides, it was necessary being a superhero assemble flick to follow after Batman v Superman, Captain America: Civil War (his team vs. Iron Man's team + Spiderman) and Daredevil - Season 2 (vs. The Punisher). It's tough, but the trailer does show a lot of potential that it can be fantastic as well.
They just can't leave Hugh Jackman out of any X-Men films can't they? Well, it's for good reasons. Wolverine was very involved in the Apocalypse arc in the comics. I was hoping they'd finally reboot his character, recast with someone younger and make his personality closer to the original source. But oh well, let's see. Jackman already said he won't be playing the role for long. Also, Jackman sells tickets (for the upcoming Wolverine standalone as well). Who wasn't pleasantly surprised when his claws appeared at the end of the trailer?
The other big reveal is that this film universe acknowledges that Magneto (Michael Fassbender) is the father of Quiksilver (Even Peters). Why not right, since 20th Century Fox has the rights for both characters. Not Marvel though, probably that's why they killed their version of Quiksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron where he was just introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Other than those highlights, the action and special effects look awesome. We know what this studio is capable of after we saw in the great X-Men: Days of Future Past. It looks like Prof. Xavier (James McAvoy) is going to be unavailable after getting trashed by Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) is going to be the one leading the young team of Mutants. An adorable Jubilee will also be featured, seen to be in the same costume as she was introduced in the TV cartoon series back in the 90s. The tone of the film seems a bit dark like the previous instalment but there's also a bit of humour, delivered between Quiksilver and Mystique.
Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse will hit Malaysian cinemas on May 19th 2016 by 20th Century Fox Malaysia. As always, stay tuned for our review!
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