X-Men: Apocalypse: "Let's go to War" Trailer & Thoughts

     The newest X-Men: Apocalypse trailer has dropped, and I feel somewhat underwhelmed by it.  Once again they're shooting for a global event and the fate of humankind hanging in the balance type story.  Good fucking cripes.  Did Fox learn nothing from Deadpool?!?  Not every X-Men movie needs to be about the world ending.

     Ok- here's a couple things that bothered me.  First off, how the hell does Cyclops MISS hitting Storm with his optic blast?  If he can SEE her hit will HIT her, unless he isn't looking at her.
     Then, I have to say there's a lot of shots that look, as best I can describe it as, empty.  And the arrival shots of the Four Horsemen looks very campy- should I even mentioned that the Quicksilver shot looks extremely off.  Why are his arms not pumping into view?  People don't run with their arms straight down to their sides.
     There's a lot to question about this film.  Psylocke's fight scene looks absurd, Sophie Turner doesn't quite sell me on her portrayal of Jean Grey, and why do Archangel and Nightcrawler have modern hipster hairstyles in the early 80's?  It appears Fox has pushed Mystique into the role of leader to capitalize on Jennifer Lawrence's popularity, instead of utilizing her in the perfect role of subterfuge.  Xavier vanishes for a what looks to be a decent amount of time (granted, he IS stuck in a wheelchair and probably can't attend the big fight in person), and the whole big battle scene feels as empty as much of the trailer itself seems.  At least in Marvel's Avengers films there are people running around in the backgrounds creating the appropriate level of world filler.  The Avengers shows that the world is populated, and you can see it plainly.  Here they are apparently fighting over an abandoned city that gets reduced to ruin.
     Then I'd also like to know why Havok is unleashing his less-cool-version-of-his-own-power-from-First Class inside of Cerebro?  Yes I know it's more focused, but it's also 100 times less visually interesting to see.

     This might be the first new X-Men film that doesn't strike the right chords and has me doubting the franchise again.

     X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27th.

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