Thursday, March 17, 2016

Watch the Latest Trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse

Given the way Fox's Deadpool showed up a month ago and laid waste to the box office, it kind of feels like the tail is wagging the dog when it comes to the studio's X-Men franchise. As such, it almost feels anti-climactic looking at this latest assemblage promoting the Memorial Day release of X-Men: Apocalypse. The ninth film in the X-franchise aims to wrap up the "prequel" trilogy that began in 2011 with X-Men: First Class, bringing back James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence for their contractually-mandated duties.

This one give us a better sense of the plot's shape, as well as what super-mutant Apocalypse (played by Oscar Isaac) intends. We also get more of the other X-Men, including new/old recruits Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), etc. I was mostly okay with the first trailer from last December, but this one didn't really move the dial for me. Granted, my ticket has already been sold, but I wonder how this will play to folks who aren't already onboard -- or if that's even a realistic question to ask this many films into the franchise. Regardless, check out the vid after the jump, and leave your thoughts:

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