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Trailer Feedback: X-Men: Apocalypse

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” – Revelation 22:13

Apocalypse is coming.

We start with a cold open. Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) has a bleak vision of the end of the world, which no one seems to believe until it’s too late.

Enter Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), who looks like a menacing, Egyptian Ivan Ooze (but in a good way).

Professor X assembles his team (with nearly if not all the Days of Future’s Past cast reprising their mutant roles alongside a few newcomers), backed by Magneto and Mystique to discuss this matter and figure out how to stop him. Unfortunately, they soon find out that they’ve bitten off more than they can chew when they realize the true nature of Apocalypse’s awesome power (which the trailer does a nice job of sprinkling throughout its two and a half minute tease).

One thing that’s been altered is Apocalypse’s four horseman. While they are not the same from the comics (let alone the Bible), it’s interesting to see that they are ambiguous and can seemingly change on Apocalypse’s whims. It’s also possible that they are under his control the entire time seeing as he possesses Magneto at some point. It seems that two of his riders are Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Archangel (Ben Hardy) with the other two being surprises.

Nightcrawler’s (Kodi Smit-McPhee) inclusion is also a nice touch and it’s nice not knowing if he will join either side or become caught in the crosshairs.

The trailer itself is well done. Nothing seems out of place, nor is Bryan Singer giving anything significant away. The right amount of dread, suspense and excitement permeate the scenes to build proper hype for this film. Seeing James McAvoy sporting the iconic Professor X look in the closing  moments is a nice touch that a lot were hoping to see at some point in the Singer directed franchise.

If the latest trailers for 2016’s comic book movie lineup feature any recurring theme, it’s war.

We cant’t wait.

 

 

Trailer Feedback: Deadpool (2016)

Everyone’s favorite gun slinging, wise-cracking, hyperviolent anti-hero has his own movie and yes, it’s rated R.

Deapool’s trailer is filled with a plethora of murder, mayhem and mature language – and that’s not all. We also get a glimpse of leading man Ryan Reynold’s transformation from Wade Wilson to the merc with a mouth, complete with love interest bound to end in tragedy.

From a first look, Deadpool’s main characteristics seem like they will be intact. Marvel’s wittiest asassin breaks the fourth wall numerous times and goes back and forth with X-Men Colossus (Andre Tricoteux) and Angel Dust (Gina Carano), a few grunts and even an old lady (verbally).

Nothing is more priceless than the exchange that goes on between an unmasked Wilson and T.J. Miller’s “Weasel” (avocado anyone?).

And then there’s the pun-intended kicker. DMX’s “X Gon Give it to Ya” (because Deadpool is part of the Weapon X program).

Deadpool breaks into theaters next February.

We’re in (and we’ll be wearing our brown pants).

Trailer Feedback: Suicide Squad

Last week Warner Brothers Pictures and DC Comics turned heads at San Diego Comic Con when the highly anticipated “Suicide Squad” trailer was revealed to the public.

We are invited to the journey over filet mignon as Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) vaguely discusses her secret government agency A.R.G.U.S’s plans while giving us a brief history of what the Suicide Squad typically is; a random collection of super villains serving as pawns for a covert mission.

Upon Waller’s words we are slowly introduced to the criminals compromising the team with the focus being on Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Deadshot (Will Smith).

While there’s not much dialogue going on after the first third, we see enough action and twists that give us plenty inclination of what to expect next summer.

Throughout the trailer, there are snippets of singer Becky Hanson’s remixed cover version of the Bee Gees 1968 top-10 hit “I Started A Joke” playing in the background – an obvious foreshadowing of what we’ve all been waiting for.

Enter Jared Leto’s Joker, who’s seems to bring his own unique brand of sinister to the character on the big screen.

All we need to hear is that giant, menacing belly-laugh of his and we’re convinced.